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The Tallest Korean Drama Actors & TV Celebs in 2022

in K-rankings, K-Drama Insights

These tallest Korean drama actors and TV celebs literally stand out anywhere they go as they usually stand a head above their fellow colleagues.

So far, we have identified 23 K-drama actors and TV celebs who are at least 187cm, with the tallest celeb being 206cm tall. Bearing in mind that the average height of K drama actors and K-pop idols is around 178cm, who are these celebs who stand a head above the rest? Drum roll, please!

(Note: [1] We have excluded non-actor K-pop idols from this list and [2] the heights listed may have a variance of 1-2 cm.)

TLDR Brief

This hulking TV show star needs no further introduction. Prior to joining the entertainment industry, Seo Jang-hoon (서장훈) was a two-time Korean Basketball League MVP and held the reputation as the "National Treasure Center", based on his position as a basketball center.

Seo Janghoon in Knowing Bros on the topic of his immense height

Weighing 116kg and towering at 206cm, Seo Jang-hoon is a familiar member of The Dynamic Duo and the host of numerous variety shows, including Five Cranky Brothers (JTBC), Crazy Recipe Adventure (MBC) and Handsome Tigers (SBS).

Jang-hoon's birthday falls on 3rd of June 1974 (a Gemini giant) and he studied at Yonsei University in Seoul.

The 192cm Yoon Kyun-sang standing together with the 206cm Seo Jang-hoon

As the lead actor and hero of The Rebel in 2017, Yoon Kyun-sang (윤균상) was nominated for the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards and won the Best Male Actor at Korea's First Brand Awards in 2017. His other lead roles include Oh, the Mysterious (2017), Clean with Passion for Now (2018) and Class of Lies (2019).

Hailing from North Jeolla province, Kyun-sang is an Aries (his birthday falls on 31st of Match 1987). Standing at 192cm and weighing 72kg, he has a pretty healthy BMI score at 19.53kg/m2.

The tallest star among the Running Man regulars — Lee Kwang Soo also has appeared in 559 episodes of the Running Man, for which he won the SNS Star Award at the 2019 SBS Entertainment Awards.

Lee Kwang-soo's last story of the Running Man — episode 559

Lee Kwang-soo is born under the Zodiac sign of Cancer on 14th of July 1985 and studied broadcasting at Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.

Lee Kwang Soo has also acted in several Korean dramas, including The Murderer's Shopping List (2022) and Live in 2018 where he acted opposite female lead Jung Yu-mi. His acting in the human comedy film Inseparable Bros received very good accolades, netting him numerous acting awards, including the Best Supporting Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards 2020.

The lead vocalist of popular K-pop group SF9, Rowoon (로운) has also dabbled into acting in recent years in Korean dramas such as Tomorrow, The King's Affection, Where Stars Land and Extraordinary You.

Rowoon as the Most Handsome Guy in Knowing Bros

Rowoon studied at the Kyung Hee Cyber University in Seoul and has the blood type B. His birthday falls on 7th August, 1996 — a Leo!

His performance in The King's Affection led him to win several acting awards such as the three Best New Actor awards in Grimae Awards, MBC Drama Awards and KBS Drama Awards.

A very suave Lee Ki-woo at the interview for Doctor Detective

Blessed with great looks and perfect physique, Lee Ki-woo is also a very good and prolific actor with around 20 films and 20 Korean dramas under this belt. He is remembered for his acting performance in The Classic, Tale of Cinema and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop where he met and dated actress Lee Chung-ah.

Lee Ki-woo received education at the Dankook University, completing a degree in business administration and an MBA in arts and cultural management. His blood type is AB and he is born on 23rd October 1981 — a suave Scorpio!

Byeon Woo-seok as the alcohol-loving crown prince in Moonshine

Born on 31st October 1991 (another Scorpio), Byeon Woo-seok made his debut as an actor in 2016 in Korean dramas such as Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo. With a height of 189cm, he was also a model prior to his acting career.

He landed more significant roles in 2020 with a lead role in Record of Youth acting opposite Park So-dam and Park Bo-gum, as well as the 2021 KBS2 drama Moonshine where he shone as the alchohol-loving, good-natured crown prince, starring opposite Yoo Seuong-ho, Lee Hye-ri and Kang Mi-na.

Lee Tae Hwan and Han Hyo Joo in the set of W Two Worlds — Behind The Scenes

Lee Tae Hwan grew up in Seoul and studied acting in Sungkyunkwan University. The 1.88 meters lanky idol of 5urprise is born on 21st February, 1995 — a Pisces with blood type B!

Lee Tae-hwan started his acting career in 2013 at the age of eighteen and has acted in several notable Korean dramas, including Price and Prejudice (2014), W (2016) and My Golden Life from 2017 to 2018. Before he made his acting debut, we was also a model, having won the Best New Model award at the Asia Model Festival Awards in 2011.

The handsome journalist in Misty, the lanky physical education in Was It Love, a gentle company director in The Secret Life of My SecretaryKoo Ja Sung has a good share of "nice guy" roles in Korean dramas.

Koo Ja-sung, the handsome journalist in Misty

Born on 22nd September 1992, Ja-sung is a Virgo and he studied practical music at the Dankook University Cheonan, Campus

With more than 20 years in his acting career, Song Jong-ho is veteran actor with memorable performances in IMF-themed Will It Snow For Christmas? (2009), The Princess' Man (2011), Reply 1997 (2012) and Was It Love? (2020).

Born a Libra (5th October 1976) in Seoul, Song Jong-ho studied computer statistics at the Pyeongtaek University.

188cm tall Song Won-seok was born on 16 December 1988 (a Sagittarius) and he made his acting debut in 2012 with Arang and the Magistrate.

Song Won-seok

You can also catch him in the popular K-drama Business Proposal as the tall, handsome Chef Lee Min-woo, who was also the crush of Kim Se-jeong's character.

Another tall, versatile veteran actor with good looks, the popular Cha Seung-won has more than 25 years of acting under his belt. From the brooding, no-nonsense police section leader in You Are Surrounded (2014) to the humanized Bull Demon King in A Korean Odyssey (2017) to a struggling lawyer in One Ordinary Day starring opposite Kim Soo-hyun.

Cha Seung-won — maintaining his good looks from young to old.

Cha Seung Won grew up in Anyang, Gyeonggi province and started his fashion modelling career in 1988, after dropping out of Sungkyunkwan University. He was born on 7th June 1970 (a Gemini!).

After the handsome ajussi Cha Seung Won, let's check out the next group of 12 tallest K-drama actors — including Nam Joo-hyuk, Ahn Hyo-seop and others!
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