He's your new fave actor
19 May 2020 - 11:40 AM  UPDATED 19 May 2020 - 11:40 AM

Woo Do Hwan is quickly becoming a fave with K-drama viewers thanks to his scene-stealing role as two versions of himself in The King: Eternal Monarch.

The 27-year-old actor got his start with small roles in 2011, but since 2016 he's blown up with roles in films and television shows you've probably heard of, if not watched yet.

So what should you watch starring your fave new man? Here's a few to get you started.

Mad Dog

This drama was a big turning point in Woo Do Hwan's career, with him earning accolades including Best New Actor at the KBS Drama Awards. He plays a genius swindler abandoned by his parents, who's out to investigate the death of his brother in an airplane crash. He's recruited by a former police officer who's looking to expose the corruption that lies beneath the death of his wife and son in the same crash.



The K-drama remake of Cruel Intentions, you're going to feel a lot for Woo Do Hwan here. He goes from being the easy-to-hate privileged boy with rich boy problems, through to a decent guy trying to fix his mistakes. This is peak trope-packed K-drama, so be prepared for angst on angst. The entire ensemble cast is a delight too, with him performing alongside Red Velvet's Joy, Kim Min Jae and Moon Ga Young.

My Country

For the historical drama fans, please enjoy Woo Do Hwan as a military officer in the Goryeo dynasty. His friendship with his bestie - a fighter who's the son of a famous swordsman wrongfully murdered - is put to the test as they fight for their loved ones. You've got action, you've got romance, you've got fighting to the death: it is the trifecta of historical K-dramas as we know it.

Save Me

This drama is going to make you angry, there's no two ways about it. It focuses on a young woman whose family is lured into a religious cult while coping with the suicide of their son. When she coincidentally bumps into high school friends who protected her brother from bullying in the past - one of whom is played by Woo Do Hwan - she whispers, "save me". And so begins the plan from the four men to destroy the cult. We'll leave it to you to watch and be fascinated by Woo Do Hwan's role in it.

The Divine Fury

Ever wondered if Woo Do Hwan would still be alarmingly attractive as a lizard demon? Wonder no longer, the answer lies in this blockbuster film. Starring Park Seo Joon as a fighter-turned-exorcist seeking to rid himself of his own demons, this horror film has Woo Do Hwan playing the extremely bad guy. Summoning demons, seeking power and with a thirst for murder, he's diabolically good.

The King: Eternal Monarch

We're guessing if you're a fan of Woo Do Hwan you're watching this right now. But if you're not, make it a must! He plays two roles in this parallel worlds drama: the King's trusted personal bodyguard and a bumbling young conscripted police station guard. Switching between dialects and total personality shifts, he's charming, silly and of course, absolutely handsome throughout.

So, which of these will you be watching next?


Hear us on SBS PopAsia Digital Radio

Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website.

Download the app here:

What to watch starring Kim Go Eun
Get to know the talented actress!
What to watch starring EXO's D.O
He's carving quite the reputation as an actor as well as a singer
What to watch starring Park Seo Joon
Just finished Itaewon Class? We have more recommendations for you!