Im Si Wan started his career as a K-Pop idol as a South Korean male singer and actor and a member of South Korean boy band ZE:A and subgroup ZE:A Five.
Im Si Wan was recruited as a trainee by Star Empire, while participating in the Chin Chin Song Festival in Busan. Im Si Wan often hypnotizes the audience in every appearance, both in dramas and movies in which he plays the main character. He often makes some breakthroughs through challenging characters.
Not only that, Im Si Wan’s innocent face also often attracts the sympathy and attention of netizens because she is always suitable to play the main characters.
Behind the innocent and childish face, it turned out that Im Si Wan was a 33-year-old man. He even completed his military service in March 2019.
Biography of actor Im Si Wan
- Stage Name: Im Si Wan
- Birth Name: Im Woong Jae
- Born: December 1, 1988
- Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
- Height: 175 cm
- Blood group: BOY
- Instagram: yim_siwang
If you want to know more about the best dramas starring Im Si Wan, here are the top 10 best dramas for you.
Im Si Wan’s Top Movies
- Release year : 2020
- Genre : Romance, Slice of Life, Drama, Sports
- Produce : MAYS Entertainment, Zium Content
- Director : Lee Jae Hoon
- Actors: Im Si Wan, Shin Se Kyung, Choi Soo Young, Kang Tae Oh
- Episodes : 16
In the romantic drama collaborating with actress Shin Sae Kyung, Im Si Wan has the opportunity to take on the male lead role named Ki Seon Gyeom. This character is a national sprinter with a good career and track record.
Although Seon Gyeom’s achievements are quite proud, the results of his hard work are overshadowed by his family background. In social life, Seon Gyeom does not have many friends and is antisocial. His fellow athletes even had trouble communicating and interpreting Seon Gyeom’s words.
Then, fate brought Seon Gyeom to meet a woman named Oh Mi Joo. He is a foreign film subtitle translator.
Seon Gyeom, who has difficulty communicating, meets Mi Joo, who struggles to interpret various types of everyday dialogue. This encounter brings dynamism to their lives.
- Release year : 2014
- Genre: Drama
- Produce : Number 3 Pictures
- Directed by: Kim Won Seok
- Actors: Im Si Wan, Lee Sung Min, Kang So Ra, Kang Ha Neul, Byun Yo Han, Kim Dae Myung
- Episodes : 20
Want to see how corporate slavery exists? You must watch this Im Si Wan drama. The story of “Misaeng” is based on the webtoon of the same name by Yoon Tae Ho. Im Si Wan himself plays the main character named Jang Geu Rae.
Since childhood, Jang Geu Rae has loved the game Baduk and made it a goal in life. Unfortunately, the dream of becoming a professional Baduk player is just wishful thinking.
Now, Geu Rae has to grapple with the real world with her capital equivalency exam certificate. Through the introduction of an acquaintance, Geu Rae successfully became a trainee of One International. From here, Jang Geu Rae’s journey to adapt to the corporate world begins.
During its broadcast, “Misaeng” broke the record for highest ratings on cable TV in Korea and won many awards.
Im Si Wan as the main character has also won many accolades as he won various awards at various prestigious events, including the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards as “Best New Actor”. best “.
Strangers from Hell
- Release year: 2019
- Genre: Drama, Psychological, Thriller
- Producer: Studio N , Woo Sang Film
- Directed by: Lee Chang Hee
- Cast: Im Si Wan Lee Dong Wook
After completing his mandatory military service, Im Si Wan once again greets fans through the thriller OCN starring actor Lee Dong Wook. “Strangers from Hell” is an adaptation of the webtoon of the same name by Kim Yong Ki.
Im Si Wan here is once again assigned as the main character with a character named Yoon Jong Woo.
The story of the drama is opened by Yoon Jong Woo, a country boy who moves to Seoul after successfully passing an internship program at a company. While looking for a place to stay, Jong Woo found a cheap apartment named Eden.
Jong Woo doesn’t really feel comfortable with his new place, but he still chooses to stay until he has enough savings to move out. Towards the end, a mysterious incident occurred in that place that made Jong Woo begin to fear the other residents.
As many K-Drama fans know, OCN is an expert on horror series. So, for those of you who are fans of the same genre and want to see Im Si Wan bring a dark character to life, “Strangers from Hell” deserves to be on your watch list.
The King in Love
- Release year : 2017
- Genre: History, Romance, Drama
- Produce : U-Story9
- Directed by: Kim Sang Hyeop
- Actors: Im Si Wan, Im Yoon Ah, Hong Jong Hyun
- Episodes : 40
If “Strangers from Hell” is the opening drama, “The King in Love” is the ending drama before Im Si Wan performs his mandatory military service. In this drama set in the Goryeo dynasty, based on a novel by Kim Yi-Ryung, Im Si Wan competes with idol actor Im Yoo Na and model and actor Hong Jong Hyun.
The character he brings, Won is a guy who has been crowned Crown Prince since he was 3 years old.
Besides inheriting the throne from his father King Goryeo and grandfather the Yuan Emperor, Won was also born with a charming face and charisma. However, behind his gentle smile, Won turns out to have a strong ambition for power.
Won has a friend he trusts the most named Wang Rin. He comes from the royal family and is also his protector. Once upon a time, a beautiful woman named Eun San appeared among them.
After meeting, the three became good friends. However, a beautiful friendship turns to tragedy when Won and Wang Rin develop feelings for Eun San.
- Release year : 2016
- Genre: Romantic Comedy
- Produce : Shanghai Ulike Media, MBC
- Directed by: Park Hyun Jin
- Actors: Im Si Wan, Chae Soo Bin, Kim Myung Soo
- Episodes : 10
“My Catman” is a web drama title from a collaboration between MBC and a Chinese company, Shanghai Ulike Media. In his first starring role in a cross-country co-production, Im Si Wan became the main character alongside Chae Soo Bin and Kim Myung Soo aka L Infinite.
For 10 episodes, “My Catman” is about the romance between characters played by Im Si Wan and Ji Baek along with Ho Yeon and Mi Oh.
Ji Baek is a cold and mysterious man. Meanwhile, Ho Yeon is a famous star with a warm and kind personality. Conflict arises when the hearts of two boys are attached to a girl named Mi Oh.
This romantic comedy web drama won Best Web Series and Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Seoul WebFest Awards.
The Moon Embracing the Sun
- Release year : 2012
- Genre: History, Romance
- Produce : Pan Entertainment
- Directed by: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seong Jun
- Actors: Kim Soo Hyun , Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, Kim Min Seo
- Episodes : 20 (+2 special episodes)
“The Moon That Embraces The Sun” is an MBC historical drama based on the novel of the same name written by Jung Eun Gwol. The drama tells the love story between a Joseon Dynasty king, Lee Hwon, and a psychic named Wol.
Wol is actually Crown Princess Heo Yeon-woo. However, someone harmed her, causing the crown prince to become incurable. After he died, many people believed that Yeon Woo was dead.
However, Yeon Woo is actually not dead. Unfortunately, Yeon Woo has lost all his memories. He also lives with a new identity as Wol. Eight years after the incident, he returned to the Palace, but as a psychic.
Well, it turns out Im Si Wan is also a part of this phenomenal sageuk drama. The character he played was Young Master Heo Yeom when he was 17 years old. He is Yeon Woo’s older brother and Lee Hwon’s tutor. The success of this drama has brought a good impact on Im Si Wan’s acting career. The public also began to pay attention to Im Si Wan’s acting.
- Release year : 2014
- Genre: Melodrama, Family, Romance, Action, Crime drama
- Produce : Taewon Entertainment
- Directed by: Yoo Cheol Yong, Choi Jung Kyu
- Actors: Lee Beom Soo, Kim Jae Joong, Im Si Wan, Oh Yeon Soo, Baek Jin Hee
- Episodes : 26
The MBC thriller “Triangle” tells the story of three siblings who were separated at a young age when their father passed away and their mother left them.
Twenty years after the event, three brothers with different destinies are reunited in an unexpected event. However, because they lived with new identities, they did not know each other.
The youngest of the siblings, Jang Dong Woo, is a character played by Im Si Wan. She was adopted by the wealthy owner of a luxury resort and given the new name Yoon Yang Ha.
Yang Ha is a typical cold guy. However, his heart melted when he first met a girl named Oh Jung Hee. And to get the girl, Yang Ha has to compete with Heo Young Dal, a man he doesn’t know is his real brother.
Well, Im Si Wan’s acting skills in bringing the character Jang Dong Woo aka Yoon Yang Ha led Im Si Wan to win the title of “Best New Actor” at the MBC Drama Awards. year 2014.
- Release year : 2012
- Genre : Sitcoms
- Produce : Chorokbaem Media
- Directed by: Jeon Jin Soo
- Actors: Ryu Jin, Lee Ki Woo, Ha Seok Jin
- Episodes : 120
After the legendary sitcom “High Kick Season 3” ended its broadcast, the MBC sitcom was replaced by a new sitcom directed by Jeon Jin Soo titled “Standby”. This sitcom focuses on the daily lives of all the workers involved in the TV11 broadcasting company.
With the main background being a television station, “Standby” chose the character Ryu Jin Haeng as the main character. He is a messenger whose big dream is to become a messenger in prime time. Unfortunately, his dreams and abilities are not proportional to each other.
Meanwhile, Im Si Wan here joins the character as a senior in high school with the same name as him.
In the manga, Si Wan is the son of fiance Ryu Jin Haeng. After his mother died in a tragic accident, Si Wan stayed in a sauna until Jin Haeng tried to take care of her.
At school, Si Wan is the best student, smart in every field. Later, he also falls in love with a cute and careless girl named Jung So Min.
Man from the Equator
- Release year : 2012
- Genre: Revenge, Melodrama
- Produce : Pan Entertainment
- Directed by: Kim Yong Soo, Han Sang Woo
- Actors: Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Joon Hyuk, Lee Bo Young, Im Jung Eun
- Episodes : 20
Just like in “The Moon Embracing the Sun”, Im Si Wan plays this character in a younger version. The character he brought, Lee Jang Il, will later be played by actor Lee Joon Hyuk.
Jang Il is a young man born into a poor family. His younger self was an excellent student in his studies and he also dreamed of becoming successful.
But Jang Il’s greed and ambition for riches makes him dare to betray his best friend, Kim Sun Woo. Jang Il’s determination and ambition have helped him succeed as a prosecutor, but he is still haunted by his past sins.
On the other hand, Kim Sun Woo has managed to rise from adversity and become a successful CEO. With all he has, Sun Woo is determined to unravel the mystery of his adoptive father’s death and avenge Jang Il.
Waiting for Love movie
- Release year : 2013
- Genre: Romance, Drama
- Produce : KBS, IOK Media
- Director : Lee Eun Jin
- Actors: BoA, Choi Daniel, Im Si Wan, Kim Ji Won
- Episodes : 2
“Waiting for Love” also known as “Expect Dating” is a drama special aired by KBS in 2013. This special put Im Si Wan opposite BoA, the senior of the drama. She is in the music industry.
In its 2 episodes, Waiting for Love invites the audience to witness the love journey through 4 different perspectives of each main character.
One of them is the character played by Im Si Wan, namely Jung Jin Kook. He is a rigid dental student with little dating experience.
Jin Kook has always liked a high school student named Yeon Ae. Although dating is nothing new for Yeon Ae, her love life has always been uneventful.
So Yeon Ae enlists the help of a love expert. His efforts were not in vain. He managed to get Jin Kook as his new lover.
However, in her relationship with Jin Kook, Yeon Ae is still helped by a love expert. And that is the cause of the misunderstanding in the relationship of Yeon Ae and Jin Kook.
Those are 10 dramas starring actor Im Si Wan that you must definitely watch if you are a fan of this actor.
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