My Top Asian Actors

by emcee_reeper | created - 16 Jul 2011 | updated - 16 Jul 2011 | Public

My Top Asian (Male) Actors (No Order)

1. Byung-Hun Lee

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...

Watch anything, try I saw the Devil, Addicted, and Bittersweet Life First. Other notable ones are Joint Security Area and The Good The Bad and The Weird and Iris: The Movie

2. Seung-won Cha

Actor | Adeul

Seung-won Cha was born on June 7, 1970 in Anyang, Korea. He is an actor, known for My Son (2007), Jail Breakers (2002) and My Teacher, Mr. Kim (2003).

Watch Anything, Try Eye for an Eye 1st or Secret, or 71:Into the Fire first though

3. Takuya Kimura

Actor | 2046

Takuya Kimura was born on November 13, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for 2046 (2004), Love and Honour (2006) and Space Battleship Yamato (2010). He has been married to Kudo, Shizuka since 2000. They have two children.

Watch Any TV drama, Try I come with the Rain as a movie

4. Donnie Yen

Actor | Yip Man

Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.

There, Master Bow-sim ...

Watch Ip Man 1&2,The Return of Chen Zen, Body----Just anything

5. Simon Yam

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television ...

Watch anything, he's in EVERYTHING

6. Andy Lau

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same...

Watch Anything

7. Beom-su Lee

Actor | King-kong-eul deul-da

Beom-su Lee was born on January 3, 1970 in Chungju, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Lifting King Kong (2009), The City of Violence (2006) and Surgeon Bong Dal-hee (2007). He has been married to Yoon-jin Lee since May 22, 2010. They have two children.

Watch Anything he's in

8. Louis Koo

Actor | Moon to

Louis Koo was born on October 21, 1970 in Hong Kong as Louis Tin Lok Koo. He is an actor and producer, known for Protégé (2007), Paradox (2017) and The White Storm (2013).

Watch Triad Election or Anything he's in

9. Ji-seob So

Actor | Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da

Ji-seob So was born on November 4, 1977 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor, known for Rough Cut (2008), Oh My Venus (2015) and Ghost (2012).

Watch Rough Cut or ANY TV show he stars in

10. Ken Watanabe

Actor | The Last Samurai

Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was...

Watch anything, you probably know him

11. Nicholas Tse

Actor | Shi yue wei cheng

Nicholas was born in Hong Kong, China. He attended school in Vancouver, Canada. He also attended school for a short time in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to Hong Kong with his parents Patrick Yin Tse and Deborah Dik, and his sister, Jennifer (Ting Ting). Nicholas started his singing career ...

Watch Bodyguards and Assassins

12. Jet Li

Actor | The One

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...

Watch The Warlords or Danny the Dog

13. Kazunari Ninomiya

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Kazunari Ninomiya was born on June 17, 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Gantz (2010) and Assassination Classroom (2015).

Watch Anything

14. Eita

Actor | Dia dokutâ

Eita was born on December 13, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan as Eita Nagayama. He is an actor, known for Dear Doctor (2009), No More Cry (2009) and April Bride (2009). He has been married to Kaela Kimura since September 1, 2010. They have two children.

Watch Dear Doctor

15. Min-sik Choi

Actor | Oldeuboi

Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...

Watch Old Boy or Crying Fist

16. Kang-ho Song

Actor | Salinui chueok

Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...

Watch Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance or Memories of Murder or ANYTHING.

17. Jackie Chan

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...

You know him already

18. Soo Go

Actor | Sseom

Soo Go was born on October 4, 1978 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Some (2004), White Night (2009) and The Front Line (2011).

Watch Some or Green Rose (TV)

19. Won Bin

Actor | Ajeossi

Won Bin was born on November 10, 1977 in Jeongseon, Korea as Do-Jin Kim. He is an actor, known for The Man from Nowhere (2010), Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) and Mother (2009). He has been married to Na-Young Lee since May 30, 2015.

Watch The Man From Nowhere

20. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

Watch Shaolin Soccer

21. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

Watch Infernal Affairs

22. Takayuki Yamada

Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku

Japanese actor, born on 20th October 1983, teen heartthrob Yamada Takayuki, first started out co-starring in a handful of Jdoramas before making a big splash on Waterboys (2003). He followed with Fireboys (2004), his award winning performance in Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World (2004), ...

Watch Anything, But 1st watch 13 Assassins

23. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...

You can pretty much watch anything but Rush Hour 3.

24. Satoshi Ohno

Actor | Shinobi no kuni

Satoshi Ohno was born on November 26, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Mumon: The Land of Stealth (2017), Eiga Kaibutsukun (2011) and Pika**nchi Life Is Hard Dakara Happy (2004).

Watch Maou (TV)

25. John Cho

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. ...

Watch West 32nd or Star Trek

26. Rain

Actor | Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a

Rain was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982 with the birth name Jung Jihoon. He was extremely shy in elementary school, stating in interviews that he barely spoke a word. He caught the desire to become a dancer when, at a school talent show in sixth grade, no one from his school stepped ...

Watch Fugitive Plan B (TV) or I'm a Cyborg, But It's Ok (Red Tails Coming soon)

27. Sang-Woo Kwon

Actor | Seulpeumboda deo seulpeun iyagi

Sang-Woo Kwon was born on August 5, 1976 in Daejeon, South Korea as Sang-Woo Kwone. He is an actor, known for More Than Blue (2009), Chinese Zodiac (2012) and Running Wild (2006). He has been married to Tae-yeong Son since September 28, 2008. They have two children.

Watch Running Wild

28. Kyung-ho Jung

Actor | Heobeu

Kyung-ho Jung was born on August 31, 1983 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Herb (2007), My Lovely Week (2005) and Sunny (2008).

Watch Gangster High

29. Edison Chen

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Edison Chen was born on October 7, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Chen Xing Hua. He is an actor, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), The Grudge 2 (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).

Watch Dog Eat Dog (His Acting at least)

30. Takeshi Kaneshiro

Actor | Shi mian mai fu

The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into ...

Watch Red Cliff

31. Nick Cheung

Actor | Ji zhan

Nick Cheung was born on December 2, 1967 in Hong Kong as Cheung Ka Fei. He is an actor and director, known for Unbeatable (2013), Beast Stalker (2008) and Keeper of Darkness (2015). He has been married to Esther Kwan since December 8, 2003. They have one child.

Watch Beast Stalker or The Stool Pigeon

32. Daniel Wu

Actor | Warcraft

Daniel Wu was born on September 30, 1974 in Berkeley, California, USA as Daniel N. Wu. He is an actor and producer, known for Warcraft: The Beginning (2016), Europa Report (2013) and The Man with the Iron Fists (2012). He has been married to Lisa S. since April 6, 2010. They have one child.

Watch Protege

33. Kyung-gu Sol

Actor | Oasiseu

Kyung-gu Sol was born on May 1, 1968 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Oasis (2002), Public Enemy (2002) and Memoir of a Murderer (2017). He has been married to Yun-ah Song since 2009. They have one child.

Watch Voice of a Murderer

34. Myung-Min Kim

Actor | Yungnyong-i Nareusya

Myung-Min Kim was born on October 8, 1972 in South Korea. He is an actor, known for Six Flying Dragons (2015), Closer to Heaven (2009) and Sorum (2001).

Watch Man of Vendetta

35. Tadanobu Asano

Actor | Mongol

Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...

Watch Rampo Noir



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