Debuting at a young age is very common, and many Korean actors originally started as child actors.
Even some K-Pop idols originally started as child actors, where they may have had minor appearances. Here are 10 K-Pop idols who you may not have known were originally child actors.
1. Eunha (GFRIEND)
Eunha was in the drama The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War before her debut with GFRIEND.
2. Hongki (F.T. Island)
Hongki was a child actor for the drama Magic Kid Masuri before his debut with F.T. Island.
3. Taeyang (BIGBANG)
BIGBANG‘s Taeyang had a small role in the film Kiss Me Much before his debut with BIGBANG.
4. Park Jihoon
Park Jihoon had many appearances as a child actor and was one of the more famous child actors at the time due to his crying scenes.
5. Chanwoo (iKON)
Chanwoo had many acting appearances before his debut with iKON, such as in Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs.
6. Moonbin (ASTRO)
Moonbin was in the drama Boys Over Flowers before his debut with ASTRO.
7. G-Dragon (BIGBANG)
G-Dragon had a couple of appearances as a child actor, such as being in the show BoBoBo.
8. Binnie (Oh My Girl)
Binnie had multiple appearances as a child actor, such as her appearance in King of Baking Kim Takgu.
9. Chani (SF9)
Chani had multiple appearances as a child actor, such as his role in the drama The Innocent Man.
10. Elkie (CLC)
Elkie was a child actor when she was living in Hong Kong and had multiple broadcast appearances.
Bonus: Chanyeol (EXO)
Chanyeol had a cameo appearance more than anything and was more of a teen at this time, but he still had a pre-debut acting appearance.