As if we need a reason to love Jinyoung more, he is one of those idol-turned-actors who has been quite successful. Although his list of credited K-dramas and movies are only seven, he’s made a strong enough impression to really show that he’s got what it takes to be an actor and can be taken seriously. I mean, look:

In all seriousness, Jinyoung is one of those actors who can literally turn on his “actor switch” and instantly transform himself into the character he’s playing. Here’s a look at six times he has been able to prove his acting skills.

1. “My Love Eun Dong

Jinyoung’s first major role was when he played the younger version of Joo Jin Mo‘s character, Ji Eun Ho. In this series, Eun Ho meets a poor girl named Seo Jung Eun (Lee Ja In) and forms a strong bond with her. He feels a strong desire to protect her and be there for her while she goes through some struggles.

Jinyoung’s ability to portray this emotional relationship with Jung Eun is so touching to watch. When I first saw this K-drama, I was thoroughly impressed with Jinyoung’s ability to really deliver this character with such depth. He is so convincing!

“I’ll find you! Until then, don’t get sick, don’t get hurt.”

There are quite a few scenes in the drama where his character breaks down because of Jung Eun, and Jinyoung was able to pull this off flawlessly.

Catch Jinyoung in “My Love Eun Dong”:

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2. “The Legend of the Blue Sea

In “The Legend of the Blue Sea,” Jinyoung played the younger version of Lee Min Ho‘s character, Heo Joon Jae. And although his appearance is brief, you really can’t take away from the fact that from the short time he’s on screen, he’s really able to capture the audience with his charm and acting skills.

One scene, in particular, is when Joon Jae gets into a fight with his father.