Vampire Detective (TV Series 2016– )


Vampire Detective (TV Series 2016– )

Yoon San (Lee Joon) a private detective suddenly becomes a vampire. He tries to solve various cases while also trying to uncover the mystery surrounding himself.
South Korea
IMDb  6.7 /10
Creator Ga-rim Kim
Creator Young-sun Yoo
Release Date2016-03-27
GenreCrime, Fantasy
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CountrySouth Korea
Yoon San 12 episodes, 2016
Yong Goo-Hyung / ... 12 episodes, 2016
Han Gyeo-Wool / ... 12 episodes, 2016
Kang Tae-Woo / ... 12 episodes, 2016
Yo-Na 11 episodes, 2016
Yun-hea Kim
Yun-hea Kim
Jung Yoo-Jin 11 episodes, 2016

The Vampire Detective

The Vampire Detective (Korean: 뱀파이어 탐정; RR: Baempaieo Tamjeong) is a South Korean television drama starring Lee Joon, Oh Jung-se, Lee Se-young and Lee Chung-ah. The series aired on Sundays, from March 27, 2016 to June 12, 2016 on OCN for 12 episodes.


Yoon San (Lee Joon) works as a private detective with his friend Yong Goo-Hyung (Oh Jung-se). One day, Yoon San is turned into a vampire. He remains a private detective who solves cases for his clients all the while uncovering the secrets from his past.


Main cast

  • Lee Joon as Yoon San
  • Oh Jung-se as Yong Goo-Hyung
  • Lee Se-young as Han Gyeo-Wool
  • Lee Chung-ah as Yo-Na

Supporting cast

  • Jo Bok-Rae as Kang Tae-Woo
  • Ahn Se-ha as Detective Park
  • Lee Jung-hyuk as Ji Seung-cheol
  • Jei as Se-Ra
  • Kim Yoon-hye as Jung Yoo-Jin
  • Kim Ki-moo as Doctor Hwang
  • Choi Gwi-hwa as Jang Tae Shik
  • Kim Ha-rin
  • Jo Won-hee
  • Han Ho-yong
  • Lee Hae-young


  • Ha Joo-hee

Guest cast

  • Han Soo-yeon as Yeon Joo (Ep.1)
  • Jae Hee as Han Gyo Min (Ep.1)
  • Choi Song-hyun as Seo Seung-Hee (Ep.2)
  • Park Jin-joo as Radio Staffer (Ep.2)
  • Kim Young-jae as Kim Kyung-Soo (Ep.2)
  • Park Doo-shik as Choi Cheol-Woo (Ep.3)
  • Park Hyo-jun as Choi Cheol-Yong (Ep.3)
  • Kim Nan-hee as Moon Mee Jin (Ep.4)
  • Han Eun-seo as Lee Soo Yeon (Ep.6)
  • Lee Ah-jin as Moon Mi So (Ep.9)


Note: The blue color indicates the lowest rating while the red color indicates the highest rating.

Episode #Original broadcast dateAverage audience share
TNmS RatingsAGB Nielsen Ratings
1March 27, 20160.8%1.092%
2April 3, 20160.9%1.318%
3April 10, 20160.9%1.034%
4April 17, 20161.179%
5April 24, 20160.7%0.722%
6May 1, 20160.5%1.031%
7May 8, 20160.7%0.769%
8May 15, 20160.8%0.726%
9May 22, 20160.6%0.918%
10May 29, 20160.7%0.894%
11June 5, 20160.628%
12June 12, 20160.6%0.898%

Note: This drama airs on cable channel / pay TV which has a relatively small audience compared to free-to-air TV / public broadcasters (KBS, MBC, SBS, and EBS).

Awards and nominations

201652nd Paeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular ActorLee JoonNominated