Besides the four main leads, Lee Bum Soo, Song Yun Ah, Kim Ha Neul, Park Yong Ha plus the occasional star cameo, “On Air” has certainly been a star-studded affair. But among them, you would no doubt have notice a mixed blood American actor who is casted as Oh Seung Ah’s friend in the drama. His real name is Ricky Lee Neely and has been highly talked about as the next Daniel Henney.
Ricky born in 1981 has a model figure with a height of 1.85m and perfect body shape which catches the attention of viewers once he appears. He is the only good friend of top star Oh Seung Ah in the drama and also doubles up as her English teacher. Although scenes involving Ricky aren’t that many, his every appearance stokes the interest of viewers who would start researching on him.
Ricky plays someone who is in the modeling industry but can’t seem to get a chance to become an actor. He decides to forgo his career and head back to America. But at the last moment, he is stopped by Seung Ah’s manager in the drama who wishes him to be the male lead in the drama, “Ticket to the moon”.
Many viewers got to know Ricky through “On Air”. But actually, he had a role to play in movies like the best-selling “D-War” and “My darling FBI”. Ricky besides speaking fluent English, is also equally at ease with the Korean language. He mentioned in an interview, “I am now learning acting and I have learned a lot during the filming of “On Air”. Although my acting experience is quite limited, I hope that my hard work will see me being recognised as a Korean actor.”
The preview for the next episode of “On Air” sees Kim Ha Neul’s character still not knowing that her best friend has gotten the male lead role in her drama. She continues to object using a newbie actor and how will her character react when she learns the truth, many netizens are curious at the outcome and left messages saying they hope that they will hit it off.