Netflix’s new Korean dram squid game is one of the most-watched shows on the Netflix. Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series also stars Anupam Tripathi, an Indian actor. Anupam plays the role of a Pakistani migrant worker, Javed Ali, in the series.
The story follows a group of more than 450 people who are deeply in debt. Since they will seize any opportunity to earn some money and change their lives, they decide to accept an invitation to participate in a deadly competition.
Here is the cast of Squid Game on Netflix, and a little about what they are all like in real life.
Lee Jung-jae plays Seong Gi-hun
Who is Lee Jung-jae? : Lee Jung-Jae portrays the main character of the nail-biting show, Seong Gi-Hun – with the first episode focusing on how he came to enter the Squid Game.
She began her career as a model, before getting into television. In real life, Jung-jae is 48 years old and has a master’s degree in theater and film. He also studied interior design and is known for launching a chain of upscale Italian restaurants in Seoul named after his movie Il Mare!
Park Hae-soo plays Cho Sang-woo
Who is Park Hae-soo?: Cho Sang-woo is the pride of his mother, who talks about her son whenever she gets the chance. She thinks he’s in college, but the truth is that Sang-woo went into hiding after he abused his position as a chief investment officer at a security company to steal money from clients.
Hae-soo Park has appeared in some Netflix Originals such as the Persona miniseries and Prison Playbook, as well as the Netflix movie Time to Hunt.
HoYeon Jung plays Kang Sae-byeok
Who is HoYeon Jung?: Kang Sae-byeok was a fugitive from North Korea, who managed to escape and take her little brother with her to the south. She joined the deadly game in an attempt to secure funds to get the rest of her family out of North Korea.
Squid Game is the talented 27-year-old’s first acting credit … talks about starting running!
Anupam Tripathi plays Abdul Ali
Who is Anupam Tripathi?: Ali from Anupma Tripathi is player number 199 in Squid Game. He is a migrant worker from Pakistan who stays in Seoul with his wife and his baby. However, things get difficult for him when his employers refuse to pay his salary. As a result, he agrees to join the deadly Squid Game.
Oh Young-soo plays Oh Il-nam
Who is Oh Young-soo?: Oh Young-soo is 76 in real life and is one of our favorite Squid Game cast members, playing the old man, Il-nam.
A longtime stage actor, Yeong-su Oh has played important characters like King Lear and Faust on stage, but has not devoted much of his career to film and television. He appeared in the cast of the acclaimed Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring, and Squid Game is only the fourth television series that he has appeared in.
Kim Joo-ryung plays Han Mi-nyeo
Who is Kim Joo-ryung?: Joo-ryeong Kim had a small role in one of the most internationally acclaimed Korean films: Memories of Murder was the film that made director Bong Joon Ho known worldwide, and since then he has been in more than two dozen films.
Heo Sung-tae plays Jang Deok-su
Who is Heo Sung-Tae?: Heo Sung-Tae portrays the gangster Jang Deok-Su in the gory thriller – Jang hopes to settle his gambling debts by entering the games.
The 43-year-old actor is no stranger to dark dramas as he has an impressive filmography within the genre. He made a splash in the Korean film scene in 2016 with the period thriller film, The Age of Shadows.
Wi Ha-joon plays Hwang Jun-ho
Who is Hwang Jun-ho?: Hwang Jun-ho is a Seoul police officer whose missing brother is connected to the game. After an encounter with Gi-hun, Jun-ho goes undercover as a guard in the game.
Wi Ha-Joon has been in several Korean TV series, including 18 Again, which was adapted from the 2009 Zac Efron movie 17 Again. Recently, he has participated in horror and thriller films such as Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum and Midnight.
Squid Game English dubbing actors
- Greg Chun as Seong Gi-hun
- Stephen Fu as Cho Sang-woo
- Paul Nakauchi as Jang Deok-su
- Hideo Kimura as Oh Il-nam
- Vivian Lu as Kang Sae-byeok
- Rama Vallury as Abdul Ali
- Tom Choi as Front Man
- Donald Chang as Hwang Jun-ho
- Stephanie Komure as Han Mi-nyeo
- Yuuki Luna as Ji-yeong