Curious about the Squid Game cast? We came to the right place. Lee Jung-Jae, who plays the lead role of Seong Gi-hun, a chauffeur with a penchant for gambling who is invited to play a series of children’s games for the chance to win a large amount of prize money, is now a household name around the world thanks to Netflix’s most popular series to date, Squid Game.
But Gi-hun and the other competitors quickly find out that failing the game means losing your life, so they push on through the Squid Game rounds to try to win a fortune and escape the incineration room.
#1. The 6 Most Important Characters In The Squid Game Cast
1. Player 456: Jung-Jae Lee (Seong Gi-hun)
Since the 1990s, Jung-Jae Lee has been a fixture in Korean cinema. His breakthrough came in the 1998 film An Affair, a critical and commercial success in Korea and was shown at festivals worldwide. He has been nominated for the Baek Sang Arts Awards, which honor South Korean television, film, and theater excellence. Here is the more specific information about Player 456 – Jung-Jae Lee
2. Players 218: Cho Sang-woo (Hae-soo Park)
Cho Sang-mother woos beams joy whenever she can talk about her son because of his extraordinary intelligence. She thinks he’s away at college, but Sang-woo went into hiding after he exploited his position as head of investments at a security company to steal money from clients. He is not only wanted by his former colleagues but also by law enforcement.
Hae-soo Park has appeared in several Netflix productions, including the movies Time to Hunt and the miniseries Persona and Prison Playbook. Fans of his work on Squid Game will be happy to learn that he will soon appear as Berlin in the Korean adaptation of the smash TV series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel).
3. Player 067: Hoyeon Jung (Kang Sae-byeok)
Kang Sae-byeok, a master pickpocket and an intelligent player, fled the North Korean government with her family, but not all of them got it to South Korea alive. Additionally, the surviving members were split up, leaving her to fend for herself while she attempted to reunite everyone.
Korean fashion industry heavyweights Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Paco Rabanne, and many more have signed Hoyeon Jung after she placed second on Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013. She made her acting debut in Squid Game, and thanks to the show’s success, she has amassed over 13 million Instagram followers, making her the most followed Korean actress worldwide.
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4. Player 001: Oh Il-Nam (Yeong-su Oh).
Oh Il-nam is the oldest of a huge group of players between the ages of 20 and 40; he is nearing the end of his life and has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, resulting in some episodes of dementia. But Il-nam chooses to participate in the game as his final adventure, revealing that he still has a few tricks under his sleeve.
Yeong-su Oh has been performing on stage for quite some time and portrayed major roles such as King Lear and Faust. However, he has not focused his career on film or television. Squid Game is only his fourth TV appearance, but he’s already been a part of the cast of critically praised shows like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring.
5. Player 101: Jang Deok-su (Heo Sung-tae).
Someone with a psychotic personality decided to join the criminal underworld to pay off his obligations. He can establish and dissolve alliances on the fly and maintains the attitude that it’s everyone for themselves in the game. As long as he can keep himself alive, he doesn’t care if he has to cheat his way through every round.
A little over a decade ago, at 35, Heo Sung-Tae decided to pursue acting as a career. He first gained widespread recognition in Korea when he forced his co-star, Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, to slap his character in the thriller The Age of Shadows. The slapping exchange was improvised.
6. Player 199: Abdul Ali (Anupam Tripathi).
Abdul Ali, a Pakistani man, currently residing in South Korea, hopes to once again be able to care for his family after going without pay for quite some time. Despite being subjected to much discrimination throughout his life, he is one of the most trustworthy players.
Anupam Tripathi, born in New Delhi but has lived in South Korea since receiving a full scholarship to attend the Korea National University of Arts, attended KNUA. In most of his films, he has portrayed seasonal or temporary workers.
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