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Although the actors and actresses of the series are more well recognized in South Korea, here is a review of them with the characters that embody in the series

Lee Jung as Seong Gi-Hum

The series shows how this character loses what little money his mother had left, receives ultimatum from a moneylender and discovers that his ex-wife will move with her daughter to USA. Given the different problems that he goes through, Gi-hun accept the invitation to join the strange and mysterious game.

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Lee is recognized for joining in 2019 he joined the main cast of the series Chief of Staff where he played Jang Tae-joon, the competitive senior aide to a congressman with strong intuition and judgment, until the series finale on July 13 of the same year.

Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo

Sang-wooGi-hun’s childhood friend is a neighborhood legend for attending the best university in South Korea. Later, the investment banker stole money from his clients and lost it in the stock market, so he needs to win the game to avoid arrest and keep his mother’s home and business.

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Park, 39, is known for his lead role in one of the most popular K-dramas ever, Prison Playbook (2017).

Hoyeon Jung, as Kang Sae-Byeok

Sae-byeok She is a young defector from North Korea who needs the money to rescue her family. In addition, she is the apprentice of Deok-Su and the young woman who robs Gi-hun in the first chapter of this South Korean series.

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Vogue dubbed her “Korea’s next top model.” The Squid Game is her acting debut.

Wi Ha-joon, as Hwang Jun-ho

In the series you can see how the policeman Jun-ho He finds a game card while searching his missing brother’s apartment. Following that, he infiltrates the game as a guard to end the operation and find his brother.

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Wi, 30, is an actor of Korean films and dramas, with roles in the horror film Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) and the romantic drama Something in the Rain (2018). He also played a serial killer this year in the movie Midnight.

Oh Young-soo, como Oh Il-nam

Il-Nam is a 70-year-old man who after discovering that he has a head tumor and that he has the days numbered, decides to participate in the Squid Game as one last adventure.

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This 76-year-old actor played mainly monk roles during his career, including movies A little monk (2003) and Spring, summer, autumn, winter … and spring (2003).

Heo Sung-tae, como Jang Deok-su

This character is a gangster who is willing to Do anything and to resort to any means in order to survive, regardless of the consequences of their actions. But to reach the final stretch, he has to face his own apprentice.

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Heo is recognized for being an actor in a k-drama, which includes such films as Beyond Evil, where he plays a similar cold-blooded businessman, and Racket Boys, where he coaches a children’s badminton team in episodes 10-12.

Lee Byung-hun como The Front Man

Lee plays the Front Man masked, who runs the daily operations of the game. He observes from above in an ultra-luxury apartment and maintains contact with the superiors in the operation.

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The 51-year-old actor was one of Korea’s most successful actors for decades, appearing in five of the 50 highest-grossing Korean films of all time. He also appeared in American movies, including the G.I. Joe and Terminator Genisys, and was the first South Korean to appear at the Academy Awards.

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