Korean survival drama Squid Game seems to have been a hit following its release on Netflix last Friday (17 September). Some fans have since wondered more about the actors behind the characters featured throughout the series. We take a look at the career of the actor behind Squid Game’s Seong Gi-Hun.
Who is Seong Gi-Hun in Netflix’s The Squid Game?
Seong Gi-Hun is one of 456 contestants who participate in The Squid Game, which offers a large money prize to the final player.
Before entering the survival competition, the audience learns Gi-Hun is a divorced gambling addict who needs money to gain custody of his daughter, who is set to move to America with her mother and stepfather.
Gi-Hun, who makes a living through his job as a chauffeur, later chooses to risk everything and enter the competition to win the money for his family after he hears his elderly mother, who he lives with, needs surgery.
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Who is the actor behind Squid Game’s Seong Gi-Hun?
Squid Game’s Seong Gi-Hun is played by South Korean actor Lee Jung-Jae who has appeared in roles across both TV and film.
Jung-Jae has since become an award-winning actor and, during his career, has won 14 awards and has been nominated for a further 17 accolades.
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What else has he been in?
Some of Lee Jung-Jae most notable roles are Prince Suyang in The Face Reader, Lee Ja-Sung in New World, and Yeom Seok-Jin in Assassination.
Before his appearance in Netflix’s The Squid Game, his most recent credits include films Deliver Us From Evil, Lakewood Plaza Turbo and TV series Cheif Of Staff.