Here is the cast of Squid Game on Netflix, and a little about what they are all like in real life.

Gi-hun, is played by Lee Jung-Jae. Lee Jung-jae is a South Korean actor and model. He started his career as a model, before going into TV. In real life, Jung-jae is 48-years-old and has a Master’s degree in Theatre 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 is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his starring roles in the television series Prison Playbook and Squid Game. He has also appeared in films such as By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture and Time to Hunt

Wi Ha-joon is a South Korean actor and model. He is best known for his roles in the films Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum and Midnight, as well as the television series Something in the Rain, Romance Is a Bonus Book, 18 Again, and Squid Game, the lattermost of which has brought him international fame.

Wi Ha-joon is a South Korean actor and model. He is best known for his roles in the films Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum and Midnight, as well as the television series Something in the Rain, Romance Is a Bonus Book, 18 Again, and Squid Game, the lattermost of which has brought him international fame. 

Jung Ho-yeon is a South Korean model and actress. She began her career as a freelance model in 2010, walking in Seoul Fashion Week shows for two years. In 2013, she competed on the fourth season of Korea’s Next Top Model and placed as a runner-up.

O Yeong-su, is a South Korean actor. O began acting in theatre in 1967, and has, according to himself, appeared in over 200 productions. He later began acting in film and television, often portraying monks due to his experience with Buddhist plays.

Heo Sung-tae is a South Korean actor with over 60 film and television credits. He came into national prominence as Ha Il-soo in the 2016 period thriller film, The Age of Shadows.

Anupam Tripathi is an Indian actor based in South Korea. He has appeared in various South Korean television series and films. His first main role, as Ali Abdul in Netflix’s South Korean survival drama series Squid Game, garnered him worldwide recognition.

Hwang Dong-hyuk is a South Korean film director and screenwriter, best known for creating the survival drama Netflix series Squid Game.

“I wanted to write a story that was an allegory or fable about modern capitalist society, something that depicts an extreme competition, somewhat like the extreme competition of life. But I wanted it to use the kind of characters we’ve all met in real life,” Hwang said. “As a survival game it is entertainment and human drama. The games portrayed are extremely simple and easy to understand. That allows viewers to focus on the characters, rather than being distracted by trying to interpret the rules.”

“In my earlier days, I’d drink half a bottle of soju (Korean liquor) to get the creative juices flowing. I can’t do that any more,” Hwang said. “Writing (‘Squid Game’) was harder than normal for me as it was a series, not a film. It took me six months to write and rewrite the first two episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses.”