My name cast | Complete list of actors and characters from the Netflix series
The phenomenal success of Squid Game has apparently opened the floodgates to spark all kinds of international drama around the world, with Alice in Borderland and My Name both jumping into Netflix’s Top 10 in the world.
My Name is one of Netflix’s first South Korean shows to be released following the success of Squid Game, and follows a woman who joins a gang to avenge her father’s death – and is quickly invited to become an officer. undercover police.
Far from the predictable revenge thriller it may seem, My Name features dynamic action scenes, surprisingly tender emotional moments, and a tour de force performance by Han So-hee as a complex character who moves from unwavering determination to sadness at self-doubt and right back.
However, So-hee is far from the only impressive actor in this new eight-episode series, which brings together several famous faces from the Korean TV and film industry, which you may have seen on Netflix before.
Check out the cast and characters below, who just might turn out to be the next great Korean megahit, and an easy answer to what to watch after Squid Game.
Han So-hee as Yoon Ji-woo / Oh Hye-jin
Who is Yoon Ji-woo? The main character Yoon Ji-woo witnesses the murder of his gangster father Yoon Donghoon on his seventeenth birthday, after being shot by a mysterious hooded man.
When the police fail to find the killer, Ji-woo turns to his father’s boss, Choi Mu-jin, for help, who eventually invites him into his Dongcheon gang and personally trains him to his gym.
Ji-woo then discovers that his father’s murderer was in the police force and takes on Oh Hye-jin’s new identity in order to join the undercover force and finally get revenge – as a gang war begins to rage. background.
Where have I seen Han So-hee before? Model and actress Han So-hee first rose to prominence in the Korean dramas Money Flower and 100 Days My Prince, before his pivotal role as Yeo Da-kyung in the hit series The World of the Married – an adaptation by Doctor Foster which became the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.
She added another starring role to her resume in 2021 with the romantic drama Nonetheless, and will surely reach even greater heights following the worldwide interest in My Name.
Park Hee-soon as Choi Mu-jin
Who is Choi Mu-jin? CEO of a hotel and also head of Dongcheon – South Korea’s largest drug network – Choi Mu-jin was Ji-woo’s father’s best friend and reluctantly leaves her to join his gang in order to avenge the death of his father. Frighteningly charismatic, Mu-jin trusts those around him completely, but no one gets a second chance.
Mu-jin insists that if Ji-woo is to kill her father’s murderers, she must be able to kill others, clearly seeing her own uses for Ji-woo, but her desperation is enough to convince him to do so. confidence.
Where have I seen Park Hee-soon before? South Korean cinema icon Park He-Soon starred in several blockbuster films such as 1987: When the Day Comes, The Scam, and Seven Days, winning several awards for this latter film in particular. It can soon be seen in another Korean Netflix series called Exemplary Family, which, oddly enough, also deals with a drug ring.
Ahn Bo-hyun as Jeon Pil-do
Who is Jeon Pildo? Jeon Pil-do is a detective in the Narcotics Unit of the Inchang Metropolitan Police Agency and is named as Hye-jin’s partner. At first, Pil-do doesn’t like Hye-jin because she had already ruined one of her long-planned injection surgeries, but the two soon learn to work together and Pil-do begins to reassess her opinion of Hye- Jin.
Pil-do often provides much of the comedic relief in this mostly dark and gritty series, forming a cop buddy dynamic with Ji-woo.
Where have I seen Ahn Bo-hyun before? Ahn Bo-hyun first started working as a model, also moving to the theater in 2014 and had her first major role in the hit Korean drama Descendants of the Sun. He has since starred in television series such as Dokgo Rewind, Her Private Life, and Itaewon Class, earning him fame in his native Korea.
Kim Sang-ho as Cha Gi-ho
Who is Cha Gi-ho? Cha Gi-ho is the head of the narcotics unit at the Inchang Metropolitan Police Agency and the transfer manager for Ji-woo to his division. Gi-Ho has a long-standing rivalry with Mu-jin and is determined to bring down Dongcheon before he retires, which is sure to cause problems for Ji-woo.
Where have I seen Kim Sang-ho before? Kim Sang-ho is best known for his work behind the camera, having directed Korean TV shows such as Spring Must Be Coming, Money Game and Can You Hear My Heart?
Lee Hak-joo as Jung Tae-ju
Who is Jung Tae-ju? Jung Tae-ju is a member of Dongcheon and Mu-jin’s most trusted henchman. He is suspicious of Ji-woo and tries to encourage him to quit the gang and abandon his plan for revenge.
Where have I seen Lee Hak-joo before? Previously, Lee Hak-joo had starred in shorts such as Where Nobody Can Go and A Crevice of Violence, and also joined My Name co-star Han See-ho in Doctor Foster’s remake The Bride and Groom.
Chang Ryul as Do Gang-jae
Who is Do Gang-jae? Do Gang-jae is a Dongcheon recruit who dreams of rising within the organization and becoming one of Mu-jin’s most trusted henchmen. However, Gang-jae attacks Ji-woo after she defeats him in a practice match, forcing Mu-jin to kick him out of the gang.
Bitter and vindictive, Gang-jae decides to become his own boss and take revenge on the organization that humiliated him.
Where have I seen Chang Ryul before? My Name will be Ryul’s biggest project to date after starring in several Korean dramas.
Yoon Kyung-ho as Yoon Dong-hoon
Who is Yoon Dong Hoon? Yoon Dong-hoon is Ji-woo’s father and close friend of Mu-jin, whose murder kicks off the series.
A high-ranking member of the Dongcheon, it later turns out that Dong-hoon was also an undercover cop under the alias of Song Joon-su, and had been on the run for months before being murdered in front of Ji-court.
Where have I seen Yoon Kyung-ho before? Yoon Kyung-ho has appeared in several Korean movies and TV series, including Honest Candidate, The Dude In Me, and Netflix show Itaewon Class with fellow My Name cast member Ahn Bo-hyun.
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