Meet the ‘Squid Game’ Actor Park Hae-soo: Profile, Facts, Drama List, Marriage, and More!

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Meet the Actor of the Sensational Netflix Series Squid Game, Park Hae-soo

In 2021, Squid Game was one of the most popular and successful Korean series on Netflix. It is rapidly entering the top ranks of popular series, and even all of the cast received many awards, recognition, and praise for their actions in the series.

One of the cast members, Park Hae-soo, who was known for the main role in the drama Prison Playbook, also received much support and love after his appearance in Squid Game. But, did you know that he has also previously appeared in other popular dramas? In this article, Channel Korea will explain to you everything about Park Hae-soo, so stay tuned!

Full Profile of Park Hae-soo

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Birth Name: Park Hae-soo (박해수)

Stage Name: Park Hae-soo (박해수)

Birth: Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea, November 21, 1981

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 181 cm

Weight: 76 kg

Blood Type: N/A

Nationality: Korean

Occupation: Actor

Label: BH Entertainment

Years Active: 2007 – present

Instagram: haesoopark_official

Park Hae-soo’s Interesting Facts That You Need To Know

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  • Park Hae-soo has a dog named Moongi.
  • Before he got various lead roles, Park Hae-soo appeared in many popular dramas as the supporting role.
  • Park Hae-soo married his non-celebrity spouse.
  • He is under BH Entertainment, which is the same label as Lee Ji-ah, Park Bo-young, Kim Go-eun, and more.
  • One of his breakthrough acting appearances is in Prison Playbook.
  • He is a father of a boy.

Park Hae-soo’s Drama and Movie List

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Dramas

Year Title Role
2012 God of War Kim Yun-hu
2013 Me and Mom and Dad and Grandma and Anna Father
2015 – 2016 Six Flying Dragons Yi Ji-ran
2016 The Legend of the Blue Sea Hong Dong-pyo
2017 The Liar and His Lover Bass Player
2017 – 2018 Prison Playbook Kim Je-hyuk
2018 Memories of the Alhambra Agent A
2021 Racket Boys Lee Jae-joon
2012 Chimera Cha Jae-wan

 

Web Series

Year Title  Role
2019 Persona Baek Jeong-u
2021 Squid Game Cho Sang-woo
2022 The Accidental Narco Choi Chang-ho
2022 Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area Berlin

 

Movies

Year Title Role
2014 The Pirates Hwang Joong-geun
2015 Minority Opinion Goo Hwan’s Assistant
2016 Master Soldier in hat in old times
2019 By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture Lee Chan-woo
2020 Time to Hunt Han
2022 Yaksha: Ruthless Operations Ji-hoon

His Appearance in Prison Playbook

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Park Hae-soo successfully gained attention for his acting performance in Prison Playbook. In the drama, Park Hae-soo plays the role of Kim Je-hyuk, a famous baseball pitcher who lives a comfortable and happy life. One day, everything changes after he is convicted of assault after Jae-hyuk saves his sister’s life from a sexual attack.

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It also causes him to be sent to jail and start a new life there. Not only about Kim Jae-hyuk but the drama Prison Playbook also tells other stories from various characters who have been through different stories in their lives. In the prison, Kim Jae-hyuk is also able to meet his old friend Lee Joon-ho (Jung Kyung-ho).

His Role in Quantum Physics

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Aside from the drama, Park Hae-soo has also starred in several popular big-screen productions, one of them being marked through the movie Quantum Physics. In the movie, he plays the role of Lee Chan-woo who works as a nightclub promoter.

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The story revolves around Lee Chan-woo, the club manager Sung Eun-young (Seo Yea-ji), and a police officer named Park Ki-hum (Kim Sang-ho) who fights to win against organized crime that involves alleged drug abuse, corruption, and sex crimes. Despite the nightclub stereotype, the three of them work together to reveal the truth and find the culprit behind the crimes.

His Character in Squid Game

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Another breakthrough appearance of Park Hae-soo was also marked through the Netflix popular series Squid Game. The series depicts the competition of over 456 players who want to become the winner and receive ₩ 45.6 million as the potential grand prize. However, it also means that all of them have to risk their lives or even kill each other to stay alive due to the dangerous game.

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In the series, Park Hae-soo plays the role of Cho Sang-woo. Initially, he is the head of an investment team at a securities company. Sang-woo had graduated from a prestigious university and is known for his diligence. He ends up joining the Squid Game because he is wanted by the police for stealing money from his clients, and he has to pay a huge debt due to bad investments.

Park Hae-soo’s Marriage Life

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For those of you who are new fans of Park Hae-soo, you might be slightly heartbroken with this fact: yes, the actor is married! Park Hae-soo officially tied the knot with his non-celebrity spouse in January 2019. It was also revealed that both of them were in a relationship for over 6 years before deciding to marry.

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Their wedding ceremony was held privately in Seoul. Their happiness has grown even more after Park Hae-soo’s agency announced that his wife had given birth to a baby boy in September 2021. Currently, their marriage life is continuing, and we do hope that their love will last forever!

That’s everything about the famous actor Park Hae-soo! His popularity has increased even more after his appearance through Squid Game, so let’s give him more support and acknowledgment in his other acting projects as well! So, what do you guys think about the actor? Leave a comment regarding that matter below, and don’t forget to share this article on your social media!