Park Hae-soo

Park Hae-soo (Korean박해수; born November 21, 1981) is a South Korean actor.[3][4][5] He is best known for his starring roles in the television series Prison Playbook (2017–2018) and Squid Game (2021). He has also appeared in films such as By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture (2019) and Time to Hunt (2020).

Park Hae-soo
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Park in September 2021
Born (1981-11-21) November 21, 1981 (age 40)
Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
EducationDankook University
Years active2007–present
AgentBH Entertainment[1][2]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Hae-su
McCune–ReischauerPak Haesu


Park made his musical theatre debut in 2007 with Mister Lobby. He also appears in other musical stages such as Angel Called Desire and Annapurna.[6]

In 2017, he impressed with his lead role in the drama series Prison Playbook which earned him Best New Actor at The Seoul Awards.

In 2021, Park got recognized internationally after appearing in the South Korean television series, Squid Game, he was able to gain over 800,000 Instagram followers in a single day.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

On January 14, 2019, Park married his girlfriend at a ceremony held in Seoul.[8] On September 29, 2021, Park's agency announced that his wife had given birth to a son and that both the mother and child were in good health.[9]



Year Title Korean Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 The Pirates 해적: 바다로 간 산적 Hwang Joong-geun
2015 Minority Opinion 소수의견 Goo Hwan's assistant
2016 Master 마스터 Soldier in hat in old times
2019 By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture 양자물리학 Lee Chan-woo [10]
2020 Time to Hunt 사냥의 시간 Han Netflix Film
TBA Yacha 야차 Ji-hoon [11][12]
Ghost 유령 Kaito [13]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Korean Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2012 God of War 무신 MBC Kim Yun-hu
2013 Me and Mom and Dad and Grandma and Anna 드라마 페스티벌 2013 – 나엄마아빠할머니안나 Father Drama Festival 2013
2015–2016 Six Flying Dragons 육룡이 나르샤 SBS Yi Ji-ran
2016 Legend of the Blue Sea 푸른 바다의 전설 Hong Dong-pyo
2017 The Liar and His Lover 그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 tvN Bass player Cameo (Episode 1)
2017–2018 Prison Playbook 슬기로운 감빵생활 Kim Je-hyuk [14]
2018 Memories of the Alhambra 알함브라 궁전의 추억 Agent A Cameo (Episode 1,2,4,8) [15]
2019 Persona 페르소나 Netflix Baek Jeong-u Segment "Collector" [16]
2021 Racket Boys 라켓소년단 SBS Lee Jae-joon Cameo (Episode 6) [17]
Squid Game 오징어 게임 Netflix Cho Sang-woo Main role [18]
Chimera 키마이라 OCN Cha Jae-hwan [19]
TBA Suriname 수리남 Netflix Choi Chang-ho [20][21]
Money Heist 종이의 집 Berlin [22]


Year English title Korean title Role Ref.
2007 The Strongest Comedy Mr. Lobby 최강 코미디 미스터로비
Annapurna 안나푸르나 Gwang-nam
2008 Adolescence 사춘기 Young-min
2009 Hero 영웅 Choi Jae-hyeong
39 Stairs 39 계단 Richard Haney
2010 A Streetcar Named Desire 욕망이라는 이름의 전차 Steve
Full for Love 풀 포 러브 Martin
2011 The Chorus - Oedipus 더 코러스 - 오이디푸스 Oedipus
Full of Flowers 됴화만발 Kei
The Seagull 갈매기 Treplef
2012 Samcheon 삼천 General ceremony
2013 The Goddess is Watching 여신님이 보고 계셔 Lee Chang-seop
2014 Macbeth 맥베스 Macbeth
Frankenstein 프랑켄슈타인 The monster
Man From Us 맨 프럼 어스 John Oldman
2015 Judo Boy 유도소년 Kyung Chan

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Star Awards 2018 Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Prison Playbook Nominated [23]
Baeksang Arts Awards 2018 Best New Actor – Television Nominated
2020 Best New Actor – Film Time to Hunt Nominated [24]
Blue Dragon Film Awards 2019 Best New Actor By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture Won [25]
Buil Film Awards 2020 Best New Actor Nominated
Chunsa Film Art Awards 2020 Won [26]
Director's Cut Awards 2019 Nominated [27]
Grand Bell Awards 2020 Nominated [28]
The Seoul Awards 2018 Best New Actor (Drama) Prison Playbook Won [29]


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