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Actor Spotlight: Park Hae-Soo

We’re back with a new Actor Spotlight and this time I really wanted to take a closer look at Park Hae-Soo and his filmography. Let’s dive in!


Park Hae-Soo had his start in the theatre world. In 2007 he starred in ‘The Strongest Comedy Mr. Lobby’ and ‘Annapurna’. He has continued his stage presence until 2015, with his latest roles in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Frankenstein’.

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He appeared on the TV screen for the first time in 2012 in the K-drama ‘God of War’. 

Park’s first film appearance was in the 2014 film ‘Pirates’. This was the predecessor of the 2022 release ‘The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure’ which I wrote about here.

After his role in the 2016 series ‘The Legend of The Blue Sea’ things started picking up steam.

He had the titular role in ‘Prison Playbook’ which was massively successful. 

After that there were roles in the film ‘By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture’ and ‘Time To Hunt’. 

But it wasn’t until his role in ‘Squid Game’ that he blew up internationally. Of course we all know him as the sly character of Cho Sang-woo. 

This year he partnered up with Netflix again for the series ‘Money Heist’ and ‘Narco-Saints’.

He’s also in the film ‘Yaksha Ruthless Operations’ which we wrote about here.

I think Park Hae-Soo is an excellent actor who can portray a variety of roles. I’m super intrigued to continue following his career. I’m curious to see where it’ll go. 

Ilse Van Den Heede
A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.