If there's one K-drama that we will never get tired of watching over and over again, that would absolutely be Prison Playbook. From time to time, we would discover something new about the 2017 drama (READ: #KDramaTrivia: The Jail Cells In 'Prison Playbook' Are Actually *Real*!) that would always lead us to watch a few episodes! Seriously, there's a lot to love about this drama and if you haven't watched it yet, our honest review might just persuade you.
On the other hand, if you're already a big fan of the series like us, we know you're wondering what the cast members are up to now!
Here are the latest updates on the cast of Prison Playbook
Park Hae Soo as Kim Jae Hyuk
After leading Prison Playbook, Park Hae Soo made a cameo in the 2019 K-drama, Memories Of The Alhambra. In the following years, he top-billed a number of Korean movies including Quantum Physics and Time To Hunt, where he transformed into a villain for the first time! This 2021, he's confirmed to star in the upcoming film Ghost with Park So Dam, Kim Dong Hee, and Sol Kyung Gyu.
Jung Kyung Ho as Lee Joon Ho
Jung Kyung Ho appeared in many K-dramas after 2017, including When The Devil Calls Your Name, where he played the role of a composer who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for success. The actor's most memorable role recently would definitely be as the straightforward cardiothoracic surgeon Kim Jun Wan in Hospital Playlist. (We can't wait for season two!) On other (and more personal) news, Kyung Ho is in a longtime relationship with Girls' Generation's Sooyoung.
Jung Hae In as Captain Yoo
Our Captain Yoo became one busy actor after his stint in Prison Playbook and headlined various K-dramas and movies such as One Spring Night, Tune In For Love, and A Piece Of Your Mind. For 2021, Jung Hae In's schedule will be hectic once again because he'll be leading two projects: D.P. and Snowdrop! We'll be seeing him more, ladies!
Lee Kyu Hyung as Yoo Han Yang
We swear—you'll be SO surprised when you watch Lee Kyu Hyung as Gang Hwa in the 2020 drama Hi Bye, Mama! He plays the role of the lead female character's husband, who's totally not chaotic like Han Yang (we actually found it hard to take him seriously here!). Also last year, Kyu Hyung was featured in the Shin Min Ah-led mystery thriller movie, Diva as a swimming coach. What a versatile actor!
Krystal Jung as Kim Ji Ho
K-pop-idol-turned actress Krystal Jung left her agency of 10 years, SM Entertainment, in October 2020, and signed with H& Entertainment. She was also cast in the OCN drama Search in the same year. If you want more updates on her, Krystal's pretty active on her Instagram account and would often appear on her sister (Jessica Jung)'s vlogs.
Choi Moo Sung as Kim Min Cheol
Actor Choi Moo Sung may have already appeared in 123456789 K-dramas but one of his most prominent roles would definitely be as Choi Taek (Park Bo Gum)'s father in Reply 1988: And he even made a cameo as Taek's appa in Hospital Playlist! Yup, complete with Sun Woo's mom (Kim Sun Young), who was also in Prison Playbook as KAIST's wife! LOL.
Kang Seungyoon as Jean Valjean
When he's not busy with his acting projects (he starred in the 2020 MBC drama Kairos, too), Kang Seung Yoon is on stage being the outstanding singer that he is! Really? Really! ICYDK, the 27-year-old is also a K-pop idol and member of the group, WINNER. In January 2020, the four-piece K-pop act held their concert in Manila and *flawlessly* danced to Sarah Geronimo's "Tala". Currently, Seung Yoon is preparing for his first solo studio album.
Park Ho San as KAIST
Does Park Ho San look *very* familiar to you? Like you've seen him in a recent K-drama? Your assumption is correct because he played the role of Im Ju Kyung's funny and doting dad in the webtoon series, True Beauty, which just wrapped up! He was also in the Netflix original shows Extracurricular and The Call. This year, the actor is part of the theater play Ice, where he was reunited with Lieutenant Paeng (Jung Woo In).
Kang Ki Doong as Prison Officer Song
Another familiar face, you say? Yup—Kang Ki Dong is Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun)'s BFF, Jae Soo, in the K-drama It's Okay To Not Be Okay! You know, that pizza parlor owner who would do anything for his best friend and his hyung. Apart from the said drama, he was also cast in The King: Eternal Monarch, Melting Me Softly, and Romance Is A Bonus Book.
Kim Sung Cheol as Beobja
We always laugh whenever we remember the special cameos of the Prison Playbook cast in Hospital Playlist and Kim Seung Cheol is on that list, too! Hopefully, he'll be part of season two, 'no? Anyway, Seung Cheol was also in Arthdal Chronicles and Do You Like Brahms, and the Netflix Korean series Sweet Home, where he showcased his superb acting skills. More projects for him, please!
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