Let’s meet the cast of Netflix’s latest South Korean drama series, Racket Boys; age, previous roles and ‘how to follow’ on Instagram explained!
At the time of writing, three brilliant Korean dramas are releasing new episodes each week; Law School, Mine and Mad for Each Other.
However, a brand new K-drama is set to premiere this week, Racket Boys. The series tells the story of a middle school badminton team and is sure to become a fan favourite over the course of its 16-episode run.
So, let’s meet the cast of Racket Boys!
Racket Boys: Cast
- Kim Sang-kyung as Yoon Hyeon-jong
- Tang Joon-sang as Yoon Hae-kang
- Son Sang-yeon as Bang Yoon-dam
- Choi Hyun-wook as Na Woo-chan
- Kim Kang-hoon as Lee Yong-tae
- Oh Na-ra as Ra Yeong-ja
- Lee Jae-in as Han Se-yoon
- Lee Ji-won as Lee Han-sol
- Kim Min-ki as Jung In-Sol
- Woo Hyeon as Village Head Hong
- Shin Jung-keun as Coach Bae
Kim Sang-kyung as Yoon Hyeon-jong
Kim Sang-kyung is a well-known South Korean actor from Seoul, who fans may recognise from Memories of Murder (2003) and May 18 (2007).
The 48-year-old has appeared in countless television series and films, including The Crown Clown (2019), The 12th Suspect (2019), What Happens to My Family? (2014) and The Great King, Sejong (2008).
Sang-kyung’s birthday is actually on June 1st, so you can celebrate the actor turning 49 with watching the second episode of Racket Boys on Netflix!
Tang Joon-sang as Yoon Hae-kang
Tang Joon-Sang is a South Korean-Malaysia actor that has become one of the breakout stars of Netflix’s deal with Korean broadcast stations, most noticeably in Crash Landing on You (2019) and Move to Heaven (2021).
Joon-sang was born in Seoul to a Malaysian father of Chinese descent and a South Korean mother, making his professional acting debut in 2010 at the age of just seven years old.
The rising star is currently 17-years-old and has appeared in 10 major television and film projects so far, including The King’s Letters (2019), A Poem a Day (2018) and Single-minded Dandelion (2014).
Son Sang-yeon as Bang Yoon-dam
Son Sang-yeon, also known as Son Sang Yun, is another rising South Korean actor.
The 19-year-old may have only made his acting debut in 2016, but he certainly has made his presence known in the world of Korean dramas.
Sang-yeon has played a main role in two hit series so far, Falling in Love (2019) and Triple Fling (2019). However, he has also appeared as a guest/supporting role in various dramas, including Dr Romantic 2 (2020), Level Up (2019), Two Cops (2017), Return of Fortunate Bok (2017) and First Love Again (2016).
At the time of writing, we have been unable to identify an official Instagram and Twitter page.
Oh Na-ra as Ra Yeong-ja
Oh Na-ra is a South Korean actress and is arguably the most recognisable cast member from Racket Boys.
The 46-year-old veteran of both the small and big screen has appeared a variety of fan favourite projects, including Chip In (2020), Sky Castle (2018), My Mister (2018), Because I Love You (2017) and Dancing Queen (2012).
Fans may also recognise her from her performances in Yong-pal (2015), Hyde Jekyll, Me (2015), Flowers of the Prison (2016) and The Lady in Dignity (2017).
You can follow her on Instagram @ sabita_5.
Choi Hyun-wook as Na Woo-chan
Choi Hyun-wook is a 19-year-old South Korean actor who is making his first appearance in a major series as a main character.
The young actor was the star of vLive’s fan favourite series ‘Real:Time:Love’ which ran for four mini-seasons in 2019.
Hyun-wook also appeared in two episodes of the recently concluded drama ‘Taxi Driver’.
You can follow him on Instagram @ _choiiii__.
Kim Kang-hoon as Lee Yong-tae
Kim Kang-hoon is arguably the best child actor currently working in South Korea’s intense entertainment industry.
At the time of writing, the actor is only 11-years-old, but this has not stopped him from appearing in an impressive list of movies and television series.
Fans may recognise Kang-hoon from Mr. Queen (2021), Start-Up (2020), 18 Again (2020), Kingdom (2020), Hotel Del Luna (2019), When the Camellia Blooms (2019) and Mr. Sunshine (2018).
You can follow him on Instagram @ kanghoon.juwon.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]