2020s

Know the Cast: ‘My Name’

My Name Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

The My Name cast features Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon and Ahn Bo-hyun. This info article contains minor spoilers for the South Korean Netflix series. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

My Name tells a story about female revenge and redemption. Teenager Yoon Ji-woo experiences bullying at Shin Young Girls’ High School because of her father’s involvement in the criminal underworld. After his sudden death, Ji-woo reaches out to Dongcheon leader Choi Mu-jin, who subsequently trains the girl over the course of several years, and helps her infiltrate the Inchang Metropolitan Police Department. The storyline follows Ji-woo as she attempts to identify her father’s killer while fighting against a misogynist drug dealer. Here’s every main performer and character in My Name.

My Name Cast: Han So-hee as Yoon Ji-woo/Oh Hye-jin

My Name Cast - Han So-hee as Yoon Ji-woo/Oh Hye-jin

Character Profile: The series protagonist. She is mentored by her father’s best friend, the leader of a South Korean drug ring. Yoon Ji-woo trains for several years and ultimately joins the Inchang Metropolitan Police Department under the cover Oh Hye-jin. There, she investigates both her colleagues and local drug dealers.

Han’s Resume: Yoon Seo Won in Money Flower (2017-18), Crown Princess in 100 Days My Prince (2018), Jang Hee-Jin in Eobiseu (2019), Yeo Da Kyeong in The World of the Married (2020), Yoo Na Bi in Nevertheless (2021)

My Name Cast: Park Hee-soon as Choi Mu-jin

My Name Cast - Park Hee-soon as Choi Mu-jin

Character Profile: The owner of Hotel Liber and the leader of a Dongcheon drug ring. He mentors Ji-woo and believes that a cop killed her father. Choi Mu-jin investigates a drug dealing rival and former colleague who assaulted Ji-Woo when she was a teenager.

Park’s Resume: Kim Sung-yol in Seven Days (2007), Jong-ku Hwang in The Scam (2009), Oh Dae-young in Missing Noir M (2015), Detective Jo Han-Kyung in 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), Park Moo-jin in Beautiful World (2019)

My Name Cast: Ahn Bo-hyun as Jeon Pil-do

My Name Cast - Ahn Bo-hyun as Jeon Pil-do

Character Profile: Oh Hye-jin’s colleague at the Inchang Metropolitan Police. He is initially upset about her ruining a six-month sting. Pil-do grows fond of Oh Hye-jin and muses about why she likes to operate by herself.

Ahn’s Resume: Lee Jin-sang in Hiya (2016), First Sergeant Lim  in Descendants of the Suns (2016), Jang Geun Won in Itaewon Class (2020), Seo Do Gyun in Kairos (2020), Ku Woong in Yumi’s Cells (2021)

My Name Cast: Kim Sang-ho as Cha Gi-ho

My Name Cast - Kim Sang-ho as Cha Gi-ho

Character Profile: The captain of the narcotics bureau at Inchang Metropolitan Police Department. He is a suspect in the death of Ji-woo’s father. Cha Gi-ho hopes to take down Choi Mu-jin.

Kim’s Resume: Director of Soul (2009), Can You Hear My Heart? (2011) and Tale of A-rang (2012) and Splendid Politics (2015) — Also, TV Acting Debut in My Name

My Name Cast: Lee Hak-joo as Jung Tae-ju

My Name Cast - Lee Hak-joo as Jung Tae-ju

Character Profile: Choi Mu-jin’s right-hand man. He warns teenage Ji-woo that she must wise up. Jung Tae-ju colludes with his organization against the Inchang Metropolitan Police Department.

Lee’s Resume: Hee-su in Shame Diary (2015), Ho-Jae in Where Nobody Can Go (2017)

My Name Cast: Yoon Kyung-ho as Yoon Dong-hoon

My Name Cast - Yoon Kyung-ho as Yoon Dong-hoon

Character Profile: Ji-woo’s father. He is a notorious member of the Dongcheon. Yoon Dong-hoon’s first episode death functions as the inciting incident of the series.

Yoon’s Resume: Mirando Employee in Okja (2017), Jo Jin Shik in The Juror (2019), Mr. Kang in When the Devil Calls Your Name (2019), Oh Byung Hun in Itaewon Class (2020), Nam Sin-bae in Vincenzo (2021)

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The My Name cast also includes Yull Jang, Kim Sang-Ho and Rich Ting.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.