Everything to know about the Parasyte: The Grey cast

The highly anticipated Korean drama Parasyte: The Grey is on Netflix screens.

The series will bring to life a live-action, horror-filled adaptation of the Japanese manga Parasyte.

The series promises viewers chilling scenes of confrontation with parasites. It also features prominent actors, especially from the K-drama world.

Below is a look at these stars and everything you need to know about them.

1. Jeon So-nee (Jeon Su-in)

Jeon So-nee is a South Korean actress who plays Jeon Su-in in Parasyte.
Jeon So-nee is a South Korean actress who plays Jeon Su-in in Parasyte. Image:AwayOnMarss00__

Actress Jeon So-nee is a South Korean actress who plays Jeon Su-in in Parasyte: The Grey. Like many other human beings in the world, Su-in is infected with an unknown parasite that takes over people’s bodies, making them do evil things (like killing) against their will.

However, Su-in is special in that she resists the parasite’s control and forms a symbiotic relationship with it; the parasite even saves her life after she is attacked and left for dead.

However, that victory is short-lived as she is soon targeted by a ruthless team of parasite hunters, The Grey.

Parasyte: The Grey is one of the top major roles for Jeon So-nee. However, she has also won the hearts of many fans in the past with her roles in Korean dramas like Encounter and When My Love Blooms.

 2. Koo Kyo-hwan (Seol Kang-woo)

Ko Kyo-hwan plays Seol Kang-woo.
Ko Kyo-hwan plays Seol Kang-woo. Image: Instagram/구교환 KOO KYOHWAN

Ko Kyo-hwan plays Seol Kang-woo, a shady member of a criminal gang. He is on a mission to kill the leader of a rival gang, but he is unable to do so, causing him to flee and return to his childhood home.

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When he returns home, Kyo-hwan finds his older sister acting strangely and his younger sister missing. He embarks on a search for his younger sister, which causes him to cross paths with and become a close ally of Jeon Su-in.

Besides Parasyte: The Grey, Kyo-hwan has started in another Netflix Korean drama, D.P.

He has also played several roles in other Korean dramas and films, such as Monstrous (2023), Kingdom: Ashin of the North (2021), Seeking the King (2024), Escape from Mogadishu (2021), and Jane (2017)

3. Lee Jung-hyun (Choi Jun-kyung)

 Lee Jung-hyun plays the role of Choi Jung-kyung in Parasyte.
Lee Jung-hyun plays Choi Jung-kyung in Parasyte: The Grey. Image: Instagram/이정현 LeeJungHyun

Korean actress Lee Jung-hyun plays the role of Choi Jung-kyung in Parasyte: The Grey. Jung-kyung is the team leader of The Grey taskforce, which is set up to deal with parasite infections: one of the infected individuals is her husband.

Jung-kyung travels to Jeon Su-in’s village, suspected of hosting many infected individuals, where she crosses paths with Su-in. She is ruthless in her role, believing that any person who has been infected is no longer human and should be killed.

Lee Jung-hyun has starred in several other movies and T.V. shows, the top among them being The Family is Coming (2015), Beautiful Days (2001), Decision to Leave (2022), Limit (2022), and Peninsula (2020).

She is also a successful singer known by the “Techno Queen” moniker for helping introduce the Techno music craze to Korea.

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4. Kwon Hae-hyo (Kim Chul-min)

 Kwon Hae-hyo plays the role of Kim Chul-min in Parasyte.
Actor Kwon Hae-hyo plays the role of Kim Chul-min in Parasyte.Image: X/nnmore_films

Kwon Hae-hyo is another prominent Korean actor in Parasyte: The Grey cast. He plays the role of Kim Chul-min, a veteran local police detective who is recruited into The Grey task force by Jung-kyung.

Chul-min knows Su-in and has even saved her from her abusive father. Therefore, unlike Jung-kyung, he is not prepared to believe that Su-in is a monster, even though he suspects her of being infected by a parasite after she survives her attack.

Kwon Hae-hyo is a successful actor in the Korean entertainment industry for over three decades. Some of his most notable roles include films and dramas such as The Day After (2017), Walk Up (2022), Peninsula (2020), Nobody Knows (2020), Undercover (2021), Hommage (2021) and Flex X Cop (2024).

5. Kim In-Kwon (Kang Won-seock)

Kim In-Kwon plays Kang Won-seock in Parasyte.
Kim In-Kwon plays Kang Won-seock in Parasyte. Image: X/hancinema

Kim In-Kwon plays Kang Won-seock in Parasyte: The Grey. He is a junior detective and Chul-min’s colleague in The Grey taskforce.

Later in the series, it is revealed that Won-seock is secretly working with infected individuals in their quest to take over the world. This is even though he is in The Grey task force and a human (uninfected).

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Kim In-kwon is famous for his supporting roles in Korean films and dramas like Surgeon Bong Dal-hee (2007), He’s on Duty (2010), My Way (2011), Almost Che (2012), and The Divine Move (2014).

6. Lee Hyun-kyun (Kwan Hyuk-ju)

Lee Hyun-kyun plays Kwan Hyuk-ju in Parasyte.
Watch Lee Hyun-kyun as he plays Kwan Hyuk-ju in Parasyte. X/kbizoom

Lee Hyun-kyun plays Kwan Hyuk-ju in Parasyte: The Grey. He is a pastor who interacts with the main characters.

Hyuk-ju is one of the infected individuals; he is the host to the parasite leader, who desires to take over all human beings in the world. Later in the series, Hyuk-ju’s parasite infects detectives Chul-min and Won-seock.

Lee Hyun-kyun has a pretty impressive acting portfolio in the Korean entertainment industry. He is best known for his roles in Cold Eyes (2013), Emergency Declaration (2021), and Dark Hole (2021).

7. Yoon Hyun-gil (Seol Kyung-hee) 

Yoon Hyun-gil plays Seol Kyung-hee in Parasyte.
One of the new faces on TV, Yoon Hyun-gil, plays Seol Kyung-hee in Parasyte.Image: YouTube/Legendary TV

Yoon Hyun-gil plays Seol Kyung-hee in Parasyte: The Grey. She is the sister of Seol Kang-woo and has been infected with a parasite.

Kyung-hee is one of the infected humans completely under the parasites’ control. However, after witnessing the evil actions of the parasite leader, she changes her mind and starts assisting Su-in.

Yoon Hyun-gil has a relatively smaller presence in the Korean entertainment industry, with only a few roles in K-dramas like Hospital Playlist (2020) and Hellbound (2021).

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