Actor Oh Yeong-su, Gganbu Grandpa in Squid Game

I think Oh Yeong-su is the actor who is receiving the most attention in the squid game.
In Korea, actor Oh Yeong-su is nicknamed gganbu Grandpa.

Actor Oh Yeong-su is an actor that even Koreans did not know well.
The reason is that he is a theater actors.
Occasionally, he appeared in dramas and movies, almost for the role of a monk.
That’s why actor Oh Yeong-su was also called a monk actor.

Born in 1944, he began acting in 1967.
He graduated from Dongguk University, which belongs to the top class among acting-related departments in Korea, and has continued to live as a theater actor since then.

It is said that there are nearly 200 plays starring actor Oh Yeong-su, but this is not accurate.
This is because it is not recorded accurately.

Since he is a theater actor, there are not many materials left.
There are few videos and few photos, so it is not easy to find.
I found a few videos, but I couldn’t find a way to link them to my blog.

Nameless Flowers Fall by Wind Oh Yeong-su
Nameless Flowers Fall by Wind, 1986, center
Sportseoul Interview 2009 - Oh Yeong-su
Sportseoul Interview, 2009
Bulyeokqaejae 2016 (I gave up translate to English)
Two Heros, 2016
Bloom wither bloom wither - Oh Yeong-su
Bloom wither bloom wither, 2018
Bloom wither bloom wither Highlight
Snow in March - Oh Yeong-su
Snow in March, 2018

Actor Oh Yeong-su

In Korea, there is a fried chicken brand called gganbu Chicken, and actor Oh Yeong-su explains gganbu in the squid game.
For this reason, Gganbu Chicken requested a commercial, but actor Oh Yeong-su refused.

Actress Oh Yeong-su, who gained popularity through squid game.
I don’t know if he will continue to remain a theater actor or appear in movies or dramas in earnest.
I will look forward to good acting in the future.

PS: Oh Yeong-su’s Google profile includes a movie written by Oh Yeong-su, a writer of the same name.

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  1. Oh Yeong-su, is a great actor. His performance in the marbles game made my heart ache so much, I moarned his character’s passing, as if I’d lost my own grandpa. Awesome!

  2. After the squid game, he refused all commercial advertisements to focus on acting.
    He only appeared on one TV variety show.
    He’s an amazing actor.

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