Class Attendance: Meet the characters of Netflix’ All of Us are Dead

It’s the start of another weekend and if you’re looking for something to binge watch for the next couple of days, why not give in to the temptation and check out the most-talked about Netflix series All of Us Are Dead.

Homework, conflict with teachers, bullies and school crushes are all too common high school problems, but for the teens of Hyosan High School you can add ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE to their list of worries.

If you loved Kingdom or Train To Busan, All of Us are Dead brings the same thrills, scares and suspense–but at the same time bring you back to your high school days.

Trapped in a virus-ridden school with no cellphones, no food, and nobody to take care of them, the students reach for desk lamps, bookshelves, and bows to defend themselves from zombies in a desperate fight for survival. Want to know what to do and what not to do during a zombie apocalypse? Take a page out of Hyosan High school students’ book as they do absolutely everything they can to get out of their zombie-infested alma mater in All Of Us Are Dead.

But before you deep dive into the adventures of Hyosan High School’s students, or if you are still confused about who’s who and why the they look familiar, here’s our guide to get to know the cast of ALL OF US ARE DEAD.

LEE CHEONG-SAN (played by Yoon Chan-young)

LEE CHEONG-SAN (played by Yoon Chan-young)

A student at Hyosan High School who is secretly in love with his neighbor and childhood friend. Cheong-san runs and moves very fast. He is very skilled at dodging zombies, climbing walls, shelves, ducts and other high things. He also thinks quickly on his feet. 

Why does he look Familiar? Yoon Chan-young previously appeared in TV series such as Nobody Knows, Uisa Yohan and Still 17. Most recently, the actor appeared in TV series Do You Like Brahms.

NAM ON-JO (played by Park Ji-hu)

NAM ON-JO (played by Park Ji-hu)

Cheong-san’s neighbor, childhood friend and secret crush. Her dad is a firefighter and has taught her survival skills that come in handy during emergencies, such as a zombie outbreak. On-jo has a crush on reformed school bully Su-hyeok.

Why does she look Familiar? She made her acting debut in 2016’s Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned. She is perhaps best known for her part in House of Hummingbird back in 2018. She is the youngest cast member in All of Us Are Dead.

LEE SU-HYEOK / BARE-SU (played by Park Solomon)

LEE SU-HYEOK / BARE-SU (played by Park Solomon)

A former school bully who now hangs out with Cheong-san. Besides being a bully the previous year, Su-hyeok is known to not pay attention during class and because of his reputation, he’s too shy to tell his overachiever crush he has feelings for her. An athlete, Su-hyeok runs very fast, is a fearless climber, and can really throw a punch or two. 

Why he looks familiar: Solomon his acting debut in 2014 with the drama “Bride of the Century,” he also appeared on the TV drama “Legendary Witch” “Sweet Revenge,” “The Guardians, and “Lookism.”

LEE NA-YEON (played by Lee You-mi)  

LEE NA-YEON (played by Lee You-mi)  

A wealthy student who likes to spread rumors and pass judgment about her fellow students and even teachers. She doesn’t help much, is always the first one who runs for safety, and complains quite a lot. Her own survival is the only thing that matters to her. 

Why she looks familiar? Perhaps the actor that looks most familiar with a lot of Pinoy audiences, You-mi was part of another wildly popular Korean series–Squid Game. Yup. She’s player 204, the one who literally lost her marbles and made the sacrifice.

She has also appeared in other South Korean hits including The Yellow Sea (2010), Young Adult Matters (2020) and My Holo Love (2020).

CHOI NAM-RA, center (played by Cho Yi-hyun)

CHOI NAM-RA, center (played by Cho Yi-hyun)

Junior class president and top 1 student from her batch. Some people are easily intimidated by Nam-ra but it doesn’t bother her — she seems perfectly fine not to have friends. She may not be very good at physical fighting but she is very smart under pressure.

Why she looks familiar? Yi-hyun made her debut in 2017’s web series Sweet Revenge. Since then, the 22-year-old South Korean star has appeared in some of the biggest K-dramas in the world, from 2019’s My Country: The New age back and 2020’s Hospital Playlist to Inspector Koo in 2021. Her role in 2021’s School earned her the Best Couple Award at the KBS Drama Awards.

OH JOON-YEONG, far right (played by An Seoung-Kyun)

Top 2 student in their batch. He’s quite the genius when it comes to building things, from makeshift ladders to drones.

YOON GWI-NAM (played by Yoo In-soo)

One of the school’s biggest bullies, though he’s known mostly as the bullies’ gopher or errand boy. 

YANG DAE-SU, foreground (played by Lim Jae-hyeok)

A student who loves to sing and eat. In terms of brute strength, he’s the most reliable in the group. 

JANG WU-JIN, boy behind Dae-su (played by Son Sang-yeon)

Dae-su’s best friend. He doesn’t volunteer as a leader, but he’s a very good team player. Like Su-hyeok, Wu-jin is very good at punching zombies. 

HAN GYEONG-SU (played by Ham Sung-min)

Cheong-san’s best friend and will do anything, no matter how scary, to help out his best friend. His family doesn’t have as much money as his classmates’ and he sometimes gets made fun of because of it.

YOON I-SAK (played by Kim Ju-a)

On-jo’s best friend. She’s not one to quickly jump to safety and is willing to do dangerous tasks for the group.

KIM JI-MIN (played by Kim Jin-yeong)

A member of the school choir. She’s willing to pull her own weight in the group by quickly volunteering for tasks. 

SEO HYO-RYEONG, second from right (played by Kim Bo-yoon)

A student who’s very close friends with Ji-min. 

LEE JIN-SU (played by Lee Min-goo)

Son of the school’s science teacher. He’s an outcast and often gets bullied. He’s the one in the opening scene.,

MIN EUN-JI AND KIM CHEOL-SU (played by Oh Hye-soo and An Ji-ho, respectively)

Outcasts who get bullied for telling on the school bullies. They are the ones who stayed at the roof in the beginning. Eun-Ji wanted to commit suicide.

KIM HYEON-JU (played by Jeong E-suh)

A school bully whose curiosity turns her into the school outbreak’s patient zero. 

JANG HA-RI, archer on far right (played by Ha Seung-lee)

A senior and an archer who goes on a kickass mission to find and save her younger brother.

PARK MI-JIN, center with the mop handle (played by Lee Eun-saem)

A very mouthy senior who hates taking exams. She’s quite resourceful when it comes to zombie-killing weapons.

JUNG MIN-JAE (played by Jin Ho-eun)

A junior archer who is very loyal to senior archer Ha-ri. 

YOO JOON-SEONG (played by Yang Han-yeol)

A student who gets stuck in the bathroom with Mi-jin and who then becomes her closest friend during the outbreak. 

THE ADULTS

MR. LEE BYEONG-CHAN (played by Kim Byong-chul)

A genius science teacher at Hyosan, whose son, a student at the high school, is an outcast and often gets bullied.

NAM SO-JU (played by Jeon Bae-soo)

On-jo’s dad, a firefighter captain who will stop at nothing to save his daughter.

CHEONG-SAN’S MOM

Owner of Cheongsan Chicken. No matter how dangerous, she goes to the school to find her son. 

MS. PARK SUN-HWA, (played by Lee Sang-hee)

English teacher who cares very deeply about the safety of Hyosan High’s students. She’s observant, patient, and willing to take risks for the students.

DET. SONG JAE-IK (played by Lee Kyoo-hyung)

A police detective who is the first person to discover the truth behind the zombie outbreak.

JEON HO-CHEOL (played by Park Jae-chul)

A newbie police officer whose prestigious Seoul University education is put to the test during the zombie outbreak.

JIN SEON-MOO (played by Kim Jong-tae)

Martial Law Command leader who is very disciplined and by the book. To save as many lives as he can, he is willing to sacrifice the few. 

PARK EUN-HEE (played by Bae Hae-sun)

An assembly member who gets stranded in Hyosan and demands special rescue and quarantine treatment for her and her staff. 

All Of Us Are Dead is now streaming, only on Netflix. 

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