Vigilante (2023) K-Drama Cast & Character Guide: Who stars in this revenge thriller?

Vigilante Cast & Character Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive cast and character guide, serving as your essential companion as we delve into the captivating world of Vigilante.

Here, we’ll introduce you to the ensemble of main characters that drive the story’s heart and soul, along with the Director, writer and any supporting characters worth mentioning too.

To help you along, we’ll also break down what else they’ve been in.

DIRECTOR – Choi Jeong-Yeol

This is actually Choi Jeong-Yeol’s first project as a Director, having previously worked on 2019’s movie, Start-Up and 2016’s One Way Trip.

WRITER – CRG, Kim Kyu-Sam (webcomic)

Given this Disney+ series is based on a webcomic, the adaptation is based strictly on both CRG and Kim Kyu-sam’s writing in the comic series.


Nam Joo-Hyuk as Kim Ji-Yong

Kim Ji Yong watched his mom get beaten to death when he was a kid. Unfortunately, the killer only got a light sentence of three and a half years in prison. 

Years later, Ji Yong comes across the culprit, who has not changed. He decides to take matters into his own hands and starts being a vigilante. During the weekdays, he is an exemplary student at the Police university. On the weekends, he punishes the criminals who received light sentences and maintained their criminal lives. 

Nam Joo-hyuk has had a really good career thus far, having starred in some of the biggest K-dramas in each respective year. He starred in Twenty Five Twenty One, Weightlifting Fairy, Cheese in the Trap and also Start-Up too.

Yoo Ji-Tae as Jo Heon

Jo Heon is the team leader of a police investigation team, chasing after the man called Vigilante.Little does he know, this is actually Ji-yong’s alias! 

His character is played by Ji-tae, who has been involved in Money Heist: Korea, When My Love Blooms and 2018’s Jugglers, not to mention a smattering of different films too.

Lee Joon-Hyuk as Jo Gang-Ok

Contrasting Jo Heon is Gang-ok, who works alongside “Vigilante” in gaining his revenge, motivated by his admiration for our protagonist.

Joon-hyuk has starred in a few different dramas, including Our Beloved Summer, Stranger 2, 365: Repeat The Year and Designated Survivor: 60 Days.

Kim So-Jin as Choi Mi-Ryeo

Mi-ryeon is a reporter of a broadcasting station, covering the events of Vigilante as they happen. She’s charismatic and works well to flesh out the main ensemble.

She’s played by Kim So-jin, who has only been in a few dramas previous to this. However, she has made a name for herself doing movies, with her most recent roles including Emergency Declaration and Escape from Mogadishu.

Kim Hak-Sun as Captain Eun

Captain Eun is the captain over at the police station and many fans will recognize him from a plethora of other shows. He’s had roles in all sorts of different dramas, including Song of the Bandits, The Game: Towards Zero and Stranger 2.

Other Cast

Lee Seo-Hwan as Kwak Chang-Hyun
Kwon Hae-Hyo as Professor Lee Joon-Yeob
Lee Hae-Young as Uhm Jae-Hyeob

What do you hope to see as the series progresses? What’s been your favorite moment of Vigilante so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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