Prison Playbook

Title 슬기로운 감빵생활 Prison Playbook
Chinese Title 機智牢房生活



This drama is about a special place where a baseball player and a variety of people experience prison life. The drama will share the lives and stories behind these prisoners as well as events that take place there.


Jung Kyung Ho as Lee Joon Ho
– Lee Do Hyun as Lee Joon Ho (young)
Park Hae Soo as Kim Je Hyuk
– Lee Tae Sun as Kim Je Hyuk (young)

Supporting Cast

Krystal Jung as Ji Ho
Im Hwa Young as Kim Je Hee
Kang Seung Yoon as “Jean Valjean”
Lee Kyu Hyung as “Second-generation Chaebol”
Choi Sung Won as “Spot”
Jung Hae In as “Captain Yoo”
Sung Dong Il as Chief Jo
Jung Woong In as Assistant Chief Paeng
Choi Moo Sung as Kang Ki Soo
Kim Sung Chul as “Law Man”
Lee Ho Chul as “Good-for-nothing Low-life”
Jung Jae Sung as “Professor Myung”
Ahn Chang Hwan as “The Henchman”
Lee Hoon Jin as “Pinkie”
Park Ho San as “KAIST”
Jung Min Sung as “Dr. Ko”
Joo Suk Tae as prison operations chief
Ahn Sang Woo as prison manager
Park Hyung Soo as Department Chief Na
Kim Han Jong as large-goods carrier
Kang Ki Doong as prison guard
Lee Sang Yi as Sergeant Oh
Jung Moon Sung as Yoodaewi’s older brother
Jang Hyuk Jin as Yoo Han Yang’s father
Kim Joon Han as Song Ji Won
– Kim Seung Chan as Ji Won (young)
Ji Min Hyuk as Kang Gun Woo
Choi Myung Bin as Prison Officer Paeng’s daughter
Yoo Jae Myung
Kim Kyung Nam
Kim Ki Nam
Lee Do Kyum
Shin Jae Ha
Choi Kwang Il
Im Chul Hyung
Yum Hye Ran
Kim Yong Woon
Kim Sun Young
Yoon Seung Hoon
Tae Won Suk
Choi Young Woo as Prison Officer Lee
Bae Jin Woong as cafeteria Jin Woong
Yang Dae Hyuk as public health doctor

Production Credits

Director Shin Won Ho
Screenwriter Jung Bo Hoon, Lee Woo Jung
Genre Black Comedy
Broadcast network tvN
Episodes 16
Broadcast period 2017 November – 2018 January


2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Popularity Actor Award Park Ho San Prison Playbook
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor – Park Ho San Prison Playbook
2018 2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor – Park Hae Soo Prison Playbook

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