Simon D to Debut as an Actor in Sitcom "Standby"


Rapper Simon D of hip-hop duo Supreme Team is set to make his acting debut. Local news agencies report that he joins the sitcom “Standby,” which already has Ryu Jin, Jung So Min and ZE:A’s Im Siwan, among others in the cast.

“Standby” is the rapper’s first attempt at an acting challenge since his entertainment debut in 2007. In the sitcom, Simon D will play a stereotypical Busan man, one who is tough and macho. The character is also described as working in a shop near the fictional TV11 station, and has aspirations of becoming a rapper. He forms a “worry trio” with two other characters, an ignorant troublemaker and a worrywart.

“Standby” is set in the world of broadcast, delving into the lives of producers, directors, writers and other employees of TV11. The sitcom is scheduled to replace the currently airing “High Kick 3: Counterattack of the Short Legs.”