Spencer Hawkins

Also Known As: Players 299 Spencer • Born: N/A

Spencer Hawkins, widely recognized as Player 299 from Netflix’s intense reality show “Squid Game: The Challenge,” has captured the hearts of many with his resilient spirit and inspiring story. Born and raised in Spokane Valley, Washington, Spencer is one of ten children in a large and loving family. His journey to the spotlight began in high school theater, where he discovered his passion for storytelling and performance. Spencer’s life took a dramatic turn in college when he was diagnosed with cancer. Through immense strength and determination, he overcame the illness, which profoundly shaped his perspective on life. Today, Spencer works as a software engineer in Davidson, North Carolina, while also pursuing his artistic dreams. He is currently producing a digital play and writing a self-help book inspired by his nieces and nephews.

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Theatrical Passion

Spencer discovered his love for storytelling through high school theater and continues to pursue artistic projects, including producing a digital play and writing a self-help book.

Cancer Survivor

Spencer Hawkins battled and overcame cancer during his college years, an experience that has deeply influenced his outlook on life and his desire to make meaningful connections.


On “Squid Game: The Challenge,” Spencer demonstrated remarkable empathy and teamwork, offering to help fellow contestants even during high-pressure situations, showcasing his compassionate nature.


Nationality: American

Show(s): Squid Game: The Challenge

Network(s): Netflix

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