The Info List - Daniel Dae Kim

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DANIEL DAE HYUN KIM (born August 4, 1968) is a Korean American actor, voice actor, producer, and director. Kim is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon
Jin-Soo Kwon
in Lost
, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii
Five-0 , Gavin Park in Angel , and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row
Saints Row
series of video games. Kim also runs a film and television production company called 3AD
, which is currently producing the television series The Good Doctor , based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name .


* 1 Early life * 2 Education * 3 Career * 4 Other projects * 5 3AD
* 6 Personal life

* 7 Filmography

* 7.1 Film * 7.2 Television * 7.3 Video games

* 8 Awards and nominations * 9 References * 10 External links


Kim was born in Busan
, South Korea, the son of mother Jung Kim and father Dr. Doo Tae Kim, and moved to the United States with his family when he was two years old. He grew up in the city of Bethlehem , Pennsylvania


Kim was educated at Freedom High School , a public school in his home city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania
with a Bachelor\'s degree in 1990, and earned an MFA from NYU
's Graduate Acting Program in 1996.


On the cover of KoreAm , April 2010

After graduation, Kim made a name for himself playing numerous roles in a wide variety of television programs. He appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as a treasury agent as well as episodes of Star Trek: Voyager , Star Trek: Enterprise , Charmed
, The Shield
The Shield
, Seinfeld
, NYPD Blue
and ER . He was a regular on the short-lived Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade and had recurring roles on Angel and 24 . He also portrayed Dr. Tsi Chou in a 2008 miniseries based on the acclaimed Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
novel The Andromeda Strain .

His film credits include a small part in Spider-Man 2 as a scientist working in Doctor Octavius ' laboratory, and Crash , the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award winner. He also had minor roles in films such as The Jackal , For Love of the Game , Hulk and The Cave .

From 2004 to 2010, Kim served as a regular cast member on the ABC series Lost
in which he played Jin-Soo Kwon
Jin-Soo Kwon
, a lowly Korean fisherman-turned-hitman who crashes onto a mysterious island with his wife, Sun-Hwa Kwon
Sun-Hwa Kwon
( Yunjin Kim
Yunjin Kim
). Since the role required him to speak exclusively in Korean, Kim said he was forced to quickly relearn the language, which he had not spoken with any great frequency since high school. He would go on to play the character up until the 2010 series finale . Throughout the show's run, Kim, along with his fellow cast members, received numerous accolades, including a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble . Kim was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award , a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American
Korean American
Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. Kim was also named one of People Magazine
People Magazine
's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005.

In February 2010, shortly after Lost
's conclusion, it was announced that Kim would join the CBS reboot Hawaii
Five-0 playing Chin Ho Kelly, the role originally made famous by actor Kam Fong . Kim was the first actor to be officially cast on the show. That series premiered on September 20, 2010 to strong ratings and solid critical acclaim. Kim departed the show in late June 2017 prior to the eighth season due to a salary dispute with CBS. Kim had been seeking pay equality with co-stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan, but CBS's final offer to Kim was 10–15% lower than what O'Loughlin and Caan make in salary.

Kim co-starred in The Divergent Series: Insurgent , the sequel to 2014's Divergent , playing Jack Kang, the leader of the Candor faction.

In addition to acting, Kim made his directorial debut with the Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 episode, "Kuka'awale."


Kim is the voice of the character Johnny Gat for THQ
's Saints Row video game series. He also contributed his vocal likeness for 24: The Game in which he played his character from the show, Tom Baker . He provided the voice for Metron in the final two episodes of Justice League Unlimited .

In a return to his theater roots, Kim played the King of Siam in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I from June 12–28, 2009 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

He is currently repped in America by United Talent Agency and Anonymous Content
Anonymous Content

In January 2016, it was announced Kim would make his Broadway debut as the King of Siam in Rodgers "> Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
At Comic-Con

Though Kim continues to split his time between Los Angeles and New York, he spends the majority of his year in Honolulu, Hawaii
, where he lives with his wife and two children. After first moving to Hawaii during the later seasons of Lost, Kim continued his residency after being cast in Hawaii
Five-0. On May 17, 2014, he served as a speaker at the 2014 University of Hawaii
commencement ceremony.

Besides acting, Kim has devoted much of his time to various charities. More recently, he served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea.




1992 American Shaolin
American Shaolin

1997 Addicted to Love Undergrad Assistant

1997 Jackal, TheThe Jackal Akashi

1997 Space Retro Teddy

1999 For Love of the Game E.R. Doctor

2001 Looking for Bobby D Timmy Short film

2001 Nate The Animals Kuong

2002 Superman Must Die Bradley

2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Visiting Expert

2003 Hulk Aide

2003 Ride or Die Miyako Video

2003 Sin Lakorn

2004 Spider-Man 2 Raymond

2004 Crash Park

2005 Cave, TheThe Cave Alex Kim

2008 Onion Movie, The The Onion Movie
The Onion Movie
Ivy Leaguer

2011 Arena Taiga Video

2013 Linsanity Narrator Documentary

2015 Ktown Cowboys David

2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Jack Kang

2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Jack Kang

2019 Hellboy Ben Daimio Filming



1994 Law Seasons 1-6, 92 episodes

2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender General Fong (voice) Episode: "The Avatar

2006 Justice League Metron / Chinese Man (voice) Episode: "Alive!" Episode: "Destroyer"

2007–2008 Lost: Missing Pieces Jin-Soo Kwon TV miniseries

2008 Andromeda Strain, TheThe Andromeda Strain Dr. Tsi Chou TV miniseries

2010–2017 Hawaii
Five-0 Chin Ho Kelly Main cast; Seasons 1-7; 168 episodes

2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Teddy Lee (voice) Episode: "The Anomaly"

2012–2014 Legend of Korra, The The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Hiroshi Sato (voice) 7 episodes

2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Chin Ho Kelly Episode: "Touch of Death"

2013 Hollywood Game Night Himself Episode: "The One With the Friends"

2015 Once Upon a Time Drive-thru employee (voice) Episode: "Darkness on the Edge of Town "

2017 Big Pacific Narrator 5 episodes

2017 MacGyver Chin Ho Kelly Episode: "Flashlight"

2017–present The Good Doctor N/A Executive producer


List of voice performances in video games YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

2003 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Rikimaru

2006 24: The Game Agent Tom Baker

2006 Saints Row
Saints Row
Johnny Gat

2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Macau Fast Food manager

2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth General Fong

2008 Saints Row
Saints Row
2 Johnny Gat

2010 Apache Overdose Gangstar III Mac Silver

2011 Saints Row: The Third Johnny Gat

2013 Saints Row
Saints Row
IV Johnny Gat

2013 Apache Overdose Gangstar IV Mac Silver

2015 Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Johnny Gat

2017 Agents of Mayhem Johnny Gat



2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Lost Won

2006 Asian Excellence Awards Outstanding Television Actor Won

2011 Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV Actor - Action Hawaii
Five-0 Nominated

2012 Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Choice TV Actor - Action Hawaii
Five-0 Nominated


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