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Daniel Dae Hyun Kim (born August 4, 1968)[1] is a Korean American actor, voice actor, producer and director. He is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon
Jin-Soo Kwon
in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0, Gavin Park in Angel and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row
Saints Row
series of video games. He also runs a production company called 3AD, which is currently producing the television series The Good Doctor.

Contents

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

Early life[edit] Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, the son of mother Jung Kim and father Dr. Doo Tae Kim,[1] and moved to the United States with his family when he was a year old.[2] He grew up in New York City, Easton and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Education[edit] Kim was educated at Freedom High School, a public school in his home city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
with a Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
in 1990, and earned an MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1996.[1] Career[edit]

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, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue
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. Kim's film credits include a small part in Spider-Man 2
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
Lost
in which he played 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). Since the role required him to speak exclusively in Korean, he said he was forced to quickly relearn the language, which he had not spoken with any great frequency since high school.[3] He would go on to play the character up until the 2010 series finale. Throughout the show's run, he, along with his fellow cast members, received numerous accolades, including a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble. He 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.[4] Kim was also named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005.[5] In February 2010, shortly after Lost's conclusion, it was announced that Kim would join the CBS reboot Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0 playing Chin Ho Kelly, the role originally made famous by actor Kam Fong.[6] He was the first actor to be officially cast on the show.[6] That series premiered on September 20, 2010 to strong ratings and solid critical acclaim.[7] He departed the show in late June 2017 prior to the eighth season due to a salary dispute with CBS. He had been seeking pay equality with co-stars Alex O'Loughlin
Alex O'Loughlin
and Scott Caan, but CBS would not agree to it.[8] Kim co-starred in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the sequel to 2014's Divergent,[9] playing Jack Kang, the leader of the Candor faction.[10] In addition to acting, Kim made his directorial debut with the Hawaii Five-0 season five episode, "Kuka'awale." Other projects[edit] 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 also provides the voice for Rikimaru
Rikimaru
in the game Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven. 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.[11] Kim is currently repped in America by United Talent Agency.[12] In January 2016, it was announced Kim would make his Broadway debut as the King of Siam in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I from May 3 - June 26, 2016, at the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York.[13] 3AD[edit] As the founder of the film and television production company 3AD, Kim in January 2014 signed a first-look development deal with CBS Television Studios, the first of its kind with an Asian-American actor.[14][15] 3AD is currently producing the television series The Good Doctor, based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. Personal life[edit]

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, he continued his residency after being cast in Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0. On May 17, 2014, he served as a speaker at the 2014 University of Hawaii
Hawaii
commencement ceremony.[16] 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
World Expo
in Korea.[17] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1992 American Shaolin Gao

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 15 Minutes Restaurant Extra

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 Direct-to-video

2003 Sin Lakorn

2004 Spider-Man 2 Raymond

2004 Crash Park

2005 Cave, TheThe Cave Alex Kim

2008 Onion Movie, TheThe Onion Movie Ivy Leaguer

2011 Arena Taiga

2013 Linsanity[18] 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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1994 Law & Order Harry Watanabe Episode: "Golden Years"

1994 All-American Girl Stan Episode: "Ratting on Ruthie"

1995 All My Children Dr. Kim

1997 Pacific Palisades Kate's Attorney Episode: "Sweet Revenge"

1997 Night Man Roland Yates Episode: "Pilot: Part 1"

1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Dr. Sturla Episodes: "Forgive and Forget" and "The Way We Weren't"

1997 NYPD Blue Simon Lee Episode: "It Takes a Village"

1998 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Lenny Duc Episode: "Collateral Damage"

1998 Seinfeld Student No. 1 Episode: "The Burning"

1998 Brave New World Ingram Television film

1998 Ally McBeal Police Officer Episode: "The Inmates"

1998 Practice, TheThe Practice Testifying Officer Episode: "Axe Murderer"

1998 Party of Five Ethan Episode: "Opposites Distract"

1998 Fantasy Island

Episode: "Dreams"

1999 Crusade Lt. John Matheson 13 episodes

1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Kahn Episode: "The Lynn Sisters"

2000 Star Trek: Voyager Astronaut – Gotana-Retz Episode: "Blink of an Eye"

2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Everett Jang Television film

2001 Once and Again Co-Worker No. 3 Episode: "Won't Someone Please Help George Bailey Tonight"

2001 Charmed Yenlo Episode: "Enter the Demon"

2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Special
Special
Agent Beckman Episode: "Ellie"

2001–2003 Angel Gavin Park 12 episodes

2002 Any Day Now Mr. Chung Episode: "Call Him Macaroni"

2003 Momentum Agent Frears Television film

2003 Street Time Vo Nguyen Episode: "Born to Kill"

2003 Miss Match Clifford Kim 4 episodes

2003–2004 24 Tom Baker 11 episodes

2003 ER Ken Sung 3 episodes

2003–2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Corporal Chang Episodes: "The Xindi", "Extinction" and "Hatchery"

2004 Without a Trace Mark Hiroshi Episode: "Exposure"

2004 ER Ken Sung Episode: "Abby Normal"

2004 Shield, TheThe Shield Thomas Choi Episode: "Riceburner"

2004–2010 Lost Jin-Soo Kwon Main role (seasons 1–6) 92 episodes

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

2006 Justice League Metron / Chinese Man (voices) Episodes: "Alive!" and "Destroyer"

2007–2008 Lost: Missing Pieces Jin-Soo Kwon Miniseries

2008 Andromeda Strain, TheThe Andromeda Strain Dr. Tsi Chou Miniseries

2010–2017 Hawaii
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, TheThe 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 Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0 (2010 TV series) N/A Director; 1 episode.

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

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2003 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Rikimaru

2006 24: The Game Agent Tom Baker

2006 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 [19]

2017 Agents of Mayhem Johnny Gat

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Notes

2006 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Lost Won [20]

2006 Asian Excellence Awards Outstanding Television Actor Won

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

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

References[edit]

^ a b c " Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Biography". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2016.  ^ " Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Biography ((?)-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved July 4, 2017.  ^ "Before They Were Lost". Lost: The Complete First Season, Buena Vista Home Entertainment. September 6, 2005. Featurette, disc 7. ^ " Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0 Cast: Daniel Dae Kim". CBS. CBS Interactive.  ^ "2005's Sexiest Men Alive". People.  ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 7, 2010). "'Lost' actor joins 'Hawaii Five-O'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 16, 2011.  ^ " Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0". Metacritic.  ^ Ryan, Maureen. "Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park Exit ' Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-0'". Variety.com. Retrieved 7 July 2017.  ^ " Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Joins Summit's 'Insurgent' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.  ^ "'Insurgent': Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
joins cast". EW.com.  ^ "Mini-View: Lost's Daniel Dae Kim". Fantasy Magazine. February 11, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2009.  ^ Lesley Goldberg. " Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Inks Overall Deal With CBS Television Studios". The Hollywood Reporter.  ^ " Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Will Make His Broadway Debut in 'The King and I'". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-04-12.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "' Hawaii
Hawaii
Five-O' Co-Star Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Inks First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios". Deadline.com.  ^ Goldberg, Lesley. " Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Inks Overall Deal With CBS Television Studios". The Hollywood Reporter.  ^ " Hawaii
Hawaii
5-0's Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Gives Commencement Address to UH Grads – RumorFix". RumorFix.  ^ "The Guild Agency". theguildagency.com.  ^ Lauer-Williams, Kathy (March 25, 2013). "Freedom's Daniel Dae Kim narrates "Linsanity"". The Morning Call. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013.  ^ Juba, Joe (December 11, 2014). "Get Candid with the Voice Actors of Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell – Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell". Game Informer.  ^ "12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

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