Daniel Dae Kim

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Daniel Dae Kim
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Daniel Dae Kim signs autographs at the Hawaii International Film Festival, 2007
Born(1968-08-04) August 4, 1968 (age 45)
Busan, South Korea
ResidenceHonolulu, Hawaii, US
OccupationActor
AgentSidusHQ
Korean name
Hangul김대현
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Dae-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerKim Taehyŏn
 
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Daniel Dae Kim
Danieldaekimgfdl.PNG
Daniel Dae Kim signs autographs at the Hawaii International Film Festival, 2007
Born(1968-08-04) August 4, 1968 (age 45)
Busan, South Korea
ResidenceHonolulu, Hawaii, US
OccupationActor
AgentSidusHQ
Korean name
Hangul김대현
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Dae-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerKim Taehyŏn

Daniel Dae Kim (born August 4, 1968) is an American actor, born in South Korea. He is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games.

Early life[edit]

Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, and moved to the United States with his family when he was two years old.[1] He is now a naturalized citizen of the United States. He grew up in Lehigh Valley, Easton, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Freedom High School and Haverford College. His theatre major was completed at Bryn Mawr College. He graduated from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1996.

Career[edit]

On the cover of KoreAm, April 2010

Prior to his casting as Jin in Lost, he was probably best known for numerous recurring roles in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He has been seen in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as a treasury agent as well as episodes of Angel, 24, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Crusade, Charmed, The Shield, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, ER, and 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.

Kim was named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005. Kim is the voice of the character Johnny Gat for THQ's Saints Row video game series. He also provided his voice for 24: The Game in which he played his character from the show, Tom Baker. He also provided the voice for Metron in the final two episodes of Justice League Unlimited.

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.[2]

In February 2010 it was announced that Kim was cast in the CBS reboot Hawaii Five-0 playing Chin Ho Kelly.[3] That show premiered on September 20, 2010.

BuddyTV ranked him #81 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[4]

On January 2014, Kim signed with SidusHQ.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kim currently resides in Oahu, Hawaii, with his wife and two sons.

Arrest[edit]

On October 25, 2007, Kim was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kim was later released at the main station after he posted $500 bail.[6] He publicly apologized for the incident a day later.[7] Kim pleaded no contest to drunken driving charges and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, had his driver's license revoked for six months, was subjected to a drug-and-alcohol assessment, was ordered to pay $212 in court fees, and perform 72 hours of community service.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992American ShaolinGao
1997Addicted to LoveUndergrad Assistant
1997Jackal, TheThe JackalAkashi
1999For Love of the GameE.R. Doctor
2001Looking for Bobby DTimmyShort film
2003Cradle 2 the GraveVisiting Expert
2003HulkAide
2003Ride or DieMiyakoVideo
2003SinLakorn
2004Spider-Man 2Raymond
2004CrashPark
2005Cave, TheThe CaveAlex Kim
2008Onion Movie, TheThe Onion MovieIvy Leaguer
2011ArenaTaigaVideo
2013Linsanity[9]NarratorDocumentary
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Law & OrderHarry WatanabeEpisode: "Golden Years"
1994All-American GirlStanEpisode: "Ratting on Ruthie"
1995All My ChildrenDr. KimTV series
1997Pacific PalisadesKate's AttorneyEpisode: "Sweet Revenge"
1997Night ManRoland YatesEpisode: "Pilot: Part 1"
1997Beverly Hills, 90210Dr. SturlaEpisode: "Forgive and Forget"
Episode: "The Way We Weren't"
1997NYPD BlueSimon LeeEpisode: "It Takes a Village"
1998Pretender, TheThe PretenderLenny DucEpisode: "Collateral Damage"
1998SeinfeldStudent #1Episode: "The Burning"
1998Brave New WorldIngramTV movie
1998Ally McBealPolice OfficerEpisode: "The Inmates"
1998Practice, TheThe PracticeTestifying OfficerEpisode: "Axe Murderer"
1998Party of FiveEthanEpisode: "Opposites Distract"
1998Fantasy IslandEpisode: "Dreams"
1999CrusadeLt. John Matheson13 episodes
1999Walker, Texas RangerKahnEpisode: "The Lynn Sisters"
2000Star Trek: VoyagerAstronaut - Gotana-RetzEpisode: "Blink of an Eye"
2000Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die ForEverett JangTV movie
2001Once and AgainCo-Worker #3Episode: "Won't Someone Please Help George Bailey Tonight"
2001CharmedYenloEpisode: "Enter the Demon"
2001CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSpecial Agent BeckmanEpisode: "Ellie"
2001–2003AngelGavin Park12 episodes
2002Any Day NowMr. ChungEpisode: "Call Him Macaroni"
2003MomentumAgent FrearsTV movie
2003Street TimeVo NguyenEpisode: "Born to Kill"
2003Miss MatchClifford Kim4 episodes
2003–200424Tom Baker11 episodes
2003ERKen Sung3 episodes
2003-2004Star Trek: EnterpriseCorporal ChangEpisode: "The Xindi"
Episode: "Extinction"
Episode: "Hatchery"
2004Without a TraceMark HiroshiEpisode: "Exposure"
2004ERKen SungEpisode: "Abby Normal"
2004Shield, TheThe ShieldThomas ChoiEpisode: "Riceburner"
2004–2010LostJin-Soo Kwon114 episodes
2006Avatar: The Last AirbenderGeneral Fong (voice)Episode: "The Avatar State"
2006Justice LeagueMetron / Chinese Man (voice)Episode: "Alive!"
Episode: "Destroyer"
2007–2008Lost: Missing PiecesJin KwonTV miniseries
2008Andromeda Strain, TheThe Andromeda StrainDr. Tsi ChouTV miniseries
2010–presentHawaii Five-0Chin Ho KellyMain Character
2011G.I. Joe: RenegadesTeddy Lee (voice)Episode: "The Anomaly"
2011–2012Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of KorraHiroshi Sato (voice)5 episodes
2012NCIS: Los AngelesChin Ho KellyEpisode: "Touch of Death"
2013Hollywood Game NightHimselfEpisode: "The One With the Friends"
2013Mortal Kombat LegacyLiu KangMortal Kombat Legacy: "Season 2"
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Tenchu: Wrath of HeavenRikimaru (voice)
200624: The GameAgent Tom Baker (voice)
2006Saints RowJohnny Gat (voice)
2006Scarface: The World Is Yours(voice)
2007Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning EarthGeneral Fong (voice)
2008Saints Row 2Johnny Gat (voice)
2011Saints Row: The ThirdJohnny Gat (voice)
2013Saints Row IVJohnny Gat (voice)

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