Daniel Dae Kim
|Daniel Dae Kim|
Kim signs autographs at HIFF, 2007
August 4, 1968 |
Busan, South Korea
|Residence||Honolulu, Hawaii, US|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Dae-hyeon|
Daniel Dae Kim (born August 4, 1968) is a South Korean-born American actor. Kim 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. He also played a recurring role on Angel.
Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, and moved to the United States with his family when he was two years old. 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.
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.
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.
Kim currently resides in Oahu, Hawaii, with his wife and two sons.
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. He publicly apologized for the incident a day later. 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.
|1997||Addicted to Love||Undergrad Assistant|
|1997||Jackal, TheThe Jackal||Akashi|
|1999||For Love of the Game||E.R. Doctor||B5 Crusade|
|2001||Looking for Bobby D||Timmy||Short film|
|2003||Cradle 2 the Grave||Visiting Expert|
|2003||Ride or Die||Miyako||Video|
|2005||Cave, TheThe Cave||Alex Kim|
|2008||Onion Movie, TheThe Onion Movie||Ivy Leaguer|
|1994||Law & Order||Harry Watanabe||Episode: "Golden Years"|
|1994||All-American Girl||Stan||Episode: "Ratting on Ruthie"|
|1995||All My Children||Dr. Kim||TV series|
|1997||Pacific Palisades||Kate's Attorney||Episode: "Sweet Revenge"|
|1997||Night Man||Roland Yates||Episode: "Pilot: Part 1"|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Dr. Sturla||Episode: "Forgive and Forget"
Episode: "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 #1||Episode: "The Burning"|
|1998||Brave New World||Ingram||TV movie|
|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||TV movie|
|2001||Once and Again||Co-Worker #3||Episode: "Won't Someone Please Help George Bailey Tonight"|
|2001||Charmed||Yenlo||Episode: "Enter the Demon"|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||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||TV movie|
|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||Episode: "The Xindi"
|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||114 episodes|
|2006||Avatar: The Last Airbender||General Fong (voice)||Episode: "The Avatar State"|
|2006||Justice League||Metron / Chinese Man (voice)||Episode: "Alive!"
|2007–2008||Lost: Missing Pieces||Jin-Soo Kwon||TV miniseries|
|2008||Andromeda Strain, TheThe Andromeda Strain||Dr. Tsi Chou||TV miniseries|
|2010–present||Hawaii Five-0||Chin Ho Kelly||Character|
|2011||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Teddy Lee (voice)||Episode: "The Anomaly"|
|2011–2012||Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of Korra||Hiroshi Sato (voice)||5 episodes|
|2012||NCIS: Los Angeles||Chin Ho Kelly||Episode: "Touch of Death"|
|2013||Hollywood Game Night||Himself||Episode: "The One With the Friends"|
|2003||Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven||Rikimaru (voice)|
|2006||24: The Game||Agent Tom Baker (voice)|
|2006||Saints Row||Johnny Gat (voice)|
|2006||Scarface: The World Is Yours||(voice)|
|2007||Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth||General Fong (voice)|
|2008||Saints Row 2||Johnny Gat (voice)|
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Johnny Gat (voice)|
|2013||Saints Row IV||Johnny Gat (voice)|
- Daniel Dae Kim Biography ((?)-)
- "Mini-View: Lost's Daniel Dae Kim". Fantasy Magazine. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2010-02-07). "'Lost' actor joins 'Hawaii Five-O'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
- "Korean American actor Daniel Dae Kim signs with SidusHQ". Allkpop. January 3, 2014.
- "Police: 'Lost' Star Had Double Legal Blood Alcohol Limit".
- "'Lost' Actor Issues Apology After DUI Arrest". KITV. 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- "‘Lost’ star pleads no contest to DUI".
- Lauer-Williams, Kathy (March 25, 2013). "Freedom's Daniel Dae Kim narrates "Linsanity"". The Morning Call. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013.
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