Daniel Philip Henney
November 28, 1979
Carson City, Michigan, U.S.
|Known for||Matthew Simmons in Criminal Minds|
Daniel Phillip Henney (born November 28, 1979) is an American actor and model. He is known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), My Father (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Shanghai Calling (2012), The Last Stand (2013), One Night Surprise (2013), and Big Hero 6 (2014).
In television, he is known for starring in the Korean dramas Spring Waltz and My Lovely Sam Soon as well as US television series Hawaii Five-0 and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. He has joined the regular cast of Criminal Minds for its thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth seasons.
Henney was born in Carson City, Michigan, to Christine, a Korean-American and Philip Henney, an Irish-American. His mother was born in Busan, South Korea and was brought to the United States as a child after being adopted by a white American couple. He was a star basketball player at Carson City-Crystal High School and led the Eagles to the MHSAA Central region (CSAA) 2nd place finish during his senior year.
Henney started modeling in the U.S. in 2001 and worked in France, Italy, Hong Kong and Taiwan while attending college. After his debut in South Korea with an advertisement for the Amore Pacific's cosmetic "Odyssey Sunrise", he became a spokesperson for commercials with Jun Ji-hyun for Olympus cameras and Kim Tae-hee for Daewoo Electronics's Klasse air conditioners.
Despite speaking no Korean, Henney became a household name through the South Korean hit TV drama, My Lovely Sam Soon, aka My Name is Kim Sam Soon. He played the role of Dr. Henry Kim, a surgeon who is devotedly in love with Hee-jin (played by Jung Ryeo-won). Sam Soon was the most popular Korean drama in 2005; although Henney was starring as the supporting actor, his performance and good looks were widely noticed.
Henney then starred in another drama, "Spring Waltz" in 2006. He later learned the language and appeared on a few variety shows, such as Family Outing. Henney was a part of an academic scandal in which many sources stated that he had an Economics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, while in actuality he had no college degree.
Henney starred in his first feature film in Korea, Seducing Mr. Perfect. His second film, My Father, won multiple awards in South Korea and Henney became the first foreigner to sweep all the major cinema awards in the Best New Actor category.
Since 2012, Henney has appeared in several American TV series. In 2015, he starred as Special Agent Matt Simmons in the American television series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, a spin-off of Criminal Minds.
Henney is signed with DNA Models in New York under the celebrity-division.
|2006||Seducing Mr. Perfect||Robin Heiden|
|2007||My Father||James Parker|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Agent Zero|
|Shanghai Calling||Sam Chao|
|2013||The Last Stand||Agent Phil Hayes|
|One Night Surprise||Bill|
|The Spy: Undercover Operation||Ryan|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Tadashi Hamada||Voice role|
|TBA||Confidential Assignment 2|||
|2005||My Lovely Sam Soon||Dr. Henry Kim||Main cast|
|Hello Franceska||Elizabeth's first love||Guest star; 2 episodes|
|2006||Spring Waltz||Philip||Main cast|
|2009||Three Rivers||Dr. David Lee||Main cast|
|2010||The Fugitive: Plan B||Kai||Main cast|
|2012-2013||Hawaii Five-0||Michael Noshimuri||Guest star; 3 episodes|
|2014||Revolution||Peter Garner||Guest star; 3 episodes|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||NCIS Agent Paul Angelo||Episode: "Three Hearts"|
|Criminal Minds||Matthew "Matt" Simmons||Special Guest (season 10 & 12)|
Main Role (Season 13–15)
|2016–2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Main cast; 26 episodes|
|2016||Dear My Friends||Mark Smith||Cameo|
|2017–2019||Big Hero 6: The Series||Tadashi Hamada||Voice role|
|TBA||The Wheel of Time||Lan Mandragoran||TV series|
Awards and nominations
- "Daniel Henney's Mother Travels Back to Her Roots". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- Lo, Ricky. "Daniel Henney: From Kim Sam Soon to Hawaii Five-O". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- "A most unlikely Seoul sensation". Los Angeles Times. June 17, 2007.
- "Prep Basketball: Carson City". Lansing State Journal. January 10, 1998. p. 18. In season 15, episode 5 of Criminal Minds, Henney wears a Carson City-Crystal basketball shirt in a scene where he is playing basketball and shows off an impressive dunk.
- (in Korean) 다니엘 헤니 “모델로 활약했지만 여전히 나의 꿈은 연기자”. News.naver.com (February 24, 2006). Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
- 다니엘 헤니 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. 10asia.co.kr. Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
- "wftrok.com". Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- (in Korean) 다니엘 헤니 "모델은 순간예술, 배우는 인생을 연기". News.naver.com (July 4, 2005). Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
- "Actor Daniel Henney Caught in Academic Record Scandal '". Newszone. The Korea Times. September 2, 2007. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
- Daniel Henney hops aboard "Domangja" cast Archived August 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.Asiae June 21, 2010 Retrieved June 24, 2010.
- DNA Models Archived April 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. DNA Models. Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
- "Criminal Minds Adds Beyond Borders ' Daniel Henney as Series Regular". TVLine.com. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
- "'The Wheel Of Time': 'Criminal Minds' Star Daniel Henney Joins Amazon's Epic Fantasy Drama". Deadline. September 4, 2019. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
- Siegel, Tatiana (February 21, 2008). "Dominic Monaghan joins 'Wolverine'". Variety.
- Kwak Hyun-soo (January 22, 2021). "공조2' 현빈·유해진→다니엘 헤니 캐스팅 [공식]". sports.donga (in Korean). Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Namkyung Lee (April 8, 2021). "다니엘헤니 '서치2' 합류…올 봄 촬영 예정". MBN Star (in Korean). Retrieved April 9, 2021.
- Keck, William (October 2, 2012). "Hawaii Five-0 Brings on Alex O'Loughlin's Old CBS Co-Star". TV Guide.
- Biography. Hermosa USA (January 31, 2014). Retrieved on April 27, 2014.
- 헤니 (포토엔)휴잭맨-다니엘 헤니, 배우로 처음 청계광장에 핸드프린팅 남겨요.Newsen April 10, 2010 Retrieved June 24, 2010.
- 헤니 (포토엔)신인남우상 다니엘 헤니, 오 마이 갓! .Newsen June 27, 2010 Retrieved June 24, 2010.
- 헤니 다니엘 헤니는 역시 최고 인기남! 여성들의 시샘과 질투 쏟아졌다.Newsen December 30, 2005 Retrieved June 24, 2010.
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