Daniel Henney in 2012
|Born||Daniel Philip Henney
Jeom Deok-su (점 덕수)
November 28, 1979
Carson City, Michigan
|Agent||Apple of the Eye Co., Ltd. (Korea)
DNA Model Management (US)
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
Daniel Phillip Henney or Jeom Deok-su (born November 28, 1979) is an American actor and model, 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), and Big Hero 6 (2014).
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 adopted by a German American couple as an infant. He was a star basketball player at Carson City-Crystal High School and led the Eagles to the MHSAA Central region (CSAA) championship 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 swept 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.
|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"|
|2015–present||Criminal Minds||Matthew "Matt" Simmons||Special Guest Star (Season 10 & 12)
Series Regular (Season 13–present)
|2016–2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Main cast|
|2016||Dear My Friends||Cameo|
|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|
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