David Lee McInnis

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David Lee McInnis
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Born David Lee McInnis
(1973-12-12) December 12, 1973 (age 44)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1999–present
Agent Saram Entertainment
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

David Lee McInnis (born December 12, 1973) is an American actor based in Munich and New York. He has worked in Korean television since 2007.

Early life[edit]

David Lee McInnis, the only child of an American father and a Korean mother, Thomas and Diana McInnis (Lee Suk-hyang; 이숙향), was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and grew up in Antigo, Wisconsin and Honolulu, Hawaii. He is of German, Irish and Korean heritage.


McInnis debuted as an actor in the 1999 American indie crime thriller The Cut Runs Deep, which was an underground hit in South Korea, where McInnis moved to soon after quitting school and achieved noticeable success in the Asian film industry. He was the face of SK Telecom's UTO division from 2001 to 2003 while in Korea, and his early Asian film credits include a supporting cast role in A Moment to Remember.

After a period of introspection, McInnis returned to the limelight with a leading role in Typhoon, a big-budget South Korean action film released in 2005. McInnis went on to star in critically acclaimed American-Korean romance film Never Forever, then took on a supporting role in Epitaph, and guest starred in MBC's television series Air City.

He set up a spice business, McInnis MasterBlend, in 2006 with his father.

In March 2018, McInnis signed with new management agency Saram Entertainment.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Cut Runs Deep J.D.
2004 A Moment to Remember Fashion Model Cameo
2005 Typhoon Somchai
2007 Never Forever Andrew Lee
Epitaph Onji Koshiro
2008 The Mikado Project Jace Kanzaki
2012 Escape from Tibet Tashi
2013 Who Killed Johnny Max 2
2015 Seoul Searching Sergeant Gallagher


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Air City Charlie 3 episodes
2009 Iris II: New Generation Iris Agent Ray 17 episodes
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Ken Nakoa 2 episodes
2013 Iris II IRIS Agent Ray
Gu Family Book Kageshima 13 episodes
2016 Descendants of the Sun Captain David Argus 8 episodes
2017 Lies and Love Upcoming[2]
Man to Man Agent P
2018 Mr. Sunshine [3]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Lord Raiden 3 episodes

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title
2016 Running Man (Episode 297)
2016 Law of the Jungle (Episodes 225–228)


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