Ian Anthony Dale

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Ian Anthony Dale
Born (1978-07-03) July 3, 1978 (age 41)
Years active2002–present
Nicole Garippo (m. 2016)

Ian Anthony Dale (born July 3, 1978) is an American actor. He has a main role as Adam Noshimuri, ex-husband of former main character Kono Kalakaua, on Hawaii Five-0. Other notable roles include Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards on Salvation, Simon Lee on The Event, Davis Lee on Surface, Avatar Gamma on Charmed and Kazuya Mishima in Tekken. He has also appeared on shows such as Las Vegas, JAG, Day Break, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Criminal Minds; in 2007 he appeared in 24 as the minor character Zhou.

Early life[edit]

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dale attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School where he was a standout baseball player and also first discovered acting.[1][2][3] His father Jack Dale, who is of English and French descent, played ice hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and made the national team for the 1968 Winter Olympics.[4] His mother is Japanese and immigrated from Kobe to the United States as a teenager.[5][6]

Dale attended St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota where he studied stage and theatre and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin, graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2] During his first several years in Los Angeles, he worked as a carpenter building sets to make ends meet while taking acting classes and auditioning for roles.[3]



In 2004, Dale appeared in the film Mr. 3000 as "Fukuda", alongside Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett and Chris Noth. His next movie role was in 2007's The Bucket List as an instructor to Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's characters in one of the scenes. In 2009, he followed that up with a minor part in The Hangover, appeared in the independent film Lollipops, and starred in Tekken as Kazuya Mishima. In 2010, he appeared in the film Flying Lessons. In 2010, he also portrayed Scorpion in the short film of Mortal Kombat: Rebirth on YouTube.[7] The film paved way for a web series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, in which Dale reprised his role. He reprised his role in the second season.


Dale had his first television break on a 2002 episode of Fastlane. Since then he has appeared in episodes of Angel, JAG, Las Vegas, Charmed, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse and Cold Case.

Major television roles have included recurring character Davis Lee on Surface, and Detective Christopher Choi on Day Break. Both series were only broadcast for one season and did not return for a second. Dale was a series regular in the NBC drama series The Event, which ran in the fall of 2010. His most recent recurring roles include Hawaii Five-0 as Adam Noshimuri and Murder in the First as Lieutenant Jim Koto.[2] Dale also portrayed Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards for two seasons on Salvation.

Beginning with the 8th season of Hawaii Five-0 Dale was promoted to a series regular along with new co-star Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mr. 3000 Fukuda
2007 The Bucket List Instructor
2009 The Hangover Chow's #1
2009 Lollipops Detective Jones Short film
2009 Tekken Kazuya Mishima
2009 Flying Lessons Lance
2010 Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
2016 XOXO Anders
2017 Wakefield Ben Jacobs


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Fastlane Jackson Yu Episode: "Mighty Blue"
2003 Angel Drugged Vampire #3 Episode: "Release"
2003 JAG Lance Corporal Brad Owens Episode: "The Boast"
2004 Las Vegas Jonathan Tam Episode: "Die Fast, Die Furious"
2004 Hawaii Lieutenant Robertson Episode: "No Man Is an Island"
2004 Second Time Around Sam Chang Episode: "No, No"
2004 Charmed Avatar Gamma 5 episodes
2005 North Shore Garrett Haynes Episode: "The End"
2005–2006 Surface Davis Lee 11 episodes
2006–2007 Day Break Detective Christopher Choi 12 episodes
2006–2009 Criminal Minds Lt. Detective Owen Kim 2 episodes
2007 Without a Trace David Kwon Episode: "Without You"
2007 Bones Commander James Adams Episode: "Spaceman in a Crater"
2007 24 Zhou Yong 2 episodes
2007 Cold Case Ray Takahashi Episode: "Family 8108"
2009 CSI: NY Ellis Park Episode: "The Past, Present and Murder"
2009 Dollhouse Jack Dunston Episode: "Haunted"
2009 CSI: Miami Evan Wilcox Episode: "Kill Clause"
2010 Trauma Andy Wu Episode: "Protocol"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lon Rose Episode: "The Panty Sniffer"
2010–2011 The Event Agent Simon Lee 19 episodes
2011 Burn Notice Xavier Episode: "Damned If You Do"
2011–present Hawaii Five-0 Adam Noshimuri Recurring: seasons 2-7;
Main: season 8-present
2012 The Mentalist Nathaniel Kim Episode: "Red Dawn"
2012 Emily Owens, M.D. Dr. Kyle Putnam 2 episodes
2013 American Horror Story: Coven Dr. David Zhong Episode: "Bitchcraft"
2014 Delirium Liam Unsold TV pilot
2014–2016 Murder in the First Jim Koto Main role
2015 Hart of Dixie Henry Dalton[8] 2 episodes
2017–2018 Salvation Harris Edwards Main role


Year Title Role Notes
2011–2013 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion 5 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sleeping Dogs Ricky Wong
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer Voices
2015 Battlefield Hardline Marvin The Thief


  1. ^ "Ian Anthony Dale '96". cretin-derhamhall.org.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Paul native Ian Anthony Dale gets advice from cop brother for TNT show". St. Paul Pioneer Press. July 5, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Q&A with Ian Anthony Dale". Mpls St. Paul. August 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Justin, Neal (August 9, 2015). "St. Paul's Ian Anthony Dale is a familiar face on TV, but eyeing bigger roles". Star Tribune.
  5. ^ "Ian Anthony Dale interview: Growing up". YouTube (Asians on Film). October 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "C.J.: St. Paul native Ian Anthony Dale stars in TNT's 'Murder in the First'". Star Tribune. July 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Massive Walking Dead Season 3 Image Gallery - Dread Central". 28 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Hart of Dixie Enlists Hawaii Five-0 Actor to Play 'Superman' in Season 4". July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.

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