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Daniel Dae Kim

Biography

Korean-American actor who played out Jin-Soo Kwon in the favorite television show Shed and later joined up with the CBS show Hawaii Five-O. He relocated to the united states when he was 2 yrs aged and graduated from NYU’s Graduate Performing System. In 2011, he is at the very best 100 of TV’s Sexiest Males relating to TVBuddy. He previously two sons with wife, Mia. He starred in the remake group of Hawaii Five-O with Alex O’Loughlin.

Quick Facts


Full Name Daniel Dae Kim
Date Of Birth August 4, 1968
Place Of Birth Busan, South Korea
Height 1.75 m, 1.75 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Freedom High School, New York University, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College
Nationality South Korean, American, South Korean, American
Spouse Mia Kim, Mia Kim
Children Zander Kim, Jackson Kim
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action
Movies Allegiant, Spider-Man 2, Hulk, For Love of the Game, The Jackal, The Onion Movie, Cradle 2 the Grave, The Cave, Crash, Linsanity, American Shaolin, Addicted to Love, Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Brave New World, Arena, Momentum, Insurgent, Sin, Ktown Cowboys, Ride or Die, No Salida, Spider-Man 2, Insurgent, For Love of the Game, Hulk, The Jackal, The Cave, The Onion Movie, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, American Shaolin, Cradle 2 the Grave, Crash, Ktown Cowboys, Addicted to Love, Linsanity, Ride or Die, Brave New World, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Arena, Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For, Momentum, Hellboy, Sin, Finding Kukan, No Salida
TV Shows The Legend of Korra, Lost, The Andromeda Strain, Lost: Missing Pieces, Crusade, Hawaii Five-0, Big Pacific, The Legend of Korra, Lost, The Andromeda Strain, Lost: Missing Pieces, Crusade, Hawaii Five-0, Big Pacific
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Launched a restaurant called "The Counter" in Honolulu, Hawaii. [March 2009]
2 Being chosen for the part of Jin Kwon on Lost (2004) meant that he had to relearn speaking Korean very fast, a language he hadn't effectively spoken since his childhood.
3 He was included on People Magazine's list of the sexiest men alive in 2005. Matthew McConaughey topped the list.
4 He attended Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the same high school as Dwayne Johnson.
5 While getting small parts in plays and writing and performing in an improv comedy group, he seriously considered a career in investment banking.
6 Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College/Bryn Mawr College in Theatre & Political Science.
7 Grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania.
8 Son born in 1996.
9 He holds an M.F.A. from the Graduate Acting program at New York University.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii Five-0 2010-2016 TV Series Chin Ho Kelly
Allegiant 2016 Jack Kang
Ktown Cowboys 2015 David
Insurgent 2015 Jack Kang
Once Upon a Time 2015 TV Series Fast Food Worker
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell 2015 Video Game Johnny Gat (voice)
The Legend of Korra 2012-2014 TV Series Hiroshi Sato
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 2013 Great Counselor Otomo (English version, voice)
Saints Row IV 2013 Video Game Johnny Gat (voice)
NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 TV Series Chin Ho Kelly
Saints Row: The Third 2011 Video Game Johnny Gat (voice)
Arena 2011 Video Taiga
G.I. Joe: Renegades 2011 TV Series Teddy Lee
Lost 2004-2010 TV Series Jin-Soo Kwon
Saints Row 2 2008 Video Game Gat (voice)
Lost: Missing Pieces 2007-2008 TV Mini-Series Jin Kwon
The Onion Movie 2008 Ivy Leaguer
The Andromeda Strain 2008 TV Mini-Series Dr. Tsi Chou
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth 2007 Video Game General Fong (voice)
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game voice, as Daniel Day Kim
Saints Row 2006 Video Game Johnny Gat (voice)
Justice League 2006 TV Series Metron / Chinese Man
Avatar: The Last Airbender 2006 TV Series General Fong
24: The Game 2006 Video Game Agent Tom Baker (voice)
The Cave 2005 Alex Kim
Crash 2004/I Park
Spider-Man 2 2004 Raymond
The Shield 2004 TV Series Thomas Choi
24 2003-2004 TV Series Tom Baker
ER 2003-2004 TV Series Ken Sung
Star Trek: Enterprise 2003-2004 TV Series Corporal Chang
Without a Trace 2004 TV Series Mark Hiroshi
Sin 2003 Lakorn
Ride or Die 2003 Video Miyako
Street Time 2003 TV Series Vo Nguyen
Hulk 2003 Aide
Momentum 2003 TV Movie Agent Frears
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven 2003 Video Game Rikimaru (English version, voice)
Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 Visiting Expert
Angel 2001-2003 TV Series Gavin Park
Miss Match 2003 TV Series Clifford Kim
Any Day Now 2002 TV Series Mr. Chung
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001 TV Series Special Agent Beckman
Charmed 2001 TV Series Yenlo
Once and Again 2001 TV Series Co-Worker #3
Looking for Bobby D 2001 Short Timmy
Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For 2000 TV Movie Everett Jang
Star Trek: Voyager 2000 TV Series Astronaut - Gotana-Retz
Walker, Texas Ranger 1999 TV Series Kahn
For Love of the Game 1999 E.R. Doctor
Crusade 1999 TV Series Lt. John Matheson
No Salida 1998 Hu-jan
Fantasy Island 1998 TV Series
Ally McBeal 1998 TV Series Police Officer
The Practice 1998 TV Series Testifying Officer
Brave New World 1998 TV Movie Ingram
Seinfeld 1998 TV Series Student #1
The Pretender 1998 TV Series Lenny Duc
NightMan 1997 TV Movie Roland Yates
The Jackal 1997 Akashi
NYPD Blue 1997 TV Series Simon Lee
Beverly Hills, 90210 1997 TV Series Dr. Sturla
NightMan 1997 TV Series Roland Yates
Pacific Palisades 1997 TV Series Kate's Attorney
Addicted to Love 1997 Undergrad Assistant
All My Children 1995 TV Series Dr. Kim
All-American Girl 1994 TV Series Stan
Law & Order 1994 TV Series Harry Watanabe
Unsolved Mysteries 1992 TV Series documentary Su-Ya's Brother-In-Law
American Shaolin 1991 Gao

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii Five-0 2015 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost 2007 TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Slanted Screen 2006 Documentary narrator

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost: The Final Journey 2010 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Lost: Final Chapter 2010 TV Movie special thanks
Lost: A Journey in Time 2009 TV Movie special thanks
Lost: Destiny Calls 2009 TV Movie special thanks
The Motel 2005 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Himself / presenter
Live with Kelly and Michael 2009-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host
East of Main Street: Taking the Lead 2015 Documentary Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night 2013 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Linsanity 2013 Documentary Narrator (voice)
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Surf and Turf 2012 Video short Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2012 TV Series Himself - ICA Judge / Actor
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2013)
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kokua for Japan 2011 TV Movie Himself
Aloha Action! 2011 Video short Himself
CBS Cares 2011 TV Series Himself
Legacy 2011 Video short Himself
Picture Perfect: The Making of the Pilot 2011 Video short Himself
The Cast of 'Lost': Before They Were TV Stars 2010 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Jin Kwon / Himself - Guest : 'Lost' Clue Giver #1
Lost: The Final Journey 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Perdidos unplugged: Temporada final 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Himself
Ace of Cakes 2009 TV Series Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Host
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lost: 2005 PaleyFest 2006 Video Himself - Panelist
Richard & Judy 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Slanted Screen 2006 Documentary Narrator
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The View 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Before They Were Lost: Personal Stories and Audition Tapes 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot 2005 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Korra: The Re-telling of Korra's Journey 2013 TV Short Hiroshi Sato (uncredited)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Lost 2009-2010 TV Series Jin-Soo Kwon
Lost: Final Chapter 2010 TV Movie Jin Kwon
Lost: A Journey in Time 2009 TV Movie Jin Kwon (uncredited)
Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6 2009 TV Movie Jin Kwon (uncredited)
Lost: Destiny Calls 2009 TV Movie Jin Kwon (uncredited)
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Jin Kwon
Lost: The Answers 2007 TV Movie documentary Jin Kwon
Lost Survivor Guide 2007 TV Movie documentary Jin Kwon (uncredited)
Lost: A Tale of Survival 2006 TV Movie documentary Jin Kwon
The Lost Survival Guide 2006 TV Movie Jin-Soo Kwon
Las cinco caras de David LaChapelle 2006 TV Movie Jin Kwon
Lost: Reckoning 2006 TV Movie Jin Kwon
Lost: Revelation 2006 TV Movie Jin Kwon
Destination Lost 2005 TV Movie documentary Jin Kwon
Lost: The Journey 2005 TV Movie Jin Kwon
Malice in Wonderland: Wolfram & Hart 2004 Video documentary short Gavin Park (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series The Legend of Korra (2012) · Janet Varney
· J.K. Simmons
· David Faustino
· P.J. Byrne
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Mindy Sterling
· Steve Blum
· Seychelle Gabriel
· Lance Henriksen
· Kiernan Shipka
· Darcy Rose Byrnes
· Logan Wells
· Maria Bamford
· Jeff Bennett
2013 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series The Legend of Korra (2012) · Janet Varney
· J.K. Simmons
· David Faustino
· P.J. Byrne
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Mindy Sterling
· Steve Blum
· Seychelle Gabriel
· Lance Henriksen
· Kiernan Shipka
· Darcy Rose Byrnes
· Logan Wells
· Maria Bamford
· Jeff Bennett
2010 Influential Asian American Artist Award San Diego Asian Film Festival
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Lost (2004) · Naveen Andrews
· Henry Ian Cusick
· Jeremy Davies
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Yunjin Kim
· Ken Leung
· Evangeline Lilly
· Rebecca Mader
· Elizabeth Mitchell
· Terry O'Quinn
· Harold Perrineau
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Lost (2004) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Naveen Andrews
· Emilie de Ravin
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Maggie Grace
· Josh Holloway
· Malcolm David Kelley
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Dominic Monaghan
· Terry O'Quinn
· Harold Perrineau
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Ian Somerhalder
· Cynthia Watros

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013) · Chloë Grace Moretz
· James Caan
· Mary Steenburgen
· Darren Criss
· Lucy Liu
· Hynden Walch
· George Segal
· Dean Cain
· James Marsden
2014 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role Saints Row IV (2013)
2014 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Saints Row IV (2013) · Troy Baker
· Laura Bailey
· Robin Atkin Downes
· Kenn Michael
· Diane Michelle
· Sumalee Montano
· Nolan North
· JB Blanc
· Keith David
· Danielle Nicolet
· Terry Crews
· Arif S. Kinchen
· Natalie Lander
· Yuri Lowenthal
· Rebecca Riedy
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Action Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Action Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Lost (2004) · Naveen Andrews
· Nestor Carbonell
· Henry Ian Cusick
· Alan Dale
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Jeff Fahey
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Yunjin Kim
· Ken Leung
· Evangeline Lilly
· Terry O'Quinn
· Zuleikha Robinson
2010 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Drama Series Lost (2004)
2009 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Drama Series Lost (2004)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Lost (2004) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Naveen Andrews
· Henry Ian Cusick
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Josh Holloway
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Elizabeth Mitchell
· Dominic Monaghan
· Terry O'Quinn
· Kiele Sanchez
· Rodrigo Santoro
2007 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Drama Series Lost (2004)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Lost (2004) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Naveen Andrews
· Emilie de Ravin
· Michael Emerson
· Matthew Fox
· Jorge Garcia
· Maggie Grace
· Josh Holloway
· Malcolm David Kelley
· Yunjin Kim
· Evangeline Lilly
· Dominic Monaghan
· Terry O'Quinn
· Harold Perrineau
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Cynthia Watros


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#Quote
1 [on why he loves theater] There's something about being in a house with an audience, and having that immediate feedback. I started acting because of that energy; it's what feeds me on stage and informs my choices. What's great in theater is that you can sustain the arc of a character for a full three hours, whereas in film or TV, you have to create that arc in little pieces, and usually out of sequence.


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