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Daniel Dae Kim

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype.Daniel's most recent work on ABC's Lost (2004), is no exception. As "Jin Soo Kwon", a Korean businessman and reluctant enforcer for his father-in-law, his character transformed from an overprotective "traditional" husband to a man who re-learns how to live and love. His portrayal of this multi-faceted character signaled a breakthrough for primetime network television, and has helped make Lost (2004) a worldwide hit since its debut in 2004.Since then, both Daniel and the show have been widely recognized for their excellence. Sharing a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, the Korean-American actor's universal appeal was also recognized by "People" Magazine, which named him one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005, as well as "TV Guide", which recognized him as one of "TV's Sexiest Men" in 2006. In that same year, Daniel was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In 2009, his recognition continues with the prestigious KoreAm Journal Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment.Born in Busan, South Korea and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Daniel discovered acting while a student at Haverford College. Though briefly considering a career as an attorney, he decided to follow his true passion and moved to New York City, where he began his work on stage. There, he performed in classics such as "Romeo and Juliet", Anton Chekhov's "Ivanov" and Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House", as well as working with an improv comedy troupe. Despite his early success, however, he decided to deepen his dedication to the craft by studying at the Graduate Acting program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Master's Degree in Fine Arts in 1996.Upon graduation, Daniel's film career began in earnest with roles in The Jackal (1997), For Love of the Game (1999), The Hulk (2003), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and The Cave (2005), as well as the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Collision (2004). Most recently, he completed production on The Adjustment Bureau (2011), starring Matt Damon and directed by George Nolfi.On television, he's guest-starred on numerous shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), ER (1994) and, for two seasons, 24 (2001) as CTU Agent "Tom Baker". In 2008, he also starred in the Emmy-nominated mini-series adaptation of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain (2008). Kim has also complemented his television work by lending his voice talents to video games, creating characters in "Saints Row" 1 and 2, "Scarface: The World Is Yours", "Tenchu" and "24", as well as the animated TV series' Justice League (2001) Unlimited and Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005).This past summer, Daniel rekindled his love for the stage by performing the role of the "King of Siam" in the iconic production, "The King and I", directed by Jeremy Sams, at London's world-renowned Royal Albert Hall.Though he spends time in Los Angeles and New York, Daniel spends most of the year in Honolulu, where he devotes his free time to a number of different charities, his restaurant and his family.

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Aug 4, 1968 In Pusan, South Korea
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Seinfeld 1989-07-05
Latest Project:
Series Hollywood Game Night 2013-07-11

2 wins & 6 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Hawaii Five-0
Poster of Lost
Hollywood Game Night Unknown 2013-07-11
The Legend of Korra Unknown 2012-04-14
Once Upon a Time Unknown 2011-10-23
Hawaii Five-0 Chin Ho Kelly 168 episodes, 2010-2017 2010-09-20
G.I. Joe: Renegades Unknown 2010-10-10
NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
Ace of Cakes Unknown 2006-08-17
Iron Chef America: The Series Unknown 2005-01-16
Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
Lost Jin-Soo Kwon 118 episodes, 2004-2010 2004-09-22
Miss Match Unknown 2003-09-26
The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
24 Unknown 2001-11-06
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Angel Unknown 1999-10-05
Crusade Lt. John Matheson 13 episodes, 1999 1999-06-09
Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
NightMan Unknown 1997-09-30
The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Star Trek: Voyager Unknown 1995-01-16
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05