Daniel Dae Kim life and biography

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Daniel Dae Kim biography

Date of birth : 1968-08-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Busan, South Korea
Nationality : Korean American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-17
Credited as : Actor, Hawaii Five-0,

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Daniel Dae Kim is a Korean American actor, best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost and Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0.

Kim was born in Busan, South Korea and moved to the United States with his family when he was two, growing up in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Kim is a graduate of Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Haverford College in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania. His theatre major was completed at the neighboring Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He graduated from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1996.

Upon graduation, Daniel's film career began in earnest with roles in The Jackal, For Love of the Game, The Hulk, Spider Man 2 and The Cave, as well as the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Crash. Most recently he completed production on The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and directed by George Nolfi.

On television, he's guest starred on numerous shows, including CSI, ER, and, for two seasons, 24, as CTU Agent Tom Baker. In 2008, he also starred in the Emmy nominated mini-series adaptation of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. 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 Unlimited and Avatar.

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 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.


Hawaii Five-0 (2010- ) as Chin Ho Kelly Chin trained under Steve McGarrett's father, John McGarrett
G.I. Joe: Renegades (2011) as Teddy Lee
The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (2012) as Hiroshi Sato
Saints Row: The Third (2011) as Johnny Gat (video game)

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