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Daniel Dae Kim

Friday, January 6, 2012 · Posted in ,


Daniel Dae Kim is a Korean American actor. He was born on August 4, 1968 in Busan, South Korea. He's  best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost and Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0.
Daniel Dae Kim  moved to the United States with his family when he was two. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, graduated 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. He is currently residing in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and two sons.

At HBO's Post Golden Globe After Party held at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. Source


He was included on People Magazine's list of the sexiest men alive in 2005. 


Kim was arrested around 3 a.m on On October 25, 2007 for allegedly driving drunk in Hawaii. The actor was booked at the Honolulu Police station and was released at 5:05 a.m. after posting a $500 bail. He publicly apologized for the incident the next day. He pleaded no contest to drunken driving charges and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, had his driver's license revoked for six months, was subjected to a drug-and-alcohol assessment, was ordered to pay $212 in court fees, and perform 72 hours of community service.

Daniel, I hate to tell you but your mugshot is awful. 

He has an impressive carrier:
  • The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra (TV series) (post-production) - Hiroshi Sato
  • 2010-2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV series) - Chin Ho Kelly / Chin Ho
  • 2011 Saints Row: The Third (Video Game) - Johnny Gat (voice)
  • 2011 Arena (video) - Taiga
  • 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV series) - Teddy Lee  (voice)
  • 2004 - 2010 Lost (TV series) - Jin Kwon
  • 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game) - Johnny Gat (voice)
  • 2008 The Andromeda Strain (TV mini-series) - Dr. Tsi Chou
  • 2007 - 2008 Lost: Missing Pieces (TV mini-series) - Jin Kwon
  • 2008 The Onion Movie - Ivy Leaguer
  • 2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (Video Game) - General Fong (voice)
  • 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (voice)
  • 2006 Saints Row (Video Game) - Johnny Gat (voice)
  • 2006 Justice League (TV series) - Metron / Chinese Man
  • 2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series) - General Fong
  • 2006 24: The Game (Video Game) - Agent Tom Baker (voice)
  • 2005 The Cave - Alex Kim
  • 2004/I Crash - Park
  • 2004 Spider-Man 2 - Raymond
  • 2004 The Shield (TV series) - Thomas Choi
  • 2003 - 2004 24 (TV series) - Tom Baker
  • 2003 - 2004 ER (TV series) - Ken Sung
  • 2003-2004 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV series) - Corporal Chang
  • 2004 Without a Trace (TV series) - Mark Hiroshi
  • 2003 Miss Match (TV series) - Clifford Kim
  • 2003 Sin - Lakorn
  • 2003 Ride or Die (video) - Miyako
  • 2003 Street Time (TV series) - Vo Nguyen
  • 2003 Hulk - Aide
  • 2003 Momentum (TV movie) - Agent Frears
  • 2003 Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (Video Game) - Rikimaru (voice: English version)
  • 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave - Visiting Expert
  • 2001-2003 Angel (TV series) - Gavin Park
  • 2002 Any Day Now (TV series) - Mr. Chung
  • 2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Special Agent Beckman
  • 2001 Charmed (TV series) - Yenlo
  • 2001 Once and Again (TV series) - Co-Worker #3
  • 2001 Looking for Bobby D (short) - Timmy
  • 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV movie) - Everett Jang
  • 2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV series) - Gotana-Retz
  • 1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series) - Kahn
  • 1999 For Love of the Game - E.R. Doctor
  • 1999 Crusade (TV series) - Lt. John Matheson
  • 1998 Fantasy Island (TV series) -  Dreams (1998)
  • 1998 Party of Five (TV series) - Ethan
  • 1998 The Practice (TV series) - Testifying Officer
  • 1998 Ally McBeal (TV series) - Police Officer
  • 1998 Brave New World (TV movie) - Ingram
  • 1998 Seinfeld (TV series) - Student #1
  • 1998 The Pretender (TV series) - Lenny Duc
  • 1998 No Salida - Hu-jan
  • 1997 The Jackal - Akashi
  • 1997 NYPD Blue (TV series) - Simon Lee
  • 1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series) - Dr. Sturla
  • 1997 NightMan (TV series) - – World Premiere (1997)
  • 1997 Pacific Palisades (TV series) - Kate's Attorney
  • 1997 Addicted to Love - Undergrad Assistant
  • 1995 All My Children (TV series) - Dr. Kim
  • 1994 All-American Girl (TV series) - Stan
  • 1994 Law & Order (TV series) - Harry Watanabe
  • 1992 American Shaolin - Gao

Source: Wikipedia, People.com, imdb,

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