Daniel Dae Kim

Birthday: Aug 4, 1968
Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea
A handsome, chiseled actor of South Korean origins who labored for over a decade onscreen before officially landing his breakout role in the hit ABC series Lost, Daniel Dae Kim got his start with bit roles in such popular shows as Beverly Hills 90210, Angel, and 24 before turning heads as the only non-English-speaking passenger to be stranded on a mysterious island paradise inhabited by psychic smoke monsters and malevolent "Others."Born in Pusan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Kim earned his B.A. from Haverford college before briefly considering a career in law. It was a fateful early-career appearance on an episode of Law & Order that spurred the burgeoning actor to ditch the courtroom and take to the stage, with subsequent roles in Romeo and Juliet and A Doll's House providing all the encouragement Kim needed to continue developing his craft. Later, after earning his M.F.A. through the Graduate Acting Program at New York University, roles in such high-profile television hits as Seinfeld, Ally McBeal, The Practice, and Party of Five came fast and furious. Though additional appearances in such features as The Jackal and For Love of the Game showed big-screen promise as well, it was on the small screen that Kim seemed most comfortable. Increasingly prominent roles in Angel, Enterprise, ER, and 24 hinted at something big in Kim's future, and with the turbulent descent of Oceanic flight 815 that something big came crashing down in a very big way.A virtual phenomenon from the very first episode, Lost proved the kind of television series capable of literally starting its own mythology -- and Kim was directly at the center of the firestorm from the very beginning. Cast as the son of a poor fisherman who eventually married into one of Korea's most powerful crime families, Kim proved a captivating presence on the show and was voted one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005. Though Lost would indeed prove to be Kim's bread and butter, the actor continued to appear in features (Spider-Man 2, Crash) as well as branching out into the increasingly lucrative world of video-game voice-overs (24: The Game, Saints Row). Somehow, in the midst of his wildfire success, Kim has even found the time to keep his passion for the theater alive by appearing in a New York stage production of Chekhov's Ivanov.The actor appeared in 2008's critically acclaimed film The Andromeda Strain, and in the sixth and final season of LOST, which aired in 2010. Kim joined the cast of the Hawaii Five-O shortly afterwards. In 2011, Kim joined Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson in the action thrller Arena.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hellboy Ben Daimio 2019
No Score Yet Always Be My Maybe Actor 2019
91% Mirai Great-Grandfather 2018
33% Ktown Cowboys David $18.9K 2016
11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant Jack Kang 2016
28% Insurgent Jack Kang $114.2M 2015
No Score Yet Zbuntowana 3D Jack Kang 2015
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Great Counselor Otomo $0.5M 2014
63% Linsanity Narrator $0.3M 2013
No Score Yet Arena Taiga 2011
40% The Andromeda Strain Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Onion Movie Ivy Leaguer 2008
26% Daddy's Little Girls Waiter $31.4M 2007
No Score Yet The Slanted Screen Actor 2006
12% The Cave Kim $14.9M 2005
74% Crash Park $55.4M 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 Raymond $373.4M 2004
62% Starsky & Hutch Actor $87.2M 2004
No Score Yet Momentum Agent Frears 2003
62% Hulk Aide $132.2M 2003
25% Cradle 2 the Grave Visiting Expert $34.7M 2003
No Score Yet Sin Lakorn 2003
No Score Yet Hustle and Heat Miyako 2003
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Everett Jay 2000
45% For Love of the Game ER Doctor 1999
No Score Yet Brave New World Actor 1998
23% The Jackal Akashi 1997
56% Addicted to Love undergrad assistant 1997
No Score Yet American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II Gao 1991

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
Dr. Jackson Han Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Chin Ho Kelly
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Chin Ho Kelly Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Chin Ho Kelly
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2010
90% Lost
2004-2010
Jin Kwon Jin
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
87% 24
2001-2014
Agent Tom Baker
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2003
89% The Shield
2002-2008
Thomas Choi
  • 2004
53% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Chang
  • 2004
  • 2003
88% Angel
1999-2004
Gavin Gavin Park
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Yen Lo
  • 2001
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Spec. Agent Beckman
  • 2001
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Pilot
  • 2000
No Score Yet Crusade
1999
Lt. John Matheson
  • 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Kahn
  • 1999
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Testifying Police Officer
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Ethan
  • 1998
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Student #1
  • 1998
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Dr. Sturla
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Simon Lee
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Harry Watanabe
  • 1994

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