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Daniel Dae Kim

Lowest Rated:   11% The Cave (2005)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% Ktown Cowboys
  • David
$18.9k 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant
  • Jack Kang
2016
29% 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
No Score Yet 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
11% The Cave
  • Kim
$14.9M 2005
75% Crash
  • Park
$55.4M 2004
94% Spider-Man 2
  • Raymond
$373.4M 2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Actor
$87.2M 2004
No Score Yet Momentum
  • Agent Frears
2003
61% Hulk
  • Aide
$132.2M 2003
26% Cradle 2 the Grave
  • Visiting Expert
$34.6M 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
46% For Love of the Game
  • ER Doctor
1999
No Score Yet Brave New World
  • Actor
1998
15% The Jackal
  • Akashi
1997
57% Addicted to Love
  • undergrad assistant
1997
No Score Yet American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II
  • Gao
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
26% MacGyver
2016
  • Chin Ho Kelly
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Director
  • Chin Ho Kelly
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
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
86% Lost
2004-2010
  • Jin Kwon Jin
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Agent Tom Baker
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Shield
2002-2008
  • Thomas Choi
  • 2004
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Chang
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Yen Lo
  • 2001
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Spec. Agent Beckman
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Pilot
  • 2000
No Score Yet Crusade
1999
  • Lt. John Matheson
  • 1999
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Testifying Police Officer
  • 1998
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Student #1
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Harry Watanabe
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
  • Executive Producer

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