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  • Place of birth : Busan
  • Date of birth : 04/08/1968


  • Kim Dae Daniel


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Daniel Dae Kim (1968)

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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.


 early life
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. He is currently residing in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and two sons.

Prior to his casting as Jin in Lost, he was probably best known for numerous recurring roles in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He has been seen in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as a treasury agent as well as episodes of Angel, 24, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Crusade, Charmed, The Shield, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, ER, and The Andromeda Strain.

His film credits include a small part in Spider-Man 2 as a scientist working in Doctor Octavius' laboratory and Crash, the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award winner.

Kim was named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2005. Kim is the voice of the character Johnny Gat for THQ's Saints Row video game series. He also provided his voice for '' in which he played his character from the show, Tom Baker. He also provided the voice for Metron in the final two episodes of Justice League Unlimited''.

Kim played the King of Siam in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I from June 12–28, 2009 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

In February 2010 it was announced that Kim was cast in the CBS reboot Hawaii Five-0 playing Chin Ho Kelly. He was the first actor cast for the series. That show premiered on September 20, 2010.

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