Daniel Dae Kim


Date Of Birth

August 4, 1968


Daniel Dae Kim was born in South Korea, but moved to the United States with his family when he was two years old. He later took up theatre from Bryn Mawr College, and eventually graduated from the NYU's Graduate Acting Program.

Kim recurred in several television shows early in his career, such as Angel, Star Trek: Enterprise, ER and 24. He also had minor roles in films such as Hulk and Spider-Man 2.

Kim's best-known role to date came in 2005, when he joined the ABC drama Lost. There, he played Jin Soo-Kwon, a Korean passenger of the ill-fated Oceanic flight 815. He stayed on the show for all six seasons. He currently stars in the CBS series Hawaii Five-0, as former police officer Chin Ho Kelly.

Place of Birth

Busan, South Korea

Birth Name

Daniel Dae Kim



Fun Facts

- He owns a restaurant in Honolulu.


- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, 2006 (for Lost)


- American Shaolin (1992)
- Addicted to Love (1997)
- The Jackal (1997)
- No Salida (1998)
- For Love of the Game (1999)
- Looking for Bobby D (2001)
- Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
- Hulk (2003)
- Sin (2003)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Crash (2004)
- The Cave (2005)
- The Onion Movie (2008)
- Arena (2011)

- Crusade (regular, 1999)
- Angel (recurring, 2001-2003)
- Miss Match (recurring, 2003)
- Star Trek: Enterprise (recurring, 2003-2004)
- ER (recurring, 2003-2004)
- 24 (recurring, 2003-2004)
- Lost (regular, 2004-2010)
- Hawaii Five-0 (regular, 2010-present)






"There's something about being in a house with an audience, and having that immediate feedback. I started acting because of that energy; it's what feeds me on stage and informs my choices. What's great in theater is that you can sustain the arc of a character for a full three hours, whereas in film or TV, you have to create that arc in little pieces, and usually out of sequence."

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