Daniel Dae Kim

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Full Name Daniel Dae Kim
Age 51 Years Old
Nick Name Daniel Dae Kim
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date August 04, 1968
Birth Place Busan

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Kim Dae-Hyun, popularly known as Daniel Dae Kim is a Korean-born American actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his roles in American TV series, Lost, Hawaii Five-0, and Angels. He is also known for his role in the Saints Rows series of video games. He has a production company, 3AD and has produced the hit television series, The Good Doctor. He has appeared in numerous films and television series. He has won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Asian Excellence Award for Outstanding Television Actor for his role in Lost in 2006.

Kim announced on 19 March 2020 that he was infected with COVID-19.

What is Daniel Dae Kim Famous For?

  • Producer of The Good Doctor.
  • His roles in Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Angel.

Daniel Dae Kim News

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What nationality is Daniel Dae Kim?

Daniel Dae Hyun Kim was born on 4 August 1968. His birth name is Daniel Dae Hyun. His zodiac sign is Leo. He was born to a father, Dr. Doo Tae Kim, and a mother, Jung Kim. He is of Asian descent. He was born in Busan in South Korea. His family moved to the United States when he was just a toddler. He holds dual citizenship in South Korea and the United States. He grew up in New York City, Easton, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended Freedom High School in Bethlehem. Following his high school graduation, he enrolled in the Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Haverford with a Bachelor's degree in theater and political science in 1990. He later earned an MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1996.

Daniel Dae Kim Career Timeline

  • Daniel Dae Kim started his acting career in 1992. He made his television debut in a guest role in the American true crime television series, Unsolved Mysteries in 1992.
  • He made his film debut in the 1992 American martial arts film, American Shaolin.  
  • He landed the main role as Lt. John Mattheson in the American spin-off television series, Crusade in 1999. 
  • He landed the major role in the tv series, Angel, a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He appeared in a major role as Gavin park in Angel. 
  • He starred in the main role of Jin-Soo Kwon in the drama television series, Lost. The series ran between 2004 and 2010.
  • He had a major recurring role is in an American action police procedural television series, Hawaii Five-0, where he appeared as Chin Ho Kelly between 2010 and 2017.
  • He is the executive producer of the popular medical drama series, The Good Doctor. His production company 3AD produced the series. He also stars in the series in the recurring role of Dr. Jackson Han. 
  • He narrated the 2013 documentary, Linsanity and few episodes of Big Pacific in 2017.
  • He had voice roles in television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Justice League Unlimited, G. I. Joe: Renegades, The Legend of Korra, and Once Upon a Time.
  • He founded the film and television production company 3AD. His company 3AD is producing an American medical drama television series, The Good Doctor since 2017. He joined the second season of the show in the role of chief of surgery.
  • He starred in numerous films, Addicted to Love, The Jackal, Space Retro, For Love of the Game, 15 Minutes, Nate The Animals, Superman Must Die, Cradle 2 the Grave, Hulk, Sin, Spider-Man 2, Crash, The Cave, The Onion Movie, Arena, Ktown Cowboys, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Hellboy, and Always Be My Maybe.
  • He has guest appeared in numerous television series including Law & Order, All-American Girl, All My Children, Pacific Palisades, Night Man, Beverly Hills 90210, NYPD Blue, The Pretender, Seinfeld, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Party of Five, Fantasy Island, Walker Texas Ranger, Star Trek: Voyager, Once and Again, Charmed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Any Day Now, Street Time, Miss Match, ER, Star Trek: Enterprise, Without a Trace, The Shield, NCIS: Los Angeles, and MacGyver among others.
  • He has also appeared in several television films and miniseries, short films, and direct-to-video films.
  • He had a voice role in the 2018 film, Mirai. 
  • He has appeared in several video games including Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, 24: The Game, Saints Row series, Scarface: The World Is Yours, Avatar: The Last Airbender -  The Burning Earth, Apache Overdose Gangstar III and IV, and Agents of Mayhem.

Daniel Dae Kim Wife

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Who is Daniel Dae Kim married to?

Daniel Dae Kim is a married man. He is married to Mia Kim. The couple got married in 2003. The couple is blessed with 2 children, Jackson Kim, and Zander Kim. He lives with his family in Honolulu, Hawaii. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

He announced on 19 March 2020 that he has been infected with COVID-19.

How tall is Daniel Dae Kim?

Daniel Dae Kim stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has athletic body build. He has a balanced body weight of 158 lbs i.e. 72 kg. He has maintained his body perfectly well. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.

What is Daniel Dae Kim's net worth?

Daniel Dae Kim earns from his career in the entertainment industry. His major income comes from his acting career. He has starred in numerous films and television series. Besides acting, he also runs a production company, 3AD. The net worth of Korean-American actor and producer, Daniel Dae Kim is estimated at $10 million.