Daniel Dae Kim
BiographyDaniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on ABC's hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, and was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. He has been repeatedly recognized with the prestigious KoreAm Driven Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment, and has twice been named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive."
Born in Busan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Kim discovered acting while a student at Haverford College. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he began his career on stage, performing in classics such as "Romeo and Juliet," "Ivanov" and "A Doll's House." Despite early success, he deepened his knowledge of the craft by enrolling at New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he earned his master's degree. He was recently presented with an honorary degree from his alma mater.
He received a Broadway Beacon Award for his role as the King of Siam in Lincoln Center's Tony Award®-winning production of "The King and I," as well as the Theater Legacy Award from New York's Pan Asian Repertory Theater. Outside of his artistic endeavors, he actively pursues interests in the community at large, having served as cultural envoy and member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea. He actively gives back to charities that raise awareness for cancer research, environmental awareness and accessible education.
After receiving his MFA, Kim's film career began in earnest with roles in "The Jackal," "For Love of the Game," "The Hulk," "Spider-Man 2" and "The Cave," as well as the Academy Award®-winning "Crash." Most recently, he created the role of Jack Kang in "The Divergent" series films, "Insurgent" and "Allegiant." Kim starred as Ben Daimio in "Hellboy" and stars in the all-Asian Netflix rom-com, "Always Be My Maybe."
Kim has also lent his voice talents to animated series and films, such as the award-winning Studio Ghibli film, "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," as well as the PBS nature documentary series, "Big Pacific." He's also voiced characters for several video games, including Johnny Gat in the bestselling series "Saints Row."
On camera, he has guest starred on numerous TV shows, including "CSI," "ER" and two seasons on "24" as CTU Agent Tom Baker. In 2008, he starred in the Emmy® Award-nominated miniseries "The Andromeda Strain."
In 2013, Kim established 3AD Media to produce premier content for TV, film and digital media. Committed to storytelling featuring characters and cultures underrepresented in today's media, 3AD produced projects including the ABC hit drama "The Good Doctor" (ABC/SONY). It has a first-look development deal with Amazon Studios. Kim is repped by UTA; Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc. and EPR.
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Movies in the Spotlight
2010 - Streaming on Netflix
In this mind-bending Sci‑Fi thriller, a man runs an espionage business built around entering the subconscious of his targets to mold their thoughts.
This Oscar-winning Sci‑Fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio was the worldwide fourth-highest-grossing movie of 2010.
2015 (2h 7m) - Streaming on Netflix
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a young impoverished woman, learns she's been predestined to change the fate of the universe after Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered hunter locates her thus making her aware of the great destiny that awaits her. Jupiter's genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
1989 (2h 7m) - Streaming on Netflix
Accompanied by his father, Indiana Jones sets off on his third adventure to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail.
Sean Connery joins Harrison Ford in this spirited adventure, the highest-grossing film worldwide of 1989.
Shows in the Spotlight
2017 Series - Streaming on Amazon
In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel's life is on track: husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she's good at - and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.
Winner of 8 Emmy Awards. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls).
2011 Series - Streaming on Netflix
Still rebounding from a breakup, Jessica Day moves in with three single guys, all of whom are ready to help her understand the ways of the world. Zooey Deschanel stars as single schoolteacher Jessica Day, who moves in with three guys after having her heart broken by her latest beau.
Zooey Deschanel brings out her offbeat charm in this sitcom about a quirky teacher and three male roomies.
2016 Series - Streaming on Netflix
Due to an error, self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person. When Eleanor dies and winds up in an afterlife paradise reserved for only the most ethical people, she realizes she's been mistaken for somebody else. This wacky afterlife comedy won a Critics' Choice TV Award.