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
1984 (1h 58m) - Streaming on Netflix
Indiana Jones, his young sidekick and a spoiled songbird get more than they bargained for when they go to India in search of a missing magical stone.
This sequel took home an Oscar for its eye-popping array of special effects, from monkey brains to molten lava.
2009 (1h 54m) - Streaming on Netflix
All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against increasingly dominating militaristic robots.
Oscar winner Christian Bale stars in this high-octane continuation of the popular Sci‑Fi franchise.
2002 (1h 35m) - Streaming on Netflix
Based on the H.G. Wells classic, this adventure follows Alexander Hartdegen, a scientist and inventor, who's determined to prove time travel is possible. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has become divided into the hunter and the hunted.
Shows in the Spotlight
2015 Series - Streaming on Netflix
The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series. As drug lord Pablo Escobar rises, Colombian and U.S. law enforcement find themselves battling an enemy who will do anything to keep his empire. Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.
Won Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Ensemble Cast at Mexico's 2017 Fenix Awards.
2020 Series - Streaming on Netflix
On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance. After a hurricane, John B, JJ, Pope and Kiara plunge headlong into danger and adventure when they find a mysterious sunken wreck.
2013 Series - Streaming on Netflix
A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. Belfast detective Chester Campbell arrives in Birmingham assigned to purge the city of its violent street gangs. Ambitious gang leader Thomas Shelby recognizes an opportunity to move up in the world thanks to a missing crate of guns.
Won a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. Cillian Murphy and Charlie Murphy won Best Actor and Supporting Actress IFTA Awards.