Daniel Dae Kim

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR; PRODUCER; CULTURAL DIVERSITY & COUNTER-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACTIVIST
Throughout his distinguished career, Daniel Dae Kim has been known for creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles. Perhaps best known for his work as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series, LOST, Daniel 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. In 2009, he was recognized with the prestigious KoreAm Journal Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment. Most recently, he received the Influential Asian Artist Award from the San Diego Asian American Film Festival, as well as the Theater Legacy Award from New York's Pan Asian Repertory Theater.

Currently, Daniel can be seen in the re-boot of the popular television series, Hawaii Five-0, currently in its fourth season on CBS. In it, he plays Detective Chin Ho Kelly, a long time Honolulu Police detective who joins forces with the legendary crime fighting task force.

In addition to his work onscreen, Daniel recently expanded his career to include producing. In January of 2014, he signed a first look development deal with CBS Television Studios, the first of its kind with an Asian American actor. With his new company, 3AD, he and his team are currently creating original content for both television and film.

Daniel's interests extend beyond just the entertainment industry, however. He recently served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea. Though he spends time in Los Angeles and New York, Daniel spends most of the year in Honolulu, Hawaii where he devotes his free time to his family and various charities.

Recently, Kim has been working alongside Mike Kim, counter-human trafficking expert, as an activist for those affected by the worldwide trafficking epidemic. After giving up his financial planning business in 2003, Mike Kim took a one-way ticket to China where he would later lead many sex trafficking victims from North Korea into Southeast Asia while working undercover as a North Korean taekwondo student. Currently, Mike's book, Escaping North Korea, and life story are being developed into a feature film; Daniel is set to play Mike's role on screen. 

Born in Busan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Kim discovered acting while a student at Haverford College. After briefly considering a career as an attorney, he decided to follow his true passion and moved to New York City, where he began his work on stage, performing in such classics as Romeo and Juliet, Ivanov and A Doll's House. Despite his early success, he decided to deepen his dedication to the craft by enrolling at New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he earned a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. In June 2009, he rekindled his love for the stage by performing the role of the King of Siam in the iconic production, The King and I, at London's world-renowned Royal Albert Hall.

Upon graduation, Kim's film career began in earnest with roles in the films The Jackal, For Love of the Game, The Hulk, Spider-Man 2 and The Cave, as well as the Academy Award-winning Crash. On television, he has guest-starred on numerous shows, including CSI on the Network, ER and two seasons on 24 as CTU Agent Tom Baker. In 2008, he also starred in the Emmy Award-nominated miniseries, The Andromeda Strain


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