Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim is a Korean-American actor. He is well known for his performances as Johnny Gat in the Saints Row video game series, Gavin Park in Angel, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost. (1)
Facts About Daniel Dae Kim
|Estimate Net Worth||$10 million|
|Birthday||August 4, 1968|
Daniel Dae Kim's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
Daniel Dae Kim's Net Worth
Daniel Dae Kim's Early Life
Kim, the son of Jung Kim and Dr. Doo-tae Kim, was born in Busan, South Korea, and Daniel’s family emigrated to the US when he was a year old. He was raised in Bethlehem, Easton, and New York City, all in Pennsylvania. He received his diploma from Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. (3)
Daniel Dae Kim's Education
Kim earned two bachelor’s degrees in theater and political science from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, in 1990. In 1996, he completed the Graduate Acting Program at New York University and received his MFA.
Daniel Dae Kim's Wife and Family Life
Kim has been living with his wife, Mia Kim, and two sons in Hawaii and has continued to divide Daniel’s time between Los Angeles and that state. After being cast in Hawaii Five-0, he maintained his residency during Lost’s later seasons. Daniel gave a speech at the University of Hawaii’s 2014 commencement.
Daniel Dae Kim's Career
Kim gained notoriety after graduating by taking on numerous roles in various television shows. As a Treasury Agent, he appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Charmed, The Shield, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, and ER episodes. Daniel had previous experience working on Angel and 24 and being a regular actor in the short film Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade. In the 2008 miniseries actually based on the renowned Michael Crichton book The Andromeda Strain, Daniel also played Dr. Tsi Chou. Kim’s role as a Shaolin monk in the movie American Shaolin allowed him to demonstrate his Tae Kwon Do prowess. Kim portrayed a Shaolin monk in the 1992 movie American Shaolin, which allowed him to show his Tae Kwon Do abilities. The drama Crash and a small role as a scientist working in Doctor Octavius’ lab in Spider-Man 2 followed. Additionally, he appeared in supporting roles in movies like The Jackal in 1997, For Love of the Game in 1999, Hulk, and The Cave.
Kim appeared as Jin-Soo Kwon, a lowly Korean fisherman-turned-hitman who crashes onto a mysterious island with his wife, Sun-Hwa Kwon, in the ABC drama Lost from 2004 to 2010. He claimed he was forced to quickly relearn the language because the role required him to speak only Korean, which he had not used frequently since high school. Daniel continued to portray the position until the 2010 series’ conclusion. He and the other cast members of the show won numerous awards throughout its run, including the Best Ensemble in Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006.
As the creator of the film and television production company 3AD, Kim inked the first-ever first-look development contract with an Asian-American actor with CBS Television Studios in January 2014. Based on the South Korean television series of the same name in 2013, 3AD is currently producing the ABC television series The Good Doctor. On The Good Doctor, he served as an executive producer and played Dr. Jackson Han, the show’s chief of surgery, during the second season. Kim portrayed Ben Daimio in the 2019 reboot of the Hellboy movie. To avoid a whitewashing controversy, the character was Asian-American in the original comics. He replaced Ed Skrein in part.
In the Disney animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon, which debuts in March 2021, Kim voices Chief Benja. Johnny Gat, who appears in the Saints Row video game series, is voiced by Kim. Additionally, he provides Rikimaru’s English voice in the video game Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven. In the last episodes of Justice League Unlimited, he voiced Metron. From June 12 to June 28, 2009, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, Kim performed as the King of Siam in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, returning to his theater roots. Daniel revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19, 2020. Kim made his recovery known on March 30, 2020. Kim is a passionate collector of high-end vintage timepieces. Some of his personal collections of watches have appeared in some of his movies. Kim has expressed worries about prejudice against Asian Americans in the country. He spoke out against the racism and xenophobia associated with the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving a positive COVID-19 test. (4)
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