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Daniel Dae Kim

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Actor, Director & Producer

Actor, Director & Producer

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Daniel Dae Kim Biography

Born in Busan, South Korea, but raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Kim discovered acting as 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 decided to deepen his knowledge of the craft by enrolling at New York University's Graduate Acting Program, where he earned his Master's Degree.

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. He created the role of Jack Kang in The Divergent Series films, Insurgent and Allegiant. Kim appeared as Ben Daimio in the highly anticipated feature: Hellboy. His cinematic features in 2020 are Blast Beat and Stowaway.

Kim is celebrated for his stereotype-breaking roles. For seven seasons, Kim played Chin Ho Kelly on Hawaii Five-0. He was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series Lost, for which he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble. Kim 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 Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment, and has twice been named one of PEOPLE Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive."

Kim received a Broadway Beacon Award, as well as the Theater Legacy Award from New York's Pan Asian Repertory Theater, for his role as the King of Siam in Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning production of The King and I.

He 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 nature documentary series, Big Pacific, currently airing on PBS. He's also voiced characters for several video games, including Johnny Gat in the bestselling series, Saints Row.

On the small screen, 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 addition to his onscreen career, Kim spearheads his production company 3AD, established in 2014 to produce premier content for TV, film, and digital media – in development partnership with ITV Studios America. Committed to storytelling that integrates characters and cultures underrepresented in today's media, 3AD produced projects include the acclaimed series The Good Doctor (ABC).

Outside of his artistic endeavors, he actively pursues interests in the community at large, having most recently served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea.

Daniel Dae Kim Videos

  • Jaisohn Lecture Series: Daniel Dae Kim
    Conversation with Daniel Dae Kim "Jaisohn Legacy Award" Recipient Actor, Director, Producer and CEO of 3AD Media Production Company
  • Daniel Dae Kim testifies before U.S. Congress about Anti-Asian hate
    Sharing words from Daniel Dae Kim, who spoke today before Congress about the rise of Anti-Asian hate: “We are 23 million strong. We are united and...
  • Daniel Dae Kim - Pinnacle of the Arts Award Acceptance Speech
    Daniel Dae Kim – 2017 Linny Awards - Pinnacle of the Arts Award The ArtsQuest Foundation is pleased to award Daniel Dae Kim the 2017 Pinnacle of...

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Daniel Dae Kim is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Daniel Dae Kim for your event is available upon request. Daniel Dae Kim generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are George Takei, Kelvin Yu, Amanda Nguyen, Diane Guerrero and Nico Santos. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Daniel Dae Kim for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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