Actor Daniel Dae Kim Wikipedia – Actor Daniel Dae Kim Wiki
Daniel Dae Kim (Korean: 김대현; born Kim Dae-Hyun on August 4, 1968) is an American actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, Gavin Park in Angel and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games. He also runs a production company called 3AD, which is currently producing the television series The Good Doctor.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim Early life
Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, the son of mother Jung Kim and father Dr. Doo-tae Kim, and moved to the United States with his family when he was a year old. He grew up in New York City, Easton, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Freedom High School. In 1990, Kim graduated from Haverford College with double bachelor’s degrees in theater and political science. He went on to earn an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program in 1996.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim Career
On the cover of KoreAm, April 2010
After graduation, Kim made a name for himself playing numerous roles in a wide variety of television programs. He appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as a treasury agent as well as episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, The Shield, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue and ER. He was a regular on the short-lived Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade and had recurring roles on Angel and 24. He also portrayed Dr. Tsi Chou in a 2008 miniseries based on the acclaimed Michael Crichton novel The Andromeda Strain.
Kim’s film credits include a Shaolin monk in American Shaolin, which enabled him to showcase his skills in Tae Kwon Do. Then came a small part in Spider-Man 2 as a scientist working in Doctor Octavius’ laboratory, and the 2004 drama Crash. He also had minor roles in films such as The Jackal, For Love of the Game, Hulk and The Cave.
2004–2010: Lost and mainstream prominence
From 2004 to 2010, Kim served as a regular cast member on the ABC series Lost in which he played Jin-Soo Kwon, a lowly Korean fisherman-turned-hitman who crashes onto a mysterious island with his wife, Sun-Hwa Kwon (Yunjin Kim). Since the role required him to speak exclusively in Korean, he said he was forced to quickly relearn the language, which he had not spoken with any great frequency since high school. He would go on to play the character up until the 2010 series finale. Throughout the show’s run, he, along with his fellow cast members, received numerous accolades, including a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble. He 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. Kim was also named one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2005.
Though Kim continues to split his time between Los Angeles and New York, he spends the majority of his year in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he lives with his wife and two children. After first moving to Hawaii during the later seasons of Lost, he continued his residency after being cast in Hawaii Five-0. He served as a speaker at the 2014 University of Hawaii commencement ceremony.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim diagnosed with coronavirus
On March 19th, 2020, he announced that he was infected with COVID-19.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim says he’s been diagnosed with coronavirus, which he believes he contracted while in New York City filming the television series “New Amsterdam.”
In a 10-minute video posted to his Instagram page, Kim, known for his roles on “Lost” and “Hawaii 5-0,” said he developed a scratchy throat while flying back to Hawaii to be with his family after filming on the series was halted due to the pandemic.
CNN has reached out to NBC for comment.
Once back in Hawaii, Kim says self quarantined and began showing other symptoms, like chest tightness, body aches and a fever.
His doctor recommended he get tested for coronavirus, which he did at a drive-thru testing center in Honolulu.
He said he self isolated from his family during this time, and since arriving back in Hawaii, he only left his house to go to the testing center.
He was never hospitalized and treated his symptoms with medicine, rest and liquids, he said.
“Today, even though I’m not 100%, I’m pretty close,” he said.
Kim had been cast in a recurring role “New Amsterdam” earlier this month. He was set to play a trauma surgeon and be introduced in an episode that had the characters on the medical drama dealing with a flu pandemic.
Kim says while his case was not “a matter of life and death” he urged others to practice self distancing and follow other guidelines.
“If you treat this without care you are potentially endangering the lives of millions of people, including your loved ones,” he said.
He praised medical workers, grocery store employees and others whose jobs have put them at risk for contracting the virus, and apologized to those who came in contact with during his own incubation period.
He also called for an end to xenophobic behavior that the pandemic has caused, calling such actions “cowardly” and “inexcusable.”
“Yes, I’m Asian. And yes, I have coronavirus, but I did not get it in China. I got it in America — in New York City,” he said. “Despite what certain political leaders want to call it, I don’t consider the place where it’s from as important as the people who are sick and dying.”
He added: “I’m grateful to be alive and healthy. It gives me hope that through our collective efforts we can beat this thing and flatten the curve.”
Kim said he would provide updates “as necessary.”
“But in the meantime please be safe, please be healthy and please be kind to one another,” he said. “And please stop hoarding the toilet paper. Seriously. How dirty are you down there?”