Daniel Dae Kim 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 runs a production company called 3AD which is currently producing the television series The Good Doctor.

Birth Name

Kim Dae-hyun


Daniel Dae Kim, DDK


Actor, Voice Actor, Producer


American, South Korean

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Daniel Dae Kim was born on the 4th of August 1968, in Busan, South Korea.


He’s currently 51 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign



Asian (South Korean)




Daniel 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.

Family Details

  • Father – Doo Tae Kim (Doctor)
  • Mother – Jung Kim
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Daniel Dae Kim has dated –

  • Mia Haeyoung Rhee (1993-Present) – In 12 June 1993, Daniel dated Mia Haeyoung Rhee for a while before tying the knot. They are blessed with 2 sons named Zander (b. 1996) and Jackson.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m


  • In Kilograms – 77 kg
  • In Pounds – 170 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 41–13–34
  • Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 13 in or 33 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 86 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Daniel 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.

Film Debut

In 1991, Daniel made his theatrical film debut in the action film American Shaolin as Gao.

In 2013, Daniel made his theatrical film debut as a voice actor by lending his voice for the character of the Great Counselor Otomo in the English version of the animated drama film The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

Television Debut

In 1992, Daniel made his first TV show appearance on the crime-drama series Unsolved Mysteries as Su-Ya’s Brother-In-Law.

In 2006, Daniel made his TV show debut as a voice actor in the animated action series Avatar: The Last Airbender as General Fong.

Brand Endorsements

Daniel Dae Kim has done endorsement work for several brands such as AT&T (2002), Real California Cheese & Clinique For Men.

Daniel Dae Kim Favorites

  • Favorite ActorJohnny Depp
  • Favorite ActressJulia Roberts
  • Favorite SingerRihanna
  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Restaurant – Lee Anne Wong’s Restaurants
  • Favorite Color – Black
  • Favorite Food – Fast Food

Daniel Dae Kim Net worth

Daniel Dae Kim has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Daniel Dae Kim

  • Daniel was named one of People Magazine‘s Sexiest Men Alive.
  • Daniel has been featured in many magazines like Seoul Daily News, Los Angeles Times,  Da Man, HILuxury, TV Guide, Rafu Magazine.
  • He has a Shiba Inu dog named Kona.
  • He portrayed Dr. Tsi Chou in a miniseries based on the acclaimed Michael Crichton novel The Andromeda Strain.
  • In 1994, he made his acting with the legal drama television series, Law & Order which was aired on NBC.
  • In 1997, Daniel played the role as Akashi in the political action thriller film, The Jackal directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
  • In 2003, he appeared in his acting role in the action film, Cradle 2 the Grave directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak  and starring Jet Li and DMX.
  • In 2008, Daniel portrayed role of Ivy Leaguer in the comedy film, The Onion Movie Directed by James Kleiner.
  • In 2012, Daniel played the role as Chin Ho Kelly in the action television series, NCIS: Los Angeles which was aired on CBS.
  • In 2015, he made his acting with the comedy film, Ktown Cowboys directed by Daniel Park.
  • In 2017, Daniel joined the cast of the action-adventure television series, MacGyver which was aired on CBS.
  • In 2019, Daniel played the role as Brandon Choi in the romantic comedy film, Always Be My Maybe directed by Nahnatchka Khan.
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