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Born: August 4, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Busan Gwang'yeogsi [Pusan-Kwangyokshi], KR Profession: actor

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A veteran of episodic television, character actor Daniel Dae Kim became a familiar face on the small screen until he attained a different kind of stardom in 2004 when he was cast as the mysterious and controlling crash survivor Jin-Soo Kwok on the hit drama "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). Despite his character's inability to speak English, Kim's character rose to the top of the heap as a favorite among audiences. Prior to his breakout success on "Lost," Kim had racked up a number of guest starring stints on shows like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "Walker: Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001) before landing recurring roles on "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). He also made some headway into features with small parts in big movies like "The Jackal" (1997), "The Hulk" (2003) and "Spider Man 2" (2004). By the time "Lost" wound down, Kim had become a household name and moved on to another high-profile network series, "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 2010- ), which further established him as one of the more bankable stars on television.

A veteran of episodic television, character actor Daniel Dae Kim became a familiar face on the small screen until he attained a different kind of stardom in 2004 when he was cast as the mysterious and controlling crash survivor Jin-Soo Kwok on the hit drama "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). Despite his character's inability to speak English, Kim's character rose to the top of the heap as a favorite among audiences. Prior to his breakout success on "Lost," Kim had racked up a number of guest starring stints on shows like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "Walker: Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001) before landing recurring roles on "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). He also made some headway into features with small parts in big movies like "The Jackal" (1997), "The Hulk" (2003) and "Spider Man 2" (2004). By the time "Lost" wound down, Kim had become a household name and moved on to another high-profile network series, "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 2010- ), which further established him as one of the more bankable stars on television.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Insurgent (2015)
2.
 Onion Movie, The (2008)
3.
4.
 Crash (2005) Park
5.
 Cave, The (2005) Cast
6.
 Spider-Man 2 (2004) Raymond
7.
 Momentum (2003) Agent Frears
8.
 Hulk, The (2003) Aide
9.
 Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) Visiting Expert
10.
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Made acting debut playing a young Torvald in Pan Asian Repertory Theater's "A Doll's House"
1991:
Made professional screen debut in the martial-arts themed action picture "American Shaolin"
1994:
Had a guest appearance on the NBC legal drama "Law & Order"
1997:
Moved to Los Angeles
1997:
Appeared in the thriller "The Jackal," starring Bruce Willis and Richard Gere
1999:
First role as a series regular, playing Lieutenant John Matheson on the short-lived "Crusade" (TNT)
2001:
Had a recurring role as amoral attorney Gavin Park on "Angel" (WB)
2003:
Cast as government agent Tom Baker on the serial drama "24" (Fox)
2003:
Had a recurring role as Ken Sung, the social worker for children's services, on the medical drama "ER" (NBC)
2003:
Cast in the big-budget comic book epic "The Hulk" (2003)
2004:
Seen in Sam Raimi's mega-blockbuster hit, "Spider Man 2"
2004:
Cast as the mysterious crash survivor Jin-Soo Kwok on the hit drama "Lost" (ABC)
2005:
Portrayed documentary filmmaker and expert diver Alex Kim in "The Cave"
2010:
Cast as Chin Ho Kelly in CBS' "Hawaii Five-O" reboot
2011:
Co-starred in the science fiction thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action Adventure
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Education

Freedom High School: Bethlehem , Pennsylvania -
Haverford College: Haverford , Pennsylvania -
Bryn Mawr College: Bryn Mawr , Pennsylvania -
New York University: New York , New York -
Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute: Waterford , Connecticut -

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