Daniel Dae Kim (born August 4, 1968) is an American actor. Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games. He also played a recurring role on Angel.
Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, and moved to the United States with his family when he was two years old. He is now a naturalized citizen of the United States. He grew up in Lehigh Valley, Easton, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Freedom High School and Haverford College. His theater major was completed at Bryn Mawr College. He graduated from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program in 1996.
1. THERE IS AS MUCH WISDOM IN LISTENING AS THERE IS IN SPEAKING – AND THAT GOES FOR ALL RELATIONSHIPS, NOT JUST ROMANTIC ONES.
2. BUT WITH TWO BOYS AND A NEW PUPPY, WE DON’T GET OUT MUCH. WE ARE USUALLY HOME DOING STUFF TOGETHER AS A FAMILY, LIKE WATCHING ‘MODERN FAMILY.’
3. I LIKE TO THINK THAT I’M NOT AS OMINOUS IN REAL LIFE.
4. I’M FUNNY AT HOME TOO, BUT NOT DELIBERATELY. MY WIFE IS USUALLY LAUGHING AT ME RATHER THAN WITH ME.
5. IT SADDENS ME TO KNOW THAT I JEOPARDIZED THE WELFARE OF THE KIND PEOPLE OF HAWAII, A COMMUNITY THAT I LOVE AND CALL MY HOME.
6. I HAVE DONE A LOT OF THINGS OUTSIDE OF SCIENCE FICTION, BUT THERE HAS BEEN AN ALMOST DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF THAT GENRE IN MY BODY OF WORK. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.