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Daniel Dae Kim Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Dae Hyun Kim
Birth Place:
Pusan, South Korea

Fast Facts

  • Born in Korea, but moved to the U
  • S
  • with his family when he was 2
  • Went to college to become a lawyer, but after appearing in a two-character play, he turned to acting
  • Said his role on Lost helped improve his Korean
  • In January 2006, AZN Television awarded him the Asian Excellence Award as Outstanding Male Performer
  • Named one of TV's Sexiest Men by TV GUIDE in 2006
  • Co-owns a build-your-own-burger joint in Hawaii


  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner


  • Dr. Doo Tae Kim -- Father
  • Jung Kim -- Mother
  • Jackson Kim -- Son
  • Zander Kim -- Son
  • Mia Haeyoung Kim -- Wife