Daniel Dae Kim is a American actor, voice actor, producer and director. He was born on 4th August 1968 in Busan in South Korea. He is known for his roles in the television series Lost and Hawaii Five-0. When Daniel was two years old, he moved with his parents to the United States of America. He grew up in Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. He studied at the Freedom High School in Bethlehem.
He did a major in theatre at the Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia. He earned an MFA degree in the Graduate Acting Program at the New York University. He also attended the Haverford College in Philadelphia. He is married to Mia Kim with whom he has two children. They live in Honolulu in Hawaii. After graduation, Daniel played the role of Gao in the 1991 movie American Shaolin directed by Lucas Lowe.
Daniel came to the spotlight for his role as Corporal Chang in the television series
Star Trek: Enterprise from 2003 to 2004. Before this, he played the role of Astronaut Gotana-Retz in the episode Blink Of An Eye in Star Trek: Voyager in 2000. Daniel appeared several times as Gavin Park in the vampire series Angel from 2001 to 2003.
Daniel is most popular for his role as Jin-Soo Kwon in the serial Lost from 2004 to 2010. He won the Golden Derby Television Award – Ensemble of the Year in 2008 and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award at the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for Lost. Daniel gave the voice over for General Fong in the cartoon series Avatar:
The Last Airbender on Nickelodeon in 2006 and also for the video game Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth in 2007.
He is most well-known for voicing Great Counselor Otome in the English dub of the Anime movie The Tale Of Princess Kaguya in 2013 and Hiroshi Sato in the cartoon series The Legend Of Korra in 2012 and 2014. He also dubbed characters for video games like Saint Rows and Scarface: The World Is Yours, and for cartoons like the Justice League.
He won the BTVA Television Voice Acting Award and the BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for the Best Voice Cast in a New TV Serial in the cartoon series The Legend Of Korra in 2013. He was nominated for the BVTA Anime Dub Movies Award under the Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film category for The Tale Of Princess Kaguya. Daniel won the Influential Asian American Artist Award in 2010.