DANIEL DAE KIM

CEO, 3AD Media, Executive Producer of “The Good Doctor” @danieldaekim

Daniel Dae Kim continues his string of multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on “Hawaii Five-0,” Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series “Lost,” for which he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, and was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In 2009, he was recognized with the prestigious KoreAm Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment, and has twice been named one of PEOPLE Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” 

Most recently, he received a Broadway Beacon Award for his role as the King of Siam in Lincoln Center’s Tony Award-winning production of “The King and I,” as well as the Theater Legacy Award from New York’s Pan Asian Repertory Theater. Outside of his artistic endeavors, he actively pursues interests in the community at large, having most recently served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea.

Born in Busan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Kim discovered acting while a student at Haverford College.  After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he began his career on stage, performing in classics such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Ivanov,” and “A Doll’s House.” Despite early success, he decided to deepen his knowledge of the craft by enrolling at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, where he earned his Master’s Degree.  

In addition to his onscreen career, Kim spearheads his production company 3AD, established in 2014 by Daniel Dae Kim to produce premier content for TV, film and digital media – in development partnership with ITV Studios America. Committed to storytelling that integrates characters and cultures underrepresented in today’s media, 3AD produced projects include this season’s acclaimed new series The Good Doctor (ABC). 

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