Daniel Dae Kim: Profile, Facts, Movies and TV Series, His Experience with Coronavirus


Meet the Handsome actor, Daniel Dae Kim!

Maybe you already know about the Korean actor who is currently going international, Daniel Dae Kim. The actor with small eyes and handsome has often starred in many movies and series in America. If you want to get to know him better, then in this article Channel-Korea will provide everything about him. So, keep on reading!

Profile of Daniel Dae Kim

Name : Kim Dae-hyun (김대현)

Stage name : Daniel Dae Kim

Birth date : August 4, 1968

Birth place : Busan, South Korea

Height : 175 cm

Weight : 77 kg

Zodiac : Leo

Nationality : Korean – American

Years active : 1992 – present

Occupation : Actor, producer, and voice actor

Agency : UTA (United Talent Agency) US

Instagram : @danieldaekim

Daniel Dae Kim’s Facts

  • Daniel has nicknames, namely “DDK” which stands for “Daniel Dae Kim”
  • Jung Kim (mother) and Dr. Doo-tae Kim (father) are his parents.
  • Daniel was born in Korea, but a year later, his parents and family chose to move to the United States.
  • He spent his childhood and grew up in New York City, Easton, Pennsylvania, and Bethlehem.
  • In 2002, he married Mia Kim, and they have 2 sons named Jackson Kim and Zander Kim.
  • Daniel Kim graduated from Haverford College with a double bachelor’s degree in theater and political science.
  • He continued his education and graduated from New York University (NYU) in the Acting Program and got a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in 1996.

Daniel Dae Kim as PUBG Character


PUBG stands for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a mobile online game with the battle royale genre that can be played by 100 people/players. This game is very famous almost all over the world. In PUBG mobile, there are various characters that players can choose and play. However, did you guys know that it turns out that one of the character resembles an actor Daniel Dae Kim’s face!

PUBG mobile is inspired by his face, where the character in-game has features such as a Korean face and hairstyle that are almost similar to Daniel Dae Kim. You can see it from the photo below!


Daniel Dae Kim’s Movies

Daniel Dae Kim made his debut career as an actor in 1992, and he starred in his first movie entitled ‘American Shaolin’ as Gao Yun. Besides that, he starred in many international movies such as ‘Hulk’, ‘Spider-Man 2’, ‘Ride or Die’, ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ and ‘Allegiant’, ‘Hellboy’, and many more.

Daniel Dae Kim Appearance in ‘Hellboy’

‘Hellboy’ is an American superhero movie based on Dark Horse Comics. Hellboy is a famous character in the comics, whereas Hellboy is a supernatural character that is half-human and a demon. This movie was released in 2004 and 2008 under the titles ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Hellboy: The Golden Army’, but in 2019 the movie has nothing to do with the previous two movies, and the plot is also different. This movie tells the story of Hellboy, who fights an evil witch for revenge but doesn’t want to destroy the world.

In this movie, Daniel Dae Kim got a role as Ben Daimio, a Japanese-American commissioned officer at Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who has the power to transform his body into a Jaguar called Jaguar-man. Here is his transformation from Ben Daimio to Jaguar-Man!


Daniel Dae Kim’s Televisions Series

In 1992, Daniel Dae Kim entered the film industry and played in the American series Unsolved Mysteries’. Most of the TV series he played came from such as ‘Crusade’, ‘Angel’, ‘Lost’. Then he also appeared in the series where he became an executive producer, the drama ‘The Good Doctor’ and aired in 2019. As well as some famous series such as ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘New Amsterdam’.

Daniel Dae Kim in ‘Hawaii Five-0’

‘Hawaii Five-0’ is an American television series that has action, drama, and police procedural genres and it has 230 episodes. This series aired on CBS on September 20, 2010, and ended on April 3, 2020. The series has a different story, but if you draw the outline of this series, it tells about a police unit assigned to combat crimes that have occurred in Hawaii, where there’s still no official police unit along the island. On that island, there are many criminal cases such as corruption, assassination, and many more.

Daniel Dae Kim joined the series from 2010 until 2017 (from Season 1 – 7) and acted as Detective lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly. He’s a former member of HPD and the protege of McGarrett’s father. Where he was accused of being involved in a corruption case, but in the end, he was proven innocent and re-joined with HPD.


Daniel Dae Kim left the series due to payment problems with the television station, CBS. Through this series, his name became more popular! Here’s a video of when he acts as detective Chin Ho Kelly!

Daniel Dae Kim in ‘New Amsterdam’

Different from ‘Hawaii Five-0’, this television series entitled ‘New Amsterdam’ is a series in the medical-drama genre based on a book entitled Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital written by Eric Manheimer. This series started in early 2020 and tells the story of a medical director from one of American’s hospitals and the person name Dr. Max Goodwin. He aims to reform the facilities and make bureaucracy better.

In this series, Daniel Dae Kim plays Dr. Cassian Shin. He plays as a doctor who was recruited to deal with one of the flue pandemics in that area. You can see his acting in the video below!

Daniel Dae Kim as Johnny Gat in ‘Saints Row’


Not only as an actor and producer, but Daniel also became a voice actor. He became a voice actor in 2006. Many video games involve him being a voice actor, but he’s better known for voicing one of the characters in the game

He joined it from 2006 until 2015 when the game had 5 seasons, namely ‘Saints Row’, ‘Saints Row 2’, ‘ Saints Row; The Third’, ‘Saints Row IV’, and ‘Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell’. He voices a character named Johnny Gat. The character has personality as brash, sarcastic, grumpy, self-righteous, and emotional. Johnny Gat is of East Asian descent and has a relationship with Aisha.

Actor Daniel Dae Kim Fight the Coronavirus


Starting from early 2020, several countries have experienced pandemic COVID-19 which can call a new disease with new cases and can attack anyone, for example, Daniel Dae Kim. He announced that he had been exposed to the virus since March 20, 2020, when he tested positive for corona after filming the series ‘New Amsterdam’ in New York. Then at the end of that month, he had been, say, free from the virus.

That’s all information about actor Daniel Dae Kim. Let’s pray may Daniel is given good health and still a success!