Daniel Dae Kim Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Daniel Dae Kim Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight77 kg
Date of BirthAugust 4, 1968
Zodiac SignLeo
SpouseMia Haeyoung Rhee

Daniel Dae Kim is a talented South Korean actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his roles in Hellboy, Always Be My Maybe, The Jackal, Space Retro, Cradle 2 the Grave, Hulk, Spider-Man 2, The Shield, Lost, Hawaii Five-0, and The Good Doctor. He is the founder of the production company, 3AD. Daniel has an MFA degree from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 500k followers on Instagram and more than 300k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Kim Dae-hyun

Nick Name

Daniel Dae Kim, DDK

Daniel Dae Kim during an event as seen in July 2006
Daniel Dae Kim during an event as seen in July 2006 (Ewen Roberts / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Busan, South Korea

Residence

  • Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

South Korean

Education

Daniel Dae Kim studied in Freedom High School, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Later, he attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Political Science in 1990.

After that, he joined NYU‘s Graduate Acting Program and earned his MFA in 1996.

Occupation

Actor, Voice Actor, Producer

Family

  • Father – Doo Tae Kim (Doctor)
  • Mother – Jung Kim
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Daniel Dae Kim is managed by –

  • Anonymous Content, Management Company, Culver City, California, United States
  • Agency for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • United Talent Agency (UTA), Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Erika Kauffman, Publicist, EPR Publicity, California, United States
  • SidusHQ, Talent Management Agency, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Daniel Dae Kim has dated –

  1. Mia Haeyoung Rhee – Daniel dated Mia Haeyoung Rhee for a while before tying the knot on June 12, 1993. They are blessed with 2 sons named Zander (b. 1996) and Jackson.
Daniel Dae Kim (Left) and Solimane Lamouri as seen in March 2017
Daniel Dae Kim (Left) and Solimane Lamouri as seen in March 2017 (Solsol1971 / Facebook / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Well defined cheekbones
  • Sharp squared jawlines
  • Toned physique

Brand Endorsements

Daniel Dae Kim has either endorsed or appeared in commercials for brands like –

  • AT&T (2002)
  • Real California Cheese
  • Clinique For Men
Daniel Dae Kim as seen in December 2018
Daniel Dae Kim as seen in December 2018 (Daniel Dae Kim / Instagram)

Best Known For

His numerous roles in films including Hellboy (2019) as Ben Daimio, Always Be My Maybe (2019) as Brandon Choi, Hulk (2003) as Aide, and Spider-Man 2 (2004) as Raymond; and in TV series like Lost (2004–2010) as Jin-Soo Kwon, Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2017) as Chin Ho Kelly, Angel (2001–2003) as Gavin Park, 24 (2003–2004) as Tom Baker, and The Good Doctor as Dr. Han

First Film

In 1991, he made his theatrical film debut in the action film American Shaolin as Gao.

In 2013, he made his theatrical film debut as a voice actor by lending his voice for the character of the Great Counselor Otomo in the English version of the animated drama film The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

First TV Show

In 1992, he made his first TV show appearance on the crime-drama series Unsolved Mysteries as Su-Ya’s Brother-In-Law.

In 2006, he made his TV show debut as a voice actor in the animated action series Avatar: The Last Airbender as General Fong.

Personal Trainer

Daniel Dae Kim works out for 30 minutes every day. He adjusts his workout routine according to his daily schedule. He would either go for a hard 3-mile run, or do the 30 minutes of a workout DVD, or do the body-weight exercises with home equipment like pull-up bars and dip bars. Daniel is a firm believer of stretching in keeping the muscles young. He goes for yoga and Pilates classes a few times a week. Apart from that, he plays tennis and golf occasionally.

As for his diet, he maintains a clean seafood diet with sushi. He is more into consuming lean protein, which helps to keep a tab on his calorie intake.

Daniel Dae Kim Favorite Things

  • Hike On Hawaii Island – Maunawili Falls
  • Restaurant – Lee Anne Wong’s restaurants

Source – HonoluluMagazine.com

Daniel Dae Kim at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010
Daniel Dae Kim at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010 (Ronald Woan / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Daniel Dae Kim Facts

  1. His parents moved to the United States when he was a year old, and he grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania.
  2. During his initial struggling days when he only got small parts in plays and had to write and perform in an improv comedy group, he considered changing his career to investment banking.
  3. In 2005, People Magazine named him as one of the sexiest men alive on their list.
  4. Although, South Korean by birth, Daniel wasn’t fluent in the language and had to re-learn speaking Korean fast for his character Jin Kwon on Lost (2004-2010).
  5. In 2013, Daniel founded the production company, 3AD.
  6. He has worked as an executive producer for The Good Doctor and Ms. Purple (2019).
  7. He has a Shiba Inu dog named Kona.
  8. Daniel has been featured in many magazines like Seoul Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Da Man, HILuxury, TV Guide, Rafu Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, among others.
  9. Visit his official website @ danieldaekim.com.
  10. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Ewen Roberts / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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