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Daniel Dae Kim (born Kim Daehyeon; Hangul: 김대현; Hanja: 金大賢) is a South Korean actor and voice actor. He voiced General Fong in one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Hiroshi Sato in seven episodes of The Legend of Korra.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits


Character information: Fong

The Legend of Korra credits

Hiroshi Sato

Character information: Hiroshi Sato

Selected other credits

Television work


Other credits

Biographical information

Personal life

Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, and moved to the United States with his family when he was two, growing up in the city of Easton in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Kim is a graduate of Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Haverford College in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania. His theater major was completed at the neighboring Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He graduated from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1996.


Daniel Dae Kim's film career began with roles in The Jackal, For Love of the Game, The Hulk, Spider-Man 2, The Cave, and Crash, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005. Kim is best known to audiences for his portrayal of Jin on the critically-acclaimed television series Lost.

On television, Kim's credits include Hawaii Five-0, CSI, ER, 24, and the animated series Justice League Unlimited. In 2008, he starred in the Emmy Award-nominated miniseries The Andromeda Strain. Kim has also lent his voice talents to video games, including Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Scarface: The World Is Yours, Tenchu, and 24.

Kim played the King of Siam in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I from June 12–28, 2009, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

In February 2010, it was announced that Kim was cast as Chin Ho Kelly in the CBS reboot of Hawaii Five-0, which premiered on September 20, 2010. He was the first actor cast for the series.


  • 2010: Won an Influential Asian American Artist Award
  • 2009: KoreAm Journal Achievement Award (Arts and Entertainment)
  • 2006: AZN Asian Excellence Award Lost (Outstanding Performance by an Actor)
  • 2006: Won a Screen Actors' Guild Award for Lost (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series)
  • 2006: Won a Multicultural Prism Award for Lost (Outstanding Performance by an Actor)
  • 2006: Won a Vanguard Award for Lost (Outstanding Performance by an Actor)
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