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Daniel Dae Kim (born 4 August 1968; age 51) is a Korean-American actor who made a guest appearance in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager and returned in a different role for three episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise's third season.

His EV under suit from the episode "Hatchery" was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and previously worn by Nathan Anderson in "Anomaly". [1]

Kim was born in Pusan, South Korea and his various other television credits include appearances in numerous cult hits, including a starring role in the short-lived Babylon 5 spinoff series Crusade, as Lieutenant John Matheson; a recurring role as Gavin Park on Angel, as Agent Tom Baker on 24, and his most recent role as Jin in J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof's series Lost along with fellow Star Trek actors Terry O'Quinn and Sam Anderson.

Kim appeared briefly as a doctor in the emergency room scene in the 1999 major motion picture For the Love of the Game, starring Kevin Costner.

Kim also shared scenes with future Enterprise co-star and fellow MACO Steven Culp in the 2000 made for TV movie, Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For. Duncan Regehr, Henri Lubatti, and J. Patrick McCormack were also part of the cast in this movie.

Kim was rumored to be up for the role of Hikaru Sulu in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. [2] The role ultimately went to John Cho.

He currently stars in Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's remake of Hawaii Five-O as Chin Ho Kelly, with William Sadler as his former Honolulu PD training officer/partner and Steve McGarrett's father, and Sidney Liufau as his cousin Sid. He also provides the voice of Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games, which also featured Michael Dorn as the voice of Maero.


In 2020, Kim announced he had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the coronavirus pandemic of that year. The news had just come off the heels of the announcement by Idris Elba that he too had become infected.

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