Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Real Name/Full Name Kim Dae Hyun
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Daniel Dae Kim
Birth Place: Busan, South Korea
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 August 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 177 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Dr. Doo Tae Kim
Mother – Jung Kim
Siblings: 1
School: Freedom High School
College: Haverford College; New York University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mia Kim (m. 1993)
Kids/Children Name: Zander Kim, Jackson Kim
Profession: Actor, Voice Artist, Producer, Activist
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Born as Kim Dae Hyun, Daniel Dae Kim is an American Actor, Voice Artist, and activist. He became internationally famous after playing the role of Jin-Soo Kwon in the movie Lost. He has his own production house named 3AD, and he is the executive producer of the Netflix show named The Good Doctor.

Well, how well do you know about Daniel Dae Kim? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Daniel Dae Kim’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Daniel Dae Kim to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Daniel is Busan, South Korea. However, when he was only one year old, his family relocated to the United States. Along with his sister, he grew up in New York. As his parents moved a lot, he spent time in Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, and Easton too. His father, Doo Tae Kim, was a doctor by profession. His mother’s name is Jung Kim.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Daniel Dae Kim in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Daniel Dae Kim’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 4 August 1968. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Daniel started his education by attending Freedom High School. In an interview, he revealed that he was always fond of studying and formal education. He got his High School graduation degree in 1986. He then continued his higher studies by enrolling himself in Haverford College. He got his college graduation degree from there in 1990. He earned a double bachelor’s degree with significant theatre and political science. 6 years later, he took a break from his acting and attended New York University to get a Master of fine arts degree.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Daniel Dae Kim With Wife Mia Kim
Daniel Dae Kim With Wife Mia Kim

Daniel likes to keep his personal life private. He dated a few women during high school and college but never disclosed the information. Finally, after dating for a few years, he got married to Mia Kim in 1993. The couple welcomed their first child, the eldest son Zander Kim, three years later, in 1996. Zander is currently a writer and editor. Two years later, the couple had their Second son named Jackson Kim, a student of New York University.

Is Daniel Dae Kim Gay?

Daniel has dated a few women during his high school and college days. He is currently in a two-decade-long loving marriage relationship. He has never been heard of getting linked to any man ever. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation straight

Professional Career

Daniel debuted his acting career by appearing in various TV shows such as Crime Scene Investigation, Star Trek, The Shield, NYPD Blue, and RT. In 2008, he played the role of Dr. Tsi in a miniseries. He also majorly appeared in films like The Jackal, For Love of the Game, and Hulk. From 2004-2010, he acted in TV series LOST produced by the famous TV network ABC.

His role Sun Hwa Kwon was widely praised for his incredible acting skill. In 2005 People Magazine named him as Sexiest Men Alive. After the ending of LOST, he got cast in a TV series named Hawaii Five-O produced by the CBS tv network. He also directed a few episodes of the series. In 2014, he acted in Divergent.

Daniel is an activist and talks against American Asian Hate. In 2020, after getting affected by Covid-19, he defended Asian people saying that Asian people aren’t responsible for spreading the virus. He has also participated in Stop Asian Hate Protest and delivered a speech against Violence towards Asian Americans.


In 2006, for his outstanding performance in Lost Daniel, he won the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Two years later, on the Gold Derby TV Award for the same series again. In 2010, he won the influential Asian American artist award at the San Diego Asian film festival.

In 2011 and 2012, he was nominated for Teen Choice Awards. However, he said to win. In 2013, he won the BTVA People Choice Award and BTVA Television Voice Acting Award. In 2012, he was nominated for the Video Game Voice Acting Award. However, he didn’t win.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Daniel Dae Kim in 2024

Daniel Dae Kim Net Worth
Daniel Dae Kim Net Worth

According to 2024, Daniel has an estimated net worth of around $12 million, which he has earned through his very successful acting and voice-over career. Daniel also has his own production company and has been producing very successful TV series like The Good Doctor, from there he manages to earn a huge sum of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Daniel donates money for various charitable causes on a regular basis.
  • He loves to collect vintage watches and has more than 200 watches in his personal collection.

Daniel is an amazing actor who also helps people to change their lives by donating to charitable events regularly. He is an Asian activist and periodically talks about xenophobia. Both of his sons have mentioned him as a loving father, and Daniel is a complete family man himself.


  1. I love this man if I am going to watch Hawaii 5 o if he is not on I don’t watch. I think he is very handsome.


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