Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Daniel Dae Kim

Actor, Producer, Director & CEO of 3AD Media

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on “Hawaii Five-0,” Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series “Lost,” for which he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, and was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. He has been repeatedly recognized with the prestigious KoreAm Driven Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment, and has twice been named one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.”


Most recently, he created the role of Jack Kang in “The Divergent Series films, “Insurgent” and “Allegiant.” Kim starred as Ben Daimio in “Hellboy” and stars in the all-Asian Netflix rom-com “Always Be My Maybe.” He will next be seen staring in an independent Sci-Di Thriller entitled “Stowaway” alongside Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette.


Born in Busan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Kim discovered acting while a student at Haverford College. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he began his career on stage, performing in classics such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Ivanov,” and “A Doll’s House.” Despite early success, he deepened his knowledge of the craft by enrolling at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, where he earned his Master’s Degree. He was recently presented with an honorary degree from his alma mater.


He received a Broadway Beacon Award for his role as the King of Siam in Lincoln Center’s Tony Award-winning production of “The King and I,” as well as the Theater Legacy Award from New York’s Pan Asian Repertory Theater. Outside of his artistic endeavors, he actively pursues interests in the community at large, having served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea. He actively gives back to charities that raise awareness for cancer research; environmental awareness and accessible education.


3AD Media was established by Daniel Dae Kim to produce premier content for TV, film and digital media. Committed to storytelling featuring characters and cultures underrepresented in today’s media, 3AD produced projects include the hit series The Good Doctor.