Chin Ho Kelly
The new role of Chin Ho Kelly is a great nod to Hawaii's multicultural tradition. The addition of the Kelly name makes Chin Ho 'hapa' - the local term for multi-racial. In Hawaii, it would not be unusual to see someone with the last name Kelly as one-quarter Korean, one-half Chinese, and one-quarter Irish. Daniel Dae Kim gives the new Hawaii 5-0 instant credibility on casting because we already love him for his role in Lost.
Daniel Dae Kim
Born: Pusan, South Korea. His family moved to the United State when he was two years old.
Won a Screen Actors Guild award as part of the ensemble cast of "Lost". Kim played the role of Jin Kwon, a Korean national with mafia connections and little familiarity with the English language. Previously, Daniel Dae Kim has appeared in numerous TV roles for more than 15 years.
Starting his movie career with American Shaolin in 1991, Daniel Dae Kim has appeared in movies including Hulk, Spiderman 2, Crash, and as a voice-over in Avatar: the Last Airbender.
Daniel Dae Kim has settled in to life in Honolulu after filming Lost and now Hawaii Five-0 on Oahu. He is a part-owner of The Counter, a custom burger joint at Kahala Mall.
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