Chin Ho Kelly is a former HPD cop part of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Portrayed by Daniel Dae Kim.
Born in Busan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania,
His birth date is Aug. 4.
With his role on Hawaii Five-0, Daniel Dae Kim continues his string of multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles. Prior to 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. In 2009, he was recognized with the prestigious KoreAm Journal Achievement Award in
the field of Arts and Entertainment and also named one of PEOPLE Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive”. Most recently, he received the Influential Asian Artist Award from the San Diego Asian American Film Festival, as well as the Theater Legacy Award from New York’s Pan Asian Repertory Theater. Recently, Kim served as Cultural Envoy and Member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation for the United States at the World Expo in Korea.
Kim discovered acting while a student at Haverford College. After briefly considering a career as an attorney, he decided to follow his true passion and moved to New York City, where he began his work on stage performing in classics such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Ivanov” and “A Doll’s House”. Despite his early success, he decided to deepen his dedication to the craft by enrolling at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. In June 2009 he rekindled his love for the stage by performing the role of the King of Siam in the iconic production, “The King and I” at London’s world-renowned Royal Albert Hall. Upon graduation, Kim’s film career began in earnest with roles in “The Jackal”, “For Love of the Game”, “The Hulk”, “Spider-Man 2” and “The Cave”, as well as the Academy Award-winning “Crash”.
On television, he has guest-starred on numerous shows, including “CSI”, “ER” and two seasons on “24” as CTU Agent Tom Baker. In 2008, he starred in the Emmy Award-nominated miniseries “The Andromeda Strain”.
Though he spends time in Los Angeles and New York, Kim spends most of the year in Honolulu, Hawaii where he devotes his free time to his family and various charities. F