54 years old (Born on August 04, 1968)
Korean American actor; He is famous from Jin Kwon on Lost.Arrested in Honolulu on October 25, 2007 for allegedly driving drunk. He has said that playing `Jin` on `Lost` (2004) is a relief to him because he`s finally playing someone of his own heritage (Korean), having been cast as characters of almost every other Asian heritage but his own. While getting small parts in plays and writing and performing in an improv comedy group, he seriously considered a career in investment banking. Due to his childhood in America, he knew very little Korean before he did `Lost` (2004). He has said that his co-star on that show Yunjin Kim, who is fluent in both English and Korean, has been invaluable in coaching him on his Korean, which has apparently improved. Ironically, to the audience`s knowledge, Daniel`s character knows nothing but Korean. Grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania.
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His acting heroes are Paul Scofield, Gene Hackman, Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier, Gene Kelly, Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall and, his favorite, Jonathan Pryce.
He holds an M.F.A. from the Graduate Acting program at New York University.
He was included on People Magazine`s list of the sexiest men alive in 2005. Matthew McConaughey topped the list.
Son born in 1996.
He attended Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the same high school as Dwayne Johnson.
Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College/Bryn Mawr College in Theatre & Political Science.