Years active- 1991-present
Best known for his roles of Chin Ho Kelly on Hawaii Five-O and Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost.
Born in Busan, South Korea and moved to the US when he was 2. He is a graduate of Freedom High School in Bethelehem, Pennsylvania, and Hartford College in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania. completed a theatre major at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and graduated from NYU's Graduate Acting Program in 1996
Before playing Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost, he was best known for doing sci-fi and fantasy. He has been on CSI:Crime Scene Investigation as a treasury agent, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Star Trek:Enterprise, Star Trek:Voyager, The Shield, ER, The Andromeda Strain, Angel, Crusade, 24, Seinfeld. His acting talents include Spider Man 2, where he played a scientist in Otto Octavius' lab, who later goes on to be called Doc Ock, and the movie Crash. In 2005, he went on to be called People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. In the play The King & I, he played the King of Siam at the Royal Albert Theatre in London, England. And on Sept. 20, 2010, Hawaii Five-O premiered, with Kim being the first actor cast.
He was also arrested in Hawaii, for a DUI. On Oct. 25, 2007, he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol in Honolulu.
-American Shaolin(1994)- Gao
-Beverly Hills, 90210(1997)- Dr. Sturla, in episodes Forgive and Forget and The Way We Weren't
-Seinfeld(1998)- medical student, in episode The Burning
-For the Love of the Game(1999)- E.R. Doctor
-Crusade(1999)- Lt. John Matheson
-Star Trek:Voyager(2000)- Gotana-Retz, in episode Blink of an Eye
-Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For(2000)- Everett Jay
-Charmed(2001)- Yen Lo, in episode Enter the Dragon
-Cradle 2 the Grave(2003)- Visiting Expert
-Ride or Die(2003)- Miyako
-24(2002-2004)- Tom Baker
-Momentum(2003)- Agent Frears
-Star Trek:Enterprise(2003-2004)- MACO Corporal Chang
-Lost(2004-2010)- Jin-Soo Kwon
-The Cave(2005)- Kim
-Justice League Unlimited(2006)- Metron, in episodes Alive and Destroyer
-Avatar: The Last Airbender(2006)- Gen. Fong, in episode The Avatar State
-The Slanted Screen(2006)-Narrator
-The Andromeda Strain(2008)- Dr. Tsi Chou