Daniel Day Kim is best known for his appearances in the television series Hawaii Five-0 and Lost. He has advocated for diversity in Hollywood and spoken out against prejudice throughout his career.
In fact, Kim chose Hawaii Five-0 to be a part of for his sons. In an interview with Vulture, the actor explained that he chose Hawaii Five-0 because he didn’t want his sons to grow up feeling isolated as he did.
Kim also stated in the same interview that his family was his top priority. The actor’s family is shown below.
Daniel Dae Kim and his wife, Wife, have been married for 27 years.
Kim and his wife, Mia Haeyoung Rhee, have been married for 27 years. The couple married on June 12, 1993, and they have two children together.
In July 1996, Kim and his wife welcomed their first child, Zander Kim. He is currently employed as an editorial assistant at Black Dog & Leventhal, a publishing house that specializes in illustrated books for children and adults.
Zander attended Brown University and worked as a staff writer and co-creator of Ex-Bullpen, a baseball blog, until 2018.
Jackson Kim, Kim, and his wife’s second child was born in January 2002. Jackson is a model with Wilhelmina Models and is presently a student at New York University.
Daniel Dae Kim’s Reasons for Leaving ‘Hawaii Five-0’
Kim left Hawaii Five-0 in 2017 after seven seasons. He left the show because he couldn’t get salary parity with fellow original cast members Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, which was one of his big efforts.
Kim wasn’t the only one attempting to renegotiate pay fairness among the cast. Grace Park, who played Kono Kalakaua in the series, demanded equal compensation as well. After their desires were not granted, both of them left the program at the end of season 7.
Kim had been frank about his experience on Hawaii Five-0 in the aforementioned interview with Vulture. He regarded the income disparity between himself and Alex and Caan as “substantial.”
Kim also revealed that he had received a significant wage decrease.
The actor went on to say that the goal at the bargaining table was to turn all of the castmates into the ensemble he had envisioned when he first came on board. He also requested that his pay be restored to the level it was when he was starring in Lost.