Daniel Dae Kim to Produce U.S. Adaptation of South Korean Medical Drama with CBS
According to Deadline, HAWAII FIVE-0 star Daniel Dae Kim will produce a U.S. adaptation of the hit South Korean medical drama GOOD DOCTOR for CBS.
Written by Adele Lim, the project will follow "how a brilliant doctor with Aspergers uses his [gooddoctor] special gift for solving complex cases at a Boston teaching hospital."
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.
Born in Busan, South Korea, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, 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.