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Daniel Dae Kim to make directorial debut

"I've been looking forward to the opportunity to direct for a long time and I'm glad it's with 'Five-0,' " the actor said.

By Annie Martin
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Daniel Dae Kim to make directorial debut
Daniel Dae Kim will make his directorial debut with an upcoming episode of 'Hawaii Five-0.' Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

HONOLULU, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Daniel Dae Kim will make his directorial debut with Hawaii Five-0.

The 46-year-old actor has portrayed Chin Ho Kelly on the CBS series since its premiere in 2010, and will helm episode 517. Kim expressed his enthusiasm for the project in a statement to Entertainment Weekly, and confirmed the news Tuesday on Twitter.

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"I've been looking forward to the opportunity to direct for a long time and I'm glad it's with Five-0," he shared. "[Executive producer] Peter Lenkov and the production team have been nothing but supportive, and I'm excited to work with my cast mates in a fresh new way."

"We are so thrilled to have Daniel direct this really fun episode," Lenkov added. "He knows our show inside and out, understands what fans love about Hawaii Five-0 and his creativity will be a welcomed asset. I'm proud he feels comfortable enough to take this leap."

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Hawaii Five-0 is a remake of the 1968 to 1980 police procedural of the same name. The drama follows a small task force dedicated to investigating crime in Hawaii, and features Alex O'Loughlin as Steven J. "Steve" McGarrett and Scott Caan as Daniel "Danny" Williams.

Kim is known for starring as Jin-Soo Kwon on ABC series Lost, and appeared as Gavin Park on several episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff Angel. He also voices Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games.

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