Trek historical past two-for-one: on August 4th, 1968, there have been two notable occasions. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Walter Koenig have been known as to Paramount Studios for a fancy dress take a look at for the spacesuits for Star Trek: The Unique Sequence’ episode “The Tholian Web”…and future Trek visitor star Daniel Dae Kim was born in Busan, South Korea.
Kim moved to the US when he was only a yr previous, rising up in New York Metropolis, Easton, Pennsylvania and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Haverford School in 1990, with double bachelor’s levels in theater and political science, then went on to earn an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Appearing Program in 1996.
Kim has visitor starred in a lot of tv packages, together with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Charmed, The Defend, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue and ER. He was a daily on the Babylon 5 spin-off Campaign and had recurring roles on 24 and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel. He was additionally a daily forged member on the J. J. Abrams sequence Misplaced from 2004 to 2010.
Within the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Blink Of An Eye”, Kim performed Pilot First Rank Gotana-Retz, a Kelmane astronaut who was a part of a mission despatched to analyze the traditional “Sky Ship” that was revered by his folks. (Spoiler alert: it was the Voyager.) He additionally portrayed Corporal D. Chang in three episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. Chang was a MACO soldier assigned to the Enterprise NX-01 after they entered the Delta Expanse in quest of the Xindi weapon being constructed to destroy Earth.
Please be part of us right here at Day by day Star Trek Information in wishing Daniel Dae Kim a cheerful 53rd birthday.