Daniel Dae Kim Takes Recurring Role In ‘The Good Doctor’

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11 Jan 19
Daniel Dae Kim Takes Recurring Role In 'The Good Doctor'

Daniel Dae Kim Takes Recurring Role In ‘The Good Doctor’

‘Hawaii Five-0’ star Daniel Dae Kim is returning in front of the camera, as he takes up a recurring role in The Good Doctor later this season.

The medical drama follows Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the scepticism of his colleagues. Aiding him along the way is his one advocate, Dr Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff).

Kim already has a deep connection to ‘The Good Doctor’, as he is an exec producer on the series and was instrumental in bringing the show, which is based on an award-winning South Korean series, to the US. The former ‘Lost’ actor takes the part of *WARNING MINOR SPOILER* – Dr Jackson Han, who will be the new chief of surgery, and will first appear in the last 4 episodes of Season 2. He’s described as “brash” and someone who will shake up the hospital. Due to the new arrival, once again, Murphy will find his job in jeopardy. Kim’s debut episode will actually be directed by star Freddie Highmore.

“As a fan of our show, I’m thrilled to be doing a guest arc with such a talented, kind and hard-working cast,” commented Kim. “David [Shore – creator/showrunner] and I have been looking for the right opportunity and we’ve found a character that’s both dynamic and surprising. It’s an added bonus for my character to be directed by our own Freddie Highmore, who’s proving to be as talented behind the camera as in front of it. it’s been a lot of fun already and I’m excited for the episodes to air.”

You can next see Daniel Dae Kim on the big screen as Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense agent Ben Daimio in the upcoming ‘Hellboy’ movie, which sees David Harbour star as the big red half-demon superhero.

The Good Doctor‘ is currently on mid-season break, but returns for Season 2, part 2, on Tuesday, 29th January 2019 at 9pm on Sky Witness.