Daniel Dae Kim Joins The Good Doctor, Pulling Double Duty as Guest Star and Exec Producer

This is his first TV role since Hawaii Five-0

By Chris Harnick Jan 08, 2019 7:00 PMTags
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There's a new doctor in the house on The Good Doctor. Daniel Dae Kim is stepping out from behind the camera, he's an executive producer on the series, for a new recurring role on the hit ABC series.

Kim will play Dr. Jackson Han, a brash new chief of surgery at St. Bonaventure. Look for Dr. Han's arrival to shake things up at the hospital, specifically for Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore)—his career is in jeopardy. Highmore is also directing.

"As a fan of our show, I'm thrilled to be doing a guest arc with such a talented, kind and hard-working cast. David [Shore, executive producer] 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," Kim said in a statement.

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This is Kim's first TV acting gig since he left Hawaii Five-0 following a contract dispute in 2017.

The Good Doctor also stars Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelman as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park and Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo.

Season two of The Good Doctor resumes with the midseason premiere on Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. on ABC. Look for Kim to appear in the final four episodes of season two.