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June 30 2017

Daniel Dae Kim departs "Hawaii 5-0". The Angel alum was a series regular for 7 seasons.

It was fun having him and Julie Benz playing a couple for a while.

Maybe too much ranty:

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2017-07-01 04:05 ]
Oh Numfar PTB UGh. ugh ugh.

Well I stopped watching ages ago, I hope he picks up something soon. He's Lost alum too.

Why is everything so sideways anymore?

[ edited by hann23 on 2017-07-01 16:44 ]
Things have always been sideways for Asians/Asian Americans. Bruce Lee was not the star of The Green Hornet, but he was the only actor on the show to gain international fame and icon status. He still got shut out of the lead on Kung Fu, a show that was supposed to be his, and replaced by a white guy.

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2017-07-03 03:20 ]
It's weird because the other day I was thinking about it and wondering why Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Parker weren't the stars of the re-booted version with McGarrett and Dan-o as secondary characters. I think it would have made the show way more interesting. I've tuned in a few times for the nostalgia of it, but in almost every episode I get annoyed and stop paying attention. (Someone else in the house likes the show, so it's on more than I'd actually watch if it were up to me alone.)
Daniel Dae Kim was only on the show for 12 episodes and didn't first appear on the show until the second season: via wikipedia: "Park was a corporate lawyer for Wolfram & Hart played by Daniel Dae Kim. First appearing in one episode in season two, he was present for parts of seasons three and four, and had a running competition with Lilah Morgan. Gavin filled the void Lindsey McDonald left by becoming Lilah's company rival, although he tended to focus on attempting to hamper Angel via exclusively legal means- such as threatening to take the Hyperion Hotel from him by accusing him of lease violations- rather than the more mystical methods of attack used by Lindsey and Lilah. He and Lilah seemed to be both striving for the same promotion. After Lilah became "Head of Special Projects" (effectively becoming his boss), Gavin became more taciturn. Gavin's greatest success was installing surveillance equipment in the Hyperion to spy on Team Angel, only for the devices to be discovered and rendered useless when Lorne- who possessed hearing sensitive enough to hear the hums generated by the devices- moved in. He was killed by The Beast in season four, but then re-animated as a zombie by Wolfram & Hart. The Zombie Gavin was killed by Gunn, who claimed he didn't like seeing somebody he knew like that no matter how much he didn't like Gavin."
I think this makes me done with t he show; I'll give this new version a look but I *already* can't stomach Danno.
Angel ran for only 5 seasons, 1999-2004.
Series regular for seven seasons on Hawaii Five O.
From Daniel's facebook page:


Sorry for the delay in hearing from me, but like you I’m sure, my July 4th holiday was busy with friends and family. I’m back now and didn’t want to let any more time go by without reaching out. By now many of you have heard the news, and I’m sad to say it is true. I will not be returning to Hawaii Five-0 when production starts next week. Though I made myself available to come back, CBS and I weren’t able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the difficult choice not to continue.

As sad as it feels to say goodbye, what I feel most is gratitude. I am so deeply thankful to our crew, writers and everyone associated with the show – and especially the cast, who have been nothing but supportive through this entire process. They and the crew have been my second family for seven years and I wish them nothing but success for season 8 - and beyond.

I also want to say thank you to Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and everyone at CBS. I will always be grateful for their faith in me to bring Chin Ho Kelly to life. As an Asian American actor, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find opportunities at all, let alone play a well developed, three dimensional character like Chin Ho. I will miss him sincerely.
What made him even more special is that he was a representative of a place my family and I so dearly love. It has been nothing short of an honor to be able to showcase the beauty and people of Hawaii every week, and I couldn’t be prouder to call these islands home. To my local community, mahalo nui loa.

Finally, I want to thank all of you, the fans. I’ve read your messages and I can’t tell you how much they’ve meant to me. I never, ever forget that YOU are the reason Hawaii Five-0 is the success that it is, and interacting with you online and in person around the world(!) has been one of the greatest joys of this entire experience. I’m so sorry we won’t be continuing this journey together.

I’ll end by saying that though transitions can be difficult, I encourage us all to look beyond the disappointment of this moment to the bigger picture. The path to equality is rarely easy. But I hope you can be excited for the future. I am. 5-0 continues on after one of its strongest seasons. I’ve got new acting projects on the horizon, and as a producer, my company, 3AD, has its first show, THE GOOD DOCTOR, set to air this fall on ABC. I hope you’ll tune in. There’s a lot to look forward to and I’ll be sure to share it with you. In the meantime,

Aloha, thank you and Happy Independence Day!

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