Henney in 2008
Daniel Philip Henney
November 28, 1979
Carson City, Michigan, U.S.
|Other names||Jeom Deok-su|
|Agent||Echo Global Group (Korea)|
DNA Model Management (US)
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
Daniel Phillip Henney (born November 28, 1979) is a Korean-American actor and model. He is known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), My Father (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Shanghai Calling (2012), The Last Stand (2013), and Big Hero 6 (2014).
In television, he is known for starring in the Korean dramas Spring Waltz and My Lovely Sam Soon as well as US television series Hawaii Five-0 and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. He has joined the regular cast of Criminal Minds for its thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth seasons.
Henney was born in Carson City, Michigan, to Christine, a Korean American and Philip Henney, an Irish American. His mother was born in Busan, South Korea and was brought to the United States as a child after being adopted by a white American couple. He was a star basketball player at Carson City-Crystal High School and led the Eagles to the MHSAA Central region (CSAA) 2nd place finish during his senior year.
Henney started modeling in the U.S. in 2001 and worked in France, Italy, Hong Kong and Taiwan while attending college. After his debut in South Korea with an advertisement for the Amore Pacific's cosmetic "Odyssey Sunrise", he became a spokesperson for commercials with Jun Ji-hyun for Olympus cameras and Kim Tae-hee for Daewoo Electronics's Klasse air conditioners.
Despite speaking no Korean, Henney became a household name through the South Korean hit TV drama, My Lovely Sam Soon, aka My Name is Kim Sam Soon. He played the role of Dr. Henry Kim, a surgeon who is devotedly in love with Hee-jin (played by Jung Ryeo-won). Sam Soon was the most popular Korean drama in 2005; although Henney was starring as the supporting actor, his performance and good looks were widely noticed.
Henney then starred in another drama, "Spring Waltz" in 2006. He later learned the language and appeared on a few variety shows, such as Family Outing. Henney was a part of an academic scandal in which many sources stated that he had an Economics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, while in actuality he had no college degree.
Henney starred in his first feature film in Korea, Seducing Mr. Perfect. His second film, My Father, won multiple awards in South Korea and Henney became the first foreigner to sweep all the major cinema awards in the Best New Actor category.
Since 2012, Henney has appeared in several American TV series. In 2015, he starred as Special Agent Matt Simmons in the American television series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, a spin-off of Criminal Minds.
Henney is signed with DNA Models in New York under the celebrity-division.
|2006||Seducing Mr. Perfect||Robin Heiden|
|2007||My Father||James Parker|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Agent Zero|
|Shanghai Calling||Sam Chao|
|2013||The Last Stand||Agent Phil Hayes|
|One Night Surprise||Bill|
|The Spy: Undercover Operation||Ryan|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Tadashi Hamada||Voice role|
|2005||My Lovely Sam Soon||Dr. Henry Kim||Main cast|
|Hello Franceska||Elizabeth's first love||Guest star; 2 episodes|
|2006||Spring Waltz||Philip||Main cast|
|2009||Three Rivers||Dr. David Lee||Main cast|
|2010||The Fugitive: Plan B||Kai||Main cast|
|2012-2013||Hawaii Five-0||Michael Noshimuri||Guest star; 3 episodes|
|2014||Revolution||Peter Garner||Guest star; 3 episodes|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||NCIS Agent Paul Angelo||Episode: "Three Hearts"|
|2015–2020||Criminal Minds||Matthew "Matt" Simmons||Special Guest (season 10 & 12)|
Main Role (Season 13–15)
|2016–2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Main cast; 26 episodes|
|2016||Dear My Friends||N/A||Cameo|
|2017–present||Big Hero 6: The Series||Tadashi Hamada||Voice role|
|TBA||The Wheel of Time||Lan Mandragoran||TV Series|