Do you like procedural drama television series? If yes, then you have certainly seen Daniel Henney in one of the most popular such shows, “Criminal Minds”. He joined the series in 2015 as Matt Simmons and so far has featured in 35 episodes of the highly-acclaimed TV series. However, who is he, when was he born, and what is his life story? If you want to learn all this and more, then stay with us, as we are about to bring you closer to this prominent actor. Daniel Henney was born on the 28th November 1979, in Carson City, Michigan USA, and is an actor who, in addition to “Criminal Minds”, has had notable roles in such films as “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in 2009 as Agent Zero, and in “Shanghai Calling” in 2012 as Sam, among many other differing roles.
Daniel Henney Bio: Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Education
Of Korean, Irish, and English ancestry, Daniel is the son of Philip and Christine – born in Busan, South Korea, but was adopted by a white American couple when she was a child. For now, he hasn’t revealed if he has any siblings or not, but possibly soon. He went to Crystal High School in his hometown, during which time he was an avid basketball player, leading his team to the MHSA Central region championship in his senior year. Following his matriculation, Daniel enrolled into Albion College, Michigan on a basketball scholarship, transferred to the University of Chicago, Illinois, but never actually graduated.
Before venturing into acting, Daniel was a model, beginning during his college years, first in the US, and then across the world, in such countries as France, Italy, Taiwan, and others, making his mark in the South Korean modeling industry, by appearing in a number of commercials including for the cosmetic “Odyssey Sunrise”, Daewoo Electronics’ Klasse air conditioners, and was also a spokesperson for Olympus cameras, among many other achievements.
During his time in South Korea, Daniel was able to launch his acting career, despite not knowing a word of the Korean language. He made his debut in the TV series “Hello Franceska” in 2005, then appeared in the TV series “My Lovely Sam-Soon” in the same year, while in 2006 he was the star of the romantic film “Mr. Robin Kkosigi”, alongside Jeong-hwa Eon, and Holly Karrol Clark. His most prominent role in Korean productions was in 2007 in the film “My Father”, as James, a US soldier stationed in Korea who hopes to find his real parents.
Return to the USA and Rise to Prominence
After he became quite successful in Korea, Daniel returned to the US and focused on achieving success in Hollywood productions. His first role was as Agent Zero in the highly-acclaimed sci-fi action adventure film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in 2009, starring Hugh Jackman, Live Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds. Daniel received praises for his work and continued in the same rhythm, this time with the role of Dr. David Lee in the TV drama series “Three Rivers” (2009-2010). He then returned to South Korea, where he portrayed Kai in the TV series “The Fugitive: Plan B”, while in 2012 he starred in the South Korean film “Papa”.
He then returned again to the US, and secured the lead role in the romantic comedy-drama film “Shanghai Calling”, also in 2012, co-starring Le Geng and Sean Gallagher. It was in 2015 that Daniel secured his most prominent role so far, as Matt Simmons in the TV crime-drama series “Criminal Minds”, and his character is also included in the series’ spin-off “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, however, the series was canceled after only two seasons.
An Accomplished Voice Actor
In recent years, Daniel has also used his voice to secure new roles, as he was Tadashi in the animated film “Big Hero 6” in 2014, while since 2017 he has been voicing the same character in the animated series. Furthermore, he also voiced Akashi Shiganosuke in the animated series “The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show” in 2016.
Daniel Henney Net Worth
Since launching his acting career, Daniel has become quite a successful actor with a number of notable roles credited to his name. So, let’s see just how rich his success has made him. According to authoritative sources, Daniel’s net worth is estimated at $5 million, which is pretty impressive, don’t you think?
Daniel Henney Personal Life, Dating, Wife, Wedding
Is Daniel Married? Does he have children? What do you know about him outside his career? Well, Daniel is currently single, but is searching for the right one, as he has stated in an interview on MBC. He was seen next to model and actress Maggie Q, but the couple broke up some time ago, and Maggie is now engaged to actor Dylan McDermott.
Daniel Henney Internet Popularity
Over the years, Daniel has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Facebook, though he is also no stranger on Twitter. His official Instagram page has over 520,000 followers, and which he uses to promote his recent career endeavors, including the newest episodes of “Criminal Minds”, while also sharing pictures from his everyday life, including with his dog, among many other posts. You can find Daniel on Facebook as well, on which he has over 540,000 followers, while on Twitter, Daniel is followed by over 130,000 people. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actor, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.