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‘Hawaii Five-0’ star Daniel Dae Kim posts in-depth Facebook message addressing exit from CBS series

  • Actor Daniel Dae Kim is speaking out after news broke of his surprise exit from CBS crime drama Hawaii Five-0.
  • Kim, who starred as Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly for seven seasons, decided to leave the series after he and co-star Grace Park, who played Officer Kono Kalakaua, failed to obtain the same salary as stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. 
  • According to Variety, the actors were trying to negotiate a deal with CBS, but were unable to “reach satisfactory deals.” 
  • The site reported that CBS Television Studios offered the actors “10 to 15% lower than what O’Loughlin and Caan make in salary.” O’Loughlin, Caan, Park and Kim have all been series regulars since season one. Read more (7/5/17)

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