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Daniel Dae Kim on the Significance of His First Lead Role Being the Face of the FBI on ‘The Hot Zone: Anthrax’

Daniel Dae Kim on the Significance of His First Lead Role Being the Face of the FBI on ‘The Hot Zone: Anthrax’

Daniel Dae Kim has been acting for three decades, starting his own production company, 3Ad, eight years ago. But his turn on National Geographic’s “The Hot Zone: Anthrax,” which premieres Nov. 28, marks the first time he has taken leading man status. As FBI agent Matthew Ryker on the anthology series, based on the real-life anthrax terrorist threats that began in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Kim is the face of the government organization in addition to the face of the show — which he notes is a “significant step in representation.”

The Hot Zone” showrunners Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders have said you helped them shape the character of Matthew Ryker. Why was it important to have that agency, even without a producer title?

It’s always nice when an actor can have, as you say, a sense of agency in their character because we’re the ones who

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