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Commenting on his much-debated departure from the action police drama, "Hawaii Five-0", actor Daniel Day Kim has said that his exit from the show is a natural progression. The 49-year-old actor, who is popularly known for his on-screen avatar as detective lieutenant, Chin Ho Kelly said the CBS show was a "really important part" of his life for the past seven years, reported Variety. "('Hawaii Five-0') was a really important part of my life for seven years. I'm really grateful to CBS and everyone involved in the show for the opportunity.
I've known (CBS executives) Kelly (Kahl) and Thom Sherman for a while, Thom all the way back to my days on 'Lost'," Kim said. The actor added although he is "grateful" to the makers for giving him a chance, the move was necessary to maintain his self-worth. "I've gotten to know them and I like them, and I'm grateful for the words that they said on the panel the other day. "That said, it's possible to be grateful for the opportunity and have respect for your colleagues and still maintain a steadfast sense of your self-worth. And all good things come to an end. I closed that chapter on 'Hawaii Five- 0' and I begin this new chapter on 'The Good Doctor' (as producer)" he said. Apart from Kim, actor Grace Park also exited the show ahead of season eight.
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