Ian Anthony Dale is an American actor of mixed descent best known for his roles as Davis Lee on Surface and Avatar Gamma in Charmed.


Ian Anthony Dale was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, of Japanese and French-English parents. All his life he has been doing sports, baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, tennis, ping pong, golf, snowboarding, rock climbing, in-line skating, surfing... he has tried all. He attended first Saint Mary's University of Minnesota where he studied Stage and Theater and then went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor degree in Film.

Aside his college education, he has studied Japanese language at Osaka Sangyo University Los Angeles and been trained in Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship and Kung Fu. And completing his college preparation he has been scene coached by Howard Fine, Lesly Kahn, Ivanna Chubbuck and Greg Braun of the Black Nexus Studio.

His screen acting debut was in a 2002 episode of Fastlane. He followed that up with a role in the made-for-TV movie The Break (2003) and in the following years he made guest appearances on shows like Angel, JAG, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, 24, Criminal Minds and Trauma.

Dale had recurring roles as Avatar Gamma on the Charmed and Detective Choi in the short-lived drama series Day Break, and starred as Davis Lee in Surface, another short-lived show.

He made his debut in the big screen in the 2004 film Mr. 3000 as the Japanese pitcher Fukuda. Later on got a small role in the Rob Reiner comedy The Bucket List and he was cast in the Tekken movie as Kazuya Mishima.

In the 2010-11 season Dale starred as Simon Lee, an alien working undercover as a CIA operative in the short-lived NBC series The Event.

Criminal MindsEdit

He portrayed Detective Owen Kim in the Season One episode Somebody's Watching and made another guest appearance in the Season Five episode The Performer, with his character having been upgraded to Lieutenant.


  • Flying Lessons (2010) - Lance
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Panty Sniffer (2010) TV episode - Lon Rose
  • Trauma - Protocol (2010) TV episode - Andy Wu
  • Tekken (2010) - Kazuya
  • Lollipops (2009) - Detective Jones
  • CSI: Miami - Kill Clause (2009) TV episode - Evan Wilcox
  • Criminal Minds - Somebody's Watching (2006) - Detective Owen Kim and The Performer (2009) TV episodes - Lieutenant Owen Kim
  • The Hangover (2009) - Chow's #1
  • Dollhouse - Haunted (2009) TV episode - Jack Dunston
  • CSI: NY - The Past, Present and Murder (2009) TV episode - Ellis Park
  • The Bucket List (2007) - Instructor
  • Cold Case - Family 8108 (2007) TV episode - Ray Takahashi - 1942-1945
  • 24 - Day 6: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. and Day 6: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2007) TV episodes - Zhou
  • Bones - Spaceman in a Crater (2007) TV episode - Commander James Adams
  • Without a Trace - Without You (2007) TV episode - David Kwon
  • Day Break - 12 episodes (2006-2007) TV episodes - Detective Christopher Choi
  • Surface - 11 episodes (2005-2006) TV episodes - Davis Lee
  • Company Town (2006)
  • North Shore - The End (2005) TV episode - Garrett Haynes
  • Charmed - 5 episodes (2004-2005) TV episodes - Avatar Gamma
  • Second Time Around - No, No (2004) TV episode - Sam Chang
  • Hawaii - No Man Is an Island (2004) TV episode - Lieutenant Robertson
  • Mr 3000 (2004) - Fukuda
  • Las Vegas - Die Fast, Die Furious (2004) TV episode - Jonathan Tam
  • JAG - The Boast (2003) TV episode - Lance Corporal Brad Owens
  • Angel - Release (2003) TV episode - Drugged Vamp #3
  • The Break (2003) - Kavika
  • Fastlane - Mighty Blue (2002) TV episode - Jackson Yu


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