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James Grant Benton (1949–2002)

James Grant Benton was born on January 19, 1949. He is known for his work on Blue Crush (2002), Magnum, P.I. (1980) and Picture Bride (1994). He was married to Debra Thompson-Benton. He died on May 28, 2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. See full bio »



(age 53) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Known For

Blue Crush
Blue Crush Mr. Pukui
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I. Kika / Cop / Dave / Police Officer, outside Restaurant / Ralph the Bartender
Picture Bride
Picture Bride Antone
Hawaiian Heat
Hawaiian Heat Earl the Pearl


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 2002 Blue Crush
Mr. Pukui
 2000 Baywatch (TV Series)
- Dream Girl (2000) ... Bart
 1996 Lemon Tree Billiards House
Sam Kapu
 1994 The Byrds of Paradise (TV Series)
Mr. Echevada / Mr. Esclavada
- He Hawai'i Kakou I Ka Pu'uwai (1994) ... Mr. Echevada
- Moon, Man (1994) ... Mr. Esclavada
 1994 Picture Bride
 1990 Miracle Landing (TV Movie)
 1989 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
George Fugita
- Easy to Love (1989) ... George Fugita
 1981-1988 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Kika / Cop / Police Officer, outside Restaurant / ...
- Resolutions: Part II (1988) ... Cop
- Resolutions: Part I (1988) ... Police Officer, outside Restaurant
- The Treasure of Kalaniopu'u (1985) ... Kika
- Round and Around (1985) ... Kika
- Under World (1984) ... Dave
 1984 Hawaiian Heat (TV Series)
Earl the Pearl
- Ice Cream Man (1984) ... Earl the Pearl
 1980 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
- The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part 2 (1980) ... Bartender
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 1994 The Byrds of Paradise (TV Series) (cultural advisor)

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