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Lani Kai (1936–1999)

Lani Kai, whose real name was George Clarence Dennis James Von Ruckleman Woodd III, represented the image of the handsome, native Polynesian man for viewers of a television series in the early 1960s. His big break in show business came when he accompanied his mother to a casting call for the TV series Adventures in Paradise (1959) in 1959 and ... See full bio »


(age 63) in Oahu, Hawaii, USA

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Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii Carl Tanami
Adventures in Paradise
Adventures in Paradise Kelly / Kelly Kelimanaha / Kelly Kalimakaha / Kelly Katimakaka / Khobu
The Late Liz
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O Billy / Lonnie Kahekili / M.K.


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 1971 The Late Liz
 1968-1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Lonnie Kahekili / Billy / M.K.
- Most Likely to Murder (1970) ... Lonnie Kahekili (as Lanikai)
- The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild! (1969) ... Billy
- Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born (1968) ... M.K. (as Lanikai)
 1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
- Go for Baroque (1963) ... Johnny
 1960-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Kelly / Kelly Kelimanaha / Kelly Kalimakaha / ...
- The Quest of Ambrose Feather (1962) ... Kelly
- Please Believe Me (1962) ... Kelly
- Policeman's Holiday (1962) ... Kelly Kelimanaha
- The Velvet Trap (1962) ... Kelly Kelimanaha
- Once There Was a Princess (1962) ... Kelly
 1961 Blue Hawaii
Carl Tanami
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 1964 Surf Party (writer: "Pearly Shells")

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Other Works:

Album (as The Orchestra of Lani Kai): "Hawaiian Magic" (Diplomat Records).

Alternate Names:

Lain Kai | Lanikai

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