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Zulu (I) (1937–2004)


Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi was born on October 17, 1937 on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was better known by the nickname his classmates gave him in high school, "Zulu". His most famous role was that of "Detective Kono Kalakaua" on the hit TV series, Hawaii Five-O (1968). The show helped launch a successful nightclub career. In 1971, he ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 66) in Hilo, Hawaii, USA

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 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie)
Kono
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Hotel Doorman
- The Jororo Kill (1982) ... Hotel Doorman (as Zoulou)
 1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Kono
- Waikiki Angels (1981) ... Kono (uncredited)
 1979 The Paradise Connection (TV Movie)
Rudy (as Zoulou)
 1977 Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Movie)
Zulu
 1972-1973 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Chief Hanamakii / Zulu
- Sunday, Fishy Sunday (1973) ... Zulu
- Break a Leg (1973) ... Chief Hanamakii
- The Love Bite Will Bug You (1972) ... Chief Hanamakii
 1968-1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Kono
- R & R & R (1972) ... Kono
- Good Night, Baby - Time to Die! (1972) ... Kono (credit only)
- Cloth of Gold (1972) ... Kono
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Alternate Names:

Zoulou

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Was one of the original cast members of Hawaii Five-O (1968) and played "Kono Kalakaua" for four seasons until the bulky actor was fired after disagreements with the show's publicist. Supposedly, a racial slur was used and Jack Lord had him fired. The rumor that he quit because the role was not big enough and did not take full advantage of his comedic talents seems absurd and highly unlikely. ... See more »

Nickname:

Zulu

Star Sign:

Libra

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