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Release Date:
26 September 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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Hawaii Five-0: James MacArthur Dies at 72; Farewell "Danno" Williams
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James MacArthur: 1937-2010
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Hawaii Five-O Actor MacArthur Dies
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 555)

Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett (281 episodes, 1968-1980)

James MacArthur ... Dan Williams / ... (259 episodes, 1968-1979)
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho (241 episodes, 1968-1978)
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke / ... (155 episodes, 1968-1980)
Harry Endo ... Che Fong / ... (115 episodes, 1969-1977)
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Series Directed by
Michael O'Herlihy (36 episodes, 1969-1976)
Charles S. Dubin (24 episodes, 1968-1977)
Paul Stanley (19 episodes, 1969-1977)
Allen Reisner (13 episodes, 1972-1978)
Richard Benedict (11 episodes, 1968-1978)
Don Weis (11 episodes, 1977-1980)
Douglas Green (9 episodes, 1974-1977)
Bruce Bilson (9 episodes, 1974-1976)
Reza Badiyi (8 episodes, 1969-1979)
Alf Kjellin (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jack Lord (6 episodes, 1974-1979)
Dennis Donnelly (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
John Peyser (5 episodes, 1968-1975)
Herschel Daugherty (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Abner Biberman (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bob Sweeney (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ernest Pintoff (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Beau Vanden Ecker (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Seymour Robbie (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Nicholas Colasanto (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ron Winston (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Philip Leacock (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Barry Crane (4 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ralph Levy (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Robert L. Morrison (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Paul Wendkos (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Marvin J. Chomsky (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Anton Leader (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Joseph Manduke (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sutton Roley (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ron Satlof (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Alvin Ganzer (2 episodes, 1968)
Michael Caffey (2 episodes, 1969)
Murray Golden (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
John Llewellyn Moxey (2 episodes, 1970)
John Newland (2 episodes, 1970)
Leo Penn (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Corey Allen (2 episodes, 1973)
Gordon Hessler (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry London (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc Daniels (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harry Harris (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harvey S. Laidman (2 episodes, 1977)
Harry Hogan III (2 episodes, 1979)

Bradford May (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Leonard Freeman (281 episodes, 1968-1980)
Jerome Coopersmith (30 episodes, 1968-1976)
Bill Stratton (16 episodes, 1971-1978)
Robert Janes (15 episodes, 1977-1979)
Mel Goldberg (12 episodes, 1968-1974)
Jerrold L. Ludwig (12 episodes, 1969-1971)
Eric Bercovici (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alvin Sapinsley (12 episodes, 1971-1977)
John D.F. Black (10 episodes, 1968-1972)
Anthony Lawrence (9 episodes, 1969-1974)
Tim Maschler (9 episodes, 1973-1977)
Ken Pettus (8 episodes, 1970-1978)
Seeleg Lester (7 episodes, 1978-1980)
Meyer Dolinsky (6 episodes, 1969-1973)
Robert C. Dennis (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
E. Arthur Kean (6 episodes, 1970-1974)
Frank Telford (6 episodes, 1972-1980)
Herman Groves (5 episodes, 1968-1977)
Rod Baker (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Glen Olson (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Walter Black (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Norman Lessing (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Bud Freeman (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Stephen Kandel (4 episodes, 1970-1977)
Samuel Roeca (4 episodes, 1974-1980)
Anne Collins (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Orville H. Hampton (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
James Menzies (4 episodes, 1976-1980)
Arthur Bernard Lewis (4 episodes, 1978)
Mark Rodgers (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jack Turley (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Palmer Thompson (3 episodes, 1969)
Paul Playdon (3 episodes, 1970-1979)
Abram S. Ginnes (3 episodes, 1972)
Larry Brody (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Martin Roth (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gerry Day (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Irv Pearlberg (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard DeLong Adams (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sam Neuman (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
David P. Harmon (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Stambler (2 episodes, 1969-1977)
Robert Hamner (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jay Roberts (2 episodes, 1969)
William Robert Yates (2 episodes, 1969)
Adrian Spies (2 episodes, 1971)
John Furia (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Will Lorin (2 episodes, 1972)
Carey Wilber (2 episodes, 1973-1980)
William Bast (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Charles Larson (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Balluck (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Al Martinez (2 episodes, 1978)
George F. Slavin (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
James Heinz .... associate producer / producer: Hollywood (199 episodes, 1969-1978)
Leonard Freeman .... executive producer / producer (147 episodes, 1968-1974)
Bill Finnegan .... producer (96 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bob Sweeney .... supervising producer (96 episodes, 1971-1975)
Andrew Gottlieb .... associate producer / assistant producer / ... (47 episodes, 1977-1980)
Philip Leacock .... executive producer / supervising producer (46 episodes, 1975-1977)
Fred Baum .... supervising producer / producer: Hawaii / ... (42 episodes, 1977-1979)
Douglas Green .... producer: Hawaii / executive producer (36 episodes, 1976-1978)
Robert Stambler .... producer (35 episodes, 1968-1971)
Franklin Barton .... supervising producer (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leonard Katzman .... producer (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Stanley Kallis .... supervising producer (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Newton .... producer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Leonard B. Kaufman .... producer: Hawaii / producer: Singapore (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
B.W. Sandefur .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Buck Houghton .... producer: Hawaii / producer / ... (12 episodes, 1978-1980)
Beau Vanden Ecker .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Gene Levitt .... supervising producer / producer: Hawaii (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joseph Gantman .... producer (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sidney Marshall .... producer (5 episodes, 1969)
William F. Phillips .... producer: Hawaii / producer (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Larry Stewart .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1969)
Robert L. Rosen .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sam Manners .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1969)

Douglas Denoff .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1977-1979)
Herman Groves .... producer: Hollywood (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Don B. Ray (82 episodes, 1969-1980)
Morton Stevens (57 episodes, 1968-1980)
Richard Shores (23 episodes, 1969-1974)
John Cacavas (22 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bruce Broughton (18 episodes, 1973-1979)
Harry Geller (11 episodes, 1969-1975)
Fred Steiner (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Romanis (3 episodes, 1970-1975)
Dick DeBenedictis (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert Drasnin (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jerrold Immel (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ernest Gold (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Walter Scharf (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert L. Morrison (168 episodes, 1969-1976)
Jack Whitman (46 episodes, 1976-1978)
Frank V. Phillips (21 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sherman Kunkel (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack A. Marta (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jacques R. Marquette (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard L. Rawlings (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
John C. Flinn III (3 episodes, 1979)

Bradford May (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jack Gleason (83 episodes, 1968-1980)
Ira Heymann (79 episodes, 1968-1978)
Fred A. Chulack (28 episodes, 1972-1976)
Arthur Hilton (16 episodes, 1970-1972)
Howard A. Smith (12 episodes, 1968-1977)
Tom Stevens (10 episodes, 1973-1977)
Robert L. Wolfe (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard G. Haines (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Charles L. Freeman (4 episodes, 1972)
Bruce Schoengarth (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Walter Hannemann (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ray Daniels (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Casting by
Susan McCray (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Pam Polifroni (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Al Onorato (10 episodes, 1968-1969)
Pam Dixon (9 episodes, 1975)
William J. Kenney (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Cathy Henderson (3 episodes, 1975-1979)

Jim Merrick (unknown episodes)
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
Ted Thorpe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gibson Holley (115 episodes, 1974-1979)
Jack T. Collis (71 episodes, 1971-1974)
Albert Heschong (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Kinoshita (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
William Craig Smith (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Carl Macauley (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Steven Myles Berger (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Buck Henshaw (279 episodes, 1968-1980)
 
Series Costume Design by
Richard Egan (193 episodes, 1968-1976)
James Kessler (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bruce Walkup (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist (215 episodes, 1969-1978)
Fred Williams .... makeup artist (54 episodes, 1976-1980)
Bob Mills .... makeup artist (47 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (39 episodes, 1978-1980)
Cherie .... hair stylist (25 episodes, 1973-1978)
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alan Fama .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Production Management
Bernard Oseransky .... unit production manager / assistant production manager (183 episodes, 1968-1978)
Robert Huddleston .... unit production manager (31 episodes, 1968-1970)
Chuck Murray .... unit production manager (18 episodes, 1977-1978)
Max Stein .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1969)
Wesley J. McAfee .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1979)
Daniel McCauley .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1971)
Donald L. Gold .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1979-1980)

Hal Schaffel .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (49 episodes, 1971-1975)
Don-Martin Nielsen .... second assistant director / first assistant director (38 episodes, 1978-1980)
Max Stein .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1968-1970)
Robert Enrietto .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1974-1978)
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1970-1972)
Douglas Green .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1972-1974)
Dennis Donnelly .... assistant director / second assistant director (15 episodes, 1968-1970)
Wesley J. McAfee .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1968-1977)
Christopher Seitz .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1970-1971)
Robert Doudell .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
William A. Morrison .... second assistant director / assistant director (11 episodes, 1971-1974)
Michael S. Glick .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Thomas Foulkes .... assistant director / first assistant director (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Rubin .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1970)
Jack W. Cash .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
G. Warren Smith .... assistant director / first assistant director (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bill Derwin .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976)
Cheryl Downey .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Menteer .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1980)
Scott Maitland .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Carroll .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1979)

Patrick A. Duffy .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Dick Kyker .... property master (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sal Vecchio .... property master (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

Robert M. Anderson .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Coye Vanover .... production sound mixer (154 episodes, 1971-1978)
Philip Mitchell .... production sound mixer (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jerry Kosloff .... production sound mixer (20 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bud Alper .... production sound mixer (17 episodes, 1968-1972)

Jim Bullock .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Bobby Somers .... stunts (18 episodes, 1976-1979)
Chuck Couch .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 1968-1979)

Beau Vanden Ecker .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Epper .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Reilly .... key grip (38 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lowell Peterson .... first assistant camera (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Arnold L. Rich .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Thomas Del Ruth .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Robert Busch .... location casting (96 episodes, 1971-1975)
Richard Kindelon .... location casting / casting: Hawaii / ... (74 episodes, 1975-1979)
Ted Thorpe .... location casting (70 episodes, 1968-1971)
Cathy Henderson .... casting: Hollywood (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Egan .... costumes (47 episodes, 1976-1978)

Frank Delmar .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ruth Blythe .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Music Department
Don B. Ray .... music supervisor / conductor (250 episodes, 1968-1980)
Morton Stevens .... composer: theme music / conductor / ... (224 episodes, 1969-1980)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gene Feldman .... music editor / supervising music editor (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry Geller .... conductor (10 episodes, 1969-1975)
Richard Shores .... composer: stock music / conductor (4 episodes, 1969-1972)
George Romanis .... conductor (3 episodes, 1970-1975)
Bruce Broughton .... conductor (2 episodes, 1973)
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1977)

John W. Morgan .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bud Thompson .... transportation captain (1 episode, 1968)
 
Series Other crew
Reza Badiyi .... title visualization / story consultant (281 episodes, 1968-1980)
Richard Dixon .... assistant: production manager (190 episodes, 1970-1978)
Curtis Kenyon .... executive story consultant / story consultant (88 episodes, 1973-1979)
Will Lorin .... story consultant (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
Cliff Fenneman .... assistant: producer (48 episodes, 1973-1975)
Matthew Knox .... assistant: producer (46 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bernard Oseransky .... assistant: production manager (30 episodes, 1969-1970)
James Heinz .... assistant: producers (27 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ken Pettus .... story consultant (25 episodes, 1973-1975)
Liam O'Brien .... story consultant (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Herman Groves .... story consultant / story editor (20 episodes, 1975-1977)
Robert Foster .... story editor (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
Sidney Marshall .... story consultant (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
Franklin Barton .... story consultant (11 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur H. Singer .... executive story editor (11 episodes, 1969-1970)
Randy Spangler .... location manager (6 episodes, 1970-1977)
Seeleg Lester .... story consultant (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Douglas Denoff .... assistant: producer (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Maggie Lawrence .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1968-1969)

Michael Janover .... story consultant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Henry J. Kaiser .... portions filmed on the Kaiser estate courtesy of (1 episode, 1968)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"McGarrett" - USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
60 min (284 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) (seasons 1-4) | Singapore:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Boone (one of televisions biggest stars for having played Paladin on the 'Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)') was Leonard Freeman's first choice to play McGarrett. Despite the fact the Boone already lived in Hawaii, the actor turned down the role.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the closing title "outrigger" footage, the curved edge of the camera lens housing can be seen in the corner of the screen in one shot.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Det. Steve McGarrett:Book him, Danno. Murder one.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in School of Rock (2003)See more »

FAQ

What is the name of the Hawaii governor?
Who created Hawaii Five-O?
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Who needs Magnum anyway?, 11 June 2002
Author: Victor Field from London, England

The longest-running cop show on American TV until "Law & Order"'s thirteenth season, "Hawaii Five-O" still has a long life in reruns and probably will continue in that vein long into the future.

Admittedly it did go downhill towards the end (the last season's episodes, ironically, seem even more dated than those from the '68 run) and no one can really claim that the acting was on a par with your Bochcos or your Levinsons, but it worked - yes, the scenery was a plus, along with Reza S. Badiyi's title sequence (still one of the all-time greats), but ultimately the glue that held it together was the late Jack Lord. He clearly thought the show revolved around him, and he was right - stiff, yes, but the man WAS Steve McGarrett; you never doubted for a second that he was in charge.

The show also had more than a few decent stories to go with the Hawaiian setting; that's the main reason this show was popular enough to run for more than 10 years (and more than twice that length in reruns). That and Morton Stevens's theme music, of course - all these years and that still hasn't worn thin yet either. I doubt "Miami Vice" will hold up so well.

The Stephen J. Cannell-backed pilot shot in '97 (and which brought back Chin Ho, killed off in "A Death In The Family") was judged so bad by CBS that to this day it hasn't aired, and probably never will. Like I'm weeping...

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