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James MacArthur, played Danno on ‘Hawaii Five-O’

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    LOS ANGELES — Stage and screen actor James MacArthur, who played Danno in the original version of television’s “Hawaii Five-0,’’ died yesterday at age 72.

    Mr. MacArthur’s agent, Richard Lewis, said the actor died in Florida of natural causes, but no direct cause was specified.

    In a career that spanned more than four decades, Mr. MacArthur was most recognized for his role as Detective Danny “Danno’’ Williams on “Hawaii Five-0,’’ which aired from 1968 to 1980. Episodes often ended with detective Steve McGarret, the lead character, uttering what became a pop culture catch phrase: “Book ‘em, Danno.’’

    Jack Lord, who starred as McGarret, died in 1998.

    Mr. MacArthur quit the role before the show’s final season.

    “I grew bored,’’ he explained on his website. “The stories became more bland and predictable and presented less and less challenge to me as an actor.’’

    “Hawaii Five-O,’’ one of the longest-running crime shows in television history, with 278 episodes, was shot on location in the Hawaiian islands. It was the first Hawaii-based national TV series.

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  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Plant 'em Danno.
  3. HuskyH-2

    HuskyH-2 G-Rap made me do it!

    Now they are both rolling over in their graves, after seeing the shitty remake that's being nationally televised.
  4. Mad-Dog24

    Mad-Dog24 MassCops Member

    Grace Park is a serious hottie though

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