Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O



First Aired

Sep 26, 1968


Hawaii Five-O


Network: CBS

Status: Ended


The CBS television network produced and transmitted the program from September 26 (September 20 for the pilot episode "Cocoon"), 1968 to April 5, 1980. Currently, the program is aired in syndication throughout the world. Created by Leonard Freeman, Hawaii Five-O was shot on location in Honolulu, Hawai?i, and throughout the island of O?ahu - with occasional filming in other locales like Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other Hawaiian islands. Hawaii Five-O centers on a fictional state police force of the same name - in honor of Hawai?i's status as the 50th State - led by former Navy officer Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord), who was appointed by the Governor Paul Jameson (Richard Denning). Originally, McGarrett was assisted regularly by State Police officers - a young officer, Danny Williams (James MacArthur), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong) and Kono Kalakaua (Zulu). Later, Honolulu Police Department Officer Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer) joined the team as a regular as did Ben Kokua (Al Harrington). Occasionally, they were assisted by other officers on an "as-needed" basis. During the course of the show, the team was also assisted regularly by: the medical examiner Doc Bergman (Al Eben), the forensic specialist Che Fong (Harry Endo) and a secretary. The first secretary was May (Maggi Parker), then Jenny (Peggy Ryan) and later Luana (Laura Sode-Matteson). (At the time Hawaii was the only state without an actual statewide police agency. The Hawaii State Sheriff's Department now serves as the de facto state police.)


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Episode 1

A amputee with no hands sets out to kill every... Read more

Draw Me a Killer

Episode 2

Murders are being committed seemingly at random every six weeks,... Read more

Charter for Death

Episode 3

When a large amount of diseased rats are found on... Read more

One Big Happy Family

Episode 4

A family of white-trash mass killers arrive on Hawaii after... Read more

The Sunday Torch

Episode 5

Buildings are being set on fire on Sundays, and a... Read more

Murder is a Taxing Affair

Episode 6

A corrupt federal agent who is tracking a man under... Read more

Tricks are Not Treats

Episode 7

The killing of an important pimp threatens an all out... Read more

Why Wait Till Uncle Kevin Dies?

Episode 8

A string of five murders of wealthy men leads McGarrett... Read more

Flash of Color, Flash of Death

Episode 9

A glamorous woman sets up an opal smuggler so her... Read more

A Bullet for El Diablo

Episode 10

A dictator must evade a female assassin sent to kill... Read more

The Finishing Touch

Episode 11

McGarrett brings in a document expert to help him crack... Read more

Anybody Can Build a Bomb

Episode 12

A nuclear scientist becomes involved in an extortion plot when... Read more

Try to Die on Time

Episode 13

Harry Foxton, a gambler, is himself the subject of huge... Read more

The $100,000 Nickel

Episode 14

A thief known for using sleight-of-hand is hired to steal... Read more

The Flip Side is Death

Episode 15

A mock military emergency leaves a bank open for a... Read more

The Banzai Pipeline

Episode 16

An exciting surf beach is the location for a filming... Read more

One Born Every Minute

Episode 17

A pair of crooks team up with local criminals and... Read more

Secret Witness

Episode 18

A young man witnesses a murder, and finds himself and... Read more

Death with Father

Episode 19

The son of a Federal Narcotics officer becomes involved in... Read more

Murder with a Golden Touch

Episode 20

When a man is found dead with gold dust on... Read more

Nightmare in Blue

Episode 21

A series of rapes and murders occur, and the main... Read more

Mother's Deadly Helper

Episode 22

A right-wing crackpot, Cord McKenzie, metes out ‘justice' to people... Read more

Killer at Sea

Episode 23

While investigating a robbery and kidnapping, the trail of clues... Read more

30,000 Rooms and I Have the Key

Episode 24

An aging jewel thief steals from rooms at Waikiki hotels,... Read more

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