Prior to Hawaii Five-0, Alex O’Loughlin starred in the CBS dramas Moonlight and Three Rivers, as well as CBS Films’ The Back-Up Plan, opposite Jennifer Lopez.
O’Loughlin’s other film credits include Joel Silver’s White Out with Kate Beckinsale, August Rush, The Invisible, The Holiday, and Oyster Farmer. On television, his additional credits include The Shield and the Australian miniseries Mary Bryant.
Born in Canberra, Australia, O’Loughlin studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. Currently, he resides in Hawaii and is actively involved in the charity Donate Life, whose mission is to educate the public on the importance of organ donation. His birth date is August 24.
Danny "Danno" Williams
Actor, writer and director Scott Caan has honed his craft both in front of and behind the camera, on stage and screen, on projects ranging from blockbuster feature films to intimate theater productions. In 2010 he was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role on Hawaii Five-0.
Caan’s feature film credits include the Ocean’s 11 franchise, Rock the Kasbah, American Outlaws, Into the Blue, Friends with Money, Boiler Room, Gone in 60 Seconds, Enemy of the State, Black and White, and Varsity Blues. Also, he’s starred in several independent films, including Bongwater, Lunchtime Special, Nowhere, and the dark comedy Novocaine.
Caan made his directorial debut with the film Dallas 362, in which he also starred. After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, it received the Critics’ Choice Award at CineVegas International Film Festival, and enjoyed a critically acclaimed limited release in 2005. He went on to write, direct, and star in the film The Dog Problem, which also received rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival. In 2011 Caan was seen in Mercy, which he also penned and co-produced. Mercy screened at several film festivals, including CineVegas and The Savannah International Film Festival.
In 2012 Caan appeared on stage at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles in No Way Around But Through, which he also wrote. In addition, his previous play, Two Wrongs, played in Los Angeles to rave reviews. Last year, Caan wrote and co-starred with Michael Weston in the play The Trouble We Come From at the Falcon Theatre. These plays have been published by Dramatists.
On television, Caan received praise for his role on the cable series Entourage.
Caan resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is August 23.
Ian Anthony Dale
After three seasons starring as Lieutenant Jim Koto on Murder In The First from creator Steven Bochco, Ian Anthony Dale now finds himself pulling double duty starring as Adam Noshimuri on Hawaii Five-0 and as Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards on the summer thriller Salvation.
Dale’s breakout role was in the television series The Event, and his additional credits include a series regular role on Surface, and recurring roles on Day Break, 24, and Criminal Minds. Also, he has appeared on American Horror Story, The Mentalist, and all three series in the CSI franchise.
His feature film credits include The Hangover, Tekken, The Bucket List, and Mr. 3000. Currently, Dale can be seen in the feature XOXO, and in the Robin Swicord-directed Wakefield opposite Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Also, Dale is a part of one of the most popular web series of all time, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, where he plays the iconic Scorpion.
The son of an Olympic hockey player, Dale once dreamed of a career in professional sports. After a debilitating injury in high school, Dale refocused his energy from the baseball field to the stage. He graduated high school with best actor honors and continued to perfect his craft at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his BA in film. Upon graduation, Dale headed to Los Angeles where he worked for two years as a set builder, and soon after he began pursuing acting roles.
When not acting, Dale remains focused on developing his second career producing and directing. In his spare time, Dale can be found designing and building custom furniture. Currently, he resides with his wife and son in Los Angeles. His birthday is July 3. Follow him on Twitter @IanAnthonyDale and Instagram @IanAnthonyDale.
Captain Lou Grover
Chi McBride began his television career as the wise-cracking philosophical janitor on the The John Larroquette Show, and is well known for his role as the principal in Boston Public. McBride has had series regular roles in numerous television shows, including Golden Boy, Pushing Daisies, The Nine, Human Target, Killer Instinct, and a recurring role on House, MD.
McBride’s additional television credits include How I Met Your Mother, HawthoRNe, Suits, Tang, and HBO’s Cosmic Slop Trilogy. McBride starred as Bundini Brown in the television movie Muhammad Ali: King of the World. Currently, his voice can be heard as the character Nick Fury in the Marvel animated series Ultimate Spider Man.
McBride’s feature film credits include Draft Day opposite Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Gone in 60 Seconds, Disney’s The Kid opposite Bruce Willis, Annapolis, Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal opposite Tom Hanks, the action thriller I, Robot opposite Will Smith, The Distinguished Gentleman opposite Eddie Murphy, the Oscar-nominated film What’s Love Got To Do With It, The Great White Hype, Hoodlum, Mercury Rising, The Frighteners, Waiting, Let’s Go to Prison, Undercover Brother, and Pawn Shop Chronicles.
McBride was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles where he is an avid golfer. His birth date is Sept. 23.
A dynamic and versatile performer, Meaghan Rath is quickly emerging as one of the entertainment industry’s brightest young talents. Rath is an award-nominated actress and producer best known for her role as Sally Malik in the adaptation of the popular U.K. television series Being Human.
On television, Rath recently starred in the comedy Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and has appeared in recurring roles on New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, Secrets & Lies starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis, and the crime drama Banshee. Her additional television credits include Flashpoint, Motive, Rogue, and Kingdom with Nick Jonas. In 2006, Rath earned a Gemini Award nomination her portrayal of Adena Stiles in the acclaimed Canadian series 15/Love.
Rath produced and starred in the indie feature film Three Night Stand with her Being Human co-star Sam Huntington and Emmanuelle Chriqui. The film premiered at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and is currently screening on video on demand. She has also had roles in the Canadian feature Prom Wars opposite Rachel Lefevre and Lea Pool’s Lost and Delirious.
Rath is a 2015 Canadian Screen Award nominee and recipient of the ACTRA Award in the Best Actress category for her work on Being Human. She was also awarded with the 2015 Golden Maple Award for Newcomer of the Year in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US for her role in New Girl.
Also, Rath will appear in the film The Clinic, which is set to be released in 2018.
Rath was born and raised in Montreal and resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is June 18. Follow her on Twitter @meaghanrath and on Instagram @meaghanrath.
Jorge Garcia is well-known by worldwide audiences for his numerous roles in film and television, where he has played sweet and genuine characters that lead unusually extraordinary lives.
Prior to Hawaii Five-0, Garcia’s breakout role was as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Lost. He earned two Alma Awards for his work on the show. Garcia has guest starred in the television series How I Met Your Mother, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spin City, and the television movie Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife. Also, he was a series regular on Becker and the J.J. Abrams series Alcatraz.
Recently, Garcia appeared in the Happy Madison feature The Ridiculous 6 opposite Adam Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Will Forte, Nick Nolte, and Luke Wilson. Coming up next, he will be seen in the feature film The Healer opposite Camilla Luddington and Jonathan Pryce, and When We Were Pirates. Garcia’s additional film credits include The Wedding Ringer, Deck the Halls, Cooties, The Good Humor Man, Little Athens, and Sweetzer.
Garcia first realized that acting might be his forte when he played a villain in his school’s seventh grade musical production. After graduating from UCLA, he joined the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been working steadily ever since.
On stage, he has appeared in productions of The Midnight Zone, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Romancing Valentino, Fiddler on the Roof, Hurlyburly, and Guys and Dolls.
A native of San Juan Capistrano, California, Garcia resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is April 28. Follow him on Twitter @jorgegarcia and on Instagram @PronouncedHorhay.
Hawaii-born Taylor Wily has been performing professionally since 1992. His first television role was in Birds of Paradise, followed by guest appearances in One West Waikiki and North Shore. Also, as his Hawaii Five-0 character, he appeared in an episode of MacGyver. In addition, he appeared in the feature film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as Kemo, a hotel chef.
At the age of 17, Wily moved to Japan to compete in the ancient sport of Sumo under the name Takamikuni Daigoro, studying under the legendary Sumo Fighter Takamiyama Daigorō. In 1993 Wily fought in UFC’s very first event, getting his tooth kicked out, and was in danger of losing an eye.
Wily is very proud of his involvement in The Laie Park Bigboys Football program, a prominent youth football program on Oahu that prepares young men for playing high school football.
He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In his spare time, Wily enjoys being with family, meditating, and watching sports on TV. His birthday is June 14.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Koale, who is of Samoan descent, regularly performed in church productions before becoming associated with Massive Company, a professional contemporary physical theatre ensemble group. With Massive Company, he performed in the acclaimed productions of Havoc in the Garden and The Brave. Prior to landing his first major studio film role, Koale worked locally in New Zealand, starring in Tusi Tamasese’s critically acclaimed One Thousand Ropes, and he appeared on the television series Shortland Street and Harry.
Koale made his Hollywood film debut as a lead in the new feature film Thank You for Your Service. Directed by Jason Hall, Koale stars opposite Miles Teller in the war drama about a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggling to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they left the battlefield. Koale portrays Solo, based on the real-life soldier Tausolo Solo Aieti, who saved two comrades in Iraq but struggled to cope with the death of a third who died in combat.
Recently, Koale shot the independent feature Ni’ihau, based on a true story set during World War II when Shigenori Nishikaichi, an Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service pilot, crash-lands on the Hawaiian island of Ni’ihau. Also, Koale stars in the short film Manurewa, which was selected for the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
Currently, Koale resides in Hawaii. His birthday is Oct. 26. Follow him on Twitter @BeulahKoale and on Instagram @BeulahKoale.
Doctor Noelani Cunha
Hawaii-born Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying job as Woody Woodpecker at a Honolulu Earth Day Fair.
In 1997, the day after her high school graduation, Balmilero left for the National Tour of Miss Saigon at the age of 17. In 2001 she was cast in the original Broadway production of the Tony Award-nominated musical Mamma Mia, and she performed with this cast for the 2002 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
Later, Balmilero was cast in the Emmy-nominated children’s series Hi-5 in 2002. In addition, she studied improvisational and sketch comedy at the legendary Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.
Since moving back to Hawaii in 2012, Balmilero founded and is the “Head Sillypino” of IMPROVHI, a company and website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii. In March 2015, she created and produced the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theater.
A lifetime student of the legendary Hawaii theater director and teacher Ronald E. Bright, Balmilero made her directorial debut with the Hawai’i premiere of Mamma Mia at the historical Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu. The show was sold out for the entire run and extension.
In her spare time, Balmilero enjoys karaoke-ing, garage sale-ing, Instagramming, eating diner spaghetti, pretending she’s a contestant on Top Chef, and dreaming about the Filipino stew sinigang.
Balmilero resides in Honolulu. Her birthday is Dec. 13. Follow her on Twitter @KimeeB and on Instagram @KimeeBalmilero.
Sergeant Duke Lukela
Hawaii-born Dennis Chun’s career spans over 40 years, with him appearing in some of television’s most beloved series, such as the original Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., Jake and the Fatman, The Brady Bunch, Island Son, Eight Is Enough, Wonderland Cove, and Raven.
Hawaii Five-0 has a special place in Dennis’ heart: his father, Kam Fong, played Chin Ho Kelly in the original series. In addition, Chun’s significant other, Hawaii artist Laura Mellow, appears on the current incarnation as Duke’s wife, Nalani Lukela.
On the stage, Chun has performed in numerous local productions, such as Rashomon, Song of a Nishei Fisherman, Class C Trial in Yokohama, Teahouse of the August Moon, and Life of the Land.
Chun’s feature credits include Goodbye Paradise and Inferno in Paradise. Also, he has appeared in several local commercials throughout the years.
Chun used his acting skills locally to bring the crime-fighting dog McGruff to life for Hawaii’s children. During his tenure, the McGruff program was awarded the 1987-1988 National Crime Prevention Award. Also, Chun has also been the in-house voice for the Chaminade University Athletic program and for the Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament.
In 1996, Chun’s efforts as the chair of the Downtown Neighborhood Board garnered him recognition by the Honolulu Star Advertiser as one of the “10 who made a difference for Hawaii.” His efforts as senior bailiff and a court operations specialist with the Hawaii Judiciary earned him a “Meritorious Service Award.” Also, while working as a security officer, he received several commendations, including one for his role in apprehending a bank robber.
Chun is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii. He holds a bachelor of arts in political science. His birthday is Feb. 5.