Hawaii 5-0’s “Danno” dies

Actor James MacArthur was 72


Actor James MacArthur, best known for his role as Jack Lord’s sidekick Danny on the long-running TV series Hawaii 5-0, has died at the age of 72. MacArthur, the son of playwright Charles MacArthur (The Front Page) and adopted son of actress Helen Hayes, had a forty-year acting career that included a great deal of work in films and stage, including a number of live-action films for Walt Disney. But his greatest success was on television, where his supporting role on Hawaii 5-0 gave him eleven years of employment (he left the show before its final season). His character was best known for being the recipient of Lord’s catchphrase “Book ’em, Danno.” MacArthur was reportedly considering a guest appearance on the current remake of Hawaii 5-0 before he died.


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Hawaii 5-0’s “Danno” dies

  1. Why wasnt he considered for the role as govenor in new show?whould have been great!!

  2. I am sad to hear of his death. My condolences to his family. I was hoping to see his guest appearance on the new Hawaii 5-0.

  3. Who is going to get Wo Fat now?

  4. The end of an era and a legend.Here`s hoping he`s teamed up with McGarrett and Chin.Sincere condolences to all his family.
    Linda Milton Keynes UK