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An American actor best known for the role of Danny "Danno" Williams, the reliable second-in-command of the fictional Hawaiian State Police squad Hawaii Five-O, a role which won him fans all over the world.
(1937 - )

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A woman doesn't just love a man. She loves who he is. And, who he is is dependent on what he needs.
 

Actually, if I could find a woman who was that wonderful; that understanding, well, I'd give her everything in the world that was in my power to give. And, I'd love her more than I ever thought it possible to love any woman.
 

And after four years, I thoroughly enjoy Hawaii and the success of the show.
 

And I had an old-fashioned idea that dividends were a good thing.
 

Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do... the place just grows on you.
 

But I found out that bones with flesh are more interesting than bones without.
 

But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
 

For years I have played the twenty-something lover.
 

Fortunately, I've also been an electrician, and that's a happy memory for me.
 

Frankly - and believe me, I say this without any pretense - when I see the road I've taken, I have to say that thanks to good luck, because without good luck one can do nothing, I've come out pretty well.
 

I am happy to have now as Danny finally a more difficult role, in which I can shoot and fight.
 

I don't think anyone connected with Five-O believed the show would last as long as it did.
 

I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.
 

I got into the acting business very young.
 

I had accumulated some capital and was at an age at which I was interested in generating income. But even though I was risk averse, I was interested in growth stocks.
 

I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
 

I thought even if the show only lasted a year, it would be fun.
 

If the woman in my life, the one that I felt I loved enough to want to marry, loved my children, I'd know then that her love for me was deeper than I could hope for.
 

In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients - timing, chemistry, Hawaii.
 

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.
 


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