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New ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Finds Actor For the Role Jack Lord Made Famous

Feb 11, 2010  •  Post A Comment

CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” remake has found its new Detective Steve McGarrett, the part Jack Lord made famous.

Alex O’Loughlin, who previously starred in CBS’ “Moonlight" and this season’s short-lived “Three Rivers,” will play the role, the Hollywood Report says.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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  1. Well, no matter what my opinion of this casting is (for the record – it’s not positive) it can’t be worse than putting Gary Busey in that Cannell pilot in 1997. Good for O’Loughlin, though. After playing a vampire & being inside a hospital for two series, he’ll finally be getting some sun. I’m sure Hawaii is hoping like hell the series takes off. With LOST leaving, there’s going to be a lot of local talent out of work. Besides, I’m sure they’d like go back to having Hawaii be portrayed as Hawaii on television and not a trans-dimensional, time-traveling island that you have to book travel arrangements through Doctor Who to reach.

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