James MacArthur, Hawaii Five-O’s Original Dano, Dies at 72

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James MacArthur, the actor who originally portrayed Detective Danny “Danno” Williams on Hawaii Five-O, has passed away. He was 72.

MacArthur worked on the small screen for more than four decades. According to E!, MacArthur had roles on Gunsmokes, and Swiss Family Robinson, but his most famous role was on Hawaii Five-O.

MacArther appeared was told to “book ‘em, Dano” on Hawaii Five-O from 1968-1980. He appeared in every season of the series, excluding the final season.

Here’s a note from Macarthur’s website about his time on Hawaii Five-O:

Little did I know that 40 years later, people would still be calling out to me to “Book ‘em, Danno!” wherever I go, and that Hawaii Five-0 would become a worldwide phenomenon, an indelible part of our modern culture…

PeterLenkov, who directed the remake of the series for CBS, said in a tweet:

“Sad. We’ve lost a special part of our heritage today.”

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