Jack Lord

October 29, 2010 by Post Team 

Jack Lord, John Joseph Patrick Ryan, better known as Jack Lord, American television, Broadway and film actor. He was best known for his starring role as Steve MacGarrett in the U.S. police drama Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. Garrett was a distinguished stage and film actor has appeared in Man of classic western films. He also played Felix Leiter in the James Bond film Dr.No in 1962 starring Sean Connery.

He was known for his role as Detective Steve MacGarrett in Hawaii Five-O, and its popularity catapulted him to the popular phrase, “Book em ‘Danno,” his character on the screen used by his trusted assistant, Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, played by the legendary James MacArthur, who died Oct. 28. The actor was 72. Jack Lord had an interest in visual arts and with his brother Bill opened the Academy of Arts of the people, while New York University. In his later years Jack Lord suffered Alzheimer’s disease and died of heart failure, 21 January 1998, leaving behind his trusted aide. The two have left a void in the world of action that will to be difficult to fill.

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