James Macarthur

October 29, 2010 by Post Team 

James Macarthur, James MacArthur, who played Danno in the original “Hawaii Five-0″ – the role now played by Scott Caan in the new version of the CBS – died this morning. He was 72.

The actor’s agent, Richard Lewis, told the Associated Press that MacArthur died of “natural causes” in Florida, but other details were given.

MacArthur was more famous for his role as Detective Danny “Danno” Williams on “Hawaii Five-0″, which often ended episodes with the phrase “Book ‘em, Danno.” It was in 11 seasons of the series from 1968 to 1980 and 1997 pilot for a new “Hawaii Five-0″ starring Gary Busey (if you can imagine), Russell Wong, and Steven Flynn. He played the same character, but Danno had become governor of Hawaii.

More than four decades, MacArthur amassed roles in films and television. He starred in the 1960 version of “Swiss Family Robinson”, and appeared in several other films in recent years, including ‘Kidnapped’, ‘Battle of the Bulge “” The Bedford Incident, and Em’ hang ‘High’.

The guest artist on many television programs as well, including “The Love Boat,” “Murder, She Wrote ‘,’ The Adventures of Superboy”, “Las Vegas”, “Fantasy Island,” “Bonanza,” “Tarzan,” ” Gunsmoke,”The Alfred Hitchcck Hour, “and” Climax! “his first role.

His last role was in the 1998 TV movie “Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister.”

MacArthur was the adopted son of actress Helen Hayes and writer Charles MacArthur. It was supposed to film an episode of the new “Hawaii Five-0″, but unfortunately, it seems as if the movie in time. That’s a shame.

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