My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books.
– James MacArthur
In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients – timing, chemistry, Hawaii.
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 give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.
Once you’re a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you’re a winner. Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails.
My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing.
They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.
But it’s hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
You know, as I do, actors who, having become worldwide celebrities thanks to a TV series, complain of their lot and declare themselves ready to drop it all.
But I found out that bones with flesh are more interesting than bones without.
We were living in a tumultuous time, when the world was upside down. Freeman produced a show that was black and white, the good guys versus the bad guys.
And after four years, I thoroughly enjoy Hawaii and the success of the show.
Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show.
Fortunately, I’ve also been an electrician, and that’s a happy memory for me.
I am happy to have now as Danny finally a more difficult role, in which I can shoot and fight.
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.
And I had an old-fashioned idea that dividends were a good thing.
Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don’t think so. It’s modern. It’s a part of today’s world.
The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren’t even allowed on location.
It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.
Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do… the place just grows on you.
I don’t think anyone connected with Five-O believed the show would last as long as it did.
You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan. I like him the most. He has a high squeaky voice.
Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
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.
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.