The modern reboot of Hawaii Five-O ran for 10 seasons from 2010 to 2020. The series was directed by Steve McGarrett, son of the legendary Five-O cop from the original Hawaii Five-O series, which ran for 12 seasons beginning in 1968. Alex O’Loughlin played Steve McGarrett Jr. for Steve McGarrett by Jack Lord, and his impending departure from the show was at least part of the impetus for its cancellation. The series was very entertaining and offered plenty of eye candy with the attractive cast and stunning Hawaiian scenery.
Two members of the Hawaii Five-O cast were intimately familiar with filming in Hawaii before the series debuted in 2010. Daniel Dae Kim, who played Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-O, was Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost. .” And Jorge Garcia, who played Jerry Ortega on Hawaii Five-O, was Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on Lost, per IMDb.
The real-life partners of the “Hawaii Five-O” cast dealt with the crazy schedules of their spouses and partners throughout the show’s decade. Let’s take a look at who these people are in the lives of cast members Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Grace Park and Jorge Garcia.
Alex O’Loughlin is married to a professional surfer and model
Australian actor Alex O’Loughlin was the lead character Steve McGarrett in ‘Hawaii Five-O.’ Prior to Hawaii Five-O, he starred in Three Rivers, Moonlight, and The Shield, among others, per IMDb. On a personal level, O’Loughlin met model and surfer Malia Jones through mutual friends around 2010 when she moved to Hawaii after living in Sydney for a while, and O’Loughlin had just moved to Hawaii to start work to start on “Hawaii Five-O”. “For Fabiosa. Jones told Honolulu magazine in 2016 that “it was love at first sight.”
Jones grew up on the North Shore of Oahu. At 15, she won the US Women’s Amateur Surfing Championship. She turned pro at 16 and traveled the world on epic photo tours with sponsors, according to Honolulu magazine. From there she started modeling swimsuits and her modeling career took off. Today Jones designs swimwear, casualwear and surfboards.
In October 2012, O’Loughlin and Jones welcomed their son Lion. The couple also have one child each from previous relationships. O’Loughlin has a son named Saxon and Jones also has a son, Spike. They married in Hawaii on April 18, 2014, according to People.
Scott Caan met his partner on the set of Hawaii Five-O
Scott Caan played Steve McGarrett’s partner Danny Williams in Hawaii Five-O. Danny moved to Hawaii from the East Coast in the pilot to follow his ex-wife and daughter. Caan is the son of actor James Caan and former model Sheila Ryan. Originally, Caan did not want to pursue acting; He was interested in music and was even in a hip-hop group as a teenager. But Caan turned to acting in the mid-1990s, appearing in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” and “Entourage,” per IMDb. Despite this, he is perhaps best known as Danny.
On a personal level, Caan and his girlfriend Kacy Byxbee have been dating for years, having met on the set of “Hawaii Five-O,” where she was a member of the production crew in the costume department, per IMDb. The couple welcomed daughter Josie in 2014 via E! News.
“She should get the purple heart because I’m a complete disaster,” Caan said of his partner on Chelsea Lately in 2013 via E! News.
Ian Anthony Dale’s wife is a fashion and costume designer
Ian Anthony Dale played Adam Noshimuri in Hawaii Five-O. His character was a criminal turned police informant who fell in love with and married Grace Park’s character Kono Kalakaua. He was a recurring character until season eight when he became a series regular, according to IMDb. Before making it big as an actor, Dale was a carpenter building sets for films and TV shows.
His wife, Nicole Garippo, is a fashion and costume designer. The couple married at Cliff’s Edge restaurant in Los Angeles in October 2016, per Fabiosa. Taking to his Instagram account to pay a sweet tribute to his wife, Dale wrote, “Thank you for being my partner in this crazy life, thank you for your endless support and belief in me, thank you for loving me with such purity and love honesty, and thank you for making me the happiest man alive by taking my hand and going on this lifelong adventure with me.”
The couple welcomed a son in May 2017 and a daughter in January 2020.
Grace Park is married to a real estate developer
Grace Park played Kono Kalakaua in the first seven seasons of Hawaii Five-O. The Los Angeles native’s family moved to Vancouver when she was two years old. She has a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia and said she would give herself a year to try acting. She booked Canadian teen drama Edgemont almost immediately, via IMDb. She is also known for her role as Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii in Battlestar Galactica. She currently plays Katherine on A Million Little Things.
Park married real estate developer Phil Kim per Fabiosa in 2004. The couple have one son and live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
When Park was pregnant during the sixth season of Hawaii Five-O, she was supposed to be in Hawaii to film scenes for the show, but her doctor told her she couldn’t fly. So the production recreated Hawaiian scenes that were actually shot in Vancouver, Fabiosa noted.
Jorge Garcia took his wedding photos in a gorilla costume
Jorge Garcia was a fan favorite on both Lost and Hawaii Five-O. Here’s a fun fact: Garcia was the very first person cast on Lost, according to IMDb, and he was asked to audition because JJ Abrams, one of the Lost creators, was adapting the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm” recalled appeared in , per The New York Times.
Garcia married his wife, Rebecca Birdsall, in June 2019, per the Daily Mail. According to the outlet, the couple met on the “Hawaii Five-O” when she was a guest star.
Garcia and his wife prefer to keep their personal lives out of the public eye. In a wedding photo that Garcia posted to Instagram, he wears a gorilla costume while Birdsall wears her wedding dress. He captioned it, “Get someone who looks at you like a banana #SheGetsMe.” Whatever works for her!