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 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.
They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.
My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books.
But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
For years I have played the twenty-something lover.
Fortunately, I've also been an electrician, and that's a happy memory for me.
I don't think anyone connected with Five-O believed the show would last as long as it did.
I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.
I got into the acting business very young.
I thought even if the show only lasted a year, it would be fun.
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.
And I had an old-fashioned idea that dividends were a good thing.
As long as I continue to breathe, as long as there's injustice in this world, I will use the voice that God has given me to speak against it.
In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients - timing, chemistry, Hawaii.
Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.
I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing.
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.
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.
When the major studios flourished many years ago, an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft. The studios really took care of their actors.
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.
Six years ago, I completed the premier episode of Hawaii Five-O, and Jack Lord and I immediately realized that we had a good series, that this was a success such as we'd never hoped for!
You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan. I like him the most. He has a high squeaky voice.
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