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.
But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show.
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.
Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so. It's modern. It's a part of today's world.
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.
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.
A woman doesn't just love a man. She loves who he is. And, who he is is dependent on what he needs.
Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I not been fortunate enough to have the parents I've had.
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.
The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren't even allowed on location.
I got into the acting business very young.
I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.
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.
They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.
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.
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