Furry side­kick part of new ‘Five-0’ cast

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL - ——— Star-Ad­ver­tiser staff

A ca­nine star is ex­pected to make reg­u­lar ap­pear­ances on “Hawaii Five-0” in the eighth sea­son, which pre­mieres Sept. 29 on CBS.

Ed­die, a 2-year-old, yel­low Labrador retriever, ap­pears in the third episode as Steve McGar­rett’s side­kick. Named af­ter surf leg­end Ed­die Aikau, the dog be­longs to Hol­ly­wood an­i­mal trainer Sue Chip­per­ton, owner of Check The Gate. Ed­die, a North Shore resident, has also been in a Hawai­ian Tel­com com­mer­cial and played a small part in “Brad’s Sta­tus,” a movie filmed in Hawaii last year.

“He loves to work and en­joys go­ing to the set and work­ing with the 5-0 team,” said Chip­per­ton in an email. “Ev­ery­body loves him, he gets lots of at­ten­tion and works very hard to do all his own stunts and learn new be­hav­iors.”

Ac­tors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, who played de­tec­tive Chin Ho Kelly and of­fi­cer Kono Kalakaua re­spec­tively, will not re­turn for the eighth sea­son. Meaghan Rath joins the cast as Tani Rey, along with Beu­lah Koale as Ju­nior Reigns, while Ian An­thony Dale con­tin­ues as se­ries reg­u­lar Adam Noshimuri.

“Hawaii Five-0” pro­ducer Peter Lenkov posted a sneak pre­view video of Ed­die on his In­sta­gram feed in Au­gust: “Meet Ed­die. #H50’s new­est mem­ber.”

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