Poll: Who’s the ‘Five-0′ Guv?

Jul. 5, 2011 | 62 Comments

Vote now for who you want to play the role of governor in season two of “Hawaii Five-0,” which premieres Sept. 19 on CBS. Voting ends Tuesday, July 5. Results will be announced here on the Pulse on Wednesday, July 6.

  • Anonymous

    Al Harrington.

  • Anonymous

    Joe Moore, he would be a perfect fit.

  • Anonymous

    Frank DeLima/Mary Tunta

  • Anonymous

    George Takei

    • Anonymous

      Oh my!

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=185201632 Bixby Ho

    Joe Moore (after all he is the one of the original guys who have been itching for a return)

  • http://twitter.com/mcurtis808 mcurtis808

    Kelly Mitchell

  • http://twitter.com/brooksuniverse Brook Mahealani Lee

    hey Hawaii…c’mon let’s get @AndyBumatai for GOV…on HI-50…#kanaksonTV

    • Anonymous

      Bumatai is and has been washed up for years.

  • nawadaha

    Mufi Hannemann for Governor, real or otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    Danny DaVito would be most like our current Gov!

  • Anonymous

    I vote for Danny DaVito to play the new Hawaii Gov!
    Put a beard on him and he closely resembles the current Gov.
    If not Danny, there are a few former Gov. actors available, like Arnold S. and Jesse V. that could play the part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wendell-Tom/100000596713716 Wendell Tom

    Duke Aiona!!!

  • LizKauai

    Al Harrington

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Guss/1269986404 Barbara Guss

    Esmond!  Esmond!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Judy-Houseman/1492235695 Judy Houseman

    Mr. Harrington would be a great choice, however he’s already appeared on the show.

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t really matter if he’s already been on the show.  It may be a stretch, but he could always go from surf instructor to governor.

      I remember Al Harrington from the original series.  As I recall, he played a villain in at least one of the earlier episodes, before becoming a “good guy” on the 5-0 team.  In watching re-runs of the original show, I actually enjoy seeing recurring guest actors appear in different roles.

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t really matter if he’s already been on the show.  It may be a stretch, but he could always go from surf instructor to governor.

      I remember Al Harrington from the original series.  As I recall, he played a villain in at least one of the earlier episodes, before becoming a “good guy” on the 5-0 team.  In watching re-runs of the original show, I actually enjoy seeing recurring guest actors appear in different roles.

  • Anonymous

    Esmond no ka oi

  • Anonymous

    C’mon, get serious.  Andy is da bomb, should be in the show, but governor?  No.  Surf school owner, tour van operator, maybe the ’5-0 version of Huggy Bear, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patti-Yasuhara/1123584170 Patti Yasuhara

    Esmond Chung, Looks the part, “Local with sophistication”!

  • Anonymous

    Esmond Chung.  Lke Waikiki Sunset said.  I like Andy Bumatai but when I see him I chuckle.  Esmond has a certain sophisticated take charge feel.

  • Wes HAVILAND

    I like this Actor.  I know he’s lived on Oahu since 1991.

  • Wes HAVILAND

    Some of his work may be seen at

    http://vimeo.com/channels/weshaviland

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X4KCNOIBIIBO7NIX7FZSSLCTIA Sharon

    My Vote is for Esmond Chung and his family.  How can anyone go wrong?  haha with all the family breakdowns we have witnessed in the poltical word it has made me feel my vote is useless to these people. But in the case of Esmond, I feel he has the committment firstly to God, his beautiful wife, and his children.  You have my vote.

  • Anonymous

    Linda Lingle she already has the experience as a Gov so that would benefit the show.

  • Anonymous

    You gotta be kidding!  They haven’t already decided.  Who’s making this decision, CONGRESS!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-J-Bridges/100000517811150 Donna J. Bridges

    Esmond Chung adds authenticity and character to an already awesome new show.  The Linda Lingle character  needs to be replaced with a “Abercrombe” like character but with much better looks.  I’ll bet that Esmond can even surf.  JACK LORD RULES !  

  • Wes HAVILAND

    I did play the President of the U.S. in a student film;  Governors are increasingly looked upon favorably as potential Presidents, so  thinking in reverse…here’s a link to clips of him as President…
    http://vimeo.com/channels/weshaviland

    I’m just putting this out there, with no real expectations.  I just think the whole idea of voting on an Actor to portray a public figure in a rebooted TV series is hysterical.  That and I AM potentially a decent choice.  Who knows who really reads any of these things anyway, or even cares.

    Curiously Yours, 

  • Anonymous

    Kimo Kahohano…would be perfect..he has provided many great hours on Hawaii Stars
    And would be a nice touch of Aloha

  • Anonymous

    Anybody but Andy.
    We have clowns and comedians in real politics as it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1218506802 Jan Carr

    I’ve know Esmond Chung for 38 years and he is definitely Governor material!  His charm, wit, talent and family values are a plus to the office. He would certainly bring the Aloha Spirit to the Governor’s office!   Maybe he could sing on the show… a Singing Governor!…that woul be a first!

  • Anonymous

    Andy, and if he doesn’t want the part, Duke Aiona. Wait, shouldn’t he have been the real governor in the first place?

  • Anonymous

    Joe Moore or Jim Leahey

    • Anonymous

      Moore? Great choice since he’s a stuffed shirt, he would fit right in. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey, how about Frank da Lima?

  • Anonymous

    Twayne ta Rock Chonson cheeeehooo!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Okay, you guys are missing the best one. Gov.Abercrombie is the best choice since he is all ready acting like a governor, he would fit right in. He wouldn’t even need a script. Just fire from the hip as he does now without even thinking. Book’em Danno

  • Demetria Fenton

    Betty White

  • Anonymous

    Is Demetria  a nick name for Stooopid and Annoying. Y do fools like you show up anywhere on the planet. Please go overdose somewhere and don’t bother anymore people

  • Anonymous

     uncle danny kaleikini 4 gov!

  • Anonymous

    OK.  I ain’t no Betty WHITE.  She IS DA BOMB, granted.  But I have all the other requirements  sewed up.  As far as local, what does 20 plus years mean??  Something, I think.   As far as the race thang is concerned, if the show is going to cast someone, it’s because the direction of the shows story supports it as a choice;   Nothing I can say to change that.  May the best Actor win.
    Me playing the President and more…

    http://vimeo.com/channels/weshaviland

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.randallsr Bryan S. Randall Sr.

    I like Andy.

  • Anonymous

    teaser leak….richard t. jones from Super 8….

    • Anonymous

      He’s the “Acting Governor”, the person who steps up when the Governor gets whacked.  This poll is for Governor.  I dunno…

  • http://limemediahawaii.com/ AniMatsuri

    Since the 1st Gov. was sort of modeled after Lingle the next one will probably be a short, balding guy who’s still kind of a hippy.

  • Anonymous

     What IS increasingly obvious, beside me having no life, is this whole
    poll is a clear “let’s get a poll together where the choices are between
    a white guy living half here and somewhere else, who looks like he
    could play a mafia Don, and a popular local celebrity Comedian who is a really funny guy, well liked and received in Hawaii, but not really the sort you’d immediately associate with a politician,
    and lastly, a guy who looks like Ohana or the Hawaii demographic- a
    family guy who looks like he could be a Realtor who really needs to sell
    a house to feed his family, but in reality just wants a recurring role
    on a hit rebooted TV series.  Oh, I left out the Other category, guess
    we’ll just have to depend upon ingenuity and imagination to round it all
    out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timmy-Silva-Mattos/1415180307 Timmy Silva Mattos

    me

  • Anonymous

    Danny Devito!! 

  • Anonymous

    Danny Kaleikini. Alooooha!

  • Anonymous

    I think maybe Bumatai…but he would have to shave his head and kneel on his shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Richard T. Jones – Awesome Choice!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hell yes Richard T. Jones IS a great choice!  AND, although he is an accomplished Actor, he has no real ties to the Islands that I know of.  That was really what this “Poll” was about…

    By forming an opinion on a Plot/ Character point from a rebooted Iconic show like 5-0, each and every “vote” becomes like a personal connection.  Whatever one thinks about the veracity of this poll, the real results are in already. The choices we make only determine the route we take, unless we’re already at our destination…

    http://vimeo.com/channels/weshaviland

    Best

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WLRKJYG4NJQNDOLDUHRT7DCKYQ Austin

    Bulaia

  • Anonymous

    Al Harrington

  • Anonymous

    Mufi “I’m not the governor, but I play one on TV” Hannemann.

    If he’s not “available,” I’d go with Al Harrington or Andy Bumatai.  Or one of many other local entertainers.  The show could use more “diversity.”

  • Anonymous

    Frank DeLima!

  • Brutalism Blog

    J. Philip Koontz.

  • http://twitter.com/MisterDays Mister Days

    J. Philip Koontz

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ILXXMUHUGYOTXZJLQOFJM5WBZY JoAnne

    Richard T. Jones, who will be casted as the Lt. Governor, will have to take over the role as the Acting Governor.  Who knows, it may lead to a permanent spot for him until a new Governor is elected or appointed.