Outtakes Online: Cusick on ‘Five-0′ set
BY MIKE GORDON / firstname.lastname@example.org
Former “Lost” star Henry Ian Cusick is making a special appearance on the Season 4 premiere episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” the veteran actor confirmed today.
The cat was already out of the bag earlier Thursday, however, because “Five-0” executive producer Peter Lenkov tweeted a photo from the set and told fans “Lets play spot the LOST alum on #H50 #401.”
There’s no information yet on Cusick’s part or the plot for the episode.
Cusick joins fellow “Lost” alum Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly on “Five-0,” and Terry O’Quinn, who has had a recurring guest role as former Navy SEAL Joe White. “Lost” regular Jorge Garcia is scheduled to appear in a “Five-0” episode this season. Reiko Aylesworth also appeared in the series as Kelly’s ill-fated wife Malia.
Cusick was introduced to fans of ABC’s “Lost” as a man with a feverish need to punch a code into a computer every 108 minutes in order to prevent a doomsday eruption. That character — the lovesick Scotsman, Desmond Hume — became one of the show’s favorite characters and earned an Emmy nomination for Cusick.
Earlier this summer, Cusick was cast in a key role in the new CW series “The Hundred.” Cusick was the first person cast in the science fiction drama, a mid-season show with no air date set, and will star as Councillor Kane.
In this dark vision of the future, set nearly 100 years after nuclear war has destroyed earth, the last human beings live in a giant spaceship and Kane is tasked with ensuring that the human race survives. His love interest is Hawaii actress Kelly Hu.
Cusick is also finishing up a short indie film he directed and acted in called “Dress.” It was shot earlier this summer in Kailua and Lanikai.
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.