Jack Lord played Steve McGarrett, head of an elite state police unit investigating "organized crime, murder, assassination attempts, foreign agents, felonies of every type."
Last Episode12x20 Woe to Wo Fat Aired: Apr. 05, 1980
McGarrett disguises himself as a famous scientist to help find a missing colleague, and finds himself locked in combat once again with Wo Fa …
Series Fun Facts
- SPOILER: McGarrett actually caught Wo Fat in one encounter. He was forced to give up Wo Fat because the Chinese government wanted him back in exchange for a downed U2 pilot.
- Government intelligence chief Jonathan Kaye was played by six different actors: James Gregory, Joseph Sirola, Lyle Bettger, Bill Edwards, 'Tim OConnor, and Robert Dixon (V).
- Richard Boone was Leonard Freeman's first choice to play McGarrett. Boone already lived in Hawaii, but he turned down the role.