‘hawaii Five-o’ Actor Keo Woolford Dies At 49
Hawaiian actor/filmmaker Keo Woolford, who played Detective James Chang in “Hawaii Five-O,” has died.
His publicist Tracy Larrua told the Honolulu Star Advertiser Woolford died Monday at Pali Momi Medical Center in Waimalu, HI, after suffering a stroke on Friday. He was 49.
Woolford wrote and directed the critically praised 2013 indie feature “The Haumana,” which focused on hula and Hawaiian culture.
He had just completed the script for a followup to the film at the time of his death, and was expected to conduct cast auditions in January, Larrua told the Star Advertiser.
His other film work included small roles in films including 2012's “The People I've Slept With” and “Godzilla.”
Woolford is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Detective James Chang on CBS' “Hawaii Five-O,” a character he played for six seasons from 2011-2015.