- James L. Carter et. al.
- Scott Lee Mason et. al.
The series covers the actions of a small special state task force in Hawaii, headed by Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett, USNR, as it investigates crimes ranging from terrorism to kidnapping. McGarrett chooses as his partner Honolulu P.D. Detective Danny “Danno” Williams. He fills out the team by selecting Chin Ho Kelly, his father’s protégé, and Chin’s cousin, Kono Kalakaua, a rookie H.P.D. cop.