I started at the bottom. I was washing dishes at this tiny restaurant, getting yelled at by the old Italian owner, to pay for the classes I was taking at night, learning how a camera worked and how to break down a script. That was a long time ago.
From there, it was a general progression. I became an extra, a background artist. I did a couple commercials as a background artist, then a couple commercials as a lead – so I worked my way up. But I’m glad I did it that way because I have an appreciation for what I have.”
– Alex O’Loughlin
26 April 2010
The upside of having an ‘O’ name?
“I have far less chance of getting pocket dialed since ‘O’ falls in the middle of the phone book,” says the Hawaii Five-0 star, 35. “But since my first name starts with an A, I get pocket dialed anyway.”
– from O’Hotties,
28 November 2011
“He’s not only attractive, but he’s very, very sweet.
He’s a very genuine, kind, really nice guy.
I really like Alex.
We kind of have this cool rapport.”
– Taryn Manning
- One of the female characters and part or Steve’s story that got left behind and never really featured.
- Lost opportunity for Steve and Alex to have a better story?
- I guess we are starting a theme here – ‘The lost relationships of Steve McGarrett’, and of him having a real personal life or story on the show? We all know that the Steve and Cath story got messed up and that the Steve and Doris story REALLY got lost somewhere after Season 3. And then a while back I talked about the Steve and Chin relationship that were never really explored fully. Earlier this week we talked about the Steve and Grover relationship that got lost after Season 4. We also posted an article that came from halfway thought the first season, where you can see that Alex became frustrated with the lack of story and depth for Steve. In the article where this quote comes from, we also see Mary/Taryn who never really got a chance after she was dropped/deleted from the pilot ….. are there any other relationship characters that you can think of who would have given Alex some great material to work with and who would have created more meat around the character of Steve?
- Not only did he make time for a picture, he even cracked a joke about his make-up.
Makani Kai Helicopters Our accountant, Donna, a huge fan of Alex O’Loughlin, always felt left out when the Hawaii Five-0 crew filmed scenes at Makani Kai because she never got to see the man. Alex passed through Makani Kai yesterday and he made time to say hello to Donna and pose with her. Why is his face streaked with blood? “Traffic was brutal,” he quipped.
“It’s tough getting in the business, but it’s even harder when you are from Down Under,” the outdoorsman says. “You just have to work hard and devote all your time to making it.”
– Alex O’Loughlin
14 November 2011