Exclusive: 'Hawaii Five-0' books a brother for Danno

Hawaii-Dane-Cook-Caan_320.jpg Image Credit: Neil Jacobs/CBS; Inset: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images A comedian is about to hang ten with the cast of Hawaii Five-0. EW has learned exclusively that Dane Cook has been cast to play the brother of Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan). For now, he’s set to appear in one episode that’ll air in February.

Cook was last seen in the flicks My Best Friend’s Girl and Dan in Real Life. His TV appearances has been mostly devoted to his comedy act; he’s done a bunch of specials for HBO and Comedy Central. His early scripted TV work included Good Girls Don’t and Suddenly Susan.

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  • Casey

    …Seriously? Eww.

    Another thing…where was the Hawaii Five-0 bingo article? I missed that this week.

    • erin

      That’s my question too. EW only seems to do it every other week or so. I thought at first it depended on how much room they had but Tuesday was kind of a slow entertainment news day.

      So EW? Anyone like to address this question?

    • Kaiulani

      I want my Bingo back! I was only a Chin-ho riding a motorcycle away from Bingo.

  • Mel

    I’d actually prefer to see Dane Cook in the role than Scott Caan. There are a lot of fans who enjoy Scott Caan, but he is much too whiny for my tastes. Grace Park is really the star of the show.

    • Tego Livi

      Grace is lovely, and may be a good actress, but there’s no way to know from this show. Kono has done virtually nothing. The show so far has been almost entirely two things: Steve & Danno bantering, and the action plots.

      • D

        I’m probably in the minority, but Grace Park is not that great to me. I’m not sure if it’s her acting or the flat, plot-driven lines she’s given to deliver.

      • forrest

        agreed Tego. The writing has really ignored Grace. She’s the token female / rookie / elementary school crossing guard to our 2 (1?) action heroes.

    • the minister

      Dane Cook is every bit as talented as Hawaii 5-0 demands.

      • Emmit West

        This is the best back-handed compliment ever!

    • Suzanne

      The writing on most of these procedural shows is real flat with no opportunity for character growth or depth. I agree that I can’t tell if she’s talented or not. The exchanges with her cousin are so stiff. And no one constantly calls their cousin “cuz”. So unnatural.

      • Mel

        People in Hawaii actually do this. I’m from there.

  • DTO

    Are they actually trying to get people to change the channel? Scott Caan is nowhere near as cool as his father, and Dane Cook is the most annoying “comedian” on the planet.

    • Tego Livi

      Scott Caan is cool enough for me. Except I don’t like his hair–it’s like he’s combing it as high as he can to make up for the fact that he’s too short to be a cop.

      • Jennifer

        I agree about the hair thing. I’ve been wondering what’s up with that, no pun intended. Definately time for a cut! However, that photo of Dane Cook makes HIM look like a dark haired Vanilla Ice!

      • dsagrsg

        Considering that he has that hairstyle when not playing a cop…it’s not like that at all

  • lucy2

    Ugh. I really love the show, it’s a lot of fun and beautifully shot, but I really can’t stand Dane Cook. Ah well, maybe McGarrett can shoot him.

    • erin

      LOL! Excellent.

    • Chloe

      Yes! I am so on board with that. I would also settle for him being beat up badly.

    • Molly

      Here’s hoping.

    • forrest

      Count me in on that happening!

    • Sue1

      Yes, please.

  • Poopsie von Sheldon

    Dane Cook totally sucks. Won’t be watching him.

  • Mark

    Maybe Dane Cook and McGarrett’s sister can both fall into Kilauea or something and get rid of all these annoying siblings in one swoop.

    • Jeff

      Please let both of them be eaten by sharks.

      • Ouck Fbama

        Cool!! They’ll become sibling sharky $h!+!!!

  • sandd

    Am I the only one who likes both Scott Caan and Dane Cook? Anyone else? Anyone? Bueller?

    • Natalie

      You’re the only one.

      Dane Cook is all kinds of awful. The only way I will be happy with his presence is if he is killed off in spectacular fashion.

    • Kristin

      I’m not a big Dane Cook fan, but I don’t feel as strongly as these other commenters do… I do, however, LOVE Scott Caan. Who cares if he’s not 6′ tall? He does great in the roll and the play btw Danno & McGarrett is highly entertaining. One episode with an actor I don’t favor won’t hurt anything.

      • Tego Livi

        It’s not that I’m personally bothered by Scott Caan’s height; what I was saying above is that he’s about 3 inches under the bar for most police departments. He literally could not become a cop (in most cities, at least). When I saw how short he was, I was surprised when I looked up his father to compare. Had you asked me before was James Caan’s height was, I would have guessed 6’2″ or 6’3″–but he’s only 5’9″ himself.

    • Sydney

      Dane’s been great in the more serious roles I’ve seen him in. If people haven’t seen him in Mr. Brooks or Dan in Real Life, they shouldn’t be judging.

      • liz

        i loved Dan in real life, but Dane cooks part could have been played by anyone, it was a generic stupid younger brother…Steve Carell was outstanding as Dan (imo)

      • Suzanne

        I agree with Liz. Dane Cook was okay but Steve Carrell really was the movie.

    • Jade

      I like Dane Cook AND Scott Caan. Although, I can’t picture them as brothers, but I could see them as enemies. I really cannot wait for this episode to air. I just can’t imagine what the dialog will be like.

    • Kelly

      You are by far NOT the only one. I think Dane is a perfect choice for Scott’s bro.

  • Jeff

    NOOOOOOOOO. Why are you ruining your own show?

  • stu

    Dane =not a funny comedian!
    but these 2 together w/ james franco would be hot.

  • Alex

    good god, NO!!
    what a terrible, terrible idea.
    this sucks because i have really enjoyed their casting for guest spots so far (william sadler, james marsters,norman reedus, etc.)

  • Felix

    Thanks, EW, for warning me when and where Dane Cook is appearing, so I can avoid it at all costs. Keep up the good work, protecting us from America’s worst comedy!

  • james anderson

    He was really good in “Mr.Brooks”…he just needs a great director.

  • WHOA

    Dane Cook has really aged since I paid attention to him last (about 8 years ago)…he looks like a middle aged boring old man now.

    • Stop the Presses

      He’s aged in 8 years?! Whoa!

  • Cris

    Whoever thought I’d NOT want to watch a show that regularly features Grace Park in a bikini, but Dane Cook certainly does the trick.

  • KRibbons

    Dane Cook Hate= TOMS=Silly bands= A trend. Goodness sakes people, get over it. He’s just another human being trying to make a living doing something he loves. Poor guy exploded with fame and then everyone hated him for no reason. Seriously, hating him now, on the brink of 2011, is unbelievably passé.

    • pastafarian

      Not “for no good reason”. His “remember-back-when” stand-up schtick became overexposed, which he traded in for awful rom-coms that alienated his base and regular joes. Making bad movies is a quick way to get people to hate on you.

    • Chris

      Please don’t insult Silly Bands with a comparison to Dane Cook.

      • Tego Livi

        Depends which bands you consider silly.

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