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Hawaii Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Brian Adams wrestler
  • Benny Agbayani baseball player
  • Keiko Agena actress
  • James Aiona politician
  • Daniel Akaka politician
  • Annie Montague Alexander financier, paleontologist
  • Kristina Anapau actress
  • D. G. Anderson politician
  • George Ariyoshi politician
  • Samuel C. Armstrong educator, civil war officer, founder hampton university
  • Salevaa Atisanoe (Konishki) sumo wrestler
  • Paul Atkins cinematographer
  • Angela Perez Baraquio miss america 2001
  • Greg Beeman director, producer
  • Hiram Bingham II missionary
  • Hiram Bingham III academic, explorer, politician, rediscovered Machu Picchu
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop hawaiian princess, philanthropist
  • Charles Reed Bishop banker, philanthropist
  • Daryl Bonilla actor
  • Darin Brooks actor
  • Andy Bumatai actor, comedian
  • Tia Carrere actress
  • Steve Case founder america online (aol)
  • Cedric Ceballos basketball player
  • Byron Chamberlain football player
  • Wah Ming Chang designer, sculptor, artist
  • Brian Ching soccer player
  • Elliot Cho actor
  • Norm Chow nfl football coach
  • Herbert Choy jurist
  • Sam Choy chef, restaurateur, television host
  • Kam Fong Chun actor
  • John R. Kukeakalani Clark author
  • Scott Coffey actor, director, writer
  • Henry Conaty (Bulldog) actor
  • Francis Judd Cooke composer, musician, conductor
  • Matt Corboy actor
  • Richard Cunha cinematographer, director
D - E
  • Mark Dacascos actor
  • Liz Damon singer
  • Ron Darling baseball player
  • Gavan Daws author, historian
  • Frank Delima comedian
  • Walter Dillingham industrialist, entrepreneur
  • Sanford Dole politician, jurist
  • Yvonne Elliman actress, singer
  • Jean Erdman dancer, choreographer


  • Nuu Faaola football player
  • Mackey Feary composer, musician
  • Sid Fernandez baseball player
  • Hiram Fong politician
  • Russell "Russ" Francis football player (born in WA)
  • John Fujioka actor
  • Harry Fujiwara wrestler
  • David Gallaher writer
  • Brickwood Galuteria actor, performer, politician
  • Brian Gaskill actor
  • Thomas Gill politician
  • Henry Ginaca engineer, inventor
  • Lauren Graham actress
  • Erin Gray actress
  • Dave Guard singer
  • Kayo Hatta film director
  • Hilo Hattie singer, actress
  • Clayton Hee politician
  • George Helm activist
  • Don Ho entertainer
  • Hoku Ho singer
  • Kelly Hu actress
I - J
  • Curtis Iaukea politician
  • Carrie Ann Inaba dancer, choreographer
  • Daniel Inouye politician
  • Andy Irons surfer
  • William Paul Jarrett politician
  • Jack Johnson singer, songwriter
  • Kaahumanu queen
  • Bunny Kahanamoku actor
  • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku olympic swimmer, modern surfing pioneer
  • Samuel Taula Alapai Kahanamoku III last native male of nobility; inventor

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Hawaii Photographs

Annie Montague Alexander Barack Obama Bernice Pauahi Bishop Bette Midler Daniel Inouye Hiram Bingham III Kamehameha Kamehameha III Kamehameha IV Kamehameha V King David Kalakaua Michelle Wie Nicole Kidman Queen Liliuokalani Sanford Ballard Dole Walter Francis Dillingham

Hawaii Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Hilo Hawaii 808
Honolulu Honolulu 808
Kalaupapa Kalawao 808
Kapaa Kauai 808
Wailuku Maui 808

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.