Changed the spelling of his name from "Zulu" to "Zoulou" saying it was the French Tahitian spelling.
Earned the name "Zulu" in high school.
Was convicted of second-degree negligent homicide after his vehicle hit and killed a bicyclist in 1986. He was fined $500 and placed on one year's probation.
Was one of the original cast members of "Hawaii Five-O" and played Kono Kalakaua for four seasons until the bulky actor was fired after disagreements with the show's publicist. Supposedly a racial slur was used and Jack Lord had him fired. The rumor that he quit because the role was not big enough and did not take full advantage of his comedic talents seems absurd and highly unlikely. Zulu was replaced by Al Harrington, who was slightly smaller in size.
Later performed in Waikiki nightclubs singing and performing stand-up comedy.
Age: 66 (age at death)
Born: 17th October, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii
Died: 3rd May, 2004, Hilo, Hawaii
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Hawaii Five-O
Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi (October 17, 1937 – May 3, 2004), also known by the stage names Zulu and Zoulou, was an American actor and comedian. He is remembered largely for his portrayal of "Kono Kalakaua" on the long-running television program Hawaii Five-O. Wikipedia