Kamekona Tupuola
Kamekona DP
Biographical Information
Real Name: Kamekona Tupuola
Originally From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Parents: Maya Tupuola (Mother)
Family: Kanoa Tupuola (Brother)

Flippa Tupuola (Cousin) Thomas Hoapili (Cousin) Maggie Hoapili (Niece)

Affiliations: Wailoa Shave Ice‏

The Shrimp Truck

Physical Description
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Pilot
Portrayed by: Taylor Wily

Character Flag - Hawaiian Male Criminal Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8 Season 9

Kamekona Tupuola is a confidential informant for the Hawaii Five-0 team and entrepreneur who runs Wailoa Shave Ice, The Shrimp Truck and a Hawaiian tour helicopter company.


Season 1

In the Pilot episode, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly recruited Kamekona for information into the death of Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett's father, John McGarrett.

In exchange for information, Kamekona charges money for a 'Wailoa Shave Ice' t-shirt.

In many episodes, he is seen bringing food to the Five-0 team or assisting them in their investigations and is considered a close friend.

Season 2

Season 3

In the Season 3 episode, Kekoa (episode), it's revealed that Kamekona's full name is "Kamekona Tupuola".

Season 4

Season 5

In Ina Paha (episode), in an alternate reality that Steve witnesses, an alternate Kamekona who never reformed still remains in prison and in addition to wearing a mustache, has numerous tattoos on the back of his head. More notably, that reality's Kamekona speaks in a much deeper voice than the normal Kamekona.

Season 7

In Ka Pa'ani Nu, Flippa Tupuola having enough of poor pay and humiliating conditions, gets the Shrimp Truck employees to unionize much to Kamekona's chagrin. Hawaii-Five O having no legal cause to arrest them let the two cousins sort it out. Eventually Kamekona admits to Flippa that he can't meet their demands, but offers Flippa to be the manager of a new food truck so that he could make their worker benefits happen.

In He ke'u na ka 'alae a Hin, Kamekona later becomes a silent partner in Hirsch's Crime Clean after seeing similar parables of the former felon with his own beginnng.

Season 8

In Ka Lala Kaukonakona Haki 'Ole I Ka Pa A Ka Makani Kona, Kamekona and Hirsh work together in a case involving art pieces stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

In Waiho Wale Kahiko, Kamekona becomes a silent partner in Steve's after Danny and Steve have several setbacks in opening the pizzeria. He gives them an investment.

Season 9

In Lele pū nā manu like, Kamekona procures a turkey for Gorver and his brother Percy to settle a bet. Later Danny and Steve having enough with the restaurant business sign sole proprietorship of Steve to Kamekona. Grover then asks Kamekona to hire his brother as a chef, and after trying a sample of his food hires him on the spot.



  • In his appearances on the show, Telia Tuli which is his real name, he's been credited as Taylor Wily.


Season Two
Ha'i'ole Ua Lawe Wale Kame'e Mea Makamae Ma'eme'e Ka Hakaka Maika'i Ka Iwi Kapu Lapa'au Ike Maka Kil'ilua Pahele Alaheo Pau'ole
Ka Ho' Oponopono Pu'olo Mai Ka Wa Kahiko I Helu Pu Kupale Lekio Kalele Ha'alele Pa Make Loa Ua Hopu Ua Hala
Season Six
Mai ho`oni i ka wai lana mâlie Lehu a Lehu Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna Ka Papahana Holo Pono Ka 'alapahi nui Na Pilikua Nui Na Kama Hele Piko Pau 'iole Hana Keaka Ka Makau kaa kaua Kuleana Ua Ola Loko I Ke Aloha Umia Ka Hanu
Hoa 'Inea Ke Koa Lokomaika'i Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa'a Waiwai Kanaka Hahai Malama Ka Po'e Ka Haunaele Ka Pono Ku'oko'a I'ike Ke Ao Pilina Koko Pa'a Ka 'Ipuka I Ka 'Upena Nananana O Ke Ali'I Wale No Ka'u Makemake
Season Eight
Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough Dog Days Your Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your Head No Matter How Much One Covers a Steaming Imu, The Smoke Will Rise At Kama'oma'o, The Land of Activities Unfolded by the Water are the Faces of the Flowers The Royal Eyes Rest Above The Trail Leads To A Diving Place; Do Not Follow After Death at Sea The Future is in the Past A Tall Tree Stands Above the Others The Round Up What is Gone is Gone
The Children of Kalaihaohia A Coral Reef Strengthens Out into Land Only the Stars of Heaven Know Where Pae Is The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were Left To Do One's Duty No One Has Ever Died For the Mistakes He Has Made; Only Because He Didn't Repent Kind Is the Bird of Kaiona The Answer to the Riddle is Seen Though the Fish is Well Salted, the Maggots Crawl What Parents Will Do, Children Will Do The Tough Branch That Does Not Break in the Kona Gale Ancients Exposed
Season Nine
Cocoon The Man Who Fell from the Sky When the Sea Draws Out the Tidal Wave, the Rocks Where the Cowries Hide Are Exposed On the Slope of the Cliff, Not One Jutting Rock is Hidden from Sight Nothing More the Eyes to Search For Is Borne on the Back; Is Borne in the Arms The Smoke Seen in the Dream Now Rises Birds of a Feather... Truth Comes from the Night When the Light Goes Out, the House Is Dark Gone on the Road from which There Is No Returning A Bruise Inflicted on an Innocent Person Vanishes Quickly Those Above are Descending
Depressed with the Heat of Kealwalua Made Prisoner by the Reign of the Rain When Covetousness is Conceived, Sin is Born Offer Young Yaro Leaves to TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA