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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.

Biography

Pre-Series

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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

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Season 3

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

Season 4

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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 6

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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 beginning.

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 Grover 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.

Season 10

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Personality 

Kamekona is very outgoing

Trivia

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

Appearance

Season One
Pilot Ohana Malama Ka Aina Lanakila Nalowale Ko'olauloa Ho'apono Mana'o Po'ipu Heihei Palekaiko Hana 'a'a Makehewa
Ke Kinohi He Kane Hewa'ole Kai e'e E Malama Powa Maka Moana Loa Aloha Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio Ma Ke Kahakai Ho'opa'i Ho'ohuli Na'au Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau Oia'i'o
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 Three
La O Na Makuahine Kanalua Lana I Ka Moana Popilikia Mohai I Ka Wa Mamua Ohuna Wahine'inoloa Ha'awe Make Loa Huaka'I Kula Kahu Kapu
Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make Hana I Wa 'Ia Hookman Kekoa Pa'ani Na Ki'i Hoa Pili Olelo Pa'a Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane Ho'opio He Welo 'oihana Aloha, Malama Pono
Season Four
Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi A'ale Ma'a Wau Ka 'oia'i'o ma loko A ia la aku Kupu'eu Kupouli 'la Ua Nalohia Akanahe Ha'uoli La Ho'omoaika'i Ho'onani Makuakane Pukana
O kela me keia manawa Hana Lokomaika'i Na Hala a ka makua Pale'la Hoku Welowelo Ma lalo o ka ili Ho'i Hou Ku I Ka Pili Koko Pe'epe'e Kanaka Makani 'Olu a Holo Malie O ka Pili'Ohana ka 'Oi
Season Five
A'ohe kahi e pe'e ai Ka Makuakane Kanalu Hope Loa Ka Noe'au Ho'oilina Ho'oma'ike Ina Paha Ka Hana Malu Ke Koho Mamao Ak Wawahi moe'uhane Ua'aihue Poina 'Ole La Po'ino
Powehiwehi E 'Imi pono Nanahu Kuka'awale Pono Kaulike Kahania Ike Hanau Ua helele'i ka hoku Ho'amoano Mo'o 'olelo Pu Luapo'i A Make Kāua
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 Seven
Makaukau 'ce e Pa'ani No Ke Ali'i' Wahine A Me Ka Aina He Moho Hou Hu a'e ke ahi lanakila a Kamaile Ke Ku 'Ana Ka hale ho'okauweli Ka makuahine a me ke keikikane Hana Komo Pae Elua la ma Nowemapa Ka Luhi Ka’ili aku Ka 'Aelike Ua ho'i ka 'ōpua I Awalua
Ka laina ma ke one Ka Pa'ani Nui Poniu I Ke Aloha Hahai i nā pilikua nui E mālama pono Puka 'ana Huikau nā makau a nā lawai'a Ua malo'o ka wai Waimaka 'ele'ele Wehe 'ana He ke’u na ka ‘alae a Hina Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono
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 He Who Eats 'Ape is Bound to Have His Mouth Itch The Octopus of the Deep Spews It's Ink Way of the Gun Offspring of an Owl The Teacher, the Pupil - Let it Come Forth A Stranger Only for a Day The Hand is at Fault Endlessly Pours the Rain of Waianae
Season Ten
The Skin Has Been Hurt by the Point of the Spear Knocked Flat by the Wind; Sudden Disaster Passing Time Obscures the Past Tiny is the Flower, Yet it Scents the Grasses Around It Don't Blame Ghosts and Spirits for One's Troubles; a Human is Responsible All Knowledge is Not Learned in Just One School DNA That Way and This Way Shifts the Sand of Punahoa The Trunkless Tree of Kahilikolo You and Me, It Is Hidden To Return Evil for Evil Where Were You When the Rain was Pouring? The Rat was Caught Right in the Nest
There Was a Lull, and then The Wind Began to Blow About Yours is the Mouth of an Octopus Man is a Slave of Love Like a Whirlwind, Whirling the Dust Upward Lost in the Sea Sprays Home Go the Very Tough Lads of the Hills A Gripping Cuttlefish He Cannot be Caught for He is an Ulua Fish of the Deep Ocean Goodbye
Hawaii Five-0 Characters
Final Steve McGarrettDanny WilliamsAdam NoshimuriTani ReyJunior ReignsLou GroverKamekona TupuolaDuke LukelaNoelani CunhaQuinn Liu
Former Chin Ho KellyKono KalakauaMax BergmanCatherine RollinsJerry Ortega
Other Lori WestonMary McGarrettGrace WilliamsCharles WilliamsJenna KayeDr. Malia Waincroft
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