Don Ho

Highest Rated: 19% Joe's Apartment (1996)
Lowest Rated: 19% Joe's Apartment (1996)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Alternately tagged as a novelty act and as Honolulu's answer to Dean Martin, the baritone lounge vocalist Don Ho was best known for his signature tune, "Tiny Bubbles," and for his trademark raspberry-colored sunglasses. The Kakaako-born chanteur signed with Sinatra's label, Reprise, in the early '60s, which issued his first album, The Don Ho Show, in 1965. Ho landed a massive hit with "Tiny Bubbles" in the fall of 1966, and issued a handful of albums in the ensuing years, but after 1969, Ho's record sales plummeted. To keep himself afloat as an entertainer, he not only became a club staple in his native Hawaii, but branched out into occasional film and television roles. These included guest appearances on such series programs as The Fall Guy, Charlie's Angels, Sanford and Son, The Brady Bunch, and I Dream of Jeannie (where the entertainer seemed particularly at home in the beach-laden setting of Cape Canaveral). Circa 1996, Ho signed for one of his only feature film roles: that of Alberto Bianco, a vile landlord who oversees several dilapidated tenements, in the MTV-produced, FX-laden picture Joe's Apartment. (The film's detractors decried the producers' decision to pass up an onscreen number by Ho and bequeath the singing roles to 5,000 cockroaches instead.) Several years after participating in the documentary Waikiki, in the Wake of Dreams, Ho died of heart failure in Honolulu. He was 76.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Aloha, Scooby-Doo! Himself 2005
19% Joe's Apartment Mr. Blanco 1996

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Don Ho
  • 1977
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Himself
  • 1976
77% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1967
93% Batman
1966-1968
Himself
  • 1966

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