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Chin Ho Kelly
Chin Ho Kelly
Biographical Information
Real Name: Chin Ho Kelly
Title: Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly
Born: 1971
Originally From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Current Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Wife: Malia Waincroft
Interests: Abby Dunn (Girlfriend)
Parents: Kam Tong (Father)
Family: Kono Kalakaua (Cousin)

Sid (Cousin)
Emily (Aunt)
Mele (Aunt) †
Keako (Uncle)
Choi (Uncle)
Sara Diaz (Niece, Has Custody Of)

Affiliations: Hawaii Five-0 Task Force

Honolulu Police Department

Physical Description
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Pilot
Portrayed by: Daniel Dae Kim
GALLERY


Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly was a former highly decorated HPD cop before being wrongly accused of corruption which resulted in his career and reputation being tarnished.

He was later recruited to Five-0 by Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett and it was also revealed that Steve's father, John McGarrett was the one who trained Chin to be a cop.

For a short time, after Governor Pat Jameson's murder and Hawaii Five-0 being disbanded, Chin temporarily joined the Honolulu Police Department once again but after Steve was cleared, Hawaii Five-0 was reopened and Chin officially rejoined the team.

Biography

Pre-Series

Born and raised in Hawaii, Chin lived a relatively normal life and during his time in high school, befriended teenage Steve McGarrett.

At some point, in his later adult years, Chin joined the Honolulu Police Department but his career was ultimately left in tatters as he took the fall for his uncle, Keako who had stolen money as Keako's wife and Kono and Chin's aunt, Mele was gravely ill and needed a kidney.

Not wanting his uncle to be shamed, Chin took the fall with many of his former officers regarding Chin as a thief.

After resigning from the HPD, Chin became a security guard with the fallout prompting him to leave his fiancée, Dr. Malia Waincroft for her protection.

Season 1

In the Pilot (episode), Chin was reunited with Steve and instantly agreed to join the unnamed Task Force, Chin's technological skills and knowledge of Hawaii in general giving the team a huge advantage.

Season 2

In Season Two, Chin proposed to his former fiancee, Dr. Malia Waincroft, and the two were later married in a beach ceremony, in the company of their friends and family.

He and Detective Danny Williams join forces with NCIS Special Agent G. Callen and Special Agent Sam Hanna to stop a smallpox outbreak from happening during Pa Make Loa (episode) with both teams heading to Los Angeles to stop a worldwide pandemic from occurring in the concluding episode, Touch of Death (episode).

In the finale, he was forced to choose between rescuing his wife or cousin.

Season 3

In the premier, Malia died from her wounds, leaving Chin devastated although he later avenges her death while the team is later seen at her funeral (3.02). In the finale, he called Leilani out for a date.

Season 4

Season 5

In an alternate reality seen in Ina Paha (episode), as a result of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force not being created, the Chin of that reality is presumably still highly respected and admired as a Detective.

As such, he has been promoted to Captain and also maintains a high position in the Honolulu Police Department.

Personality

Despite the accusations against him, Chin is an honest cop through and through although Chin has expressed some hurt at the fact that many of his former HPD colleagues don't trust him at times.

Chin is also greatly loyalty towards his family, having unknowingly sacrificed his own career for the sake of protecting his uncle from the fallout.

Chin is very protective of his cousin, Kono.

Like the respect of his H50 colleagues, Chin has a strong loyalty towards Steve with Chin stating that he has found a home with H50, suggesting he is happy with his job as a H50 member and that he does not wish to return to the HPD.

Physical Appearance

Chin is a slim man of Asian with long or short black curly hair and brown eyes.

Like the other members, Chin is often seen wearing the official H50 armor uniform whenever the team are in the field, pursing a dangerous suspect with Chin's vest holding additional shells which Chin will use in the event that he needs to reload his shotgun.

Abilities

The third-in-command of the H50 Task Force second to Steve and Danny, Chin is exceptionally skilled in weaponry and technology, his skills a close second to Steve's.

  • Hand to Hand Combat - Chin is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and can easily hold his own.
  • Technology - Chin is skilled at using the technology that the H50 team have at their disposal. Chin is always seen with a piece of technology on him and is even capable of retrieving off a damaged phone or a SD card.
  • Profiling - Given his experience as a cop, Chin can get into the criminal's mind and even accurately predict their next move.
  • Interrogation - Chin is skilled at interrogating.
  • Firearms - Like the members of H50, Chin is an expert in weaponry and is seen usually wielding a SIG-Sauer P229R although he has been seen wielding a Benelli M1 Super 90 (Short Barrel)

Notes

  • Chin in the only character to appear in every episode.
  • Kono Kalakaua is the only original cast member not to spend time in jail. Steve McGarrett spent just over a week in Halawa Maximin. [1] Chin spent 8 hours in Halawa Maximin, [2] and was arrested 2 years later. [3]. And Danny Williams spent a few days in a Colombian prision. [3]
  • Chin speaks English, and a little Korean, and Spanish. [4]
  • Was offered a position to start his own Task Force in San Diego with Abby Dunn. [5]

Appearances

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 Kahu
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 Makuakan 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

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