Actor, politician, sportman. Best remembered for his roles as 'Edward D. 'Duk' Lukela' and 'Officer Ishi' on the television series, "Hawaii Five-O' from 1972 to 1980. Among his other roles was in the film, "The Hawaiians" (1970), as a fire chief, and appearances on television's "Magnum, P.I." Born in Hilo, Hawaii, on May 20, 1924, he also played football as a halfback/tailback for the Los Angeles Dons in 1948, the Baltimore Colts in 1949, of the All-America Football Conference. He also played pro-baseball for the Salt Lake City Bees in 1950. Wedemeyer was later elected to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame and the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame. In 1968 he was elected to the Honolulu City Council and in 1970 he became a Member of the Hawaiian House of Representatives, being re-elected in 1972. Among his many nicknames are, The Hawaiian Centipede, Squirmin' Herman, Hula Hips, The Hula-Hipped Hawaiian, and The Hawaiian Hurricane. (bio by: K)
Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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