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Scenes from jam-packed Waikiki Beach world premiere of Hawaii Five-0's second season

I know this was over a year ago but it's new to me. I have no ides how could I miss these pictures. Maybe I'm not the only one in this position so I'm posting them.

Meet Kamekona :) Taylor Wily

Friday, January 20, 2012 · Posted in ,

Taylor Wily was born on 14 June 1969. He is from Honolulu, Hawaii and is of Samoan descent. Taylor Wily is an actor and a former sumo wrestler and mixed martial artist.


In March 1987, Tuli was recruited by former sekiwake Takamiyama, another Hawaiian, and joined Azumazeki stable, which Takamiyama had founded the previous year. Hes sumo name is  Takamishu. He was unbeaten in his first 14 official bouts. Takamishu won two consecutive yusho or tournament championships. Weighing nearly 200 kg (440 lb), he was one of the largest wrestlers in sumo.

In March 1988 Takamishu was promoted to the third highest makushita division, and this way became the first foreign born wrestler to ever win the championship in that division. In March 1989 Takamishu reached his highest ever rank of makushita 2, and even fought two bouts with elite jūryō ranked wrestlers. However, Takamishu was never to reach sekitori status himself. He did not compete in the following tournament, and retired from sumo in July 1989.
After leaving sumo, he competed in the first bout of the UFC 1 in November 1993 in Denver, Colorado. Despite heavily outweighing his opponent, he lost to Gerard Gordeau, the match being stopped after Tuli was kicked in the face causing the loss of a tooth. This was Tuli's only MMA fight.

Taylor Wily had a role in the comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2007) as a hotel worker who befriended the main character Jason Segel. As we all know he also has a recurring role on the television series Hawaii Five-0, he's Kamekona.

  • Hawaii Five-0 (TV series) - Kamekona
  • 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Kemo
  • 2004 North Shore (TV series) - Bartender
  • 1993 UFC 1: The Beginning (TV movie) - Himself (as Teila Tuli) 

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