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On Location

Sneak Peek from Barcelona

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SEP 2019|BARCELONA

Cody Easterbrook on location in Barcelona, Spain

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Media Moment

Cody Easterbrook featured in Ke Alaka'i News

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Article published in June 18, 2019 issue of Ke Alaka'i The Leader, written by Mackenzie Beaver

 

Acting, teaching, entertaining, modeling, coaching and being on the cover of one of Oahu’s most read weekly publications, Midweek Magazine, are regular occurrences for BYU–Hawaii alumnus, Cody Easterbrook.

“Since graduation, I have shared my light through the various shows and projects I’ve been a part of, and I’ve received wonderful messages from viewers around the globe whose lives have been touched. It’s my small contribution, but I know every little bit counts.”

Easterbrook still considers Hawaii his home. He said the rich legacy of performers in his family who came before him inspired him to make a career in the entertainment industry.

“Laie is where my mother’s family is from, dating back to the old Hukilau days where my grandmother and great grandmother were dancers and entertainers for those first beachside luau celebrations that eventually became what we know as the Polynesian Cultural Center.”

From hosting events at BYUH-Hawaii, to teaching at Kahalu’u, alumnus tells how he landed airtime hosting a national televised TV show that was nominated for an Emmy. (Pictured at the 2019 Emmy awards)

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“Cody is the quintessential renaissance man. He is brilliant, sensitive, gifted and articulate. He was the epitome of a great student, a master teacher and someone who refined joie de vivre (enjoyment of life).”

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said, Leialoha Paongo Pakalani, who was one of Easterbrook's professors at BYU-Hawaii.

 

While at BYUH, Easterbrook was an emcee at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Vice President of Cultural Presentations at PCC Delsa Moe said she was close friends with Easterbrook and he has always been a fun, yet responsible employee.

“Whether he’s a dancer or emcee, he has a fun personality that easily influences employees and guests alike who enjoy his upbeat and friendly nature. He valued excellence and worked hard at his craft to ensure he was always doing his very best.”

She added she is proud to seem him continue his passion for acting and entertaining. “Because of these traits, it’s no surprise Cody has done well as an actor on TV and in the movies.”

At the turn of the century in 2000, Easterbrook said he began his time at BYUH. He then took a two-year break to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

In 2006, Easterbrook finished up his schooling at BYUH and graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in international cultural studies and communications.

Easterbrook said along with being a member of many cultural clubs on campus, he “was always the man on the mic hosting all the campus activities including Culture Night, FoodFest and our campus and community singing competition, BYUH Idol.”

 

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From BYUH to the big screen

Since graduating from BYUH, Easterbrook said he has done nothing but take advantage of every opportunity put in his path. He added his “go-getting attitude” at BYUH stayed with him even after leaving the Seasiders.

Easterbrook said he always knew he wanted to work in television and film. After BYUH, Easterbrook began his acting career by landing roles in a variety of commercials and landing roles in primetime television shows and major motion pictures. 

 

One such role was playing Luke Pakele, a bull-riding cowboy on season five of the CBS hit drama, Hawaii Five-0.

 

Before going into acting, Easterbrook was a mentor for young students at Kahalu’u Elementary School. He said his main emphasis was about making learning fun.

After mentoring young students, Easterbrook was then asked to stay on as a kindergarten teacher at Kahalu’u. Easterbrook said this experience as a student mentor and as a kindergarten teacher played a lead role in him hosting a nationally televised show for children, which was nominated for an Emmy.

“Having entertained audiences for years at BYUH and at the PCC, I was well prepared when I recently took on the role of host for a nationally televised kids show for NBC Universal.”

He is the crafty host of “The Big Fun Crafty Show,” which is a kids crafting competition show and the first-season show was recognized by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Daytime Emmy Nomination for outstanding children’s programming.

“Of course, I got to walk the red carpet and was so honored to attend the 2019 Daytime Emmy awards. It is such a fun and creative show, and we were just honored for this wonderful accolade.”

According to Easterbrook, the old saying goes, “If you do what you love, then you never work a day in your life.” Easterbrook said he has found his love and passion in entertaining audiences on stage, in a class, or on the screen, by sharing his light and aloha with them, and he hopes to keep doing that as long as he can.

“I’m honored to count myself among those that fulfill David O. McKay’s prophetic vision, when he declared that “from this school… will go men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.”

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Whether he’s a dancer or emcee, he has a fun personality that easily influences employees and guests alike who enjoy his upbeat and friendly nature."

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- Delsa Moe, Vice President, The Polynesian Cultural Center 

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(Top) Cody Easterbrook hosts the lu'au at The Polynesian Cultural Center. (Above) with fellow hula dancers, and on the set of Universal Kid's 'The Big Fun Crafty Show.'

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Ad Watch

Cousin Cody named as spokesperson for Tello Mobile 

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May 2019|Honolulu

 

Low-cost cellular carrier Tello has just entered the Hawaii market and they've chosen actor and television host, Cody Easterbrook as their brand spokesperson. 

Tello’s marketing campaign features homegrown Emmy-nominated television host and movie star “Cousin” Cody Easterbrook, who represents the brand in print, radio and television ads.

 

Easterbrook said, “I am totally stoked to be part of this fun campaign and tell people how they can save some serious bucks.” He added, “Tello gives you all the options when it comes to calling, data and text, so you pay only for the stuff you need. That’s smart, and it’s why I said, “Hello, Tello.” 

The campaign humorously infers that most consumers are paying way too much for their current service by asking, “You Pay Whaaat?!” and then offering the solution with the response “Hello, Tello.”  

Tello customers can purchase a plan online at tello.com that corresponds best to their specific needs. It is then just a simple case of popping the prepaid SIM card into their smartphone. ​

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The many faces of Cody Easterbrook are featured in the marketing campaign for low-cost cellular company Tello.

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Behind the Scenes on Set

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May 2019|WAIKIKI 

Cody Easterbrook on set filming for Tello Mobile

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Media buzz

Cody Easterbrook featured as cover story of Midweek 

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Awards Season

Cody Easterbrook attends the 46th Daytime EMMY Awards

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Cody Easterbrook arrives on the red carpet for the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on May 3, 2019.

May 2019|LOS ANGELES

 

The red carpet has been rolled out once again for the annual Daytime Emmy Awards. On Friday, May 3, television host, Cody Easterbrook joined other favorite TV stars who graced the stage at the  Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California in honor of the the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Award ceremony.

Cody Easterbrook appears as the craft host on The Big Fun Crafty Show which was nominated for outstanding preschool series. The winner of the category went to Sesame Street however Easterbrook said, "It was an honor to be recognized alongside such an iconic show. I grew up on Sesame Street so to even be counted among them was a great accolade." 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards.

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Right: Cody Easterbrook and Carly Ciarrocchi, hosts of Universal Kids Big Fun Crafty Show, attend the 46th Annual Emmy Awards. Below: Actor, Lou Diamond Phillips and famed violinist, Lindsey Stirling appear with Cody Easterbrook on the red carpet. 

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On Location

Cody films in Cabo, Mexico

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Apr 2019|LOS CABOS, MEXICO 

Cody Easterbrook on location filming in Los Cabos Mexico

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Awards season

The Big Fun Crafty Show nominated f0r Emmy Award

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Universal Kids' Big Fun Crafty Show, starring Carly Ciarrocchi and Cody Easterbrook, receives it's first Daytime Emmy Award nomination

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This is the Big Fun Crafty Show's first nomination. "It is such a fun and creative show that celebrates and encourages creativity  and we're just honored for this wonderful accolade," said craft host Cody Easterbrook.

 

The Emmy nominated series puts three teams of creative kids to the test as they tackle a fun and imaginative crafting challenge within a set amount of time. The Big Fun Crafty show features Universal Kids' own Carly Ciarrocchi as host of the crafting competition, while Cody Easterbrook serves as the show's crafty host offering tips for viewers at home to participate and celebrate their own creativity. 

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019. 

Mar 2019|New York

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominations honoring the best in daytime television were announced on Wednesday, March 20th,  and The Big Fun Crafty Show, starring Cody Easterbrook, was among the nominees for the best preschool children's series.  

 

“The incredible level of talent and craft reflected in our nominees continues to show the growing impact of Daytime television and the incredible diversity of programming the viewing audience has to choose from,” said, Executive Director, Daytime, Brent Stanton.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards.

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On Location

Cody in D.C. with Purina

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Mar 2019|WASHINGTON D.C. 

Cody Easterbrook on location in Washington D.C. for a shoot with Purina.  

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Production Watch

Need Series' Water Adventure 

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Mar 2019|Hawai'i Kai

 

Production continues on the Need Series featuring hosts, Cody Easterbrook and Crystal Montrone. The latest installment of the HawaiiUSA FCU series sent the production crew sailing. 

The latest episode slated to air this spring, highlights water adventures at H20 Sports Hawaii. The hosting duo took viewers along as they went parasailing, jet-skiing  and even jet-packing.

The  series takes the everyman approach as viewers follow Cody and Crystal as they experience anything from everyday dishes to extravagant adventures.  Audiences live vicariously as the hosts demonstrate some of the new and exciting places and experiences in Hawaii.

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On location at H20 sports Hawaii, Cody Easterbrook and co-host, Crystal Montrone, filming the latest episode of the Need Series.

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Production Watch

Production begins on 'Need Series' Work-Out episode

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Cody Easterbrook and Crystal Montrone on location, hosting the 'Need Series" water sports episode

Mar 2019|Honolulu

 

Cody Easterbrook and cohost, Crystal Montrone, are back together in production of episode of the 'Need Series' sponsored by HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union.​

The aim of their latest episode of the  'Need Series' takes their viewers along as for some varying workouts, including a barre workout, in-studio cycling and cross-fit class. The hosts sweat it out to help their audiences decide what workout they truly need.

The new episode slated to air this spring, highlight local workouts at Sweat + Soul, The Honolulu Club, and Cross-Fit Kuleana.  

"This is a show that connects viewers to all there is to do and experience in Hawaii," explained host, Cody Easterbrook. 'It's a lighthearted food, travel, and adventure show with humor that will hopefully inspire audiences to get  out of their comfort zone."

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Hosts, Cody Easterbrook and Crystal Montrone sweat it out during three workouts featured on the latest episode of the Need Series. 

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Event Update

Cody on the road

with Gillette

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Mar 2019|WASHINGTON D.C. 

Cody Easterbrook makes a live appearance in Washington D.C. as a brand ambassador, highlighting the latest and greatest innovations at Proctor and Gamble, featuring Gillette, Head & Shoulders and Tide products.  

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Coming Soon

Production begins on 'Uncastable' Series

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FEB 2019|HONOLULU

 

Production has begun for on a new sci-fi series starring Cody Easterbrook. Uncastable is the story of hidden magicians trying to make it the entertainment industry. 

This wizarding tale is the brain child of Producer William Roehl, who brings this story to live in mockumentary style filming. The magical-themed dark comedy webseries is slated to go live this fall. 

Cody Easterbrook, star of 'Uncastable' is the magical story of hidden magicians trying to make it in the  entertainment industry

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In the Press

Coconet.TV recognizes Cody Mafatu Easterbrook 

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FEB 2019|Hollywood

Thecoconet.tv, a virtual island homeland that connects the global Pacific village, has recognized Cody Mafatu Eastererbrook among their list of Pacific islanders in the entertainment industry.

 

Polynesians are making their mark on Hollywood this year with at least 2 major blockbusters starring Polynesians in main roles.  

'Aquaman' which is still out in theatres, stars Jason Momoa - the 1st Polynesian to play a Superhero character ever and Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson - credited for bringing the 'Fast & Furious' franchise back to life now stars in his own spinoff 'Hobbs & Shaw' which is set for release later this year.

TheCoconet.TV takes a look at other projects you can catch these stars in this year as well as other Polynesians you can look out for in Hollywood movies or TV series that are either out now or being released this year.

https://www.thecoconet.tv/coco-talanoa/entertainment/polys-in-hollywood/

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AD Watch

Bank of Hawaii Launches Ad campaign featuring Cody

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FEB 2019|HONOLULU

The latest ad campaign for Bank of Hawaii featuring Cody Easterbrook has hit the airwaves. The commercial for the largest financial institution in Hawaii was shot in Honolulu and features a diverse array of personalities to introduce SimpliFi Mortgage by Bank Of Hawaii. The television commercial and ad campaign went live January 2019. 

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News Update

Cody named CREST + Oral-B spokesperson

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JAN 2019|BOSTON

Cody Easterbrook has been named as a spokesperson for Crest and Oral-B. As part of the dental care company's commitment to teaming up for great oral health, Easterbrook will be making appearances at several dental conventions across the county. 

 

As a spokesman, Cody will be sharing the latest and greatest innovations at Crest and Oral-B to help patients achieve their overall goals of great oral health.

The theme for Crest + Oral-B live shows in 2019 is 'Gum Improvement: Building Healthy Smiles with YOU from the Gums Up!' Each appearance draws hundreds of attendees who learn  all about proper oral health, hygiene techniques, and dental innovations in a fun, educational and entertaining way. 

Each presentation offers attendees the opportunity to learn the science and evidence that supports the efficacy and patient benefits of Crest & Oral-B products, as well as receive their own personal use samples. 

 

Cody Easterbrook has already began hitting the road with Crest & Oral-B kicking off the live tour in Boston, Massachusetts at the Yankee Dental Convention. 

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Ad Update

Cody in Studio recording for McDonalds

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JAN 2019|HONOLULU

Recording sessions are underway with Cody Easterbrook in the studio as the voice of McDonald's Hawaii. 

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In the Spotlight

Cody walks in Kashiwabara

Runway Show 

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JAN 2019|WAIKIKI

For the official unveiling of their latest looks and styles, Kashiwabara of Japan held a runway show in Waikiki, Hawaii. Cody Easterbrook was among the diverse group of models selected for the show, making this runway the most representative across different races, sizes, ages, and genders.

 

The runway scenes were rehearsed, the looks carefully chosen and styled, and the seating assignments determined by a clear pecking order for the extravagant unveiling featuring a unique blend of utilitarian chic.  

 

Kashiwabara is a Tokyo based corp-oration leading innovations in architecture, construction and engineering on a global scale.

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Model Status

Cody models for LOTUS 

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JAN 2019|HONOLULU

 

Cody Easterbrook and model, Britt Rafuson, are featured in the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head campaign that went live January 1st. The lifestyle shoot for the luxury boutique hotel, featured the two models tandem biking, strolling the sandy beach, and taking in a sunset together. Shot by renowned photographer, Olivier Koning, the two are to be featured in print and online ads for Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head.

 

The couple had dynamic chemistry as they were photographed oceanside and in the expansive Kapiolani Park which is the resort's backyard. The current campaign features the beautiful couple on a peaceful stroll along the sheltered Kaimana Beach cove and they finished the shoot with a stunning Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop. The ad campaign is live in magazine and online.

On Location for Lotus 

Models, Britt Rafuson & Cody Easterbrook featured in the Lotus Honolulu Diamond Head ad campaign 

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