Cody

Easterbrook.

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"Undeniably charismatic, supremely entertaining, & utterly engaging"

   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.

Delsa Moe, Vice President, The Polynesian Cultural Center 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY


Cody Mafatu Easterbrook is an actor, entertainer, television host,  world traveler and a social-media influencer with an infectious zeal for life. 

 

He is a passionate story-teller with genuine relatability that allows him to connect and engage with vast audiences and his over 100 thousand followers across social media and other platforms. 

 

Cody is currently the host of the Emmy-nominated competition series, The Big Fun Crafty Show for NBC’s Universal Kids Network. He is recognized for his big persona and comedic improv skills. 

 

Always one to tackle diverse roles, Cody has been cast in various prime time television shows, major motion pictures as well as appearing as the spokesman for numerous brands. 

 

Cody appeared as Luke Pakele, the bull riding cowboy, on Hawaii Five-0, Ramirez on ABC's Off The Map and most recently as Ten Second Tom in the Sony Pictures film, 50 First Kisses. He has acted alongside such greats as Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Amy Schumer . 

 

Cody is an accomplished on-air host, reporter and television personality. Having earned a degree in International Culture Studies and Communications, he got his start reporting on-air for KVIC channel 3 in Kauai. 

 

He has appeared on MTV, The Oprah Show, and Good Morning America earning multiple awards for excellence in broadcasting. Cody is known for the high energy and excitement that he bring to every appearance.

 

Never shy of the limelight, Cody continues to entertain live audiences nightly as the master of ceremonies at various lu’au, award shows, fashion shows and other lavish galas.

 

Easterbrook is also a world traveler and has explored dozens of countries, sharing his adventures in travel webisodes and engaging in voluntourism along the way. He documented his journey for audiences across media garnering the attention of thousands and he was recently noted as one of the top 5 travelers in the world .

Ever the adventurer, his hobbies include skydiving, paddle boarding, blogging, and photography. Cody currently splits time between his home in Hawaii, and LA and Toronto.

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I'm Cody

Actor

Hawaii Five-0 fans will recognize Cody as Luke Pakele the bull-riding Hawaiian cowboy with a rap sheet from season 5 of the hit CBS drama. It was on ABC's Off the Map, where he made his acting debut however. He played Ramirez, the young guard who comes to the rescue when a doctor passes out during surgery on the spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy.

 

Since emerging as a serious actor, Cody has appeared in over 50 film, television and commercial productions. Throughout his acting career he has worked with such Hollywood elite as Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper,  director, Cameron Crowe and Amy Schumer. 

 

“When I started the scene with Amy, we immediately went completely off script and began improving our entire scene,” Cody described, “When the director yelled cut, he came up to us and said, ‘I don’t know what that was, but I loved it! Can you do it again?”

 

A natural actor, Cody continues to challenge himself and hone his craft, taking on leading roles in films such as 50 First Kisses, False Advertising and the Here TV series, Swell. Cody recently wrapped on his guest star appearance as T-LO on Magnum P.I.  Cody has a number of major projects in the works. 

Cody Easterbrook on set

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Actor Cody Easterbrook on television film set

One of his most memorable appearances is perhaps, as himself, winning big on

the classic game show

‘The Price is Right.’

Cody Easterbrook on The Price is Right gameshow

The Price is Right Appearance 

Beginings

EARLY LIFE

Cody Easterbrook began entertaining audiences at a very young age. After some coaxing, he was given his first camera by his parents when he was only 12 years old. As a boy he pioneered his own special effects and camera tricks with the home video camera and by middle school, Cody was producing imaginative short films with such titles as, ‘The Alien Hand,’ ‘Detective Fatso’ and ‘The Madagascar Monkey.’  As an adolescent, he possessed the rare ability to rope his neighborhood peers into costarring in his projects and organized large groups of friends to assist him in his creative vision. 

 

By high school, it was no surprise that Cody was hosting a daily cable show on the Mustang Cable Network. He filed superfluous reports with an uncanny knack for humor, wit and parody that earned him the Eubie Jr Award for excellence in broadcasting and reporting from Sam Houston State University. Being on-screen however, wasn’t the only place he found his success.

 

Cody served as his High school Drama Club President and brought to life many beloved characters. He took on the roles of Odysseus in Homer’s ‘the Odyssey,’ Orsino in Shakespeare's  ‘The Twelfth Night,’ and he proved he had a brain as the Scarecrow in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Cody kept audiences laughing with his sketch comedy skills and quick-thinking wit as a member of  the prestigious improv troupe, ‘Comedy Cabaret.’ Cody was honored to be awarded as best actor, all star cast, and even received a scholarship for his comedic performances in the musical ‘Crazy for You.’

  Growing up, Cody was always a character - quite literally.

Entertainer

Cousin Cody Easterbrook host of Lu'au at the Polynesian Cultural Center
   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.

Delsa Moe, Vice President, The Polynesian Cultural Center 

Polynesian Cultural Center Dancers Cody Mafatu Easterbrook
Cody Easterbrook host of the Pele Awards, American Advertising Federtion Hawaii
Performer / Host / Emcee

 

 

Cody holds a deep connection to his multicultural heritage which includes oceania. As he earned a B.A. degree in International Culture Studies & Communications from BYU-Hawaii, he began working as an entertainer at the renowned Polynesian Cultural Center.

 

He wowed audiences as a hula dancer, a Polynesian performer and an energetic Lu’au emcee, performing for thousands daily at Hawaii’s number one visitor attraction. His love of people, and infectious energy made him an instant hit with audiences. 

 

With his inviting smile and charismatic persona, he charmed hundreds nightly with impromptu performances. His quick wit and timing and natural ability to engage a crowd with participation quickly made him a master showman.

 

His time in the spotlight prepared him for a life on stage and in front of countless audiences. Cody has hosted private events for Disney, Boeing, and Toyota just to name a few.

 

Today Cody still takes to the stage hosting an array of events, from award and fashion shows to performing stand-up for the troops, and he still manages to host an occasional Lu’au from time to time as well. 

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 An audience reads your energy, if you're not having fun, they're not having fun. For me, the most important thing, when you take that stage, is to have fun!
Cody Easterbrook

Explorer

World Traveler Cody Easterbrook in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook in Tiger Kingdom, Bangkok, Thailand
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook at the great wall, china
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook in Bali Indonesia
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook in Teotihuacan, Mexico ruins
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook in Hawaii
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook in Banff Canada
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook attends Royal Ascot in London England
WORLD TRAVELER

 

With over 35 countries and counting, Cody Easterbrook is a world traveler and explorer and has documented his journey for viewers around the globe.

 

He is passionate about voluntourism, the act of giving back to the places he visits along his journey. At just 19 years of age, Cody left home to live abroad in South America, beginning his life-long love affair with the world.

 

With bags perpetually packed, Cody is a true traveler, always ready to explore new cities, discover foreign foods and to talk story with people from distant lands.

 

His only constant was his camera, which accompanied him on his expeditions. Cody's thrilling travel webisodes  garnered the attention of thousands across media platforms and he was honored to be selected as one of the top five travelers around the world.

  

From dune bashing in the Arabian peninsula to zip-lining down the Great Wall of China, or even attending Royal Ascot alongside the Queen, Cody’s adventures around the globe have been as wondrous as the world is wide.

 

To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people just exist.
Having witnessed many of
the world wonders, he says:
     For me, the journey
has only just begun. 

Reporter

Reporter / On-air Host

 

Having earned a degree in Communications, Cody is an accomplished on-air host, correspondent and reporter. He has appeared on national television numerous times, including on MTV, The Oprah Show, and Good Morning America. 

 

Cody began breaking stories as a reporter for the campus news center at university. Today he is recognized as an on-air talent for KVIC channel 3 in Kauai. He engages viewers as a travel and adventure corespondent, taking them on a host of adventures from powered hang-gliding, to horseback riding and surf lessons with a legendary wave rider. 

 

Beyond the adventures though, Cody shines as a seasoned story teller, taking genuine interest in his subjects because of his innate curiosity. He reveals a refreshing realism that allows him to connect and relate with audiences whether reporting from the red carpet  or in-depth interviews.

Cody is always at ease in front of the camera  and has earned his proven track record as a highly experienced television personality. He is known for his characteristic high energy and vivacious spirit that brings life to his on-location reports, interviews, and informative and entertaining television segments.

  

Reporter World Traveler Cody Easterbrook

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Voice-Over

Artist

Voice-Over Artist / Vocalist

 

Cody is a seasoned voice-over artist who masterfully brings scripts to life! From campy to conversational, confident to comedic, he presents a wide vocal range and a wealth of experience behind the microphone.

From an early age he possessed a fascination with voices, dialects and accents and began honing his craft with impersonations of his teachers in grade school. His imitations proved enough for Cody to officially begin his voice-over career in radio.

With true vocal artistry, he effortlessly portrays a host of characters in commercials, animation, video games and provides commanding narration as an announcer for TV, radio and new media. This talented vocalist, is also musically inclined as an accomplished singer, lending his diverse voice to a variety of markets.

Cody’s voice-over credits include Hawaiian Airlines, McDonald’s, American Savings Bank, Ameritas and The American Advertising Federation.

 

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Educator

Teacher / Mentor

 

Mr. Cody, as he's known to his students at Kahalu'u Elementary school, was an educator, mentor and motivator who taught his class with an emphasis on making learning fun.

 

Utilizing his talent of dynamic instruction mingled with engaging entertainment, Cody developed innovative and creative academic lessons for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.



 

  

"Mr. Cody: Classroom Detective"
Kindergarten Teacher World Traveler Cody Easterbrook
Mr. Cody and students at the annual May Day performance and celebration
World Traveler Cody Easterbrook

Artist

  Art speaks where words are unable to explain.
Photographer / Artist

 

Known for his bright colors, Cody has captured the vibrancy of life both on camera and on canvass for decades. He is a painter, a photographer, a graphic designer, a cartoonist and an all around artist. His works have been published in literary magazines, newspapers and he is a noted illustrator for children’s books.

Cody demonstrated his artistic prowess at an early age. He was always drawing but his introduction to photography came when he was gifted his first camera at just 8 years old. Instructed to stand at least three feet away from his subjects, his dad cut out a little white string measuring three feet. In all of his photos from that era there is seen a little white string leading up to every subject. “I never thought to remove the string” he laughs.

 

In grade school, Cody was reprimanded for selling his cartoon creations at school, the hand drawn sea creatures were in high demand amongst his peers. The savvy artist keenly continued to develop an eye for aesthetics and went on to become an award-winning artist who was commissioned to create many pieces while just a teenager.

 

Cody served as the National Art Honor Society President of his local High school chapter and went on to study ceramics, watercolor and digital media in University. He has always kept his artistic ability close at hand lending his talents to publications, galleries, and as a hobbyist.

 

Today his favorite subjects are both breathtaking landscapes and candid people of the world that he has encountered in his travels. “I love photographing the elderly,” explains Cody. "The wrinkles of the face are the road map of a life well-lived,”

As an advocate of art in human life, Cody’s talents permeate every faucet of his existence. From stage make-up to interior design, his artistic abilities have been utilized across the spectrum. Cody continues to push boundaries with his characteristic style of art that focuses on the whimsy of nature and the exoticism of life. Surrounded by the beauty of the islands, much of his art is influenced by botanical nature and the carefree impressions of paradise.

 

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World Traveler Adventurer Cody Easterbrook

Adventurer

Thrill-seeker / Adventurer

 

From zip-lining to skydiving, shark diving to kayaking, Cody is an adrenaline junkie who's always on the hunt for his next big adventure. From an early age Cody possessed a propensity for high adventure. He got his first taste of it as a Boy Scout earning his eagle scout award at just 14. Today he continues to comb the globe seeking out the exciting and rare adventures of life.

Riding elephants, playing with tigers, and being mobbed by monkeys, are all among his most memorable pursuits. Even hang-gliding, jumping out of airplanes, and zip-lining down the Great Wall of China were all impulses that pushed the limit and challenged himself at every turn. Having spent a number of years romping around the globe and exploring his own backyard in Hawaii, Cody has earned many distinctions. He is a mountaineer, an extreme hiker, a paddle-boarder, a wilderness defender, an ocean advocate, a rock climber, a cave diver, and an intrepid explorer.

Today, Cody finds himself on an endless quest to satisfy his curiosities. He doesn’t write bucket lists, instead he has chosen to go out and conquer his fears, explore the unknown, and break down barriers. Cody lives by the motto, “If it scares you to death then it's totally worth doing.”



 

  

Adventurer and World Traveler Cody Easterbrook
Adventurer and World Traveler Cody Easterbrook

Fill your life with adventures not things

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Giving Back

RJ Mitte and Cody Easterbrook visit with patients at the Shriners Hospital for Children offering  words of encouragement and collaborate on their anti-bullying campaign. 

A Special Olympics athlete is awarded his medal from actors, RJ Mitte of 'Breaking Bad' and Cody Easterbrook as Special Ops with the Special Olympics Hawai'i.

Actors, RJ Mitte (L) and Cody Easterbrook walk the blue carpet for  'Autism Speaks' celebrity poker tournament 

Cody Easterbrook and Cindy Adams, President and CEO of Aloha United Way, attend the annual Aloha United Way Women United event supporting women’s initiatives. 

Cody Easterbrook walks the runway, with puppy in tow, for the annual Celebrity and Their Pets Fashion show, benefiting the O'ahu SPCA

Cody Easterbrook volunteers as Special Ops working with athletes at the Special Olympics Hawai'i.

Cody Easterbrook visit with patients at the Shriners Hospital for Children offering  words of encouragement and collaboration in their anti-bullying campaign. 

Cody Easterbrook on the catwalk for the annual 'Walk on the Wild Side' Charity Fashion Show benefiting the National Kidney Foundation.

Cody Easterbrook hosts Project Shine, a scholarship fund and charity event that benefits at-risk teens and children and rewards outstanding youth in Hawai'i

Cody Easterbrook is among the celebrity judges on hand for the annual Filipino scholarship pageant benefiting the Hawaii youth from within the Filipino community.