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He creates an energy that captivates everyone."
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"Life is always a blur for the constantly

on-the-go actor and television host"

Midweek 

Press | Media Appearances

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Midweek 

"His infectious zeal for life is obvious.The performing  chameleon is at his best."

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Carol Chang

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"He is brilliant, sensitive gifted and articulate."

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A Man of Many Talents

The Many Faces of Cody Easterbrook

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By Mackenzie Beaver

 

Acting, teaching, enter-taining, modeling, coaching and recently gracing the cover of Hawaii’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.”

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

“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).”

Leialoha Pakalani Paongo

Professor, Brigham Young University-Hawai'i 

While attending BYUH, Easterbrook worked his way through school as an emcee at the number one visitor attraction in Hawai'i, The Polynesian Cultural Center, where he entertained thou-sands nightly as host of the Ali'i lu'au.

 

Vice President of Cultural Presentations at the Polynesian Cultural Center, Delsa Moe, said she was close with Easterbrook and expressed that he has always been a fun, yet responsible employee and an asset to the center.

“Whether he’s a dancer or an emcee, he has a fun personality that easily in-fluences 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 and entertainer on TV and in the movies."

Easterbrook kept active as a student with membership multiple cultural clubs on campus. "I was always the man on the mic," he said, "hosting all the cam-pus activities including Culture Night, FoodFest and the very popular campus and community singing competition , BYUH Idol.”

When he completed his schooling at BYUH grad-uating with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Inter-national Cultural Studies and communications, he would not stop entertaining.

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 

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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."

From hosting events at The Polynesian Cultural Center & Brigham Young University Hawaii, (pictured above) to teaching at Kahalu’u Elementary school, alumnus Cody Easterbrook, tells how he landed airtime hosting a nationally televised TV show that was nominated for an Emmy. 

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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 aud-iences 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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Cody Easterbrook attending the 2019 Emmy awards for his Emmy-nominated hit program. (Below) Easterbrook is pictured with fellow hula dancers at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and on the set of Universal Kid's 'The Big Fun Crafty Show.'

“If you do what you love,
you never work a day
in your life”
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Cody Easterbrook 

TV Host, Actor, Entertainer

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photo courtesy Universal Kids

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Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England

5:46 a.m. HST June 18, 2014

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ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Presenter Anneka Tanaka-Svenska and actor Cody Easterbrook attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

KIRSTIN SINCLAIR GETTY IMAGES FOR ASCOT RACECOURSE

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Industry Seminar

Hawaii News Now Sunrise anchor, Billy V, interviews Hollywood Stuntman, Gregg Sargeant, 'Breaking Bad' Actor, RJ Mitte and TV host, Cody Easterbrook

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TV Stars Unite
to Inspire 

Hollywood actor, RJ Mitte, and local teacher turned TV host, Cody Easterbrook are giving back to Hawaii. RJ Mitte, star of Breaking Bad is on island to motivate and inspire local children and local actors. Cody Easterbrook, a former Kahalu’u Elementary school teacher continues to motivate children now, nationwide with a new Kids crafty show. Both are teaming up to fight bullying and elevate the local acting community.​​​

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Behind the Stunts

Famed Hollywood stunt coordinator, Al Dacascos and actor, Cody Easterbrook, talk industry and exchange some punches on an episode of THINKTECH HAWAII

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Celebrity Autism Benefit

Actor, Cody Easterbrook is interviewed as he attends 'Autism Speaks' celebrity poker tournament at the Hudson Loft on August 18, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

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Good Morning Hawaii

Cody talks industry insights and promotes seminar benefiting the local Hawaii actors community 

Project Shine

Cody promotes Project Shine, a charity event he emcees 

Fashion Segment

Cody highlights the fashion of Kini Zamora of 'Project Runway' 

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Chief World Explorer

Cody Easterbrook is interviewed on location from Abu Dhabi

Hawaii News Now appearance

Cody Easterbrook is selected as finalist for world travel host

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Best Job in
the World

He's not just a teacher at Kahalu'u Elementary school, he's in the running for the best job in the world.

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