'NCIS: Hawaii': Meet The Stars Joining Vanessa Lachey In The Cast So Far
NCIS: Hawaii is assembling the stars who will bring the newest NCIS team to screens later this year. So far, there are three actors confirmed for the series, which announced Vanessa Lachey as the lead earlier this week. Let's get to know Jason Antoon and Yasmine Al-Bustami, the other two stars joining NCIS: Hawaii.
Fans can now put names to several faces on NCIS: Hawaii. This week, the new NCIS spin-off confirmed the first three actors who will star in the show premiering in the 2021-22 TV season.
Most attention went to the historic casting of Vanessa Lachey, who will portray the first female team leader in the NCIS franchise. But also joining her in the cast are the talented actors Jason Antoon and Yasmine Al-Bustami.
NCIS: Hawaii cast - "Ernie": Who is Jason Antoon?
Lachey will star as Special Agent "Jane Tennant," who leads the NCIS team at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Antoon and Al-Bustami will both be members of "Tennant's" team.
Antoon will star as Cyber Intelligence Specialist "Ernie," described by Deadline as a "polyglot with a keen mind for technology, history, literature and all things Hawaiian."
Jason Antoon is a 49-year-old American actor who's appeared in dozens of films and shows in his career. You might know him from the 2002 film Minority Report or his roles on series like Kings and Claws. He's also had guest roles on popular series such as Sex and the City, Modern Family, and Law & Order: SVU.
Antoon has been married to his wife Seana for over 10 years and is a father of two. "Mahalo! So excited," he tweeted when his NCIS: Hawaii role was announced this week.
NCIS: Hawaii cast - "Lucy": Who is Yasmine Al-Bustami?
Up next, Yasmine Al-Bustami will star as Junior Team Member "Lucy." Deadline describes her as "eager to be the first one to find that key piece of evidence, create a workaround in the bureaucracy, or tackle a suspect down a flight of stairs."
Al-Bustami is an Emirati-American actress who you might know from her earlier TV work in season 1 of The Originals on The CW. Born in Abu Dhabi but raised in the United States, the star has also appeared on Nashville, S.W.A.T., and The Inspectors.
"NCIS: Hawai'i" has found its series lead in Vanessa Lachey, while also adding both Yasmine Al-Bustami and Jason Antoon to the cast https://t.co/wmz7kTjL7R— Variety (@Variety) May 1, 2021
This trio is all that's been announced for the NCIS: Hawaii cast so far, but there will certainly be more additions to the series as premiere day approaches.
The series is expected to debut this fall after NCIS: New Orleans was cancelled after seven seasons this year.