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Born and raised on the beautiful island of O’ahu, Akea is both humbled and proud to be a Hawaiian boy making his way in The Big Apple. He credits the start of his acting career to his mother, who carried him in the womb through a production of “A Christmas Carol.” Unfortunately he did not win the Tony for Best Unborn Actor that year.
He recently graduated from the University of Miami with a B.F.A in musical theatre. Outside of performing, Akea enjoys brushing up on his Hawaiian language by translating show tunes and playing it on the ukulele. He also enjoys swimming, outrigger canoe paddling, surfing, video games, anime, and making people laugh with his quirky and corny jokes.
He lives by this ʻōlelo noʻeau or wise saying that King Kamehameha, the man who united the Hawaiian Islands under one rule, uttered to his soldiers upon the precipice of war. “E inu i ka wai ʻawaʻawa. ʻAʻohe hope e hoʻi mai ai. Drink of the bitter waters, for there is no turning back.”