Michael Imperioli
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Sopranos alum Michael Imperioli is heading to Hawaii Five-0, EW has learned exclusively.

Imperioli will play Odell Martin, a reformed criminal with a passion for surfing. Originally from Staten Island, Odell came to Oahu 10 years ago and now runs an old-school barbershop. Although the place employs ex-cons, the business is legit and so is Odell. However, he does keep his ear to the ground and is on friendly terms with many powerful underworld figures. As such, he has great intel on what’s happening on the street.

Odell, who pops up in at least two episodes, is “a sort of fun ex-New York transplant who’s become a surfer/confidential informant,” executive producer Peter Lenkov explains.

Imperioli, who will make his first appearance in 14th episode of the season, joins recently announced guest-stars Barkhad Abdi and Cloris Leachman.

Hawaii Five-0 returns Friday, Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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