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Kai Holman is an NCIS Field Agent assigned at NCIS Hawai’i Pearl Harbor Field Office. He works under NCIS Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant’s team who consists of Jesse Boone, Lucy Tara, and tech specialist Ernie Malik. Aside from being the newest member of the team, he is also the only native Hawaiian. He left the Marine Corps in order to come back to Hawai’i to take care of his father who is ill.



Kai was born and raised in Waimanalo, Hawai’i. He left the Islands after his mother died to join the Marines. Distraught at his mother’s death, he told very few people he was leaving. He’s had a strained relationship with his father since then.

His service included 3 years with the US Army Criminal Investigation Division. After learning that his father was ill, he requested the assignment with NCIS Hawaii Field Office. Kai was chosen by Jane Tennant over 50 other highly capable candidates for the job.

NCIS Hawai’i Season 1

Kai is the newest member of Jane Tennant’s team. Being the only native Hawaiian on the team, his insight into Hawaiian culture and ties to the community are often helpful in investigations.

On his first day on the job, he gets arrested by Hawaii Police officers at a bar after a misunderstanding. He doesn’t tell the arresting officers that he is a federal agent. Tennant gets him released.

While working on a case, Kai enlists the help of his childhood friend, Hina. She punches him in the face because she’s angry that Kai left the island without saying goodbye to her. Hina’s information proves to be vital to the case and as a thank you for her help, Kai gets her a job at his father’s restaurant.

Although Kai loves and cares for his father, he’s had a strained relationship with him for several years. Despite the fact that he’s ill, he refuses to move back in with him. However, he periodically comes to his house to check up on him and see if he needs anything. Kai’s father is also shown to be secretive since he doesn’t tell Kai when he’s feeling better.

Kai has a dog named Inoki, which puts him at odds with his landlord since he doesn’t allow pets. He ends up being temporarily homeless since Inoki can’t live there with him. Kai receives several offers from his father and coworkers to give him a place to stay, but he consistently refuses. Ultimately he leaves Inoki with his father and stays at Ernie’s house in the meantime.


Kai is stubborn and can be hardheaded at times, but he is shown to care very deeply for his loved ones. He prefers to keep his personal and professional life separate, but eventually he starts opening up to his team members and starts spending time with them outside of work. At times he can be extremely closed off and doesn’t like to talk about his feelings.

Physical Appearance

Kai is 5’11’’ with black, short curly hair and dark brown eyes. When he’s in the field he usually wears a fitted T-shirt and dark jeans. His service weapon is usually holstered at his hip when he’s not using it with his NCIS badge clipped to his belt. He wears a large black watch on his left wrist.