LL Cool J to Reprise Sam Hanna Role in Season 3 of “NCIS: Hawai’i”

LL Cool J attends the 65th annual Grammy Awards in February 2023
LL Cool J attends the 65th annual Grammy Awards in February 2023. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock (13755633dv)

LL Cool J is a seasoned NCIS veteran and he’s getting ready to join another series in this franchise. After making a cameo as Sam Hanna on Season 2 of NCIS: Hawai’i, he’s set to join the third season as a recurring guest star.

LL Cool J briefly appeared on the Season 2 finale of NCIS: Hawai’i, and it turns out this won’t be the last we see of him. He’s now expected to join Vanessa Lachey and Tori Anderson in the show’s third season in a guest-starring capacity.

NCIS: Hawai’i star Vanessa Lachey can’t wait to welcome LL Cool J on board and see him continue spreading the aloha by joining his third series in the NCIS franchise.

“One of the most beautiful things about working on NCIS: Hawai’i is the show’s ability to bring the franchise together. Now, we have the amazing opportunity to bring Sam Hanna to Hawai’i to help the island solve some cases and maybe have a few laughs in the process,” said Lachey in a statement.

LL Cool J debuted the  Sam Hanna role in the flagship NCIS series and went on to play the lead role in NCIS: Los Angeles, which ran on CBS for 14 seasons before ending its run this month.