Ice Pick

Moniker of Hawaiian mobster on the private eye adventure MAGNUM, p.i./CBS/1980-88. Ice Pick was an aging underworld contact for Rick Wright (Larry Manetti), the manager of the King Kamahamaha Club.


The often mentioned character debuted on the episode “Last Page” (1982). He was first seen on-screen in the third season episode “Past Tense” (1982).

According to Rick, ‘Ice Pick’ got his nickname because “he used to sell house wares.” However, his private eye friend, Thomas Magnum wasn’t buying that story.

Ice Pick was first played by Walter Chotzen, and later by Elisha Cook Jr.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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