Danny Māhealani, portrayed by Keahu Kahuanui, is Jackson's best friend and is on the lacrosse team.
The character is openly gay.
He is a recurring character on MTV’s Teen Wolf.
According to Stiles, everybody likes Danny.
He is Jackson Whittemore’s best friend and a fellow Lacrosse player. Danny often tries to calm Jackson down when he is angry or irritated.
He also seems to befriend Stiles and Scott albeit in indirect ways.
He is number 6 on the team and plays goalie.
Danny’s homosexuality became a minor plot driver when Stiles used a shirtless Derek Hale to entice Danny into helping with hacking into an email account. Danny's computer skills are apparently high level as he has a criminal record from a computer hacking incident when he was 13 years old. He says the charges were dropped. (read more...)
While trying to determine which of the lacrosse players is the new werewolf Scott tackles Danny and sniffs him. This doesn't seem to bother Danny who says simply "Armani". He then explains to a confused Scott that he is wearing Armani aftershave which Scott says is nice. (read more...)
Jackson asks Danny to enhance the image of the video of Jackson in bed. Danny finds that a bit awkward and reminds Jackson that he's "not my type". Danny, with the help of Matt, manages to enhance the video and finds an edit point which means the tape has been altered with two hours of footage missing. (read more...)
While trying to restore footage of Jackson, Scott confronts Danny about his damaged lacrosse gear. Danny says someone else was wearing the gear in the last game. (read more...)
The Name Edit
The character had no surname in any source material during Season 1.
In Season 2 his name appears on a piece of damaged lacrosse equipment as Mahealani.
Māhealani is used as a female given name in Hawaii.
It is a portmanteau combining the words māhea, meaning haze and Lani which can mean sky.
Two Sources, Lorrin Andrews and the Parker Dictionary, offer a more specific definition.
- The sixteenth day of the month in the old Hawaiian calendar; the day when the full moon begins to lose its roundness; also called Malani.
The more modern Pūkui and Elbert Dictionary seems to confirm this definition but is largely based on the previous two sources.