‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Stars Vanessa Lachey and Jason Antoon Enjoy a Shared Birthday on Set

by Keeli Parkey

Based on a tweet shared by one of its stars, it appears that Tuesday, Nov. 9, was a day of celebration and fun on the set of “NCIS: Hawai’i.”

That star is actor Jason Antoon. He plays the character of Ernie Malik, who is a cyber intelligence specialist for the Pearl Harbor Field Office in Hawaii. On Tuesday, Antoon shared a behind-the-scenes photo of him with his co-star Vanessa Lachey. She plays Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant in the new CBS procedural drama.

In the photo with Antoon and Lachey were two birthday cakes. See, both of the “NCIS: Hawai’i” stars celebrated their birthdays on Nov. 9. “Having a great shared birthday w/ @VanessaLachey on the set of @NCISHawaiiCBS today – thanks for all the love. #NCISHawaii,” Antoon captioned the photo he shared via his Twitter account. You can check it out below.

Of course, fans of “NCIS: Hawai’i” and of the two actors shared birthday wishes with Vanessa Lachey and Jason Antoon in response to his tweet. “You guys are amazing! I hope (you) are having a great time!! LOVE U GUYS,” one of their fans commented. “Happy, happy, happy birthday to both of you!” another also posted. “Happy birthday to you both. Keep up the great work!!” another shared.

One of These ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Stars is Almost a Decade Older Than the Other

While “NCIS: Hawai’i” stars Vanessa Lachey and Jason Antoon share the same birthday date, they were born several years apart. One of them is almost a decade older than the other. So, which actor born on Nov. 9 is the oldest?

Well, according to IMDb, Antoon is the oldest of the two television stars. He was born on Nov. 9, 1971, which makes him 50 years old. Lachey, on the other hand, was born on Nov. 9, 1980. She is now 41 years old.

Antoon was born in Santa Monica, California. It was during 1990 that he decided to leave his home state in order to go to attend Carnegie Mellon University. It was there that he earned his BFA in drama. His next stop was New York City where he worked in theater. It was his role in the musical “Contact” that brought Antoon acclaim. That role even led to him being cast in the Steven Spielberg film, “Minority Report.” In addition to acting, Jason Antoon is also an author. His book, “The Cursed Frog & Other Modern Fairy Tales for Grown Ups” was released in 2018.

Vanessa Lachey was born on the Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. In her youth, she was Miss Teen USA. She had a role on “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 2001. She also appeared in “Disaster Movie,” “CSI: NY,” “30 Rock,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “Dads.” She had been married to singer Nick Lachey since 2011.

“NCIS: Hawai’i” airs on CBS on Mondays. Its air time is 10 p.m. (Eastern) and 9 p.m. (Central). The cast also includes Alex Tarrant as Kai Holman; Noah Mills as Jesse Boone; Tori Anderson as Kate Whistler; and Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara.