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Kenneth "Kenny" Shamberg (also known as Shammy) is a recurring character who is paralyzed also T.C. and Rick's assistant in Hawaii on Magnum P.I.. He is portrayed by Christopher Thornton.


Shammy is another friend who, as the season progressed, became an even bigger part of the team. When Rick and TC befriend fellow Iraq War veteran Shammy, in “Death Is Only Temporary,” he is beyond depressed and ready to die after being paralyzed from fighting in Iraq. When they take him surfing and then give him a reason to live — friendship, and a job working on TCs choppers as a mechanic.

Shammy returned in subsequent episodes as one of the guys and like Rick and TC, he is often roped into helping on Magnum’s cases. One thing that makes Shammy such a great recurring character is the camaraderie he shares with Rick and TC. In “I, the Deceased,” Shammy uses his mechanic skills to inspect a car for one of Magnum’s cases, and while he talks to TC, Rick wheels around in Shammy’s wheelchair like an inquisitive kid trying to figure out how his friend’s wheels work. Their friendship plays so naturally — it seems as if all three men understand each other and have a natural rapport.


  • His nickname was "Shammy".


Season One
I Saw the Sun Rise From the Head Down The Woman Who Never Died Six Paintings, One Frame Sudden Death Death Is Only Temporary The Cat Who Cried Wolf Die He Said The Ties That Bind Bad Day to Be a Hero Nowhere to Hide Winner Takes All
Day of the Viper I, The Deceased Day the Past Came Back Murder Is Never Quiet Black Is the Widow A Kiss Before Dying Blood in the Water The Day It All Came Together
Season Two
Payback is for Beginners Honor Among Thieves Knight Lasts Forever Dead Inside Make It 'Til Dawn Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill The Man in the Secret Room He Came by Night A Bullet Named Fate Blood Brothers Day I Met the Devil Desperate Measures
Mondays Are for Murder A Game of Cat and Mouse Say Hello to Your Past Farewell to Love The Night Has Eyes A World of Trouble May the Best One Win A Leopard on the Prowl
Season Three
Double Jeopardy Easy Money No Way Out First The Beatdown, Then The Blowback The Day Danger Walked In Tell No One Killer on the Midnight Watch Someone To Watch Over Me The Big Payback The Long Way Home
The Lies We Tell Dark Harvest Cry Murder Whispers of Death Before the Fall Bloodline