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Archie Ahuna
Archie Ahuna
Date of Birth May 24, 1952
Date of Death May 23, 2018 (age 65)
Origin Honolulu, HI
Job(s) FX
Tito Reyes
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Archie Kaimi Ahuna played the role of Tito Reyes, but his primary role was as a visual effects supervisor in the Lost film crew.

Ahuna also appears briefly in the DVD extra "Lost in a Day" on the Lost: The Complete Third Season (DVD), at the meeting of department heads at 2:14 pm (behind Patti Dalzell and Rob Kyker). He passed away in May 2018.


  • Won an Emmy in 2005 for his work on Lost, spending "weeks carefully testing different biodegradable, ecofriendly chemical blends to create black smoke for the show’s burning aircraft parts. Ahuna and his effects team have all been through rigorous fire-fighting training, which has been VERY valuable, given all the smoke and fire effects required for Lost’s first season."
  • Was nominated for an Emmy in 2006 as part of the team for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series" for "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1".
  • His role on Lost as Tito Reyes could be considered an opportunistic cameo appearance.
  • Has worked on the films Waterworld, Pearl Harbor, Tears of the Sun, To End All Wars, The Big Bounce, Picture Bride, and Krippendorf's Tribe.
  • Is a member of the Hawaiian Stunt Connection
  • He is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 665

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