Henry Kingi

Henry Kingi (born December 2, 1943) is an American stuntman and actor. As a stuntman he has worked in films like Fast Five (2011). His acting roles include Goody in Car Wash (1976), Shell in Earth Star Voyager (1988), the mean Indian in Far Out Man (1990), Kungai Demon in Parting Gifts, an episode of Angel (1999), and George in From Mexico with Love (2009).as a miscrew he worked in films like The Assault, From Paris with Love, Patriots Day and Colt 45.

Henry Kingi
Born (1943-12-02) December 2, 1943
Other namesMasao Henry Kingi
OccupationStuntman, actor
Years active1969–present
Eilene Frances Davis
(m. 1966; div. 1980)

Lindsay Wagner
(m. 1981; div. 1984)


Henry Kingi was born in Los Angeles, California on December 2, 1943. He is of Native American, African American, European, and Japanese descent.[1][2]

He has a son, Henry Kingi Jr. who was born in 1970 and also a stuntman.

He married actress Lindsay Wagner in May 1981, divorcing in 1984.[3][4] Together they have sons Dorian (1982) and Alexander (1986). Both sons are also stuntmen.

In her book, Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente), Kirstie Alley referred to him as the most gloriously cool-looking stuntman in the history of stuntmen.[5]

He is a co-founder of the BSA (Black Stuntmen's Association).[6] Along with Eddie Smith, Ernie Robinson, Bob Minor, and Alex Brown, he makes a point of naming the names of the black stuntmen and women that most people don't know.[7] He is also a member of Stunts Unlimited, and a Stuntmen's Hall of Fame inductee.[1]



One of his very early film appearances was in the Alfred Hitchcock 1969 film Topaz.[8] In 1970, he had a credited role in the "Run for the Money" episode of Daniel Boone, playing the part of Straight Arrow.[9] In 1974, he was the Candy Man in the Isaac Hayes film Truck Turner. He played Carrot's man in the 1975 film The Ultimate Warrior, which starred Yul Brynner. He had a role as Goody in the 1976 film Car Wash which was directed by Michael Schultz.[10] He also appeared in Batman Returns as a mugger who was attacked by Catwoman. He played the part of Anthony in John Carpenter's Vampires, which starred James Woods, Maximilian Schell and Gregory Sierra.[11]


As a stuntman and a member of the BSA, Kingi recalled training with other members of the association on the weekends and being watched by police in unmarked cars. In an article published in the 13 March 2016 issue of The Daily Telegraph, he said that he and his fellow BSA stuntmen figured the police were thinking they were a Black Panther group.[12]

Kingi has done stunt driving for the first Lethal Weapon film, following through 2 and 3, right through to Lethal Weapon 4.[13] On the set of Lethal Weapon 4, Kingi assisted stunt coordinator Conrad E. Palmisano with putting together the action. It was Kingi who drove the car in the scene where it goes through the office and out the window.[14]


  1. Freese, Gene Scott. Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s: A Biographical Dictionary (2nd ed.). McFarland Publishing. p. 157. ISBN 9780786476435.
  2. "While Lindsay Wagner Romps with Son Dorian, Her Third Marriage Heads for a Fall – Vol. 21 No. 4". January 30, 1984. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  3. Fischer, Mary A. (January 30, 1984). "While Lindsay Wagner Romps with Son Dorian, Her Third Marriage Heads for a Fall". People. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. "Qué fue de la vida de Lindsay Wagner, la actriz de La Mujer Biónica". La Nacion. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. Alley, Kirstie (1 November 2012). Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente). Simon and Schuster. p. 144. ISBN 9781922052476.
  6. "Our Founding Members". Black Stuntmen's Association. Archived from the original on 2 October 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. Stewart, Jocelyn Y. (16 October 2014). "The Stuntmen Who Blacklisted Blackface". Narrative.ly. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. Batista Da Silva, George (15 June 2016). Criminais E Investigativos. p. 121.
  9. "Season 6 Episodes (1969-70), 157 "Run for the Money" (#5016)". Daniel Boone TV. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  10. "Car Wash". Dvdcritiques.com. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  11. Conrich, Ian; Woods, David (2004). The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror. Wallflower Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781904764144.
  12. Harrod, Horatia (13 March 2016). "Black stunt performers: Hollywood's other race scandal". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Archived from the original on 7 July 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  13. Miller, Mary Jane (2003). "Moving Through Shadows and Light". In Nicholson, Heather Norris (ed.). Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity. Lexington Books. p. 85. ISBN 9780739105214.
  14. Mello, Tara Baukus (2007). Stunt Driving. Infobase Publishing. p. 48-49. ISBN 9781438122823.
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