Oct 16, 2012

Kim Kahana

 Kim Kahana started out as an extra in the 1960's and worked his way up to stuntman. Since the early 1970's, Kim has operated a successful stunt school, first in California and then in Florida.

Below, Kim (left) played a convict in "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) starring Paul Newman. That's Clifton James looking at his watch.

"Uh-Oh Chongo!" Kim's most famous role was in the "Danger Island" segment of "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" (1968) directed by Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon.) "Danger Island" filmed for seven weeks around Acapulco, Mexico.

Here's the cast of "Danger Island." (Left to right) Kim Kahana, Ronne Troup, Rockne Tarkington, Frank Aletter, and Jan-Michael Vincent.

Kim (bottom of scene) appeared in the sci-fi classic, "Soylent Green" (1973) The man above Kim with the black hair is stuntman Ted White.

More recently, Kim appeared in "Jeepers Creepers" (2001)