October 21, 2017

In Memoriam – Kenny Endosa

Kenny Endosa, Actor/Stuntman/Husband/Father/Grandfather/Friend Born in Hilo, Hawaii July 22, 1940. After courageously battling cancer more than 6 years, Kenny peacefully passed on to his eternal life Aug. 10, surrounded by a loving family. Kenny had an amazing life. He grew up in a small town on the Big Island of Hawaii and went on to become an award winning stuntman in Hollywood. He appeared in hundreds of action packed movies & tv shows, including F Troop, Hawaii 5-0, Magnum P.I., Airwolf, Kung Fu, Spider Man & many others. Features include Twilight Zone, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Collateral, Big Trouble in Little China, Diamonds Are Forever, Blues Brothers, The Stuntman, Enemy of the State, Deja Vu, & most recently Green Hornet. Always portraying the “bad guy” but in truth a gentle giant. He took pride in coaching his son’s baseball teams & Indian Princess/Charity League activities with his daughter. He loved classic cars and owned many; his favorite, a red ’67 convertible camaro. Often known as The Big Kahuna, Kenny had a fun loving sense of humor and genuine understanding and acceptance of different cultures. As a proud member of Stunts Unlimited, DGA and owner of Stuntman Prod., he was always willing to help young stunt players perfect a craft. He was fortunate to travel around the world on location & family holidays, savoring so many incredible life experiences, among his favorites golfing at Pebble Beach, Oakland Hills & his beloved Lakeside Golf Course. Kenny will be forever missed by Laureen, his wife & sweet- heart of 44 years; children, Kathy, Carlisa & Michael (Nicolle); grandchildren, Nick, Kristin, JJ & baby Lilah; sisters Pearl & Shirley; brother George; Mum- in-law-Joan, numerous nieces & nephews, plus an incredible network of loving family members & friends who have encouraged his spirit & courage through his journey. Please consider donations to Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, Burbank, Ca.