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Harold Hunter

in Times Square, New York City (1989)
Personal information
Birth nameHarold Atkins Hunter
Birth dateApril 2, 1974
Place of birthNew York City, New York U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 17, 2006(age 31)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationProfessional skateboarder, actor

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Harold Atkins Hunter (April 2, 1974 February 17, 2006) was an American professional skateboarder and actor. He was best known on screen for his part in Larry Clark's 1995 film Kids, playing the role of Harold.

Hunter was born in New York City and grew up in the East Village. He became associated with a local skate crew that hung out near Tompkins Square Park and was first sponsored by local skate shop "Skate NYC". Hunter first came to public attention in 1989 in a Thrasher magazine photo essay photographed by Charlie Samuels about the New York City skateboard scene. A goofy-footed skateboarder, Hunter was sponsored most notably by Zoo York. Later on he started Rock Star Bearings Co.

On February 17, 2006, Hunter was found dead from a cocaine-induced heart attack in his Lower East Side apartment. The Harold Hunter Foundation was founded in his memory to support city kids interested in skateboarding.

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