Gone But Not Forgotten // Harold Hunter
18 Apr, 2023
Harold Hunter was a key figure in East Coast skateboarding in the 1990s. As part of the original Supreme team, Hunter was known for his iconic style on the board, as well as his role in Harmony Korine's gritty cult film, "Kids."
Born in New York City, Hunter grew up in the Lower East Side. Skating from a young age, Hunter quickly cemented himself as part of the influential East Coast skateboarding scene, riding for the likes of Zoo York Skateboards and Supreme.
Harold Hunter's impact on the '90s skateboarding can't be overstated. His smooth style, extensive bag of tricks and enigmatic personality epitomized the New York scene. This style shone through in 1998's "Mixtape" from Zoo York, a part that still holds up today.
Harold Hunter's talent was not limited to skateboarding. He was also a gifted actor and appeared in several films, most notably in the gritty 1995 film "Kids." Playing the role of Harold, Hunter's performance was widely praised and saw him go on to act in films and TV. Tragically, Harold's life was cut short by his untimely death in 2006.
The Harold Hunter Foundation was established in 2006 to honor the life and legacy of Harold Hunter. The foundation aims to empower and inspire the next generation of skateboarders in New York, just as Harold did in his lifetime. The foundation provides mentorship, scholarships, and other resources to young people, using skateboarding as a vehicle to create opportunities and open doors. The foundation has also partnered with various organizations to create skateparks and other skateboarding facilities in underserved communities.
Harold Hunter is a legend in the skateboarding, his unique style and talent shined and despite his short life, his legacy continues on through the Harold Hunter Foundation. Harold's contributions to the skateboarding and arts communities in New York City will never be forgotten, and his influence will continue to be felt for generations to come.
Harold Hunter // Gone But Not Forgotten