Birth Name: Masao Henry Kingi
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 3, 1970
Ethnicity: African-American, one eighth Japanese, Creole [French, African]
Hank Kingi is an American stuntperson and actor. He is the son of Eilene and stuntperson and actor Henry Kingi (Masao Henry Kingi). His half-brother is stuntperson Alex Kingi.
Hank’s paternal grandfather was Masao Kingi (the son of Inomata Kingi and Genevieve Beckham). Masao was born in Florida. Inomata was Japanese, from Niigata. Genevieve was black, and was the daughter of Ephraim Beckham, who was African-American, from Alabama, and Mary E. Farinas/Farines/Ferinas, who was born in Pensacola, Florida, and was a Creole. She was likely of Spanish and African and/or Native American descent.
Hank’s paternal grandmother was Henriella D. Dunn (the daughter of Henry Maceo Dunn and Essie Lee Filhiol). Henriella was black, and was born in Illinois, to parents from Louisiana. Henry was the son of James Morrison Dunn and Zilla A. Morehead. Essie was the daughter of John Filhiol, who was a Louisiana Creole, of French and African descent, and of Ella Green, whose parents were African-American, from Georgia.
Hank’s maternal grandfather was named John Davis. John was born in Iowa, and was African-American.
Hank’s maternal grandmother was Lorraine F. Spencer (the daughter of Caliss Gilette Spencer and Frances Lizabeth McLemore). Lorraine was born in California, and was African-American. Caliss was the son of Henry Marshall Godfrey Spencer and Estella E. Porter.
Sources: Marriage record of Hank’s paternal grandparents, Masao Kingi and Henriella Dunn – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Hank’s paternal grandfather, Masao Kingi – https://www.findagrave.com
Hank’s paternal great-grandmother, Genevieve Beckham, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Hank’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary E. Farinas/Farines/Ferinas – https://www.familysearch.org
Hank’s paternal grandfather, Henriella D. Dunn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Hank’s paternal grandmother, Henriella D. Dunn – https://www.findagrave.com
Hank’s mother on the 1950 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org