Joe Eigo

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Joe Eigo
Born (1980-02-19) February 19, 1980 (age 34)
Toronto, Canada
Occupation Performer/Entrepreneur
Website
joeeigo.com

Joe Eigo (born February 19, 1980) is a Canadian stunt performer.

Joe Eigo at the Mount Shasta Vortex
Joe Eigo in an Aerial Vortex Flip

Biography[edit]

Joe Eigo is the joint creator of "Multi Level Moves",[1] which is "an experiment to explore the limits of the human body."[2] He was a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team,[3] performed with Chan in the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days,[1] and also performed in the 2006 Toronto musical production of The Lord of the Rings.[4]

Eigo was the subject of a photo portrait by Toronto Star photographer Peter Power for which the Toronto Star received an award of excellence from the Missouri School of Journalism.[5]

Eigo's "Matrix - for Real" video has been seen over 4.5 million times[6] on Metacafe,[7] for which he had made US$25,000 as of January 2007.[8] In the video, Eigo flips from boulders, trees and training mats, performs strings of back flips in the middle of a street, tosses a soccer ball in the air and then kicks it while completing a back flip.[9]

Eigo is a celebrity spokesman for the Tahitian Noni company.[10]

Filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newey, Guy. (September 24, 2004) Evening Mail[[{{subst:DATE}}|{{subst:DATE}}]] [disambiguation needed] Flying kicks in the flicks! Brum stuntman hopes to emulate star Jackie. Section: News; Page 3.
  2. ^ Joe Eigo’s Myspace.
  3. ^ John, Patrice. (October 18, 2005) Evening Mail[[{{subst:DATE}}|{{subst:DATE}}]] [disambiguation needed] Kung fu: Youths get a kick out of Nathan - Martial arts expert is passing his high energy skills on to city kids. Section: Sport; Page 33.
  4. ^ Kuchwara, Michael. (March 12, 2006) Buffalo News "Lord" of the stage The big-budget theatrical adaptation of "Lord of the Rings" is set for its grand opening this month in Toronto." Section: Entertainment; Page G1
  5. ^ Toronto Star. (March 12, 2007) Star team honoured in photojournalism contest. Section: News; Page A2.
  6. ^ The Economist. (November 11, 2006) Internet video: We try harder; If YouTube is the Hertz of web-based video, Metacafe wants to be Avis.Issue 950; Section: The Economist 11 Nov 2006; Page 90.
  7. ^ Business Wire (October 30, 2006) Metacafe Launches Producer Rewards(TM) for Short Video Creators.
  8. ^ Yinka Adegoke (January 26, 2007). "Users go professional with online video" (html). The Washington Post. Joe Eigo's "Matrix - For Real" has been the top video in Metacafe's Producer Rewards scheme with 5 million views, making him over $25,000 in just a few months. 
  9. ^ Marion, Fred. (January 12, 2007) Palm Beach Post The Freddies: Web video awards '06. Section: Accent; Page 1E.
  10. ^ "Spokespeople: Celebrities: Joe Eigo, Action Star Stunt Performer" (html). Tahitian Noni website. 
  • Gerson, Jen. (October 31, 2006) Toronto Star Off the wall flips; T.O. flipmaster's online video puts him in the money 'I get hungry before I get tired,' stuntman says. Section: Life; Page D4.