Joe Eigo

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Joe Eigo
Joe Eigo at the Mount Shasta Vortex.jpg
Joe Eigo at the Mount Shasta Vortex
Born (1980-02-19) February 19, 1980 (age 37)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Performer/Entrepreneur

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

Joe Eigo in an Aerial Vortex Flip


Joe Eigo is the joint creator of "Multi Level Moves",[1] which is "an experiment to explore the limits of the human body",[2] essentially just a rebranding of what is known as Tricking. 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 also an enthusiastic conspiracy theorist. Most of his conspiracies are similar to those spread by David Icke.

Eigo is a spokesman for the multilevel marketing company Morinda Inc., formerly known as Tahitian Noni company.[10]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Newey, Guy. (September 24, 2004) Evening Mail "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 "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 November 11, 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". 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". 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.