Mark Allen Hicks is a bad man. Thrice nominated for Taurus World Stunt Awards, thrice victorious. If you know of Mr. Hicks, most likely it’s not for his film work… it’s because of his unintentional alter-ego: Afro Ninja.
via College Humor:
Mark Allen Hicks, more commonly known as the “Afro Ninja,” is an experienced martial artist, actor, and stunt man who has worked in a number of films including Swordfish, Rush Hour 2, and 2 Fast 2 Furious. The clip that made Mark Hicks famous was shot during an audition for a Nike commercial starring LeBron James. Mark Allen Hicks was not seriously hurt during his accident, but did experience minor injuries including a bloody nose. rnrnAfter Mark’s failed attempt, the casting crew told the remaining stunt men, “no more backflips.”
I’m out of words now…