Interview: Kim Kahana (Chongo)
By Mike Rutherford
|1. It was odd to hear your voice over the phone because your character "Chongo" never talked. (however, he did make a sound that has since been copied by Steve Tyler of the rock group Arreosmith) |
How did you first get involved in working with Hanna Barbera for Danger Island?
Was not aware that Arreosmith copied my bird calls.
I took the part of Chongo because Danger Island had more stunts and action. I
The Danger Island cast did not interact with the Banana Split actors.. We were
Favorite memories of Danger Island was just working hard, making a living and
"Uh-oh Chongo" has followed me to this day!!! When someone who remembers the
No I have not seen the cast members for many years. I do keep in contact
|7. Aside from playing Chongo, you were also the Stunt Coordinator for the show.|
What were the most dangerous stunts performed on the show?
One of the most dangerous stunts was a slide for life. 350ft. high and the
There were many funny things that happened on the show will have to think
Too many to mention... Go to my web site www.kahanastunts.com and you can read
I was an extra and saw that the stuntmen were getting paid much more than me.
Again all of the info on the school is at the web site.
Thanks to all of the Danger Island Fans!! How about a Danger Island reunion??
|Doin' The Banana Split!|