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Keiko (II) (1976–2003)


Keiko, a Genus Orca whale, was born in 1976 and captured off the coast of Iceland in 1979. He was sold to the marine park industry, and in 1985 he arrived to Reino Aventura in Mexico City where and lived a normal life for a captive whale until 1993. In that year, he was cast as "Willy" in the movie "Free Willy," capturing the hearts of millions of... See full bio »

Born:

in Iceland

Died:

(age 27) in Taknes Bay, Norway

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(1990)
(1988)
Azul Keiko
(1996)

Filmography

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 1997 Free Willy 3: The Rescue
Willy (uncredited)
 1996 Azul (TV Series)
Keiko
- Episode #1.55 (1996) ... Keiko
- Episode #1.54 (1996) ... Keiko
- Episode #1.53 (1996) ... Keiko
- Episode #1.52 (1996) ... Keiko
- Episode #1.51 (1996) ... Keiko
 1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
Willy (uncredited)
 1993 Free Willy
Willy (uncredited)
 1990 Keiko en peligro
Keiko
 1988 Quinceañera (TV Series)
Orca
- Episode #1.100 (1988) ... Orca
 1985 Lucerito: Keiko 3000 kilos de amor (Video short)
Orca
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2003 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
Self - Killer Whale (segment "Keiko: Can He Live on His Own?")
- Surgery for Fat Teens: Dangerous?/Keiko: Can He Live on His Own?/War: The Latest News (2003) ... Self - Killer Whale (segment "Keiko: Can He Live on His Own?")
 1999 Dateline NBC (TV Series documentary)
Self - Killer Whale (segment "Animal Kingdom")
- Tower of Terror/Animal Kingdom (1999) ... Self - Killer Whale (segment "Animal Kingdom")
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 2013 Retro Report (TV Series)
Self - Killer Whale
- What Happened to Willy? (2013) ... Self - Killer Whale
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Official Sites:

Free Willy Keiko Foundation

Height:

23' 11¾" (7.31 m)
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Trivia:

Buried at Taknes in Halsa county, Norway, his grave sits right next to the ocean. On Januray 7th 2004, 300 Norwegian kindergarten and school children placed rocks at the gravesite to commemorate the popular whale. See more »

Trademark:

Three dots on his chin See more »

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