Born in New York City, Hunter grew up in the East Village and became associated with a local skate crew that hung out near Tompkins Square Park. His first press appeared in 1989 in a Thrasher magazine photo essay photographed by Charlie Samuels about the New York City skateboard scene.
As a skateboarder, Hunter was sponsored most notably by Zoo York.[ He also owned Rock Star Bearings Co. He skated goofy-footed.
Hunter was also featured in an episode of TLC show Miami Ink, in which he had an image of the World Trade Center with the words "New York City" and "Sk8 Or Die" tattooed on his arm.
He was featured in a skateboarding TV show on the Fuel TV channel, called Skate Maps and in the video for Joan Osbourne's "One of Us", as well as performing various voice over roles for the Dubtitled Entertainment produced television series titled "Kung Faux" created by Michael "Mic" Neumann. In 1995, he appeared in Spacehog's video for "In The Meantime."
On February 17, 2006, Hunter was found dead from a heart attack in his Lower East Side apartmentActress Rosario Dawson posted a remembrance for Hunter at the Rockstar Bearings website