Henk was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, in 1961. He soon moved to the Netherlands, where he completed primary and secondary school. With the very first dance act “Alex & the City Crew,” in 1983, his career started as a professional break dancer. In television season 1987/1988, Henk acted in the youth series “De Band,” written by Marjan Berk. In 1999 he played the role of a soap actor in the feature film “Rent-a-Friend” by director Eddy Terstall.
Henk is a teacher of urban dance and an author. Billenkoek: Avonturen van een Stoute Surinamer (Spanking: Adventures of a Naughty Surinamese) is his debut novel. He is currently working on his second book, Letters to Leo. It is about his father, who voluntarily signed up to liberate the Dutch East Indies in World War II.