Henki Kolstad was a Norwegian actor, considered one of country's best and most versatile actors. He had his theatrical debut at the age of 13, in 1928, for Nationaltheatret. Two years later he acted in his first movie, titled Eskimo. In addition to Nationaltheatret, he also worked for Trøndelag Teater, Det nye Teater, Edderkoppen and Centralteatret. Kolstad was perhaps most famous for his role in the movie "the Olsen Gang", for his role in the children's series "Jul i Skomakergata" and as "Herr Klinke" in Den Spanske Flue. He also had a number of roles in several movies, such as Vi Gifter Oss from 1951. Among the awards he received during his career was an honorary Amanda in 1990, and Commander of the Order of St. Olav.
Kolstad married his wife Else in 1938, and the couple had just celebrated their 70th anniversary before Henki's death. They had been a couple for 76 years. Together they had a son and two daughters. Henki's younger brother, Lasse Kolstad, is also a well-known actor.