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Kenny Linder is a pivotal antagonist of The Fast & Furious Saga who served as a mentioned character in The Fast and the Furious before appearing as the overarching antagonist in F9. He is a professional NASCAR driver and the rival of Jack Toretto, the father of both the protagonist Dominic Toretto alongside his brother Jakob Toretto and their sister Mia Toretto. It soon transpires that Kenny played a significant part in the Torettos' past regarding Jack's death.
He was portrayed by Jim Parrack.
Early on, Kenny Linder was a professional NASCAR driver of the season in the unknown year. During the race against Jack Toretto he accidentally shunt a left bumper of the latter's vehicle, which spun out and killed Jack instantly when his stock car crashed into a wall and burst into flames at 120 miles per hour.
Linder thinks it was a cause of the accident, following the end of the race. A week following the accident, Jack's eldest son Dominic avenges his father’s death by maiming him with a wrench on his face angrily, then Kenny suffered his injuries of the left side of his face and unable to drive his race car due to his injuries.
Later he worked as a janitor in high school and then worked as a bus driver.
- Kenny Linder is arguably considered to be the Greater-Scope Villain of the franchise due to being partly responsible for Dom Toretto's past regarding the death of Dom's father Jack Toretto.