Tony Hawk

Skateboarder, TV Producer

1968 –

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Who is Tony Hawk?

Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, nicknamed "The Birdman", is an American former professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, distributed by Activision. He is widely considered to be one of the most successful and influential pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.

In 2002, he created the "Boom Boom HuckJam", an extreme sports exhibition and tour that was launched in Las Vegas. Throughout his career, Hawk has made numerous appearances in films, other media, and his own series of video games. He has also been involved in various philanthropic activities, including his own Tony Hawk Foundation that helps to build skateparks in underprivileged areas. In 2014, Hawk was labeled as one of the 'Most influential skateboarders of all-time' by Fox Weekly.

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Born
May 12, 1968
Carlsbad
Also known as
  • Grampa
Parents
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Torrey Pines High School
Employment
  • Adio Footwear
  • Birdhouse Skateboards
Lived in
  • Carlsbad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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