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Tony Hawk

Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk (born May 12, 1968), nicknamed "The Birdman", is an American professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 (900 degree aerial spin) and 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. Hawk was born in Carlsbad, California to Nancy and Frank Peter Rupert Hawk and was raised in San Diego, California. When Hawk was young, he was described as being "hyperactive," and his mother says that he was "so hard on himself and expected himself to do so many things." One time, Tony struck out in baseball and was so distraught that he hid in a ravine and had to be "physically coaxed out" by his father. His

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Tony Hawk -- Baby Hawk's the Real Star in My Family (TMZ TV)

Tony Hawk
Baby Hawk's the Real Star ... In My Family [TMZ TV]

Tony Hawk's got the name recognition, but in the skate world -- it's his son, Riley who's getting all the props ... according to Tony himself. Turns out it’s… READ MORE >

Tony Hawk-- My Son's a Killer Skater ... 'Better Than Me'

Tony Hawk
My Son's a Killer Skater 'Better Than Me'

The axle doesn't fall far from the tree ... especially when the tree is a skateboard legend -- so says Tony Hawk who tells us his son Riley is a BETTER skater than he… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Tony Hawk -- GNARLY LEG INJURY ... During Skate Accident

Tony Hawk
GNARLY LEG INJURY ... During Skate Accident

Ever wanted to know what the inside of Tony Hawk's thigh looks like? Well, now you can 'cause he RIPPED HIS LEG OPEN during a crazy skate accident in New Orleans. The details surrounding the… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Tony Hawk -- New Hoverboard Video's NO HOAX ... Cross My Heart

Tony Hawk
New Hoverboard Video's NO HOAX ... Cross My Heart

Tony Hawk swears his new hoverboard video is 100% REAL. No joke. No hoax. No fakies.There was serious speculation about the footage ... since the last time we saw Tony riding a "Back to the… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
Tony Hawk Rides a Hoverboard ... FOR REAL THIS TIME!

Tony Hawk
Rides a Hoverboard FOR REAL THIS TIME!

Tony Hawk pulled a Marty McFly Wednesday in Los Gatos ... when the pro skater rode a REAL hoverboard -- and the results were pretty awesome.As you may recall ... Hawk pranked "Back to the… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
Tony Hawk -- SORRY FOR HOVERBOARD PRANK .... Didn't Think People Were That Dumb

Tony Hawk
SORRY FOR HOVERBOARD PRANK Didn't Think People Were That Dumb

Tony Hawk is sorry ... he's sorry that some people were actually STUPID ENOUGH to believe his obviously phony hoverboard commercial was real. Of course, hours after the video was released, it was… READ MORE >

- 409 days ago
Terrell Owens & Tony Hawk -- Appear in Mystery Hover Board Spot

Terrell Owens & Tony Hawk
Appear in Mystery Hover Board Spot

Terrell Owens and Tony Hawk are messing with some serious emotions -- appearing in a commercial for a "Back to the Future" style hover board ... that's obviously some sort of joke. But it's… READ MORE >

- 411 days ago
Tony Hawk -- There's ONE Rapper ... Who's LEGIT on a Skateboard

Tony Hawk
There's ONE Rapper Who's LEGIT on a Skateboard

Sorry Lil Wayne ... Tony Hawk says there's one rapper who's skateboard skills are FOR REAL ... and it ain't Weezy. "Honestly, the best skater that I've seen who raps is Tyler the Creator," Hawk… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Tony Hawk -- My Son's Skateboarding is Smithsonian-Sick

Tony Hawk
My Son's Skateboarding is SMITHSONIAN-SICK

Tony Hawk's first skateboard now hangs in The Smithsonian -- but the museum better make room on the wall for another Hawk sighting.Turns out ... the son also shreds!   READ MORE >

- 622 days ago
Tony Hawk -- My Very 1st Skateboard ... Is Going to the SMITHSONIAN!

Tony Hawk
My Very 1st Skateboard Is Going to the SMITHSONIAN!

It's the deck that created a legend ... and now the very first skateboard that Tony Hawk ever owned is going to be enshrined forever in the Smithsonian! Hawk just posted a photo of his original… READ MORE >

- 675 days ago

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