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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 -- I HATE THOSE HOVERBOARDS ... (They Don't Even Hover!) (VIDEO)

Tony Hawk
I HATE THOSE HOVERBOARDS (They Don't Even Hover!)

ENOUGH WITH THE FRICKIN' HOVERBOARDS ... so says Tony Hawk.  The skateboarding legend has several gripes with the 2-wheeled scooters ...  First, they look ridiculous.  Second,… READ MORE >

Tony Hawk -- Bieber Pulled Off Skate Trick ... That I Could NEVER Do!

Tony Hawk
Bieber Pulled Off Skate Trick ... That I Could NEVER Do!

Time to have your friggin' mind blown ... 'cause Tony Hawk says there's something Justin Bieber actually does BETTER than him on a skateboard ... and he' s totally serious. Tony stopped by… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I'M IN TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME ... With Magical Crotch Powers

Lil Wayne
I'M IN TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME ... With Magical Crotch Powers

Lil Wayne just got the ultimate compliment as a skater -- he's now a playable character in the new Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 video game ... and he's PUMPED about it!  In fact, Weezy sat down… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
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 all about the vert versus the… READ MORE >

- 414 days ago
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 is.  It's hard to… READ MORE >

- 415 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 >

- 542 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 >

- 556 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 >

- 561 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 >

- 813 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 >

- 815 days ago

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