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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 196 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 >

- 203 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 >

- 407 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 >

- 459 days ago
Tony Hawk Launches Off High Dive ... On a SKATEBOARD [VIDEO]

Tony Hawk
Launches Off High Dive ... On a SKATEBOARD

Finally, an actual famous person on celeb diving show "Splash" -- skateboard legend Tony Hawk made a guest appearance this week for just a few seconds ... and it was more interesting than… READ MORE >

- 520 days ago
Tony Hawk -- WAKE UP, Olympics ... You NEED Skateboarding

Tony Hawk
Wake Up, Olympics You Need Skateboarding

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is calling out the old folks who run the Olympics ... saying they need to wake the hell up and add his sport – if they know what’s good for 'em.When we… READ MORE >

- 575 days ago
Tony Hawk -- Backflip Dude Adam Miller Nearly 'Broke Himself' Practicing Amazing Stunt

Tony Hawk on Backflip Dude
Adam Miller Nearly Broke Himself

Tony Hawk says the only thing more impressive than Adam Miller's amazing skateboard-to-skateboard backflip -- is the fact Miller survived 3 bone-crushing days of practicing the ridunkulous… READ MORE >

- 578 days ago
Bam Margera -- I Think My Naked Stalker Gave Me Herpes

Bam Margera
I Think My Naked Stalker Gave Me Herpes

Bam Margera is convinced the naked chick who broke into his house and masturbated on his floor ... might have left a little gift behind as well -- HERPES. Bam and his friend Tony Hawk posted a… READ MORE >

- 721 days ago
Tony Hawk -- Screw It, Just Rip My Tooth Out

Tony Hawk
Screw It, Just Rip My Tooth Out

Dear Tooth Fairy ... Tony Hawk is on his way to Georgia ... bring money. Hours after he smashed his face in a skateboarding accident yesterday, Tony Hawk had his crooked tooth removed altogether.… READ MORE >

- 1119 days ago

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