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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 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 >

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 >

- 870 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 >

- 872 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 >

- 1015 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 >

- 1413 days ago
Tony Hawk -- Oops, I Broke My Face!

Tony Hawk
Oops, I Broke My Face!

Lil Wayne shouldn't feel too bad about his skate park accident the other day ... because even the greatest boarder of all time isn't immune to a crash every now and then. The legendary Tony Hawk… READ MORE >

- 1413 days ago
Tony Hawk Files for Divorce from Wife #3

Tony Hawk Files for Divorce from Wife #3

Tony Hawk has filed for divorce  ... and if those words sound familiar ... it's because it's the third time the world's greatest skater has called off a marriage. Tony and soon-to-be-ex-wife… READ MORE >

- 1611 days ago
Tony Hawk Suffers 'Sheared Pelvis' in Skate Crash

Tony Hawk
Suffers 'Sheared Pelvis' in Skate Crash

Tony Hawk came to a sudden, hip-smashing halt during a half-pipe demonstration this weekend -- when a skate trick went wrong ... resulting in a "sheared pelvis and a severe hematoma."It all went… READ MORE >

- 1807 days ago
Tony Hawk -- I Got Caught in Helmet Cam Scam

Tony Hawk
I Got Caught in Helmet Cam Scam

Tony Hawk is suing over one of the coolest products he ever put his name on -- a digital helmet cam -- claiming the people behind the device are total frauds. Hawk -- the greatest skateboarder of… READ MORE >

- 1839 days ago
Tony Hawk Rolls Through the White House

Tony Hawk
Rolls Through the White House

Tony Hawk has some massive ball bearings -- dude was not only brave enough to mount his skateboard and shred the checkered tile of a White House hallway, he took photos of the daring act and then… READ MORE >

- 2209 days ago

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