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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1331 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 >

- 1527 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 >

- 1559 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 >

- 1929 days ago
Hawk Prey at STK

Hawk Prey at STK

San Diego resident and pro skateboarder Tony Hawk was shocked by the number of L.A. paps outside STK last night -- he and his pregnant third wife, Lhotse, were completely surrounded by… READ MORE >

- 2419 days ago
Tony Hawk Reporting for Diaper Duty

Tony Hawk Reporting for Diaper Duty

TMZ caught skateboarder Tony Hawk leaving Il Sole last night, and when asked what his plans were for the New Year, he rubbed his wife's belly!insertBCSinglePlayer(1407950656);We've confirmed that… READ MORE >

- 2427 days ago
Travis Barker's Rodeo Ride

Travis Barker's Rodeo Ride

Drum man Travis Barker spent some bonding time with son Landon as they exited Versace yesterday. Baby need a new pair of crocodile loafers! insertBCSinglePlayer(1134923846); Later that evening, DJ… READ MORE >

- 2612 days ago

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