Anthony Frank Hawk, nicknamed Birdman, is an American professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. Hawk completed the first documented "900", licensed a video game series published by Activision, and is a pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding. In 2002, he created the "Boom Boom HuckJam", an extreme sports exhibition and tour that was launched in Las Vegas. Hawk has appeared 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 skate parks in underprivileged areas. In 2014, Hawk was named one of the most influential skateboarders of all time by FoxWeekly.
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About Tony Hawk
Individual sports icon who became a star for redefining vertical skateboarding, founding Birdhouse, and launching a successful video game series.
After striking out in a little league game, he hid out in a ravine until his father came to get him. He won many skateboard competitions as a child, and became a professional when he was 14.
He was nicknamed The Birdman for his aerial stunts, and gained fame for becoming first skater to successfully land a 900 degree spin out of a half pipe.
He was married to Cindy Dunbar from 1990 to 1993 and Erin Lee from 1996 to 2004. In 2006, he married Lhotse Merriam. He has three sons, Riley, Keegan and Spencer, and a daughter, Kadence.
He made cameo appearances in Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D with Johnny Knoxville.
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