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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 May 1968Carlsbad, California, USA
Birth NameAnthony Frank Hawk
Nicknames Birdman
Grampa
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The father of four and husband of one, Tony Hawk is arguably the single most influential skateboarder of all time. Born and raised in the hazy daze of Southern California, Tony has forgotten more tricks than most people learn in a lifetime, and his contributions to the sport are endless -- most recently, unearthing skateboarding's holy grail by becoming the only person to successfully land a 900°.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: GLLee90298@yahoo.com

Spouse (3)

Lhotse Merriam (12 January 2006 - 7 February 2011) (filed for divorce) (1 child)
Erin Lee (28 September 1996 - 2004) (divorced) (2 children)
Cindy Dunbar (April 1990 - 1993) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Is the first person in skateboarding history to do 'The 900' skateboarding trick.

Trivia (45)

Winner of 6 gold medals for skateboarding in the ESPN X-Games.
Along with Andy MacDonald, has won every gold medal for Vert Doubles at the X-Games.
As of September 2001, still the only skateboarder to pull off a 900 in competition, which he has done multiple times.
One of his ancestors is Henry Hudson (discoverer of the Hudson River, Hudson Bay, etc.).
Father of Riley Hawk, who helped Ashton Kutcher play a practical joke on Tony for Punk'd (2003). The elder Hawk grounded his son for the prank.
Has been a professional skateboarder since he was 15
Was in one of 'Weird Al Yankovic''s music videos, wearing a long wig.
Signed a fifteen year deal with Activision, publishers of the Pro Skater series of Video Games [July 2002]
Eldest son Hudson Riley Hawk is named after Tony's ancestor, Henry Hudson, who discovered the Hudson Valley. TH claims that, following the failure of Hudson Hawk (1991) - which came and went within a year of his son's birth - the boy's parents just call him Riley.
He has three sons, Spencer and Keegan with his current wife Erin. Riley, the older son is from his first marriage.
(Circa 2000) The Toy Dolls played at his birthday party. It was the only show they played that year.
Son of Nancy and Frank Hawk. Frank Hawk started the NSA (National Skateboarding Association).
Is nicknamed by his fans "The Legendary: Tony Hawk."
Is the first skateboarder to do 'The 900' skateboarding trick, which requires two and half turns in the air on a vert ramp. He is the first and only skateboarder to date who has successfully done this trick. He has done 'The 900' over 15 times.
On August 29, 2004, at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, he won the first MTV Award for "Best Video Game Soundtrack" for Tony Hawk's Underground (T.H.U.G.)
Sons with Erin Hawk: Spencer, born March 26, 1999 and Keegan, born July 18, 2001.
Sponsored at age 12 by the legendary Dogtown Skateboards.
Considered to have the best professional skateboard record in history, entering 103 pro contests, winning 73 of them, and placing second in 19.
Engaged to Lhotse Merriam, Former Vice President of the International Free Skiers Association, President, Method Media & Marketing Inc. , Owner Clover Lingerie & Gifts LLC
His all-time favorite movie is The Big Lebowski (1998)
In 2000 he published his autobiography, "Occupation: Skateboarder."
Married Lhotse Merriam, January 12, 2006 on the island of Tavarua, Fiji. Rancid played at his wedding.
Has his own radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 28 Faction called (Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio) along with fellow pro skateboarders Jason Ellis and Jesse Fritsch.
Hawk divorced Cindy in 1994 and married his second wife, Erin Lee, on September 28, 1996; they had two sons and divorced in 2004. Hawk entered his third marriage with his then girlfriend, Lhotse Merriam, on January 12, 2006, on the island of Fiji. While there, the Fijian Chief of Tavarua, Druku, asked him to give a private skate demo where two onlookers held a piece of plywood as a makeshift wall to wall ride on a tennis court wall.
Hawk has starred in commercials for Apple Computer, McDonalds, Bagel Bites, Hershey's Milk, GoSnacks, The California Tourism Board, and Domino's Pizza.
Hawk owned his own half halfpipe, constructed by his father and friends at Fallbrook, where he lived with his first wife, Cindy Dunbar, and their son, Riley Hawk.
He is considered the pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding.
In 1992, after the skateboarding industry took a downturn, Hawk started Birdhouse Projects along with ex-Powell Peralta pro Per Welinder. Now known as Birdhouse Skateboards, it is one of the companies in the Blitz Distribution family, another company formed by Hawk and Welinder. He also owns his own film and TV production company, 900 Films, and, along with his family, started Hawk Clothing. Hawk Clothing was later sold to Quiksilver and is now sold exclusively in Kohl's department stores across the USA.
In 2000 he wrote an autobiography entitled HAWK: Occupation: Skateboarder, which made it to number 18 on to the New York Times bestseller list. He later wrote three more books: a young adult autobiography called Hawk, a road journal called Between Boardslides and Burnout and Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder.
Placed in top 5 in 1980 Van's/Offshore Amateur State Finals (California) in boys 11-13 year old division.
Tony's Boom Boom HuckJam tour is the most successful action sports tour featuring skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle Moto-X.
A guest at his wedding to Lhotse Merriam was Bam Margera.
His wife Llotse's wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang.
One year after they started dating, he proposed to his wife Llothse. They married on an heart-shaped island in Fidji.
The engagement ring he gave to Lhotse Merriam was from Tiffany.
Daughter, Kadence Clover Hawk, was born 30 June 2008 in La Jolla, California. She weighed in at 8 lbs. 8 oz.
Brother Steve Hawk was editor of Surfer Magazine.
The Tony Hawk Foundation helps build skate parks around the world.
Attended San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, CA.
Working on new movie "Slinging Cream" with Jason Ellis and Raw Dog [December 2008]
Carlsbad, CA, USA: Received a $10,000 check for his Tony Hawk Foundation from Legoland California, and lighted Legoland's Christmas tree. [December 2011]
Releasing "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland" video game due out Fall 2005! [September 2005]
Is working on his 6th video game. Due fall 2004. [April 2004]
Underground 2 (T.H.U.G. 2) will be released October 6, 2004. [August 2004]
Is working on his 5th video game, called "Tony Hawk's Under Ground" (T.H.U.G.) Due in the fall of 2003. [July 2003]

Personal Quotes (4)

I love the fact that there is now a skate park in almost every city, but it will always have a rebellious/underground edge to it because it is based on individuality.
I love snowboarding, but I would never want to do it competitively or at a professional level. Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.
I won't quit skating until I am physically unable.
I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization.

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