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Anthony Frank (Tony) Hawk (born May 12, 1968) San Diego, California

Birdman”, The 1st 2.5 revolution “900” Professional Skateboarder.

National Skateboard Association world champion for 12 consecutive years.  Ground breaking two-and-a-half aerial revolutions skateboarder, entrepreneur, product endorser and owner of Birdhouse brand.  Including a video game series published under his name by Activision.

1981 television debut on Captain Kangaroo as “Skateboard Johnny” turning professional at age 14.  By age 16, sponsored by Powell Peralta, Tracker, Sundek, Vans, and SIO. The first to skateboard on the White House grounds for President Obama’s 2009 Father’s Day celebration.

In 2002, Hawk started a show tour featuring freestyle motocross, skateboarding, and BMX to 31 cities around the U.S. with Six Flags amusement parks.

1984 to 2024 Numerous film and television appearances as himself. In 2020 appearance in The Masked Singer as the “Elephant” and in 2023 Saturday Night Live as Himself.  2004 to 2019 Hawk hosted a weekly podcast Sirius XM show “Tony Hawk’s Demolition Radio” and in 2021, with skateboarder Jason Ellis  Hawk vs. Wolf“.  In 2022, launching a crypto fund “The Last Trick Skateboard“.  As of 2020, Hawk is sponsored by Birdhouse – team, Vans, Independent, Bones, and Nixon.  His Pro model shoe is the Proto.

Retired from competing professionally in 2003, founding The Skatepark Project, helping build skateparks in underprivileged areas around the world.

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