Facts about Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk Biography
Tony Hawk is the George Washington of skateboarding, a founding father whose charisma and bag of tricks fueled the sport’s growth in the 1980s and 1990s. Hawk won dozens of pro tournaments and was the first to land a “900” (a 900-degree turn, or two and a half revolutions). His video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was a hit and spawned an equally popular sequel, Pro Skater 2. He published his autobiography, Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder, in 2000. In 2002 he launched the touring arena show of skateboard, bike and motorcycle riders known as the Boom Boom HuckJam.
Hawk co-founded the skateboard company Birdhouse… Like Frank Sinatra, Hawk is nicknamed “The Chairman of the Board”… Hawk played a pizza delivery boy in the 1987 movie Gleaming the Cube (starring Christian Slater).
Something in Common with Tony Hawk
- Skateboarders born in California (3)
- Athletes born in California (36)
- Athletes born in the United States (179)
- Taurus Athletes (21)
4 Good Links
- The skinny on his career, past and present
- Gaming site stuffed with info about the Tony Hawk video games
- Official site of his 2006 electronic game
- 2002 CBS News piece recaps his career and his first "900"