Tony Hawk

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  • Birth Name: Anthony Frank Hawk
  • Birth Place: Carlsbad, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/12/1968, Taurus
  • Profession: Skateboarder; actor
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Tony Hawk Fast Facts:Began his professional career at 14, joining the "Bones Brigade" team of Powell-Peralta Skateboards.
  • Became known as "Birdman" among fellow skateboarders for his high-flying tricks.
  • Established the skateboard company Birdhouse Projects in the early 1990s with fellow pro Per Welinder; founded Hawk Clothing, which manufactures clothes and skateboarding equipment and accessories, in 1998.
  • His first skateboarding game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, released in 1999 on the Sony PlayStation, spawned a long-running series that spanned several gaming consoles.
  • Retired from pro skateboarding in 1999 after he pulled off the sport's first-ever "900," a trick that involves doing two-and-a-half rotations in midair. His pro record stood at 73 wins out of 103 competitions (he placed second in 19).
  • Released his autobiography, Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder, in 2000.
  • Established the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps build public skate parks in low-income communities, in 2002; co-founded Athletes for Hope, a non-profit organization that encourages sports philanthropy, in 2007.
  • Tony Hawk Relationships:
  • Frank Hawk - Father
  • Lenore - Sister
  • Cindy Dunbar - Ex-wife
  • Riley Hawk - Son
  • Keegan Hawk - Son
  • Nancy Hawk - Mother
  • Spencer Hawk - Son
  • Steve Hawk - Brother
  • Kadence Clover Hawk - Daughter
  • Lhotse Merriam - Wife (separated)
  • Erin Lee - Ex-wife
  • Patricia Hawk - Sister

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