|Tony Hawk Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||May 12, 1968|
Tony Hawk is an American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur who is widely considered as the pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding and one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. He has been featured in numerous movies and has licensed a highly successful series of video games under the title Tony Hawk’s. He also owns a company called Birdhouse Skateboards and has been associated with several philanthropic activities including running the Tony Hawk Foundation that builds skate parks in underprivileged areas.
Anthony Frank Hawk
Tony, Birdman, Grampa
Carlsbad, San Diego, California, United States
Encinitas, San Diego County, California, United States
Tony had studied at the Jean Farb Middle School in San Diego from 1980 to 1981 and then joined the Torrey Pines High School, also in San Diego.
Professional Skateboarder, Entrepreneur
- Father – Frank Peter Rupert Hawk (d. 1995)
- Mother – Nancy Elizabeth Hawk (née Skaggs) (d. 2019)
- Siblings – Patricia ‘Pat’ Hawk (Older Sister), Lenore Hawk Dale (Older Sister), Steve Hawk (Older Brother) (Magazine Editor)
- Others – Elizabeth V. ‘Bessie’ Cook (Paternal Grandmother), Harry Hamilton Skaggs (Maternal Grandfather), Montana Edith ‘Montie’ Grady (Maternal Grandmother)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tony has dated –
- Cindy Dunbar (1984-1993) – Tony had started dating Cindy Dubar in 1984 while they were both in high school. They eventually got married on April 1, 1990, and have a son together named Hudson Riley Hawk (b. December 6, 1992) (Professional Skateboarder). The couple got divorced in June 1993.
- Erin Lee (1995-2004) – Tony began dating Erin Lee in 1995 and got married on September 28, 1996. They have 2 sons together named Spencer Hawk aka Gupi (b. March 26, 1999) (Electronic Music Producer), and Keegan Hawk (b. July 18, 2001). The couple parted ways in 2004.
- Lhotse Merriam (2005-2011) – Tony and American actress Lhotse Merriam started dating in 2005 and got married on January 12, 2006, in a ceremony in Fiji. They have a daughter together named Kadence Clover Hawk (b. 2008). They got divorced in 2011.
- Catherine Goodman (2011-Present) – Soon after his split with Lhotse Merriam, Tony started dating Catherine Goodman in 2011. They got married at a ceremony in Limerick, Ireland on June 27, 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, Irish, and distant German descent.
- Lanky frame
- Affable smile
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
Tony has been sponsored by –
- Independent Truck Company
- Nixon US
- Triple 8
- Dynacraft Wheels
- Jones Soda Co.
- In 2022, he teamed with Hot Wheels to create a line of fingerboards and accessories for all skill levels.
Tony Hawk’s Favorite Things
- Favorite Place Where Tony Has Traveled To – Iceland
- Advice – Do what you love
- Wardrobe Item – Skate shoes that look semi-formal
- Movie – Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Book – The Clash
Source – Us Magazine
Tony Hawk’s Facts
- As a child, Tony was known to be very harsh with himself. Once, after getting struck out in a baseball game, he had hidden in a ravine for hours to battle his disappointment.
- His parents had then encouraged him to pursue his interest in skateboarding as a means to find an outlet for his hyperactive energy. He turned professional at the age of just 14 and went on to win the National Skateboard Association‘s world championship for 12 years in a row.
- In June 1999, he had become the first-ever skateboarder to successfully land a ‘900’, a trick comprising of two-and-a-half mid-air revolutions.
- He was inducted into the ‘Skateboarding Hall of Fame’ in 2009, at its inaugural ceremony.
- Tony Hawk had appeared in Avril Lavigne‘s debut TikTok post in June 2021 that had gone viral.
- In December 2021, Tony announced the launch of his NFT project titled “Last Trick”.
- In March 2022, Tony suffered an injury after he broke a femur in a skating accident.
- Tony has a collection of film props.
- The first skateboard he ever received was a hand-me-down from his older brother Steve. He donated that to Smithsonian around 2012.
- He sometimes gets mistaken for Lance Armstrong and Tom Brady.
- Tony can also blow bubbles using the saliva in his mouth.
- In 1990, he had received the Thrasher’s Skater of the Year award.
- At the age of 11, he got his first job which was of a paper route.
- Tony can make a great-tasting egg and cheese bagel.
- His first car was a 1977 Honda Civic Hatchback.
- If Tony wasn’t a skateboarder, he would have been a video editor.
- The first concert he attended was by The Cars.
- In March 2022, he had broken his femur bone due to skateboarding. That was his worst injury.
- He was starstruck after meeting late boxer Muhammad Ali.
Featured Image by Tony Hawk / Instagram