Tony Hawk

American professional skateboarder

Anthony Frank Hawk (born May 12, 1968) is an American retired professional skateboarder and actor. He is credited with being the first recorded skater to land the 900, which consists of two-and-a-half rotations (900°) in the air before landing back on the pipe during the televised June 27, 1999 X Games, for which he received an enormous amount of attention.[1] He is also known for his Tony Hawk's video game series.[2]

Tony Hawk
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Tony Hawk, 2006
Anthony Frank Hawk

(1968-05-12) May 12, 1968 (age 54)
Spouse(s)Lhotse Merriam (2006-2011),
Erin Lee (1996-2004),
Cindy Dunbar (1990-1993)
ChildrenRiley (b. 1992),
Spencer (b. 1999),
Keegan (b. 2001),
Kadence (b. 2008)

In July 2021, Hawk briefly ended his competitive retirement to participate in the Vert Best Trick event at that year's X Games, finishing in fourth place out of nine competitors.[3][4]


  1. "Chat wrap: Hawk soars to legendary status". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-11-08.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Tony Hawk Carves a New Niche". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  3. Bruton, Michelle (July 16, 2021). "Tony Hawk Competes In First X Games Skateboard Vert Best Trick Contest Since 2003; Gui Khury Lands First 1080". Forbes. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  4. "Summer 2021 Skateboard Vert Best Trick". Retrieved 7 January 2022.

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