Who the Heck is Tony Hawk?
Tony Hawk is basically the Michael Jordan of skateboarding. He’s so good that his name is practically synonymous with the sport. Not content with just being a skateboarding legend, Hawk also dabbled in stunt work and co-founded the skateboard company Birdhouse. He’s even launched a few projects to help promote the sport, like the Boom Boom Huckjam exhibition tour, which showcases the best talent from the world of extreme sports. Oh, and did we mention he’s also a video game character? Yep, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is a classic. It’s no wonder he made Fox Weekly’s list of the most influential skateboarders of all time.
What’s new with Tony Hawk?
In terms of his career, Tony Hawk continues to be active and successful in the skateboarding industry. He is the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse and is known for completing the first documented 900 skateboarding trick. In December 2022, he spoke at the Metallica Presents: The Helping Hands Concert in Los Angeles and stated that he has no plans to slow down. However, he faced a major setback in 2022 when he received unexpected news about his femur fracture, which he had previously thought was on the mend.
As of February 2023, Tony Hawk’s net worth is approximately $140 million. He remains a popular figure in the skateboarding community and has a large following on social media. Fans enjoy following him on Twitter where he often pokes fun at his own nostalgic stardom and fan encounters.
A documentary about Tony Hawk’s life and career was released in 2022. “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off” traces Hawk’s career from childhood to the present, including his highs such as joining the Bones Brigade, landing the 900 at the 1999 X Games, and serving as the owner of Birdhouse skateboards.
There were plans to release remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and 4, following the success of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remake. However, publisher Activision pulled the plug on the project.
Interview with Tony Hawk
What else do we know about Tony Hawk?
Although Tony Frank Hawk is retired, his name is still interchangeable with skateboarding heroes. Hawk turned pro in 1982, at a time when skateboarding was at the start of its popularity, and his talents catapulted the sport into the sky – with a 360 kickflip. Until his retirement in 1999, he has been a fixture in the annual extreme sports meet – X Games.
Hawk owns the distinction of being the first skateboarder to do a “900,” a skateboard stunt that involves doing a two-and-a-half mid-air revolution. He has played himself in many skateboarding genre films, including doing his own stunts
Because of his greatness and popularity, Tony was able to launch his own foundation – the Tony Hawk Foundation, which seeks to build skateboard parks for impoverished communities in the United States.
What is the nationality of Tony Hawk?
Born in San Diego, California, to Nancy and Peter Rupert Hawk, Tony is American.
How tall is Tony Hawk and how much does he weigh?
Tony Hawk is one of the tallest professional skateboarder, standing 6 feet 3 inches tall. He weighs 171 pounds.
Is Tony Hawk married or single?
Tony Hawk has been married four times. The first was with Cindy Dunbar, Tony’s high school sweetheart. The second with Erin Lee in 1996. They divorced, and Tony went on to marry Lhotse Merriam. Finally (so far) Tony married his fourth and current wife, Cathy Goodman, in 2015. They are happily married.
Tony Hawk With Wife Cathy Goodman
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Does Tony Hawk have any siblings?
Yes. Tony Hawk is the youngest of four. He has two older sisters named Pat and Lenore, and an older brother, Steve.
How much is Tony Hawk’s net worth?
Tony Hawk has a net worth of $140 million. This he earned through sports, his acting career, and the businesses he manages.
How many kids does Tony Hawk have?
Tony Hawk has four children. They are Riley, Keegan, Kadence Clover and Spencer Hawk.
How many bones has Tony Hawk broken?
Extreme sports can mean extreme injuries and Hawks has certainly had his fair share of those. His long list of fractures and other injuries includes at least two broken teeth, and twice breaking the replacements, fractured elbow, cracked ribs, and thirty stitches in his shin after colliding with a bench. He suffered compressed vertebrae as a result of attempting 900s repeatedly, but multiple skull fractures, more than 20 concussions, and shattering his pelvis still didn’t put him off!
It’s hard to get an accurate figure of the amount of bones Hawks has broken over the years, but it’s fair to say a lot!
Where does Tony Hawk live?
Hawks resides not far from his skateboarding roots at Del Mar Skate Ranch, in Encinitas, California.
How old is Tony Hawk?
Tony Hawk was born on May 12, 1968. He is 55 years old and the zodiac sign, Taurus.
Tony Hawk’s First-Ever 900 at the X-Games
Clips from Celebrity Tropical Fish (1991)
Tony Hawk in Italy, 1990
Somewhere in Italy with @lancemountain in 1990. Of note: Limpies bum bags (aka fanny packs), Airwalk 540’s and…