Tony Hawk: See Photos Of The Legendary Skateboarder By: Jennifer Phang April 5, 2022 11:21AM EDT See photos of Tony Hawk. 1 of 5 Tony Hawk Invision for Clio Awards When it comes to skateboarding, there are few that are bigger than Tony Hawk. Nicknamed the “Birdman,” Tony is credited with being the one to first complete a documented “900” skateboarding trick, landing the impressive feat on June 27, 1999. While growing up in San Diego, Tony took to skateboarding early on, as it was a great outlet for his excessive, youthful energy. He turned pro at age 14, and was one of the members of the legendary Bones Brigade skateboarding team in the mid-1980s. Tony’s legacy grew throughout skate culture in the 80s and early 90s, thanks to skate videos and magazines like Thrasher. He was Josh Brolin’s skater-double for 1986’s Thrashin’ movie, and he made a brief appearance in Police Academy 4 in 1987. The most noteworthy appearance in his early career came in 1989’s Gleaming the Cube, but greater fame awaited Tony. The same year that he landed the “900,” Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater hit the video game world. Since then, Tony has become a pop culture icon, appearing in movies, television shows, and on the podium of the X-Games. September 17, 2020, 11:55AM 2 of 5 Tony Hawk Goes High AGIF via AP Tony Hawk participates in a skate event at the Center for Extreme Sports, in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2019. All around the world, every kid wants to get high like Tony. September 17, 2020, 11:55AM 3 of 5 Tony Hawk Helps Out Alexander Scheuber/picture-allia Tony Hawk has been involved in giving back from the start. Here, he’s seen helping children practice at the Laureus Sport for Good Skateboarding Event in Berling, Germany, in February 2020 September 17, 2020, 11:55AM 4 of 5 Tony Hawk Takes A Break Joker / SplashNews.com Tony Hawk sits on a park bench while filming an untitled project in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. Even in his 50s, he still soars on his skateboard. September 17, 2020, 11:55AM 5 of 5 Tony Hawk Hits New York City SplashNews.com Tony Hawk seen out and about in New York City. It would be odd to NOT see Tony with a skateboard, right? September 17, 2020, 12:03PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.