Nickname: "Chairman of the Board." Started his career out with skateboarding and even made his own company; Birdhouse skateboards and 900 films. Vert skater, goofy, and created over 50 skate tricks used today and the technique vert skaters use today to catch air: Ollieing off coping instead of early-grabbing. He's also a household name thanks to the Tony Hawk video game series.
Tony Hawk's video "The End." was cool. I love his boards and I think after I skate a while, I'll go play his game.