List of Famous Skateboarders People

List of Famous Skateboarders

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List of famous skateboarders, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top skateboarders in the world? This includes the most prominent skateboarders, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable skateboarders is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic skateboarders were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned skateboarders.

List features people like Bam Margera and Rob Dyrdek.

From reputable, prominent, and well known skateboarders to the lesser known skateboarders of today, these are some of the best professionals in the skateboarder field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous skateboarders ever?" and "What are the names of famous skateboarders?" then you're in the right place. (77 items)


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    Bam Margera
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    Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, actor, musician, and stunt performer. He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew. He has since appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard and Minghags, both of which he ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: USA, West Chester, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Television producer, Cinematographer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Grind, Jackass, Viva La Bam, 411VM Skateboarding: Issue 52, + more
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    Rob Dyrdek
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    Robert Stanley "Rob" Dyrdek is an American professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star. He is best known for his roles in the reality shows Rob and Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. In 2014, Dyrdek was labeled as one of the 'Most influential ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Righteous Kill, Ridiculousness, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Street Dreams, Rob & Big, + more
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    Ryan Sheckler
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    Ryan Allen Sheckler is an American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, and was the star of the MTV-produced reality television series Life of Ryan. Sheckler was listed in Fox Weekly's "15 Most Influential Skateboarders of All-Time" article.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: USA, California, La Palma
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Grind, Tooth Fairy, Dishdogz, Street Dreams, Life of Ryan, + more
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    Shepard Fairey
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    Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Illustrator, Designer, Graphic Designer, Contemporary artist, Artist
    • Credits: Beautiful Losers
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    Roberto Dean Silva Burnquist, popularly known as Bob Burnquist, is a Brazilian professional skateboarder. In 2010 he became the first skateboarder to land a "fakie 900", making Burnquist the fifth person in history to successfully complete the 900 trick.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    • Profession: Skateboarder
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    Stacy Peralta
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    Stacy Peralta is an American director and entrepreneur. He was previously a professional skateboarder and surfer with the professional skateboarding group, the Z-Boys.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Real Genius, Lords of Dogtown, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Riding Giants, Dogtown and Z-Boys, + more
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    Edward "Ed" Templeton is a professional skateboarder, skateboard company owner, and contemporary artist who, as of 2012, resides in Huntington Beach, California, United States. Templeton is best known for founding the skateboard company, Toy Machine, a company that, as of January 2013, he continues to ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Garden Grove, USA, California
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Contemporary artist
    • Credits: CKY3, Logic Skateboard Media: Vol. 7, The Tao of Skateboarding, Paperboys
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    Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, nicknamed "The Birdman", is an American professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, distributed by Activision. He is widely considered to be one of the most successful and influential ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: USA, Carlsbad, California
    • Profession: Skateboarder, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, Philanthropist
    • Credits: Lords of Dogtown, XXX, The New Guy, Gleaming the Cube, Max Keeble's Big Move, + more
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    Tony Alva
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    Tony Alva is an American skateboarder, most prominently known as one of the original members of the Z-Boys skateboarding team. The Transworld SKATEboarding magazine ranked him in eighth position in its list of the "30 Most Influential Skaters" and a video interview was published in May 2013.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Santa Monica
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Actor
    • Credits: Lords of Dogtown, Dishdogz, Thrashin', Skateboard, Chlorine, + more
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    Mike Vallely
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    Mike Vallely, also known as Mike V, is a professional skateboarder. Vallely is also a musician, actor, television personality, stuntman, professional wrestler and FHL hockey player. As of January 2014, he is the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Black Flag.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: USA, Edison, New Jersey
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Wrestler, Skateboarder, Musician, Actor
    • Credits: The Hangover, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, XXX, The Search for Animal Chin, CKY3, + more
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    John Rodney Mullen is a professional skateboarder, company owner, inventor, and public speaker who practices freestyle and street skateboarding. Mullen is credited with inventing numerous skateboarding tricks, including the flatground ollie, kickflip, heelflip, impossible, and 360-flip. Mullen has ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Actor
    • Credits: Gleaming the Cube, The Search for Animal Chin, Almost: Round Three
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    Brandon Novak
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    Brandon Novak is a professional skateboarder, actor, stuntman, and friend of Bam Margera and is a prominent member of the CKY Crew. Novak is referred to by many nicknames in the CKY world, including Dreamseller, referring to his history of drug abuse, and "Nudie Novak", for his reputation of generally ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Skateboarder, Musician, Actor
    • Credits: Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa?, Haggard: The Movie, Minghags: The Movie, The Fantasstic Whores 4, Camp Kill Yourself (CKY)
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    Steve Berra
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    Steve Berra is an American professional skateboarder and director, and is also the cofounder/co-owner of the popular skateboarding website "The Berrics".more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Area code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Skateboarder, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: The Good Life, Luster, 413 Hope St., Skate More, 411VM Skateboarding: Issue 48, + more
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    Cara-Beth Burnside, nicknamed "CB", is a pioneer of women's professional skateboarding and snowboarding from Orange, California and ranks amongst the top female athletes in these sports in the world. She was the first president of the Action Sports Alliance. As a skateboarder, Burnside has won more than ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Orange, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Athlete
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    Amy Caron is a professional skateboarder living in Huntington Beach, California.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Castro Valley, USA, California
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Skateboarder, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Sleepover
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    Tommy Guerrero
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    Tommy Guerrero is an American professional skateboarder, company owner, and musician.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Guitarist, Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Musician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Search for Animal Chin
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    Michael "Mike" Shawn Carroll is a professional skateboarder from Daly City, California, United States. He is the co-founder and vice-president of Girl Skateboards and the co-founder of Lakai Limited Footwear. Carroll is known for being an innovator of technical street skating in the early 1990s.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Skateboarder, Film Producer
    • Credits: Yeah Right!, Fully Flared
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    Charles "Bucky" Lasek is a professional skateboarder and rallycross driver.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Dundalk, Maryland
    • Profession: Skateboarder, Actor
    • Credits: Ultimate X: The Movie, Haggard: The Movie, The Shaun White Album, Tony Hawk's Trick Tips: Vol. 3: Secrets of Skateboarding, VGX Award Show, + more
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    Danny Way
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    Daniel Way, known as Danny Way, is an American professional skateboarder and company owner who has been awarded Thrasher magazine's "Skater of the Year" award twice. He is known for extreme stunts, such as jumping into a skateboard ramp from a helicopter, and pioneering megaramps, including one that he ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland
    • Profession: Skateboarder
    • Credits: The DC Video - Deluxe Edition
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    Greg Lutzka
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    Greg Lutzka is a "goofy-footed" professional skateboarder.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: USA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    • Profession: Skateboarder
    • Credits: Almost: Round Three, Our Life
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