Famous Male Skateboarders

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This list of famous male skateboarders, features bios and photos, when available. This male skateboarders list contains the most prominent and top skateboarders, famous skaters ripping up the half-pipe. Skateboarding fans will also enjoy the best skateboarding movies and our list of famous female skateboarders. These male skateboarders of note are listed by their level of prominence, and can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousands of males working as skateboarders in the world, but this list highlights only the most famous skateboarders.

Among the famous skateboarders and hot skaters listed below are Rob Dyrdek, Tony Hawk, and Bam Margera. Featuring the young and old pros of skating, this list has many recognizable names.  

Over the past 30 years, skateboarding has moved from a niche sport to one of the most popular activities for people of all ages. Thanks to the popularity of Tony Hawk (and his video game series) plus the advent of ESPN's X-Games, skateboarding has gone mainstream and is one of the most accessible sports for people of all ages.

While this isn't a list of all male skateboarders it does feature over 60 skaters, from professional skateboarders to amateurs who are looking to go pro. Who are the most famous male skateboarders in the world? Who are the best male skateboarders?

The best skateboarders in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading male skateboarders. It takes a lot of hard work and skill to become the best skateboarder, but the people on this list of pro skaters are giving it all they have.

Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Skateboarders
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Anthony Frank Hawk (born May 12, 1968) is an American professional skateboarder, actor and owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, published by Activision, and is widely considered to be one of the most successful and influential pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.In 2002, he created the "Boom Boom HuckJam", an extreme sports exhibition and tour that was launched in Las Vegas. Throughout his career, Hawk has made numerous appearances in films, other media, and his own series of video games. He has also been involved in various philanthropic activities, including his own Tony Hawk ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Carlsbad, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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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Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Skateboarders
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John Rodney Mullen (born August 17, 1966) is an American professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, inventor, and public speaker who practices freestyle skateboarding and street skateboarding. He is widely considered the most influential street skater in the history of the sport, being credited for inventing numerous tricks, including the flatground ollie, kickflip, heelflip, impossible, and 360-flip. As a result, he has been called the "Godfather of Street Skateboarding."Rodney Mullen won his first world skateboard championship at the age of 14; over the following decade, he won 35 out of 36 freestyle contests, thus establishing the most successful competitive run in the history of the sport. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Actor

Credits: Gleaming the Cube, The Search for Animal Chin, Almost: Round Three

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Bam Margera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Skateboarders
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Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera ( mar-JAIR-ə; born September 28, 1979) is an American professional skateboarder, stunt performer, filmmaker, musician and television personality. He came to prominence after appearing as a main cast member in MTV's Jackass. He has since appeared on MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard: The Movie and Minghags: The Movie, both of which he co-wrote and directed. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: USA, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Skateboarders
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Robert Stanley Dyrdek (born June 28, 1974) is an American entrepreneur, actor, producer, reality TV personality, and former professional skateboarder. He is best known for his roles in the reality shows Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. He also is the creator of the animated series Wild Grinders, in which he voices the series' main character, Lil Rob. In 2014, Dyrdek was labeled as one of the "most influential skateboarders of all-time" by FoxWeekly. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: USA, Kettering, Ohio

Nationality: 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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