Skateboarder nicknamed "The Gonz" who is widely thought of as one of the pioneers of street skating. His innovative approach to skating led to him being named as the most influential skateboarder of all time by Transworld Magazine.
He was raised in South Gate, California and joined the skating scene at age 13. His career took off when he was featured on the cover of Thrasher in November 1984.
He is a visual artist who created a series of zines with director Harmony Korine, which were collected in the book The Collected Fanzines (2008).
He married a woman named Tia, with whom he has a daughter.
Tommy Guerrero is one of his most famous contemporaries.