Individual sports icon who became a star for redefining vertical skateboarding, founding Birdhouse, and launching a successful video game series.
After striking out in a little league game, he hid out in a ravine until his father came to get him. He won many skateboard competitions as a child, and became a professional when he was 14.
He was nicknamed The Birdman for his aerial stunts, and gained fame for becoming first skater to successfully land a 900 degree spin out of a half pipe.
He was married to Cindy Dunbar from 1990 to 1993 and Erin Lee from 1996 to 2004. In 2006, he married Lhotse Merriam. He has sons named Riley and Keegan, a child named Spencer, and a daughter named Kadence.
He made cameo appearances in Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D with Johnny Knoxville.