Tony’s 900° may have recently been outdone by little groms, but the one thing he still has over every other skater alive is an extensive history of profitable and wacky commercial appearances.
We tried tallying them up, and all told, Tony has acted in more than 20+ commercials going back all the way to the ’80s. That’s not even counting his movie, TV, or music appearances, which have all helped cement Tony as the most recognizable skateboarder in the world.
Recently, we got a chance to meet Tony in New York. The team behind his new signature clothing line set up the interview at a swanky Manhattan restaurant, but we threw them a curveball and decided to pester Tony about his most iconic and cringeworthy commercial appearances instead. Hopefully they don’t get too mad.
Thanks again, Tony!
September 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Genuine. Cool. Dude.
September 18, 2019 5:09 pm
I don’t want to take anything away from those fearless, super-talented kids, but what’s truly impressive to me about Tony Hawk’s 900 is that he did it on a regular halfpipe, with no run-up ramp.
Great interview and great article, though. Tony Hawk is a class act and I really appreciate what you guys do here at Jenkem, it’s like a slightly more grown-up Big Brother. Both publications are a huge influence on my writing.
September 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Old fart here, he’s probably received more genuine thanks from skaters he’s helped out than anyone else in interviews I’ve read, back when mags were still around
September 20, 2019 3:39 pm
the efforts of his foundation helped prove to city and town governments across the country that skateparks are a valuable investment for the youth of their municipalities. good dude