Tony Hawk

Hawk in 2017, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Anthony Frank Hawk

Place of Birth: Carlsbad, San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 12, 1968

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Tony Hawk is an American professional skateboarder, actor, and entrepreneur. He is also known by his nickname “Birdman.” He owns the skateboard company Birdhouse.

Tony is the son of Nancy and Frank Hawk. He is married to Cathy Goodman. Tony has a son, professional skateboarder Riley Hawk, with his first wife Cindy Dunbar; two children, including electronic musician Gupi (gupi), with his second wife Erin Lee; and a daughter with his third wife Lhotse Merriam. Riley is married to visual artist and model Frances Bean Cobain.

Tony’s paternal grandfather was Frank Hagan Hawk (the son of Hudson Henry Hawk and Sarah Jane Mills). Frank was born in Nebraska. Hudson was the son of Samuel Hawk and Elizabeth Ann Linthurst/Lindhurst. Sarah was the daughter of George Sprinknard Mills and Margaret Jennie Hagan.

Tony’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Virginia “Bessie” Cook (the daughter of John N./Mclarkin Cook and Julia Ann Cook). Elizabeth was born in Indiana. John was the son of Isaac Cook and Susannah Moorman. Julia was the daughter of Columbus Lafayette Cook and Mary See Brown.

Tony’s maternal grandfather was Harry Hamilton Skaggs (the son of William Hamilton Skaggs and Effie Ellen Myers). Harry was born in Illinois. William was the son of Jerry/Jeremiah M. Skaggs and Mary Ann Elizabeth Larimore. Effie was the daughter of Henry Clay Myers and Eliza Ellen/Ella Lamb.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was Montana Edith “Montie” Grady (the daughter of James Simon Grady, Jr. and Julia Nan McGaughan). Montana was born in Montana. James was the son of James Simon Grady and Catherine Maria “Katie” Grimes, whose parents were from County Tipperary, Ireland, her father from Thurles. Julia was born in Milton, Halton, Ontario, Canada, also to Irish parents, Michael Gaughan and Margaret McCormick.


Death record of Tony’s father –

Tony’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Tony’s mother –

2 Responses

  1. drzaius21 says:

    Yeah he is very Anglo, with remote Irish, German and Scottish ancestry. Paternal grandfather link below:


  2. Thenabster says:

    He’s mainly English?

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