A video game series based on his skateboarding, with the title Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, debuted in 1999.
In 2006, Tony Hawk appeared in a cameo on the film Drake & Josh Go Hollywood as himself. Hawk appeared in Jackass: The Movie with Mat Hoffman and Bam Margera, skateboarding in a fat suit and Jackass Number Two, while skateboarding through an obstacle course. Tony appears in the film following the 2006 Gumball Rally, 3000 Miles, again with Bam Margera.Hawk's role in the series was usurped by customizable player characters in later installments, but he has remained a prominent character.In the fifth game in the series, Underground, he is a minor non-player character whom the player meets in Tampa, Florida and skates against.Impressed with the player's skills, Hawk grants them entry into a skate competition.
The ride was originally billed as the "Tony Hawk experience" and was designed to have the look and feel of a giant red-and-black skatepark.Anthony Frank Hawk (born May 12, 1968), commonly known by his nickname The Birdman, is an American professional skateboarder, actor and owner of skateboard company Birdhouse.