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These are all the playable characters in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, which includes 10 real life professional skaters and 2 secret characters. Biography information on the skaters reflects their careers up to 1999.

Tony Hawk[edit]

The father of two and husband of one. Tony Hawk is arguably the single most influential skateboarder of all time. Born and raised in the hazy daze of Southern California, Tony has forgotten more tricks than most people learn in a lifetime. His contributions to the sport are endless—most recently, unearthing skateboarding's holy grail by becoming the only person to successfully land a 900°.

Stats

Ollie
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Air
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

540 Board Varial
Left dpad Left dpad + Square button
360 Flip to Mute
Down dpad Right dpad + Square button
Kickflip McTwist
Right dpad Right dpad + Circle button
The 900
Right dpad Down dpad + Circle button

Bob Burnquist[edit]

Brazilian-born Bob Burnquist snuck onto the scene six years ago (winning the first pro contest he entered) and has been puzzling onlookers ever since. His unique style and switch-stance tendencies make Bob one of the most exciting and original skaters to come down the pike in decades.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Backflip
Up dpad Down dpad + Circle button
One Footed Smith
Right dpad Right dpad + Triangle button
Burntwist
Left dpad Up dpad + Triangle button

Kareem Campbell[edit]

Kareem Campbell was born in New York City and grew up in Los Angeles—breaking down any East vs. West barriers that his predecessors may have set up for him. His dual coast citizenship has led Kareem to develop a smooth metropolitan style based on the mastery of "real" street settings.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Frontflip
Down dpad Up dpad + Circle button
Kickflip Underflip
Left dpad Right dpad + Square button
Casper Slide
Up dpad Down dpad + Triangle button

Rune Glifberg[edit]

Originally from Copenhagen, Denmork, Rune Glifberg now hails from Huntington Beach, California. He's skilled on all terrain, comfortably dominating wherever he chooses to ride. But, while it's not uncommon to see him sessioning a backyard pool or cruising the streets, his true talent shines in the wide-open, trick-to-trick arena of vertical skateboarding.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Air
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Balance
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Kickflip McTwist
Right dpad Right dpad + Circle button
Christ Air
Left dpad Right dpad + Circle button
Front Back Kickflip
Up dpad Down dpad + Square button

Bucky Lasek[edit]

Weaned on the characteristically rough structures of the East Coast scene—skills hardened and honed to perfection in Baltimore, Maryland—Bucky Lasek is easily half a step ahead of skateboarding’s norm. Recently, he relocated all his power, originality, and style to Carlsbad, California to show the entire world where he's from and where he's at.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Air
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Fingerflip Airwalk
Right dpad Left dpad + Circle button
Varial Heelflip Judo
Down dpad Up dpad + Square button
Kickflip McTwist
Right dpad Right dpad + Circle button

Chad Muska[edit]

From the boulevards of his native Las Vegas, to any of his adopted urban havens. Chad Muska is at home. This self-styled professional has taken his brand of street level promotions and skate-and-relate creativity to another level, delivering tons of it to Everytown U.S.A. Muska expresses an enthusiasm for the sport of skateboarding that is only equaled by his on-board skills.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Frontflip
Down dpad Up dpad + Circle button
360 Shove It Rewind
Right dpad Right dpad + Square button
One Footed 5-0 Thumpin
Right dpad Down dpad + Triangle button

Andrew Reynolds[edit]

Andrew Reynolds has only been pro for three years, but that's all he's needed to turn the heads of everyone who even remotely cares about skateboarding. Turtle Boy hails from Huntington Beach, California where he holds superhero status for his willingness to toss himself off and over gigantic gaps, big sets of stairs, and airplane hangars. Wheeeee!

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Backflip
Up dpad Down dpad + Circle button
Triple Kickflip
Left dpad Left dpad + Square button
Heelflip to Bluntslide
Down dpad Down dpad + Triangle button

Geoff Rowley[edit]

A precision-engineered English import, Geoff Rowley is one of those smooth-operating skateboarders from England who runs exclusively on handrails, huge staircases, and vegetables. Geoff mode his way over to Huntington Beach, California a few years ago, and the young lad from Liverpool has been speeding around the streets ever since.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Darkside Grind
Left dpad Right dpad + Triangle button
Backflip
Up dpad Down dpad + Circle button
Double Hardflip
Right dpad Down dpad + Square button

Elissa Steamer[edit]

Ft. Myers, Florida's own Elissa Steamer is the first female to have a pro model street board with her name on it. How's that? well, in the last six all-girl events she's entered Elissa has gone undefeated. In this year's springtime classic, The Skatepark of Tampa Pro Contest, she made the cut skating against the big boys. How ya’ like her now?

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Backflip
Up dpad Down dpad + Circle button
Judo Madonna
Left dpad Down dpad + Circle button
Primo Grind
Left dpad Left dpad + Triangle button

Jamie Thomas[edit]

Alabama transplant Jamie Thomas goes big. A current resident alien of Encinitas, California, this fledgling alpha male has been pro for six of his twelve years of skateboarding. During that time he's directed and edited six videos while skating everyday—breaking off hundreds upon thousands of the world's longest and biggest handrails—his way.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Frontflip
Down dpad Up dpad + Circle button
540 Flip
Left dpad Down dpad + Square button
One Footed Nosegrind
Up dpad Up dpad + Triangle button

Officer Dick[edit]

No official biography. Can be unlocked by collecting all 35 tapes and 3 gold medals with any skater.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Speed
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Air
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Balance
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Signature Moves

Yeehaw Frontflip
Down dpad Up dpad + Circle button
Assume the Position
Left dpad Left dpad + Circle button
Neckbreak Grind
Left dpad Right dpad + Triangle button

Private Carrera[edit]

No official biography. Can be unlocked by playing as Officer Dick, pausing to enter a secret code (see Cheats), and choosing end run and quit. Carrera should replace Dick if done right.

Stats

Ollie
★★★★★★★★★★
Speed
★★★★★★★★★★
Air
★★★★★★★★★★
Balance
★★★★★★★★★★

Signature Moves

The Well Hardflip
Right dpad Left dpad + Square button
Ho-Ho Ho
Left dpad Up dpad + Triangle button
Somi Spin
Left dpad Down dpad + Circle button