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Tony Alva

Biography

Pioneer skateboarder who also rode with the initial Z-boys and tore up Venice Seaside in the 1970s. He transformed the facial skin of skateboarding by skating in vacant pools. He founded the Alva Skates organization and skate group. He wedded Victoria Alva and may be the uncle of celebrity Jessica Alba. His existence influenced the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown, which starred Heath Ledger .

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Full Name Tony Alva
Date Of Birth September 2, 1957
Place Of Birth Santa Monica, CA
Height 1.82 m
Profession Skateboarder
Nationality American
Spouse Victoria Alva
Children Zephaniah Levi, Avalon Victoria
Siblings Kathy Alva, Mark Alva
Movies Dishdogz, Lords of Dogtown, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Thrashin', Skateboard, Vertical Speed, Chlorine
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1Moved from Santa Monica to San Clemente. At 47 years-old, he is still running Alva Skateboards in Oceanside. [June 2005]
2Was a bass player in the band, The Skoundrelz.
3Started Alva Skateboard Company at age 19.
4Graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1975.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skate God2017pre-productionRip
History Is Myth2013ShortOfficer Avila
Lords of Dogtown2005Oregon Man at Party
Frezno Smooth1999Business Executive
Thrashin'1986T.A.
Skateboard1978Tony Bluetile

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown2005skate coach
Thrashin'1986skateboard technical advisor

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown2005skate double: Tony

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Can Color Outside the Lines.: The Big Boys2017Documentary filmingHimself
Bunker772016DocumentaryHimself
Propeller2015DocumentaryHimself
OG: The Harry Jumonji Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentaryHimself
Lexicon Devil2012DocumentaryHimself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography2012DocumentaryHimself
Day at the Pool2011Documentary shortTony Alva
Hooked for Life2011Documentary
Pass the Bucket2011TV Series documentary
Brettkontroll2006Documentary shortHimself
Much Adrenaline2006TV SeriesHimself
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006DocumentaryHimself - Zephyr Team
American Wasteland2005Video GameHimself (voice)
Dogged on Dogtown2005Video documentary shortHimself
Dogtown Cameos2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Lords of Dogtown'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story2005DocumentaryHimself
Dishdogz2005Himself
Under the Influence: California Pool Skateboarding2005VideoHimself
Chlorine: A Pool Skating Documentary2003Video documentaryHimself
Fruit of the Vine2002DocumentaryHimself
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001DocumentaryHimself - Zephyr Skate Team
Go for It1976DocumentarySkateboarder (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old School: Ultimate X2003Video documentary shortHimself

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