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Rob Dyrdek Biography

Birthdate: June 28, 1974
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio

You may have seen Rob Dyrdek on his MTV show, Rob and Big. Kidzworld takes a look at this skateboarding star!

Rob Dyrdek - Growing Up

Skateboarding came naturally to Rob. As a 12-year old, he instantly felt comfortable on the board. That same year, Rob became the youngest member on the ultra-popular G&S Skateboarding team. He turned pro when he was 16 and joined the Alian Workshop Team. His amazing boarding skills and tricks earned him a spot as a DC Shoes endorser as a 21-year old. Rob's skateboarding DVD's also became a huge hit within the skateboarding community.

Rob Dyrdek - Giving Back

As a kid, Rob always had trouble finding places to skateboard without getting kicked out or ticketed. So when Rob was able to get money as a pro skateboarder, he started building skateparks for kids looking for a place to practice. The first park he opened was in his hometown of Kettering and he built an indoor skate park called the TF (training facility) in San Diego, California. His skateparks have provided legal skateboarding for more than 10 million street skaters through his Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation.

Rob Dyrdek - MTV Show

One of the biggest breaks of Rob's career came in 2006 when he got his own reality show Rob and Big. The show stars Rob and his best friend and bodyguard Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. Big Black lives up to his nickname with his 6'6", 400 lbs frame. The comedic show about this odd couple has become a big hit and has been picked up for a second season. In early 2007, Rob began shooting his own movie that he stars in and produced.

Rob Dyrdek - Did U Know?

  • Rob Dyrdek currently resides in Los Angeles.
  • Rob Dyrdek's nickname is "Diesel".
  • Rob Dyrdek was featured in the Fort Minor music video "Remember the Name".
  • Rob Dyrdek is 5'7".
  • Rob Dyrdek's signature shoe from DC is called "The Dyrdek 1".
  • Rob Dyrdek's sponsors include DC Shoes, Alian Workshop, Reflex Bearings, Spy Optical and Red Bull energy drinks.

Rob Dyrdek Says...

"No matter what I do, how much money I make, where I live, or what kind of car I drive, the stuff I skateboard on is the same stuff that every other kid in L.A., every kid in the country, everybody in the world is skateboarding on. In skateboarding, you're never bigger than the streets."

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