Rob Dyrdek is a professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, philanthropist, and reality TV star best known for his roles in the shows Rob and Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.
Dyrdek was involved in sports as a kid and began skateboarding at age 11 when he received his first skateboard from professional skater Neil Blender. Of his early interest in the sport, Dyrdek said, "I was a pretty driven young man. I was so focused on becoming a pro skateboarder. I would sit in school and think about all the tricks I was going to do, then I'd get out of school and skate until they made me come inside." At the age of 12, Rob acquired sponsorship from the same company Blender rode for and began his skateboarding career. A few years later, Dyrdek and Blender quit their board sponsor and created Alien Workshop - Rob's current board company.
At the age of 16, Dyrdek decided to forego his senior year of high schoo and instead moved to Southern California to pursue his professional skate career. Soon after moving, Dyrdek began to ride for Droors Clothing (now known as DC Shoes), where he also began his exploring entrepreneurship through shoe design. This led Dyrdek to launch various short-lived companies, including a hip-hop record label and a skate shop.
In August 2011, Dyrdek started a show on MTV called Ridiculousness, where he comments on internet videos, mainly about extreme sports mishaps.
To learn more about Dyrdek, visit his official website by clicking here.
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