MTV viewers might know Dyrdek from his starring role in the reality series Rob and Big- -you know, the adoptive parent of Mini-Horse, the man who performs as alter-ego “Bobby Light” or the guy who tried to teach bulldog Meaty to skateboard. Yeah, Rob Dyrdek is that guy, but he’s also a professional skateboarder who simply refuses to stop chasing glory and an entrepreneur with quite a knack for business.
In his hometown of Kettering, Ohio, at the tender age of 12, Rob picked up a skateboard for the first time. Within a month, he won his first competition and became the youngest member of the G&S skateboard team.
Rob is most notably known for his MTV television shows “Rob & Big,” “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” “Ridiculousness,” and his newest animated series “Wild Grinders,” based off of his childhood skate crew, on Nicktoons.
In 2010, Rob created the first professional street skateboarding property, Street League Skateboarding™ that is currently in its 3rd touring season, televised on ESPN2.
Rob Dyrdek won’t be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, he’s just getting started.
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Moment in your Career: grinding 20 stair handrail for the DC commercial “The Chase”
Favorite Trick: Backside Smith Grinds
Favorite Cereal: Oats
Favorite TV Show: Wild Grinders
Lucky #: 7
Favorite Artist/Band: Jay – Z
Favorite Movie: Street Dreams
Favorite Spot to Ride: The Fantasy Factory
Biggest Goal: To become one with the universe
If you weren’t a professional athlete, what would you be? President of the United States
Chocolate or Vanilla: Vanilla
Favorite Video Game: Need for Speed
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