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Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1957
SpouseVictoria Alva
FactMoved from Santa Monica to San Clemente. At 47 years-old, he is still running Alva Skateboards in Oceanside. [June 2005]

Tony Alva (born September 2, 1951) is an American skateboarder, actor, and businessman. He was a pioneer of the sport of skateboarding and one of the first professional skateboarders. Alva is also the co-founder of the Alva Skateboards company.

Alva was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were of Mexican descent. He has two brothers and one sister. Alva began skateboarding at the age of eleven. He quickly became one of the most talented skateboarders of his generation.

Alva’s career began when he won the National Skateboarding Championships in 1976. He then turned professional and began competing in international competitions. Alva quickly became one of the most successful professional skateboarders of all time. He won numerous competitions and set several world records.

In the early 1980s, Alva co-founded the Alva Skateboards company. The company quickly became one of the most successful skateboard companies in the world. Alva has also appeared in several films and television shows. He has appeared in such films as “Thrashin” (1986) and “Back to the Beach” (1987).

Alva has been married twice. His first marriage was to Deborah White in 1977. The couple had two children together before divorcing in 1981. His second marriage was to Kelly Slater in 1982. The couple had one child together before divorcing in 1983.

Alva has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful career as a professional skateboarder and from his ownership stake in the Alva Skateboards company.

General Info

Full NameTony Alva
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1957
Height1.82 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Musician, Actor, Skateboarder


SpouseVictoria Alva
ChildrenZephaniah Levi, Avalon Victoria
SiblingsKathy Alva, Mark Alva


MoviesDishdogz, Lords of Dogtown, Thrashin', Skateboard, Vertical Speed, Chlorine

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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.




Skate God2017pre-productionRip
History Is Myth2013ShortOfficer Avila
Lords of Dogtown2005Oregon Man at Party
Frezno Smooth1999Business Executive
Skateboard1978Tony Bluetile


Lords of Dogtown2005skate coach
Thrashin'1986skateboard technical advisor


Lords of Dogtown2005skate double: Tony


Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006Documentary special thanks


You Can Color Outside the Lines.: The Big Boys2017Documentary filmingHimself
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
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

Old School: Ultimate X2003Video documentary shortHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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