Left skating at age 19 to found his own company, Powell Peralta, with manufacturer George Powell.
Stacy Peralta is an American director, producer, writer, and skateboarder. He co-founded the skateboard company Powell-Peralta in 1978 and directed the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001), which is considered one of the best skateboarding films of all time.
Peralta was born in Santa Monica, California, on October 15, 1957. His father was a semi-professional boxer and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters. Peralta’s parents divorced when he was four years old and he was raised by his mother.
Peralta began skateboarding at the age of eleven. He quickly became one of the best skateboarders in the world and started competing in professional competitions when he was fourteen. In 1975, Peralta won the National Skateboarding Championships.
Peralta’s career as a filmmaker began with the release of the short film Skateboard Fever in 1977. The film was a success and led to Peralta directing the feature-length film The Lords of Dogtown in 2005.
Peralta has been married twice. His first marriage was to Kathy Alva, with whom he has two daughters. His second marriage is to Catherine Yronwode, with whom he has a son.
Peralta’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.
Date Of Birth
October 15, 1957
Screenwriter, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Skateboarder, Television Director
Venice High School
Gemma Vizor, Joni Caldwell
Austin Peralta, Willow Peralta
Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series
News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Documentary
No Room for Rockstars, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Made In America, Lords of Dogtown, Riding Giants, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Ban This, The Search for Animal Chin, Real Genius, The Bones Brigade Video Show, Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television, Influences:...