Often called the Bobby Fischer of skateboarding, Ryan Sheckler leaped from obscurity to stardom before he even started high school. At the age of 13, the Southern California native became the youngest...
Signed with first sponsor, IWS Boardshop, at age seven
Became the youngest skateboarder to ever turn pro at age 13
First stepped onto a skateboard at the age of 18 months
Played himself in the film, "Dishdogz"
Launched his clothing line, RS By Sheckler
Featured with family and friends in MTV's reality series "The Life of Ryan"
First film role, "MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate"
At age 13, was the youngest participant ever to earn a gold medal at the X Games
Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star
Named the World Cup of Skateboarding's National Street Champion
Joined the CASL (California Amateur Skateboarding League) and won the first contest he entered
Began practicing with professional skateboarder Tony Hawk
Had a small role as a Skateboarder in the film, "Grind"
Co-starred in the skateboarding film, "Street Dreams"
Often called the Bobby Fischer of skateboarding, Ryan Sheckler leaped from obscurity to stardom before he even started high school. At the age of 13, the Southern California native became the youngest skater to win a professional competition at the Slam City Jam in Vancouver, Canada. He won multiple medals at the largest extreme sports competitions throughout his career, including the X Games, the Vans Triple Crown and Gravity Games. Sheckler gained mainstream recognition after starring in his own reality series, "Life of Ryan" (MTV, 2007-09), which documented the happy-go-lucky teen's life at home and with friends. He then made his big screen debut in "Tooth Fairy" (2009), where he co-starred with Dwayne Johnson - another successful athlete-turned-actor - which proved that Sheckler was on his way to becoming as much of a superstar onscreen as he was on four wheels.