Olympic gold medalist Shaun White defied gravity every time he stepped on a snowboard. As a native of Southern California, White developed a passion for action sports as a child and turned pro by the...
San Diego, California, USA
|Go On||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||Himself||20127|
|X Games 3D: The Movie||2009||Actor||Himself||20097|
|Shaun White: Russia Calling||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Conan||2014 2009 - 2014||Actor||Guest||20147|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2013 2012 - 2013||Guest||n/a||1|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||2012 2002 - 2012||Actor||Celebrity Volunteer||20127|
|The 2007 ESPY Awards||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Presenter||20067|
|Guys Choice 2010||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Honoree||20097|
|Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|The Crash Reel||2014||Actor||Himself||20147|
|Friends with Benefits||2011||Actor||Himself||20117|
|Fish Hooks||2013 2009 - 2013||Voice||Shaun Whitefish||20136|
|2010 MTV Movie Awards||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Presenter||20097|
|Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards||2010 2009 - 2010||Presenter||n/a||1|
|2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Presenter||20067|
|The Smurfs 2||2013||Voice||Clueless Smurf||20136|
|The 2006 Teen Choice Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|Shaun White: Russia Calling||2013 2012 - 2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Cloud 9||2012 2011 - 2012||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
Shaun Roger White was born on Sept. 3, 1986 in San Diego, CA to Roger and Kathy White. The future Olympian had two open-heart operations before he turned one due to a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. White had one sister, Kari, and a brother, Jesse, who inspired him to start snowboarding at the age of six. When White turned pro at the age of 10, his brother began working as his manager. The young athlete frequented Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT and Bear Mountain in Southern California for his early snowboarding training. During his formative years, White also took up skateboarding. He met professional skateboarder Tony Hawk - considered a legend in the world of extreme sports - who mentored him until White turned pro at 17. In 2003, White became the first athlete to compete in both the Summer X Games and the Winter X Games in two different sports. More impressively, he won gold at both events and continued to dominate the X Games throughout his career. His fiery red hair and gravity-defying tricks earned him the nickname "the Flying Tomato," and soon enough, White became the poster boy for action sports.
At the 2006 Olympic Winter Games held in Turin, Italy, White was the favorite to win gold in the snowboard halfpipe competition. A collective gasp from spectators was heard after he scored a low 37.7 points out of 50 during the qualifying round, which almost knocked him out of medal contention. White turned out a better performance during the second round and made it to the finals. Scoring a 46.8 at the finals, White beat out fellow American Danny Kass to win his first Olympic gold medal. Expectations were high when White returned to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. It was widely speculated by snowboarding experts and fans that White had new tricks planned for the halfpipe event. Millions watched as White scored 46.8 points in his first run, which secured his gold medal even without a second run. In true athletic spirit, White performed a second run anyway and debuted a breathtaking stunt called a Double McTwist 1260, earning an even higher score of 48.4 points. White made Olympic history as the first athlete to win back-to-back gold medals in the snowboard halfpipe. Endorsements for the red-haired sportsman poured in, including lucrative contracts with Burton Snowboards, Target Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard. White also starred in several video game titles such as "Shaun White Snowboarding" (2008) and "Shaun White Skateboarding" (2010). In 2011, White showcased his comedic acting skills with a cameo in the feature film "Friends with Benefits" opposite Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
From classic movie palaces to the state-of-the-art IMAX screens.