Bob Burnquist was born in Rio de Janiero
. His skills at skateboarding started to show at age 11, and he turned pro at 14. He would soon move to North America
. He specializes in switch stance skateboarding and vert tricks. He has appeared in all Tony Hawk's games except Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
. He won the 2000 X-Games Best Trick contest. He won a gold medal in the 2005 X-games Best Trick Vert contest. He has a total of 7 X-Games gold medals.