Mike Vallely (/ˈvæləjiː/ val-ə-yee; born June 29, 1970), also known as Mike V, is an American professional skateboarder. Vallely is also a musician, actor, television personality, stuntman, professional wrestler and FHL hockey player. As of January 2014, he is the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Black Flag.
Vallely was born in Edison, New Jersey and resides in Long Beach, CA. He is the singer in the hardcore band Revolution Mother and in the punk rock band Mike V & the Rats. He also sang for Black Flag on their 2003 reunion shows in Los Angeles. He was the singer for the part of the show where the band played the entire My War album. He is on the Element Skateboards team as a pro skater. Vallely was featured in the popular Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game series. Vallely is also a big fan of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, as he writes a blog on the Ducks' official website. Vallely also has a wife Ann and two children, Emily and Lucy.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Mike V was the first professional skateboarder to appear as an unlockable character in the series, and also the first one to transition from unlockable to regular.
- In pretty much every Tony Hawk game he appears in, Mike V always wears a t-shirt, shaven head and shorts. However, in later two Tony Hawk's games - Project 8 and Proving Ground - Mike eventually changed his style.
- Project 8 gives him a later look with medium-length hair and Baseball cap, but still sporting his previous looks in TH's series.
- Proving Ground breaks the rules using the latest version of him around early 2010's (hint: Battle at The Berrics 2: Mike V v. Chris Cole)
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|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 characters|
|Starters: Tony Hawk • Bob Burnquist • Steve Caballero • Kareem Campbell • Rune Glifberg • Eric Koston • Bucky Lasek • Bam Margera • Rodney Mullen • Chad Muska • Andrew Reynolds • Geoff Rowley • Elissa Steamer • Jamie Thomas
|Tony Hawk's Underground characters|
|Starters: Tony Hawk • Bob Burnquist • Steve Caballero • Kareem Campbell • Rune Glifberg • Eric Koston • Bucky Lasek • Bam Margera • Rodney Mullen • Chad Muska • Andrew Reynolds • Paul Rodriguez • Geoff Rowley • Arto Saari • Elissa Steamer • Jamie Thomas • Mike Vallely
|Tony Hawk's Underground 2 characters|
|Starters: Tony Hawk • Bob Burnquist • Eric Koston • Bam Margera • Rodney Mullen • Chad Muska • Mike Vallely
|Tony Hawk's American Wasteland characters|
|Starters: Tony Hawk • Tony Alva • Bob Burnquist • Bam Margera • Rodney Mullen • Andrew Reynolds • Paul Rodriguez • Ryan Sheckler • Daewon Song • Rick Thorne • Tony Trujillo • Mike Vallely • Stevie Williams