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Christian Hosoi is a son of a Caucasian mother and Japanese father from Hawaii, and grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. He began skating when he was seven years old, stating that Shogo Kubo, Tony Alva, Jay Adams, and Stacy Peralta were his idols. His father, Ivan, became a manager of the Marina Del Rey Skatepark, and Christian dropped out of the school to develop his talents.

In 1979, Power Peralta sponsored Hosoi, refused to turn him pro, so he left for the Dogtown Skateboards. However, Dogtown closed the business soon after, so he moved to the Sims Skateboards and turned pro at the age of 14. His first win at the professional level was in the NSA Summer Series #5 in Vancouver, Canada, in 1985. Two years later, Christian won the Thrasher Savannah Slamma I, while in 1988, he recorded three big wins in Vision Skate Escape, Ramp Riot Bells beach (Australia), and Titus World Cup (Germany). Hosoi ended the ‘80s with victories at the NSA Savannah Slamma III: Arena Street Style (1989) and Japan Slam Jam (1989).

His career took a hit in the early ‘90s, when the recession was a big problem and he even faced bankruptcy when his drug addiction grew. Hosoi only returned to skateboarding in the late 2000s, winning at the 10th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest Grandmasters Event (2008) and Etnies GVR Skull Bowl – Masters in Lake Forest, California. His latest wins were at the X Games 15 Skateboard Park Legends contest in 2009, and the X Games 16 Skateboard Park Legends contest in 2010.

Christian Hosoi has also appeared in such movies as “Thrashin’” (1986) starring Josh Brolin, and “Hardflip” (2012) alongside Randy Wayne, John Schneider, and Rosanna Arquette.

Regarding his personal life, Christian Hosoi has been married to former nightclub dancer Jennifer Lee since 2001, and has four sons with her. He was arrested in 1995, but after failing to appear in court, Hosoi declined to compete at skateboarding events in order to avoid arrest. However, in 2000 Christian was arrested when tried to transport 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) of crystal meth from Los Angeles to Honolulu, and spent four years at the San Bernardino Central Detention Center, but was paroled in 2004, despite his sentence of ten years. Hosoi’s wife and her uncle influenced him to become a born-again Christian, and he really changed his ways, and he even released his autobiography entitled “HOSOI: My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor” in 2012.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Christian Hosoi
  • Net Worth: $500,000
  • Date Of Birth: October 5, 1967
  • Place Of Birth: California, USA
  • Profession: Skateboarder
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jennifer Hosoi
  • Children: James Hosoi, Classic Hosoi, Rhythm Hosoi, Endless Kealoha Hosoi
  • Parents: Bonnie Puamana Mitchell, Ivan Hosoi
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  • Movies: Hardflip


  • Is now sponsored by Quiksilver. [2005]
  • Started his own skateboard company, “Hosoi Skates”, in 1985.
  • Was released on parole in the beginning of June, 2004.
  • Was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for carrying nearly 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to Honolulu in January 2000.
  • Is of Japanese, Scotch-Irish, French, Chinese and Hawaiian decent.
  • Was one of America’s top 40 skateboarders during the 80s.


Title Year Status Character
Wet Dream: a skateboard tale 2014 Short
Hardflip 2012 Hosoi
Maloof Money Cup 2008 TV Movie Announcer
What If? 2005 Video Policeman
Thrashin’ 1986 Dagger / Pool Skater
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Hardflip 2012 associate producer
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Fallen Idols Aka DOPE. 2008 Documentary very special thanks
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Made in Venice 2016 Documentary Himself
Propeller 2015 Documentary Himself
Thrashing Again 2014 Documentary Himself
Christ Air 2013 Documentary short Himself
Vans US Open of Surfing 2013 TV Series Himself
Project JCTV 2013 TV Movie Himself
Foolishness 2013 Documentary Himself
Underexposed: A Women’s Skateboarding Documentary 2013 Documentary Himself
Vans Pool Party 2012 TV Series Himself
Waiting for Lightning 2012 Documentary Himself
We Are Skateboarders 2012 Documentary Himself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography 2012 Documentary Himself
Dark Night of the Soul 2011 Documentary short Recovering Addict
Vans Pool Party 2011 TV Series Himself
Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Bro Bowl: 30 Years of Tampa Concrete 2010 Documentary Himself
Vida Sobre Rodas 2010 Documentary
Action Sports Special 2009 TV Movie Himself – Host
The Uprising 2008 TV Series Himself
Fallen Idols Aka DOPE. 2008 Documentary Himself
Christian Hosoi: Conversation with a Legend 2007 Short Himself
Pray for Me: The Jason Jessee Film 2007 Documentary
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 2006 Video Game Himself (voice)
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi 2006 Documentary Himself
Livin It: Unusual Suspects 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dogtown Cameos 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Praise the Lord 2005 TV Series Himself
Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story 2005 Documentary Himself
The Globe World Cup Skateboarding 2005 TV Movie Himself – Special Comments
Johnny Goes Off Downunder 1990 Video Himself