Kerry Getz

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Kerry Getz (born June 10, 1975) is an American professional skateboarder.

Early life[edit]

Getz was born in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, United States (US), and has been skateboarding since the age of nine.

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Alongside Fred Gall, Tim O'Conner and Rob Pluhowski, Getz was one of the original team members of the Habitat brand that was originally conceived as an offshoot of the now-defunct Alien Workshop skateboard company.[1][2] However, in the announcement of Habitat's move to the Tum Yeto distribution company, Getz's name does not appear in the team list.[3]

Getz is known for his anger issues towards his skateboarding, earning him the nickname "Hockey Temper." A montage of his outbursts appears in the introduction to his Skate More video part for the DVS Shoes company.[4]


As of December 2014, Getz's sponsors are Habitat Skateboards, Nocturnal Skateshop, and MOB Griptape .[3][5]

Company owner[edit]

Getz owns a skateboard shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, called Nocturnal Skateshop.

Contest history[edit]

Getz medaled in the 2000 and 2001 X Games and received a gold medal in the first street skateboarding X-Games event.[6] Getz also placed 1st in the Tampa Pro 2000 and the VANs Triple Crown Finals.


  • DVS: Skate More
  • Habitat: Mosaic
  • Habitat: Inhabitants
  • Alien Workshop: Photosynthesis
  • Toy Machine: Jump off a Building
  • Tum Yeto: CKY


  1. ^ Willy Staley (19 May 2014). "How Alien Workshop Died, Maybe". I Don't Know, Man. Yahoo!, Inc. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joe Castrucci "Portfolio" - Part 1" (Video upload). Chris Mulhern on Vimeo. Vimeo. August 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Habitat Movin' to Tum Yeto" (Video upload). RIDE Channel on YouTube. Google Inc. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "DVS Skate More - Kerry Getz" (Video upload). illegalskate567 on YouTube. Google Inc. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "KERRY GETZ SKATER PROFILE". SPoT Skate Shop. Skatepark of Tampa. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  6. ^ (23 August 2001). "X Games award surprises Getz". Courier Post. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.