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January 23, 1976 |
|Occupation||Professional skateboarder, business owner|
McCrank's first-ever skateboard deck sponsor was a small Canadian brand called Cherry Bombs. He then joined the first incarnation of Plan B Skateboards, when he was discovered by professional skateboarder, Colin McKay, after a brief period with Tony Hawk's Birdhouse company. He was assigned professional status by the company in the late 1990s. Following Plan B's hiatus, McCrank joined the Girl Distribution Company and became a team member of the Girl brand, where he remains in 2014.
McCrank designed several signature skate shoe models for the éS brand (on indefinite hiatus as of 2012), including the éS "Anti-Social" model. Following the announcement of the brand's hiatus, McCrank has been filmed wearing the Lakai brand.
The Lifetime lifestyle brand, based in California, U.S.—which emerged from the skateboarding and snowboarding subcultures—collaborated with McCrank on the "Mt. Pleasant" capsule collection in early 2014. McCrank is also a "Collective" member of the brand, alongside other skateboarders, snowboarders, artists, advocates, filmmakers, and designers.
McCrank has competed in various contests around the world throughout his career and attained one of the highest ever scores in a street skateboarding category, with a 99.67 at ESPN's 2000 grand prix event.
McCrank resides in Vancouver with his daughter, Kalea Connor Ranger-McCrank. In addition to his career, McCrank has also undertaken several acting roles, such as Harvey Spannos (2006) (television) and the film Machotaildrop (2009).
- Sheep: Life of Leisure (1996)
- Church of Skatan: Santa Barbara (1996)
- Plan B: The Revolution (1997)
- Birdhouse: The End (1998)
- Transworld: The Reason (1999)
- 411VM: Brazilian Vacation (1999)
- The XYZ Video (1999)
- Powell: Bones Bearings Class Of 2000 (2000)
- éS: éSpecial
- Dwindle: Rodney Mullen vs Daewon Song Round 2 (1999)
- éS: Menikmati (2002)
- Girl: Harsh Euro Barge (2002)
- Girl: Yeah Right! (2003)
- Stereo: Way Out East (2004)
- FuelTV: Riding The Long White Cloud (2009)
- Girl/Chocolate: Pretty Sweet (2012)
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- Rick McCrank
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