Ryan Gallant

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Ryan Gallant
Ryan Gallant

(1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 37)
ResidenceCarlsbad, California
Home townWaltham, MA
Spouse(s)Summer Gallant

Ryan Gallant, (born May 25, 1982) is an American professional skateboarder with a goofy-footed stance.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Gallant was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States (U.S.) Ryan began skateboarding as a youth in waltham, where the skateboarding scene was abundant and robust with such skateboarders as Matt Schnorr ( Null Skateboards, Es' shoes, Eastern Boarder and Next gen skateshop), Chi Chi Rodriguez, And Matthew Place (Place Matt) (Next Gen Skateshop, Concepts Skateshop, MNC flowteam) as well as many others from the local "skate scene" although he was later raised in Southborough, Massachusetts.

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Gallant was first noticed in the skate video PJ Ladd's Wonderful Horrible Life, a shop video from Boston, Massachusetts's Coliseum skate shop.[4] He is also affiliated with True East Skateshop, which is an East Coast-based chain of "mom and pop" shops.

Gallant was first sponsored by Expedition One skateboards and appeared in the company's first video Alone. In April 2009, Gallant left his longtime sponsor DC Shoes and established a sponsorship deal with Circa.[5]

Gallant is featured in the 2007 video game EA Skate as a playable character.[6] He is also featured in the EA Skate sequels Skate 2 and Skate 3.

The "Gallant Grind" is a skateboard trick that is named after Gallant.[7]


As of December 2015, Gallant is sponsored by Expedition One,[4] Bones Swiss Bearings, Gold Wheels,[8] MOB Grip, Silver Trucks,.[9]


  • Digital: Who Let the Dogs out" (2001)
  • Monkey Business: Project of a lifetime (2002)
  • Gold Wheels: Got Gold? (2002)
  • Expedition-One "Alone" (2002)
  • PJ Ladd's Wonderful Horrible Life (2002)
  • DC: The DC Video(2003)
  • Digital "Everyday"(2003)
  • The Kayo Corp: Promo (2004)
  • Transworld Skateboarding: First Love (2005)
  • Plan B: Live After Death(2006)
  • Plan B: "Superfuture" (2008)
  • C1rca: "Welcome" (2011)
  • Expedition: "Madness" (2011)
  • Expedition: "All Ages" (2013)
  • Da Playground: "Honor Roll" (2013)

Video game appearances[edit]

Gallant is a playable character in the Electronic Arts video games: Skate, Skate 2 and Skate 3.


  1. ^ "Ryan Gallant Skater Profile, News, Photos, Videos, Coverage, and More at SPoT". Skateparkoftampa.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  2. ^ "SKATE 3 - EA Games". Skate.ea.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  3. ^ "Ryan Gallant Profile < Skately Library". Skately.com. 1982-05-25. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  4. ^ a b Brooks, Josh (January 19, 2010), "Ryan Gallant Back on Expedition-One", espn.go.com, retrieved 2012-01-24
  5. ^ "Introducing Ryan Gallant", C1RCA, April 24, 2009, retrieved 2012-01-24
  6. ^ "EA Skate : Profiles : Ryan Gallant", EA Skate, retrieved 2012-01-24
  7. ^ "Ryan Gallant", ProSkaterBase.com, archived from the original on 2014-06-29, retrieved 2012-01-24
  8. ^ "Ads". Gold Wheels & Apparel. Kayo Corp. May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Silver Skateboard Trucks - Ryan Gallant". Silver. Silver. December 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 5 Dec 2013.

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