Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton (born July 28, 1972 in Orange County, California) is a professional skateboarder who resides in Huntington Beach, California. [http://www.toymachine.com/ed/bio.html Ed Templeton's page on Toymachine] ]


Ed started skateboarding in 1985 in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California, with his friend Jason Lee. He turned pro for New Deal Skateboards in 1990. He left New Deal in 1992 to start the short-lived company "TV" with Mike Vallely. [http://emericaskate.com/team/ed-templeton/ Emerica - Ed Templeton] ] In 1993, Ed founded Toy Machine skateboards.

Outside of skateboarding, Ed is an artist and photographer. He began by painting the graphics for his skateboard company, Toy Machine. In 2000, Ed's book of photography "Teenage Smokers" placed first in the Search For Art competition in Italy, winning $50,000. In the fall of 2001, Ed's artwork was featured in Juxtapoz magazine.

Ed has been a vegan since 1990/91 [http://www.peta2.com/outthere/o-spotlight702.asp?c=656&OVRAW=Ed%20Templeton&OVKEY=ed%20templeton&OVMTC=standard] stating "Once you read about the meat and dairy industry and the things they do, it is hard to keep supporting them. I didn't want to partake in the killing of animals or spend my money on the whole system." He is an advocate for animal rights. [ [http://www.famousveggie.com/edtempleton.cfm Famous Veggie - Ed Templeton] ]

Ed Templeton is a featured artist of "Beautiful Losers", a touring art exhibit, collected art book and feature documentary film, which includes the work of various contemporary artists. [ [http://www.fatbombersa.com/?p=218 Beautiful Losers' Aaron Rose Interview] ] A lot of the art included in Beautiful Losers provides skateboarding and other urban themes. Templeton and some members of the Toy Machine team skated on ramps (and even a car) setup at the base of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center in the summer of 2003 for the temporary showcase of Beautiful Losers. Ed Templeton is also an interviewee and his work and career one of the subjects of the Beautiful Losers film.

He is currently working on a book, to be titled "Deformer" (also the title of a 1996 documentary film about Templeton directed by Mike Mills). The book will chronicle his childhood growing up in Orange County, California. [ [http://www.skateboarding.com/skate/stories/article/0,23271,1074559,00.html Transworld Skateboarding, "Catching up with Ed Templeton] , June 20, 2005]

He is also a co-editor of the arts magazine, ANP Quarterly, started in 2005.

Video Credits

# Emerica - Stay Gold - Releasing in 2009
# Toy Machine - Suffer The Joy - 2006
# Toy Machine - Good & Evil - 2004
# Toy Machine - Berzerker - 2003
# Toy Machine - Sucking the Life - 2003
# ON Video Magazine - Summer 2003 - 2003
# Emerica - This Is Skateboarding - 2003
# 411 VM - Stand Strong - 2001
# 411 VM - Issue #30 - 1998
# Toy Machine - Jump Off A Building - 1998
# Daryl Grogan - Cold Sweat - 1996
# Thrasher - Hitting the Streets - 1996
# 411 VM - Issue #17 - 1996
# Sheep Shoes - Life of Leisure - 1995
# Toy Machine - Welcome to Hell - 1996
# 411 VM - Best of Volume 2 - 1995
# Toy Machine - Heavy Metal - 1995
# 411 VM - Issue #05 - 1994
# Toy Machine - Live - 1994
# Spitfire - Spitfire - 1993
# New Deal - 1281 - 1991
# New Deal - Useless Wooden Toys - 1990

Contest history

* 1st in 1995 Slam City Jam: street


ee also

*Skate tricks
*List of vegans

External links

* [http://www.toymachine.com/ Official toy machine website]
* [http://www.toymachine.com/ed/index.html Ed Templeton's page on Toymachine]
* [http://www.famousveggie.com/edtempleton.cfm Ed Templeton interview] with Famousveggie.com
* [http://swindlemagazine.com/issueicons/ed-templeton/ SWINDLE Magazine Interview]

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