Ryan Allen Sheckler (born December 30, 1989) is an American professional skateboarder and was the star of the MTV reality show, Life of Ryan. Sheckler was born in San Clemente, California, United States (US), and was raised in a family of three childrenhis two brothers are named Shane and Kane. Sheckler was introduced to skateboarding when he discovered his father's skateboard at eighteen months of age. He has stated that the first trick that he learned was a kickflip when he was approximately six years of age. Scheckler was an inaugural team member of the Almost skateboards company, cofounded by Daewon Song and Rodney Mullen; Scheckler attained professional status while he was with the company. As of 2012, Sheckler is sponsored by Red Bull, Etnies, Plan B, Oakley, Nixon, Go Pro, Independent, Grizzly, CCS, and Ethika. Sheckler has been competing in street skating and park contests since 2002.