b. 1970, raised in Huntington Beach
Star of “My Name Is Earl,” former pro skateboarder
Orange County was kind of like what you see in the movies. The ’burbs, you know what I mean?
What saves a place like Orange County is the skateboarding, surfing, and punk rock culture, which was a choice for some people who didn’t want to play football and go the normal route. I was attracted to that scene pretty early on. I’d go back and forth between skateboarding and riding a BMX bike. I tried surfing, but I’m petrified of sharks, so I gave that up.
—from “Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show,” July 2009