Baker Skateboards: the complete videography

April 19, 2021 | Skateboarding
Baker: producing legendary skateboard videos since 1998

The Baker Skateboards video series is a collection of timeless and iconic skate stunts that helped shape the sport and its unique culture.

From the first to the latest Baker video, much has changed.

Movies went from the classic VHS tapes and DVDs to the purely digital streaming era in less than two decades.

The world changed, and skateboard evolved, too.

Many of today's skate stars grew up watching the video parts from their idols in Baker video productions.

The idiosyncratic collection of hardcore, excentric, and rebellious footage released by Baker would never be what it is today without its founding duo.

Andrew Reynolds and Jay Strickland gave birth to a legacy skateboard video series that will inspire generations to come.

Reynolds started skateboarding at the age of nine in his hometown of Lakeland, Florida.

When he was still a teenager, he got a phone call from Tony Hawk asking him to ride for Birdhouse.

After the phone call, Reynolds moves out to California to film for the iconic video "The End," a full-length feature skateboard film in which he performs a perfect buttery kickflip noseblunt.

The video catapults him to stardom.

Andrew Reynolds wins "Skater of the Year," makes it on the cover of several skate magazines, and he eventually earns a spot on "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" video games.

At this time, the Floridian was already living in a house Birdhouse riders.

Jay Strickland was the Birdhouse team manager, a filmmaker, photographer, and artist.

Reynolds and Strickland Co.

Jay and Andrew met while shooting for the iconic video "The End" and became great friends.

After "The End," Strickland wanted to share and show unedited footage and behind-the-scenes clips of Birdhouse's video that had not been released.

So, Jay and Reynolds worked on the raw, uncut footage and b-roll to create the legendary "Baker Bootleg," which also became a brand.

The video features footage that they filmed for their sponsors and pranks from downtown Los Angeles.

The video was a hit and became an instant classic.

In 2000, the duo got together and launched "Baker 2G," another highly successful film with plenty of high jinks.

Immediately after, several skaters left their sponsors and joined Baker Bootleg.

The new skater brand was the go-to company - a place where everyone felt at home and could experience true friendship and camaraderie.

"Bake is very honest - it's who we are," Andrew Reynolds once said.

Meanwhile, Ryan Ewing becomes Baker's official filmer, and Reynolds and Strickland split.

That's when Jay carries on with Bootleg Skateboard Co., and Andrew takes Baker Skateboards.

The original Baker duo has broken up, but the seeds for the Baker DNA were already sprouting and growing on the concrete.

In 20 years, the skateboarding world would witness the launch of ten peculiar, creative and influential videos.

Baker Bootleg (1998)

Cast: Ali Boulala, Ali Cairns, Andrew Reynolds, Atiba Jefferson, Brad Hayes, Brian Emmers, Brian Sumner, Coung, Dustin Dollin, Dylan Gardner, Elissa Steamer, Heath Kirchart, Jeff Lenoce, Jim Greco, Lil Eric, Marcelle, Sammy Baptista, Tony Hawk, Tung, Warner Ave Mob, Willy Santos, and more

Length: 55 minutes

Baker Summer Tour 2001 (2002)

Cast: Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Erik Ellington, Evan Hernandez, Jeff Lenoce, Knox Godoy, Mike Maldonado, Terry Kennedy, and more

Length: 32 minutes

Baker 3 (2005)

Cast: Ali Boulala, Andrew Reynolds, Antwuan Dixon, Beagle, Brandon Szafranski, Bryan Herman, Dustin Dollin, Erik Ellington, Jeff Lenoce, Jim Greco, Kevin Spanky Long, Rammy Issa, Terry Kennedy, Theotis Beasley, and more

Length: 55 minutes

Baker Has a Deathwish (2008)

Cast: Andrew Reynolds, Antwuan Dixon, Lizard King, Braydon Szafranski, Brian Hansen, Dustin Dollin, Bryan Herman, Erik Ellington, Jeff Lenoce, Jim Greco, Kevin Spanky Long, Leo Romero, Ramiro Salcedo, Ryan Ewing, Sammy Baca, Shane Heyl, Terry Kennedy, Theotis Beasley, and more

Length: 67 minutes

Baker Has a Deathwish Summer Tour Video (2009)

Cast: Andrew Reynolds, Antwuan Dixon, Beau Reid, Braydon Szafranski, Brian Hansen, Bryan Herman, Dustin Dollin, Erik Ellington, Jeff Lenoce, Jim Greco, Kevin Spanky Long, Lizard King, Ramiro Salcedo, Terry Kennedy, Theotis Beasley, and more

Length: 42 minutes

Bake and Destroy (2012)

Cast: Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Braydon Szafranski, Beagle, Cyril Jackson, Dee Ostrander, Don Nguyen, Dustin Dollin, Jeff Lenoce, Terry Kennedy, Justin Figueroa, Kevin Long, Mike White, Shane Heyl, Riley Hawk, Ryan Ewing, Sammy Baca, Shane Heyl, Terry Kennedy, Theotis Beasley, and more

Length: 60 minutes

The Deathwish Video (2013)

Cast: Antwuan Dixon, Brian Hansen, Erik Ellington, Furby, Jim Greco, Jon Dickson, Lizard King, Moose, Neen Williams, and more

Length: 47 minutes

Travelogue Baker Tour (2015)

Cast: Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, Cyril Jackson, Dee Ostrander, Dustin Dollin, Erik Ellington, Jake Hayes, Justin Figueroa, Rowan Zorilla, Sammy Baca, Shane Heyl, Terry Kennedy, Tristan Funkhouser, and more

Length: 13 minutes (Part One), 9 minutes (Part Two), 9 minutes (Part Three), and 16 minutes (Part Four)

Baker Presents Certi-Fried Pro Rowan Zorilla Part (2016)

Cast: Andrew Reynolds, Dee Ostrander, Don Nguyen, Dustin Dollin, Justin Figueroa, Rowan Zorilla, Riley Hawk, Tristan Funkhouser, Rowan Zorilla, and more

Length: 13 minutes

Baker 4 (2019)

Cast: Ali Boulala, Andrew Reynolds, Beagle, Bryan Herman, Dustin Dollin, Elissa Steamer, Erik Ellington, Justin Figueroa, Kader Sylla, Kevin Spanky Long, Riley Hawk, Rowan Zorilla, Sammy Baca, Theotis Beasley, Tristan Funkhouser, Tyson Peterson, and more

Length: 76 minutes