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Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton (born July 28, 1972 in Orange County, California) is a professional skateboarder who resides in Huntington Beach, California. 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. 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.