Skate in the name of the law
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skaterhas no shortage of secret characters across its many games. Spider-Man can be unlocked in THPS2. Daisy, modeled after porn star Jenna Jameson, can be unlocked in THPS3. The list is long and fascinating, but none of the secret characters are more iconic than Officer Dick.
Officer Dick, more Paul Blart than RoboCop, is the policeman who is an unlockable skater in the first four Tony Hawkgames. He’s seemingly back for this fall’s modernization of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, played by a very famous actor. Call it Tenacious Donut.
Black Jack is the new Officer Dick! #TonyHawkProSkater #TonyHawk #THPS pic.twitter.com/rz4U2RTTRp
— CheezhOfficialÂ® (@CheezhOfficial) August 15, 2020
After a little digging in the demo’s files, YouTuber CheezhOfficial found Jack Black playing Officer Dick. The arrangement makes sense. Black has been along for the ride as Activision and Tony Hawk revealed this project. Also, Black and the Birdman are friends in real life.
But, more than that other stuff, doesn’t it just feel like Jack Black is kind of the essence of THPSin a way, especially with Officer Dick? Like, Officer Dick already felt like he was a Jack Black character. Now, he’s actually played by Jack Black. All is right.
Looks like Jack Black is Officer Dick in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 &2 [Eurogamer]