Dr Z

Zered Bassett

Dr Z will be with you shortly...

Zered Bassett performs a Backside Nosegrind in New York, NY, USA on 20 August, 2014.
© Mike Blabac/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Zered Bassett. My discipline is skateboarding. My friends call me Dr Z. I was born on 13 November 1984 in Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. My special talent is ice hockey. My philosophy of life is keep pushing on. The most important person in my life is my dad.


Zered ‘Dr Z’ Bassett achieved initial fame as an East Coast underground favourite, however he has since gone on to become a worldwide sensation! His specialisation? Well, he’s not too sketchy on rails, ledges, sculptures, stairs, construction equipment and many more.

Come to think of it, there doesn’t seem to be any urban obstacle that he hasn’t appeared to master. Whether he’s skating in the far off locale of Zululand, South Africa, or dodging traffic right outside his Manhattan apartment, ‘Dr Z’ sees a world of opportunity that is lost on most of us. This ability allows him to create something out of what can seem like nothing to the average passer-by.

Growing up in Chatham, Massachusetts, Zered worked in the family business just to make ends meet. But after a Transworld SKATEboarding Rookie of the Year award in 2005, TV appearances on Fuel, interviews in nearly every major skate magazine and a Zoo York pro-model board, his ends are pretty much welded together.

Zered Bassett has become one of the most prominent and covered skaters on the East Coast. So go ahead and take a seat in the waiting room, the doctor will be with you shortly.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. Film: Outliers

  2. 2012
    1. 14th Place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      New York, USA

  3. 2011
    1. 8th Place: Tampa Pro

      Tampa, Florida, USA

  4. 2009
    1. Participant: State of Mind DVD

  5. 2007
    1. Magazine Cover: TransWorld’s Pro Spotlight Issue

  6. 2005
    1. 1st Place: Transworld SKATEboarding Rookie of the year

      Hollywood, California, USA

    2. Participant: Vicious Cycle DVD