Diego Alejandro "The Butcher" Bucchieri was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 23, 1977. However, he currently resides in Barcelona, Spain. He received his first skateboard when he was 10, and began skateboarding in 1987, looking up to legendary skateboarding figures like Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi. He first came to California when he was 20, and did not speak English. He has been a sponsored rider since 1998, and is currently a professional skateboarder. He has previously ridden for Think Skateboards. His current sponsors are Toy Machine, Independent trucks, Hurley International, Ricta, Osiris, and Furnace Skate Shop.