Rodney Recloose from Skate or Die! (NES; December 1988) developed by Electronic Arts of Redwood City, California.
Before there was Tony Hawk there was Skate or Die! a game rich in the rebel-punk skate aesthetics of the 1980s, before the sport got absorbed into the larger X-Treme sport consumerist culture of subsequent decades. Rodney looks familiar, eh?
Suggested by Bryan.