Bam Margera

If Johnny Knoxville was the ringmaster of the "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-2002) crew, and Jason "Wee Man" Acua its court jester, then Bam Margera was its matinee idol and its entrepreneur. An inveterate prankster as a ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Bam's Bad Ass Game Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Ridiculousness 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Gets the Last Laugh? 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Ryan Dunn Tribute Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Jackass 3D 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bam's Unholy Union 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock Honors 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Viva La Bam 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duudsonit Elokuva 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dudesons 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Hollywood Hold 'Em 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunday Stew Preview 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Grind 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jackass 2000 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Bam's Bad Ass Game Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Writer (1)

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

Concepts (Other Writer)

Biography

If Johnny Knoxville was the ringmaster of the "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-2002) crew, and Jason "Wee Man" Acuña its court jester, then Bam Margera was its matinee idol and its entrepreneur. An inveterate prankster as a teenager, Margera filmed his friends as they executed skateboard stunts and practical jokes, and later released them as part of a popular video series called "CKY." The videos helped to introduce Margera to Knoxville and the "Jackass" team, who made him their second-in-command for the eventual series and wildly popular feature films. Between "Jackass" projects, Margera became a one-man operation, producing his own prank reality series, "Viva La Bam" (MTV, 2003-05) and several follow-ups, as well as directing music videos and low-budget comedies and launching his own radio program and music label. Though his career was gangbusters, his personal life occasionally slipped into toxic areas through struggles with alcohol and public altercations. But his dogged determination to make a name for himself helped carry him past most of the trouble spots, and minted him as one of the most successful independent figures in the industry.

Relationships

Phil Margera Actor

Father

April Margera Actor

Mother

EDUCATION

West Chester East High School

Dropped out

Milestones

2010

Roared back into the spotlight with the release of the third feature in the franchise, "Jackass 3D"

2007

Appeared with his then-fiancé Missy Rothstein on the MTV reality series "Bam's Unholy Union"

2006

Reunited with the "Jackass" cast in the feature sequel "Jackass Number Two"

2004

Launched his own Sirius Satellite Radio show "Radio Bam"

2003

Wrote and directed the comedy feature "Haggard: The Movie," which starred his friend Dunn

2003

Starred on his own "Jackass" spin-off series "Viva la Bam" (MTV); series also featured members of Margera's family, including his father Phil and Uncle Vito

2002

Appeared alongside the "Jackass" cast in the feature film "Jackass: The Movie"

2000

Joined the cast of MTV's "Jackass" along with Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius and Jason "Wee Man" Acuña

1996

Released the VHS film "Landspeed presents: CKY," which was made up of home video footage he shot himself

Formed the skateboarding crew CKY with friends Chris Raab and Ryan Dunn

Bonus Trivia

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In September 2011, Margera was detained by cops outside the Hogs & Heifers Saloon in New York, NY after he allegedly punched a cab driver and kicked in the cab's door. The "Jackass" star later said the cab driver started the incident by calling his lady friend a derogatory name.

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