Jason "Wee Man" Acuna
One of the most fearless and likable members of the "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-02) amateur stunt team, Jason Acuña, who was frequently billed by his nickname, "Wee Man," was a daredevil, occasional actor and television personality whose diminutive size never prevented him from subjecting himself to the franchise's absurd and cringe-inducing stunts. A former skateboarder in his Southern California hometown, his fearlessness gained the attention of <i>Big Brother</i> publisher Steve Rocco, who brought Acuña to public awareness through his magazine and its gonzo video features. In 2000, Acuña became a pop culture icon through "Jackass," on which he defied accepted notions of what a little person could do by engaging in ridiculous and occasionally dangerous skits and stunts with his cast mates. The show and subsequent feature releases led to a second career as a reality show participant and sidekick on various "Jackass" spin-offs, as well as minor roles in features and on television. Acuña's broad grin and go-for-broke attitude made him a well-liked presence in every project he took on.