One of the most beloved members of the amateur stunt enthusiasts from the television series "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-02), Ryan Dunn was a skateboarding fan whose friendship with Bam Margera led to worldwide fame through "Jackass" and its ensuing feature films. Shaggy-haired and willing to attempt stunts that none of the other members would even consider, Dunn earned a fan base for his fearlessness, even if he admitted in interviews that he himself was terrified of certain skits. The popularity of the "Jackass" franchise led to other projects, including the similarly themed "Viva La Bam" (MTV, 2003-05) and Dunn's own "Homewrecker" (MTV, 2005), as well as minor stints as an actor in films and on television. Dunn had just launched a new series, "Proving Ground" (G4, 2011) before stunning fans by dying in a fiery car accident in June 2011. The outpouring of grief that followed his passing indicated to both the "Jackass" faithful and skeptics that despite his go-for-broke nature, Dunn was a beloved personality whose extreme escapades would endure long after his untimely death.