Steve-O

Daredevil performer, Television personality, Hip-hop artist
Shocking both the cast and fanbase of the popular prank franchise "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-02) would have seemed an impossibility, but the deranged stunts perpetrated by one of its core members, Stephen "Steve-O" Gilchrist ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1974 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (30)

Barely Lethal 2015 (Movie)

Pedro (Actor)

National Lampoon's TV: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dr. Steve-O 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer Karaoke 2003 - 2004, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

Ridiculousness 2013 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Wild Boyz 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Presenter

Minute to Win It 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jackass 3D 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Steve-O: Demise and Rise 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gene Simmons Roast 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Duudsonit Elokuva 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Next Top Model 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Reality Show 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

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

Actor

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jackass 2000 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

Concepts (Other Writer)

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

Concepts (Other Writer)
Producer (1)

Steve-O: Demise and Rise 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Shocking both the cast and fanbase of the popular prank franchise "Jackass" (MTV, 2000-02) would have seemed an impossibility, but the deranged stunts perpetrated by one of its core members, Stephen "Steve-O" Gilchrist, frequently left that hard-boiled subset aghast. Though the "Jackass" series and films were built around outrageous, dangerous stunts, Steve-O's participation sunk to new depths of depravity with each subsequent project. He gleefully subjected himself to self-mutilation, extreme pain, animal bites and debasement for the delight of his friends and fans, which in turn generated more opportunities for Steve-O to maim himself on "Wildboyz" (MTV/MTV2, 2003-06) and a series of DVD releases. Unfortunately, Steve-O's life was even more out of control than his onscreen antics, and by 2008, he was hospitalized for drug and alcohol issues and a suicide attempt. He emerged from the experience sober, if not entirely matured, as evidenced by his participation in the blockbuster film "Jackass 3D" (2010). Regardless, Steve-O remained one of the most potent examples of celebrity excess, though thankfully, without the all-too-often sad ending that accompanied such stories.

Relationships

May Andersen Actor

Companion
Briefly dated no longer together

EDUCATION

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College

Sarasota , Florida

University of Miami

Coral Gables , Florida
Briefly attended

The American School

1992

Milestones

2010

Re-teamed with the cast of the series for "Jackass 3D"

2009

Joined the season eight of the ABC competition series, "Dancing with the Stars"

2009

Appeared in the documentary titled "Steve-O: Demise and Rise," about how his life was affected by the use of drugs and alcohol; premiered on MTV

2007

Appeared in the DVD release, "Jackass 2.5"; contained never before seen footage from the cast

2006

Periodically guest co-hosted on the KROQ radio program, "Loveline" following the departure of Adam Carolla

2006

Re-teamed with the cast of the series for the second film, "Jackass Number Two"

2003

With "Jackass" co-star Chris Pontius, appear in the MTV spin-off, "Wildboyz"

2002

Reunited with the cast of the show for "Jackass: The Movie"

2001

Produced the special released video, "Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video"

2000

Recruited by Johnny Knoxville to perform on the MTV reality stunt show, "Jackass"

Began sending videos of himself to Big Brother Magazine editor and future "Jackass" director Jeff Tremaine

Worked as a clown in a circus at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop flea market

Bonus Trivia

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On July 31, 2002, Steve-O was arrested in Los Angeles on obscenity and assault charges for performing his now infamous stunt, The Butterfly (in which he staples his scrotum to his leg) at the Abyss, a nightclub in Houma, Louisiana. On March 24, 2003, Steve-O made a deal with Louisiana prosecutors placing him on supervised probation for one year, requiring him to make a charitable donation of $5,000 to a shelter for battered women and children, and forbidding him from ever performing in Louisiana again.

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On May 22, 2003, Steve-O was arrested and jailed while in Sweden due to a comment he made during an interview about smuggling drugs into the country, remarking that he swallowed a condom containing cannabis to get it past the authorities. He reached a plea bargain with the Swedish prosecutors and was released on May 27, 2003 after paying a 45,000 Kronor (about $6,700 dollars) fine.

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On July 19, 2003, Steve-O was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct for urinating on potato chips in public during a Lollapalooza tour concert in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Steve-O was again seen urinating in public at the March 5, 2006 Key Club Party for the Oscars, urinating on the red carpet outside the club.

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On March 9, 2008, Steve-O's friends including co-star Johnny Knoxville, physically removed him from his house and forced him to check into Thalians Mental Health Center due to ongoing drug abuse problems. Steve-O was placed on a 72 hour psychiatric hold which was later lengthened to 14 days due to an alleged suicide attempt.

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On June 4, 2008, Steve-O pleaded guilty to possession to cocaine. He avoided jail by the successful completion of his treatment program.

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In July 2008, Steve-O returned to the mental institution, because of mood swings and severe depression.

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