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OG ‘Jackass’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

WARNING: The stunts described in this article were performed by OG Jackass cast members. For your safety and the protection of those around you, do not attempt any of the stunts, but DO read all the way through to see what each OG Jackass cast member is up to nowadays!

What is Johnny Knoxville doing now?

 

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The Jackass franchise wouldn’t exist without the fearless Johnny Knoxville. At 50 years old, we wonder how he can still handle all of the wild and crazy stunts he performs!

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“My pain tolerance is probably not that different from other people,” Johnny shared in an interview with Indiewire. “It’s my give-a-damn tolerance that’s so low. I know we need footage and I’m not very in touch with my body, so it works very well together. The producer inside me always overrides the performer side.”

After 2 decades of stunts and injuries for the big and small screen, Johnny Knoxville may stay behind the camera for future Jackass films––if there is another Jackass film in the works. 

“We could make another one, or we could not,” he said to Indiewire in February 2022. “…I would like to stay behind the camera as much as possible.”

Outside of dreaming up new stunts to shock audiences, Johnny lives in Los Angeles with his wife Naomi and their two kids named Rocko and Arlo. He has an adult daughter named Madison from his first marriage, too. In a May 2021 GQ profile, we get a glimpse of the Johnny beyond Jackass: he likes to surf, he’s protective of his children, he’s an avid gift giver, and he’s surprisingly quite kind and gentle.

 

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What is Steve-O doing now?

 

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Did you know that before Jackass aired on MTV, Steve-O graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College as well as worked as a clown on a cruise ship?! After losing his job, Steve-O flew to California to film a stunt for Jackass show creator Jeff Tremaine. The rest was history!

Life for Steve-O is vastly different from what we saw all over TMZ in the early 2000’s. After battling substance abuse for years, the Jackass gang staged an intervention in 2008, and Steve-O has been sober ever since.

His life now contrasts greatly with the Steve-O we all fell for in the early years. “Absolutely night and day, 2 completely different people,” Steve-O says in his February 2022 GQ feature.

Now, Steve-O hosts a podcast, sells merch, and has a YouTube channel with over 6 million subscribers. Before the release of Jackass Forever, he toured the country for his Bucket List show, which is a combination of filmed stunt work and stand-up comedy. Outside of work, Steve-O meditates and reads daily, sticking to a strict schedule that balances self-care, recovery, work, press, and other tasks.

Steve-O is also engaged to Lux Wright. They share a handful of rescue animals including cats, dogs, and goats. While they have no plans to have children, they want to get a larger property and own a lot more animals.

So, what was it like for Steve-O to film Jackass Forever? “Filming Jackass at this age is much the same as it ever was, with 2 big differences: Our bones break significantly easier. And it takes less to knock us completely unconscious. Plus longer to wake up,” said Steve-O in a conversation with GQ published in May 2021.

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“I thought going into Jackass 4, after everything we’ve been through, and everything we’ve built, all it takes is one stupid f*cking accident to just erase it. Just turn it all into a negative. To be like, ‘Oh, these f*cking dumb assholes. What did you f*cking expect?’” he told GQ. “But we went ahead and f*cking did it.”

Yes, they did!

What is Bam Margera doing now?

 

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