Johnny Knoxville was bornon 11 March 1971 in Knoxville, American. The daredevil who made his way into his audiences’ hearts through his reckless antics and comedic actions, Johnny Knoxville is an actor who redefined reality television entertainment with the show ‘Jackass’. Born as Philip John Clapp, the energetic entertainer was destined for the spotlight. A crazy sense of humour runs in his family and his father used to play a lot of practical jokes on him which eventually influenced him to join the entertainment industry. He was a popular student in high school due to his odd sense of humour which endeared him to his fellow students. In spite of being a bright student he was not academically inclined and had no interest in going to college even though he had won a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He moved to California to become an actor. After struggling to find work, he ended up doing commercials and wrote article ideas to magazines. It was during the filming of one such idea that the reality series ‘Jackass’ was born. The success of the series ensured that the stuntman cum comedian got noticed and was soon invited to perform in other shows. He took his career further by appearing in a number of feature films, most notably, the Jackass franchise.
The third film in the Jackass film series, ‘Jackass 3D’ was out in 2010
A sequel to ‘Jackass: The Movie’ titled ‘Jackass: Number Two’ was made in 2006 starring the regular cast of MTV’s ‘Jackass’
He portrayed Topper Burks in the biographical film ‘Lords of Dogtown’ (2005) based on the story of the Z-Boys, a popular group of skateboarders
After the conclusion of the ‘Jackass’ series, Tremaine directed a film, ‘Jackass: The Movie’ (2002) as a symbol of farewell to the show
The film also marked the 10th anniversary of the franchise which had started in 2000
Johnny married Melanie Lynn Cates in 1995 and had a daughter, Madison
He went to South Young High School and graduated in 1989