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Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville

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Famous as :

Comic actor

Birth Name :

Phillip John Clapp

Birth Date :

March 11, 1971

Birth Place :

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Spouse :

Melanie Clapp (clothing designer, 15-May-95 - 28-Jul-09), Naomi Nelson (since 24-Sep-10)

Claim to fame :

As principal star of the MTV series "Jackass" (2000)

Biography


Barging into entertainment industry with his reckless actions and antics, Johnny Knoxville has really brought fresh air in American film scene through his unique flair in entertaining people. A daredevil whose given name is Phillip John Clapp, Johnny was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee from the day he was born on March 11, 1971 under the influence of his father, Phil Clapp, who had often conducted practical jokes to him since he was still a little boy. Growing up as a teenager with an odd sense of humor, he was known to like being the center of attention among his classmates of South Young High School, so it was not really shocking that he later developed a desire to be a professional actor. In order to achieve his dream, he thus headed for Los Angeles, California to attend American Academy of Dramatic Arts, but quickly dropped his study within weeks and returned to his hometown.

Made a living through a series of commercial works while also occasionally wrote articles for Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother Magazines, Johnny then came up with an idea to create an unusual column of his wacky experience which included an act of shooting pepper spray or stun gun toward himself in 1996. Bringing this unique concept to Jeff Tremaine, the Big Brother's editor, a year later, he instead was suggested to record the stunts in video format and the result was “Big Brother Video Trilogy.” Surprisingly, it became an underground cult hit across the country, creating a buzz that certainly brought Johnny's name to the surface that led him to sign a propitious deal with MTV for developing “Jackass” in the year 2000.

Latest News


Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub to Voice Leonardo and Splinter in 'Ninja Turtles'

April 04, 2014 01:26:42 GMT

"" has two new additions to its cast ensemble. "Jackass" star and "" actor have just been tapped to voice sword-wielding Leonardo and the Turtles' sensei Splinter respectively.
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New 'Bourne Legacy' Trailer Shares More Plot Details

June 01, 2012 02:36:22 GMT

Plot details of "" are still kept under wraps, but a newly-released trailer for the Tony Gilroy-directed movie offers a hint at what 's Aaron Cross is facing off. Including several references to Jason Bourne, the story will likely see the new main hero fighting for his life since 's Byer wants to get rid of the genetically modified killers that could trigger another Bourne-type disaster.
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'Hatfields and McCoys' Finale Breaks the Show's Own Record

June 01, 2012 01:47:37 GMT

"" made another history in cable channel. The third and final part of the miniseries topped the record set by its first installment by drawing a massive 14.3 million viewers on Wednesday night, May 31. Among the audience, 6.3 million of them were adults 25-54, and 5.1 million were adults 18-49.
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Beyonce, Colin Farrell and Steven Tyler Attached to Animated 'Epic'

May 31, 2012 18:06:06 GMT

A new 3D CG animated film will have a star-studded voice cast ranging from to . "" is a 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios project directed by Chris Wedge of "Ice Age".
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Johnny Knoxville: My World Got Less Funny After Ryan Dunn's Tragic Death

June 27, 2011 05:11:36 GMT

's world has gotten a little less funny after Ryan Dunn tragically died in a car accident last Monday, June 20. The co-creator of "Jackass" opened up about his memory of his friend and co-star in his latest blog post on his website since he was not able to get through talking at the late daredevil's memorial service on Wednesday, June 22.
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Johnny Knoxville Had Another Drink After Being Stabbed in Bar Fight

April 04, 2011 03:42:03 GMT

"" star was once stabbed in a bar fight - but insisted on having one more drink for the road before heading to hospital. "" actor was at a bachelor party with pals when three thugs attacked him following a slanging match outside.
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Justin Timberlake and Johnny Knoxville Could Be Part of 'The Three Stooges'

February 23, 2011 04:48:22 GMT

Bobby and Peter Farrelly, who have been attached since 2008 to direct "" feature film, have given an update from the project. According to Boston Herald, the filmmaker duo are considering , and "" star for the three lead roles.
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Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz and More Hotties at GQ Men of the Year Party

November 19, 2010 04:44:32 GMT

Lots of heartthrobs, from "" hunks to "" hotties, were dazzling at the 15th annual GQ Men of the Year party which was held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 17. attended the event with co-star while , , , and made "Glee" attendances.
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'Jackass' Stunts Are Not for Women

November 12, 2010 07:48:18 GMT

The "Jackass" pranksters have banned girls from carrying out stunts in their TV show and movies - because they were devastated when a female friend hurt herself in one daring skit. The stars, who are known for their wild antics and dangerous tricks, hired their pal, "Coyote Ugly" actress Stephanie Hodge, to appear in both "Jackass: The Movie" and sequel "".
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Confirmed, David Schwimmer Got Married in Early June

October 12, 2010 07:55:15 GMT

"Friends" star has secretly married in early June. Confirming the nuptials, David's rep told Entertainment Weekly that the 43-year-old actor wed British photographer Zoe Buckman in a small private ceremony four months ago.
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'Jackass 3D' Premiered at New York Museum

October 12, 2010 07:41:33 GMT

In anticipation of the U.S. release of "", Paramount Pictures held a world premiere for the movie. Sans glamorous red carpet, the event took place on Monday, October 11 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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Johnny Knoxville Reportedly Has Tied the Knot

September 25, 2010 03:50:22 GMT

"" star reportedly has walked down the aisle with fiancee Naomi Nelson on Friday, September 24. An insider told Life & Style magazine, "They actually picked out Naomi's engagement ring two days ago (September 22), and they're getting married today!"
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Video: Johnny Knoxville Offers Jimmy Kimmel Moonshine on His Show

July 28, 2010 06:55:03 GMT

TV prankster-turned-movie star turned bootlegger on late-night TV in America on Monday night, July 26 when he turned up for an appearance on "" with a jar of moonshine. The "Jackass" star presented host with the distilled liquor and suggested the pair sip it through their interview.
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'Nikita' Releases Killer Poster and Promo

July 22, 2010 04:28:59 GMT

The CW's new weapon, "", took part in the preview night of San Diego Comic Con on Wednesday, July 21. Along with the screening of the pilot, the network also released a promotional poster as well as a new promo called "Looks Do Kill".
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Michael Lohan on Fiancee's Assault Claim: I Don't Know What She's Talking About

July 22, 2010 04:15:34 GMT

's father Michael Lohan has shot down report that he has assaulted his fiancee Kate Major, a former reporter for Star magazine and one-time gal pal. The 50-year-old father told Radar Online that he and Kate indeed recently had an argument but insisted he never got physical with her.
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Zack Snyder Confirms Writing 'Xerxes' Script, Reveals Plot Details

July 22, 2010 04:04:52 GMT

Zack Snyder is moving forward with his plan to make another film revolving around the Persian wars battlefields. In an interview with Los Angeles Times, the "" helmer and scribe confirms that he has started writing the screenplay for "Xerxes" along with his "300" co-writer Kurt Johnstad, stating "We closed the writing deal on 'Xerxes.' We started writing about a week ago. So we're doing it. It's happening."
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First Look at Johnny Knoxville in 'Jackass 3' and Karl Urban in 'Priest'

July 22, 2010 03:25:12 GMT

More sneak peeks from upcoming movies are coming out as it is getting closer to 2010 San Diego Comic Con International. Paramount Pictures and MTV have unveiled the first photo of in "Jackass 3".
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Picture Gallery


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