Know All About Johnny Knoxville: Bio, Age, Marriage, Children, Career, Net Worth
The multi-party U.S. entertainer Jackass, a reality television show that was broadcast on MTV, from October 1, 2002, until February 3, 2002, is popularly regarded as a co-creator and star. He was starred in 2003, 2006, 2010, and 2013 film series of Jackass, along with his Jackass co-stars, and was featured in a variety of TV series and shows, as well as acting in several movies.
Johnny Knoxville’s Bio: Age, Education, Career, Facts
The actor was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 11 March 1971 as Philip John Clapp, a career known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville.
In 1989 he graduated from South Doyle High School. According to him, the performing bug caught his attention when he came in touch with his cousin, singer-songwriter Roger Alan Wade, who wrote a copy of the novel On the Lane, by Jack Kerouac.
As a result, he went to California to pursue a career in acting after his high school graduation. He began by appearing mostly in TV announcements and was employed as an extra on many screens. Unfortunately, the break, he wanted so many, never came, so by writing and pitching article ideas to various magazines he decided to make his own openings.
Finally, after his idea to test self-defense machines on himself Johnny Knoxville was able to attract the attention of Jeff Tremaine’s skateboarding magazine Big Brother. The stunts have been taken and included in Big Brother’s “Number Two” video.
The brain behind many of the ideas in the Jackass show and the de facto community leader is credited to Knoxville. Besides him, Jeff Tremaine, Sean Cliver, Spoezy, and Dave Carnie also featured in the episode. Last was the pilot who used Big Brother and CKY videos to shoot a pilot.
With the help of Spike Jonze, a director who was also a friend of Tremaine, they launched a series into various networks. MTV purchased the idea and Jackass came to be the reality television program. Between 1 October 2000 and 3 February 2002 it was broadcast for three seasons.
Johnny Knoxville and his group were invited to perform stunts each week for Saturday Night Live before the Jackass debuted on MTV, but declined. But Knoxville subsequently hosted an episode of the show in 2005. In addition to co-stars Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and others, he represented Jackass at the Gumball 3000.
Johnny Knoxville’s Professional Life
As an actor, Knoxville’s role in the 2005 film The Dukes of Hazzard, which is the adaption of a TV series of the same title, is most frequently performed by Knoxville.
The first installment in the Jackass film series The Movie was shot by Knoxville, alongside his co-stars, one year after reality show Jackass had stopped airing. The release of Jackass Number Two (2006) and Jackass 3D (2010), the second and third installments, marking the 10th anniversary of the series, followed later.
The fourth Jackass Presents was published three years after the publication of a third installment celebrating the 10th anniversary of the franchise: Poor Grandpa, the first in the series of film stories to come. His jackass character, Irving Zisman, was starred by Johnny Knoxville.
In 2002, he played a part as two-headed international name Scrad/Charlie in other movies as well, including Men in Black II (Black II). He played a leading role for The Rock in Walking Tall the same year in the film A Dirty Shame in 2004.
In 2005, Johnny Knoxville played the title role of Daltry Calhoun and The Ringer. In the second film, he depicted the character of Steve Barker, an office worker who is pretending to be disabled and then joins the Special Olympics to make a contribution towards raising funds and paying for the service of his office as chairman. In the same year too, he played the part of Topper Burks in the Lords of Dogtown.
Actor Coyote Ugly, Father of Invention, Nature Calls, Fun Size, The Last Stand, Movie 43, Tiny Apartments, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Elvis & Nixon, Skiptrace, Half Magic, Rosy, Beyond Suspicion, and Polar have acted in various other films.
The actor has also appeared in many TV shows, including The Dude’s on in America, which he co-produced, apart from films. He was also the host and executive producer of the channel, MTV, in 10 episodes of the canceled Nitro Circus. He was a part of SexTV, the King of the Hill, Hollyhood Adventures, Jackassworld.com, 24-hour take-off, Stars Dancing, Ridiculousness, Rob Dyrdek’s Dream Factory, and Drunk Past.
Johnny Knoxville also co-owns a production company named Dickhouse Productions with Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze of the Jackass franchise, in addition to his other involving himself in the film industry. Johnny also made a formal statement in May 2014 with the managing producer of Jackass, Derek Fred, concerning the development of a new manufacturing company, ‘Hello Junior.’
How Much Does Johnny Knoxville Earns?
Johnny Knoxville has been working for many years in the film industry, and according to a reputable online source, has earned a net worth of $75 million. It is said that no less than $5million is paid for every film that he shows in and he is comfortable living at Dayton Beach, with a healthy bank account, in a house worth $1.8 million.
Johnny Knoxville’s Wife Children
Johnnys father was a tire/car dealer, and his mother, who died in 2017, was a Sunday school teacher. Son of Philip and Lemoyne Clapp, Johnny’s Father, died in 2018.
Johnny had the knot attached to Melanie Lynn Clapp on 15 May 1995, and their union with Madison was blessed, who was born on 15 May 1995. Unfortunately, their marriage hit the rock in July 2006, and then their divorce in March 2008. This led to a split. They ended their divorce arrangements with their daughter’s custody for a couple in July of the following year.
Even before his divorce from his first wife was over, Johnny Knoxville had already moved on. On 18 August 2009, he revealed that they had a kid on the way. he had a relationship with the other lady named Naomi Nelson and Finally, Naomi Nelson, on 20 December 2009 in Los Angeles, gave birth to Rocko Akira Clapp.
The couple got married on 24 September 2010, and on 6 October 2011 the second boy Arlo Lemoyne Yoko Clapp was welcomed by the following year.
Johnny Knoxville’s Body Measurements
On the big hand is the talented entertainer. Johnny Knoxville weighs 170 pounds, is 6 foot 1 inch (77kg). Shoes 11 are also worn by the stunt performer (US- 44 EU).