Philip John Clapp (born March 11, 1971), known professionally as Johnny Knoxville, is an American actor, stunt performer, filmmaker, and comedian. He is best known as a co-creator and star of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass, which aired for three seasons from 2000 to 2002. A year later, Knoxville and his co-stars returned for the first installment in the Jackass film series, with a second and third installment being released in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013), the first film in the series with a storyline, saw him star as his Jackass character Irving Zisman. Knoxville has had acting roles in films such as Men in Black II (2002), A Dirty Shame and Walking Tall (both 2004), The Dukes of Hazzard, The Ringer, and a cameo role as a sleazy corporate president of a skateboard company in Lords of Dogtown (all 2005), The Last Stand (2013), and Skiptrace (2016). He also voiced Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).
Knoxville married Melanie Lynn Cates on May 15, 1995. They have a daughter, Madison (born 1996). His daughter can be heard in the credits for Jackass Number Two, is seen in "The Making of Jackass Two" on the special features on the DVD, and was seen in the credits of Jackass 3D, punching Tremaine with a boxing glove. After eleven years of marriage, the couple separated in July 2006. Knoxville filed for divorce on July 3, 2007. The marriage was legally ended in March 2008, with final divorce arrangements settled in July 2009.On February 4, 2009, Knoxville explained on The Howard Stern Show how he tore his urethra during a stunt for Nitro Circus, describing how he had to flush it twice daily. He said this was done by "sticking a tube into his penis all the way up to his bladder", referring to the practice of urinary catheterization. Knoxville said the process prevented scar tissue from forming and performed the procedure "twice a day for three and a half years" after the injury.On August 18, 2009, Knoxville announced that he and his girlfriend Naomi Nelson were expecting a baby. Nelson gave birth to a son that December in Los Angeles. Knoxville and Nelson married on September 24, 2010. Nelson gave birth to a daughter in October 2011, in Los Angeles.
Knoxville was born Philip John Clapp in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Philip (1935–2018), was a tire/car salesman, and his mother, Lemoyne Clapp (née Houck) (1938–2017), taught Sunday school. He has two older sisters.Knoxville credits a copy of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, given to him by his cousin, singer-songwriter Roger Alan Wade, with giving him the acting bug.After graduating from South-Young High School in 1989 in Knoxville, he moved to California to become an actor. In the beginning, Knoxville appeared mostly in commercials and made several minor appearances as an extra.When the "big break" he sought eluded him, he decided to create his own opportunities by writing and pitching article ideas to various magazines. An idea to test self-defense equipment on himself captured the interest of Jeff Tremaine's skateboarding magazine Big Brother, and the stunts were filmed and included in Big Brother's "Number Two" video.
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In the internet age there is a cautionary tale about preserving self identity.
After a long trip duct taped on the side of a truck from Vegas to Colorado, Steve-O and friends go over his epic life, and the gnarly stunts he has done to get there. Stunts are over the top shock-val...
Class Action Park
Class Action Park explores the legend, legacy, and truth behind the 1980's water park in Vernon, New Jersey that long ago entered the realm of myth. Known for its dangerous, unsupervised rides and lac...
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Kimmy is about to marry a prince and she has to foil the Reverend's plot. What should Kimmy do next?
Jackass Presents Steve-O YouTube Videos
The most insane jackass is back in this special compilation based on youtube videos by Steve-O.
The chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to a mountain town in Kentucky. He was drawn into an affair with a woman who was poor. It's a ticket to disaster for both of them, be...
We Summon the Darkness
Three best friends attending a heavy-metal show cross paths with killers after they travel to a secluded country home for an after party.
When a retiring assassin learns that he is the target of a hit, he goes back into the game and goes head to head with a group of younger, ruthless killers.
A socially awkward young man tries to get an aspiring actress to fall in love with him. Power dynamics between men and women are explored in a psychosexual noir.
Three women are fighting against each other. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate fulfillment.
Apart from a few simple houses, a bar, a gas station with a mini supermarket and a garbage dump, there really is nothing in rural Fulton County, Georgia. Introverted Joel works at the garbage dump whe...
A daredevil is at a theme park.
The Great Buster: A Celebration
A celebration of the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians—Buster Keaton—whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created hi...
Diffability Hollywood is a documentary about Hollywood's portrayal of people with disabilities. Adrian Esposito's main goal in making this film is to have people with disabilities portrayed in a less ...
Elvis & Nixon
A few days before Christmas in 1970, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn in order to be deputized into the Bureau of narcotics and dangerous drugs by the President himself.
A Chinese criminal is being fought by a detective from Hong Kong and an American gambler.
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The show with hot questions and even hotter wings invites a famous guest over to eat and then interviews them while they're struggling through the heat.
Evel Knievel is one of the most recognizable names in sports. His name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led after he hung up his white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into ...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
There is a need for heroes in the city. The police, politicians, and the Foot Clan all have an iron grip on New York City. The future is bleak until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewer ...
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
Bad Grandpa .5 gives you a whole new perspective on the world of Irving Zisman with bonus scenes and pranks also featuring Spike Jonze as "Gloria" and Catherine Keener as Irving's wife "Ellie", plus a...
CKY: The Greatest Hits
This one-hour special includes never-before-seen footage of Bam, Ryan Dunn and the rest of the CKY crew.
A silver screen actress drifts in and out of her character as she longs for the love of her co-star.
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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
A man and his grandson are traveling.
A late night talk show, hosted by Joko and Klaas.
A washed-up producer pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, in a series of short films.
Historical reenactments from A-list talent. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America's great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable result...
The Last Stand
Ray Owens is the sheriff of the sleepy US border town of Sommerton Junction, after leaving the Los Angeles Police Department. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a...
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When she is invited to a Halloween party by her crush, she is also forced by her mother to go trick-or-treating with her little brother. She needs to find him before her mother finds out.
Loiter Squad is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce from the Los Angeles hip hop group Odd Future. The show regularl...
When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distraction of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of ...
When Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, he takes the boys on a Scout trip to remember, but they never saw eye-to-eye.
Jackass 3.5 is a sequel to Jackass 3D that contains unused footage shot during the filming and interviews from the cast and crew.
A Tribute to Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn's friends and family pay tribute to the 'Jackass' star with a look back at his extraordinary life. Join the gang as they come together to share stories and bid a final farewell to both Ryan ...
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O'Brien hosted the show.
Father of Invention
Nearly a decade after a faulty product landed him in prison, an arrogant inventor is determined to rebuild his fortune. He needs to convince his daughter that he deserves a second chance.
Detroit was a major city before its economic decline. The young people of the Motor City are making their own do-it-yourself paradise where rules are second to passion and creativity. Johnny Knoxville...
The Birth of Big Air
In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16 he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ignored conventio...
Jackass 3D is the third movie in the series. The TV series and movies have the same premise. There are many stunts in this collection. 3D technology behind the movie is explained by Beavis and Butt-he...
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The Goode Family
The Goode Family is an American animated comedy series, which originally aired on ABC from May 27, 2009 to August 7, 2009. The series was created by Mike Judge, and follows the life of an environmenta...
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
A group of people come up with new things to do. Someday, they might work on a business franchise. They could make someone ride a bull or shoot at people.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Produced by Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine for MTV and Dickhouse Productions, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a documentary about the renowned West Virginia outlaw Jesco White an...
Steve-O: Demise and Rise
A documentary of Steve-O’s downward spiral to when he ultimately hits rock bottom and is saved by the intervention of friends and his own will to do whatever it takes to get – and stay – sober.
The Nitro Circus is an "action sport collective" featuring his friends and him traveling around the world riding dirt bikes, base jumping, and performing stunts. It spawned a tour, a second television...
Jackass: The Lost Tapes
Jackass: The Lost Tapes was released before Jackass 3D. The Jackass Volumes did not include the stunts.
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A 35-year old guy who got married right out of college finds himself divorced and unprepared to re-enter the dating scene.
Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel
Mat "the Condor" Hoffman is one of the top riders in this salute to Evel Knievel, with host Johnny Knoxville presiding over the insane stunt spectacular. Scott Palmer, Allan Cooke, Trigger Gumm, and J...
Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover
The Jackassworld.com takeover was a 24 hour live TV special featuring many stars of the MTV show and movie franchise Jackass. 24 Hours of Foo, 24 Hours of Love, and Human Giant were played at the MTV ...
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The Graham Norton Show
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
The Making of 'Jackass Number Two'
A documentary giving film fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a film.
The Making of 'Jackass: The Game'
There is a behind the scenes look into the making of "Jackass: The Game".
The crew have now set off to finish what as left over from Jackass 2.0, and in this version they have Wee Man use a 'pee' gun on themselves, having a mini motor bike fracas in the grocery mall, a sper...
The Man Who Souled the World
The most innovative and entertaining era in the history of skateboarding was ushered in by Steve Rocco, the controversial godfather of street, who led a cultural revolution during the early 1990s topp...
Wildboyz: Over & Out
The Wildboyz are ending their relationship with you. Interviews with Jeff Tremain and the cast of the Wildboyz. Bloopers, facts, and how they got started are all part of the show.
Jackass Number Two
Jackass Number Two is a collection of stunts. The crew will raise the stakes.
A never-before-seen collection of insane animal encounters from the creators of "Jackass" and "Wildboyz." Manny "The Shark Man" Puig engages sharks, alligators, bears, snakes, and more.
Lords of Dogtown
The story of three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever is told in "Lords of Dogtown". The Z-Boys are a bunch of...
Jackass Volume One
Johnny is an actor. More than 100 never-before-seen segments and an uncensored commentary track are included.
The Dukes of Hazzard
Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their cousin, Daisy and Uncle Jesse, try to save the family farm from being destroyed by the corrupt commissioner of Hazzard County. Their efforts constantly find th...
Jackass Presents: Murderball
Guys from 'Jackass' hang with the members of the U.S. Paralympic Quad Rugby team.
Jackass: Gumball 3000 Rally Special
The Gumball 3000 is an annual British 3,000-mile (4,800 km) international motor rally which takes place on public roads and has a different route around the world each year. The third rally was held i...
All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame'
John Waters and the cast and crew of "A Dirty Shame" discuss sex addiction, sexual terms and all things relating to filth and perversions in Dreamland.
In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man wrestles for control over his fading golf club while his estranged daughter is with him.
Steve Barker had to resort to an unthinkable, contemptible, just- crazy-enough-to-work scheme after being pressured by a greedy uncle and a pile of debt. He pretended to be mentally challenged to win ...
A Dirty Shame
Sylvia Stickles has a convenience store. Sylvia becomes a sex-crazed lunatic when she is hit on the head. Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray Ray, who is looking for the world's greatest orgasm, as s...
Grand Theft Parsons
Sometimes it's best to bury the dead. This is not one of those times. A genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and died of a drug overdose was one of the most influential musicians of his time...
A person was in the U.S. When a soldier returns to his hometown, it is overrun by crime and corruption and he has to clean it up.
Steve-O: The Early Years
How did a college drop-out with a drug and alcohol problem use a home video camera to become an international icon of bad behavior? Follow Steve-O through his formative years as a skateboarder, drug d...
Jackass Volume Two
Due to some random haggard circumstances, Volume 1 of the Jackass TV series isn't coming out anytime soon. But in the meantime here's Volume 2. Volume two of the Jackass series contains a random, hagg...
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Ellen is the host.
Jackass Backyard BBQ
The cast and crew of Jackass had a backyard barbecue.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam was an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends and family. The show was a spin-off from MTV's Jackass, in which Margera and most of the main cast had appe...
The lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thug, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a toad are all changed by a suitcase. Dave Barry's first novel, "Big Troubl...
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie is the first time that Johnny, his friends and the rest of the gang will be seen on the big screen. They do stunts involving LIVE alligators, wander around Japan in panda outfits, w...
The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie'
A documentary giving film fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this film, based on the TV show of the same name, about a group of young men who perform painful and outrageous stunts for fun....
Men in Black II
Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth...
New York City in the 50s. A gang war is about to start. The good guys are fighting the bad guys. During a hot summer in New York, Scott Kalvert directed a tale of lust, drugs, chaos and madness.
A look at the ADR of Men in Black II (2002)
Life Without Dick
Dick was a private eye who had a hitman on his tail and Colleen shot and killed him. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law, a cheerful but nasty Irish mobster who wants to be a singer. He fell...
Jackass Volume Three
Due to some random haggard circumstances, Volume 1 of the Jackass TV series isn't coming out anytime soon. But in the meantime here's Volume 3. Volume three of the Jackass series contains a random, ha...
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Extreme stunts and skateboarding programs are included in the CKY series. The kind of madness and one-upmanship that made Jackass a hit on MTV is what CKY3 is about.
Big Brother: Crap
From the filmmaking geniuses that brought you crap thrice before comes the cinematic juggernaut, crap. Nearly two years in the making with a budget of 75 million rubles, crap brings to the silver scre...
The Career Ending Footage of: Steve-O
Don't Try This At Home presents: The Career Ending Footage of: Steve-O. 100 % never before seen footage only available on this video.
Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video
Outrageous and out of control! The fearless star of MTV's "Jackass," Steve-O, unleashes his craziest footage in this collection of the stunts that gave network attorneys ulcers. Rat kebobs! Windshield...
The Andy Dick Show
The Andy Dick Show was broadcasted on MTV. The series was created by Andy Dick.
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The Jackass crew has a sick and twisted interpretation of physical entertainment, so join them as they scare your TV screens and everyone that gets in their way. New meaning to the phrase "Don't try t...
A young woman with a velvet voice heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a song writer, only to find that her career as a barmaid is more important to her than her dream of becoming a song ...
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The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
Rove, formerly Rove Live, was an Australian television variety show which premiered on the Nine Network on 22 September 1999, before moving to Network Ten which aired the program from 2000 until Novem...
Big Brother: Boob
Seminal skate culture magazine 'Big Brother' return with the latest installment of their video series. Features an obscure old school skateboarder (Johnny Lee Countee) skating in front of his house, ...
Big Brother: Number Two
The Big Brother Number Two video featured Johnny Knoxville, Johnny Lee Countee, Kareem Campbell, Ronnie Creager, Jeremy Wray, Donny Barley, Heath Kirchart, Bill Pepper, SAD, Karma Tsocheff, Clyde Sing...
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King of the Hill
The life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne, is the subject of an animated series. H...
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
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A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program features some of the biggest wrestlers in the world.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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Jackass 2.5 - Bonus Material
Scenes/Stunts they shot for Jackass 2, which neither made it in the major movie, nor Jackass 2.5. This Movie, found on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpACjBxoFEk&t=2s&ab_channel=FoxFox), for...
Jackass 4 will be followed by a follow-up.
The Vice Guide to Travel
The Vice Guide to Travel was released in 2006 and is part of the online television division of Vice. Vice employees travel to dangerous, weird, and offbeat locations.
Nitro Circus Live
There is a reality television show. The Nitro Circus Crew perform in Australia and New Zealand.
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