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Encyclopedia > Bam Margera
Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera
Born: September 28, 1979
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Stuntman
Director
Skateboarder

Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera (born September 28, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a professional skateboarder, creator of the "CKY" skate/prank/stunt videos, and radio personality. He is also the star of Viva la Bam, and member of the Jackass crew. He currently resides in his large castle-type house, named Castle Bam. September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Town center of West Chester. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Town center of West Chester. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ... It has been suggested that Banana board be merged into this article or section. ... Cover of CKY2K DVD The CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) videos are an invention of West Chester, Pennsylvania boys Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jackass is an American television series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, ridiculous, and self-injuring stunts and pranks. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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Education

Margera went to East High School. He cites Raab Himself as his only reason for attending high school, and dropped out after Raab got expelled for smearing feces on a locker (as told in CKY). He then successfully received his GED at the insistence of his parents, April Margera and Phil Margera. West Chester East High School, home of the Viking, is a four-year high school located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... Raab Himself (center) with HIM singer Ville Valo (right) Chris Raab, credited frequently as Raab Himself (born May 21, 1980 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania), is an active crew member of Viva La Bam and appeared frequently in MTVs Jackass. ... Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ... Cover of CKY2K DVD The CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) videos are an invention of West Chester, Pennsylvania boys Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo. ... The GED, General Educational Development, or General Equivalence Degree Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ... April Margera (born March 28, 1956 in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States) aka Ape to fans of MTVs Viva La Bam, Jackass, and the CKY Trilogy. ... Phil in the movie CKY2K Philip Ron Phil Margera (born July 13, 1957 in Concordville, Pennsylvania, United States) is the father of Bam and Jess Margera and younger brother of Vincent Don Vito Margera. ...


The CKY videos

Bam got his start by making his own skateboarding videos, known as the cKy videos. Camp Kill Yourself (a.k.a cKy) is also the name of his brother Jess's rock band (see CKY). These early videos feature most of the CKY crew, most notably Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake Yohn, Raab Himself, and Brandon Novak. His videos and television shows often include his long-suffering parents, Phil and April, his uncle Vincent Margera ("Don Vito"), and ex-fiancée Jenn Rivell (Margera broke off his engagement to Rivell in early 2005). Jess Margera in the CKY Documentary Jess Margera (born Jesse Phillip Margera on August 28, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is the drummer in the horrible bands CKY, Foreign Objects, and Gnarkill. ... CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) is a rock band consisting of Deron Miller (vocals, guitar), Chad Ginsburg (guitar, vocals, producer), Jess Margera (drums), and Matt Dice Deis (bass). ... Ryan Dunn (born June 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio, United States), also known as Random Hero , was a member of MTVs Viva La Bam, Homewrecker, and the CKY Crew. ... Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Rake on the cover of CKY2K Theodore Ted Webb, better known as Rake Yohn (born January 20, 1975 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a member of the CKY Crew, a regular in the CKY Videos and on MTVs Viva La Bam, and a former member of the... Raab Himself (center) with HIM singer Ville Valo (right) Chris Raab, credited frequently as Raab Himself (born May 21, 1980 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania), is an active crew member of Viva La Bam and appeared frequently in MTVs Jackass. ... Brandon Novak (b. ... Phil in the movie CKY2K Philip Ron Phil Margera (born July 13, 1957 in Concordville, Pennsylvania, United States) is the father of Bam and Jess Margera and younger brother of Vincent Don Vito Margera. ... April Margera (born March 28, 1956 in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States) aka Ape to fans of MTVs Viva La Bam, Jackass, and the CKY Trilogy. ... Vincent Margera (born July 3, 1956 in Concordville, Pennsylvania) is the uncle of Bam Margera and Jess Margera. ... Jennifer Sarah Marin Rivell (born June 5, 1973 in Florence, Alabama, United States) is an actress and former frequent guest on MTVs Viva La Bam and junior member of the CKY Crew. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Skateboarding career

Before becoming a professional skateboarder, he could be found frequenting the local skate spots, performing at area fairgrounds, and loitering at Fairman's skate shop. Fairmans is a well-known skate and surf shop located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. ...


As a professional skater in the January of 2005, Margera successfully landed The Loop in Phoenix, Arizona. He became the 13th known skater to land it, and was the first street skater to successfully land it. [1] 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ...


Other enterprises

Bam alongside Brandon Dicamillo in the movie Haggard
Bam alongside Brandon Dicamillo in the movie Haggard

His weekly Sirius Satellite Radio show is called Radio Bam. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x540, 88 KB) Summary Bam and Brandon Dicamillo picture, from the movie HAGGARD Licensing This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and possibly... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x540, 88 KB) Summary Bam and Brandon Dicamillo picture, from the movie HAGGARD Licensing This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and possibly... Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Sirius Satellite Radio (pronounced: serious) NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (DARS) services operating in the United States and Canada. ... Radio Bam is a Sirius Satellite Radio show on channel 28, Faction. ...


Bam Margera also plays the keyboard in a band started by Bam Himself, and Brandon DiCamillo called Gnarkill. Gnarkill consists of Brandon DiCamillo, Bam Margera, Jess Margera, Rich Vose, and Matt Cole. Look up keyboard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Gnarkill is a band that comprises CKY band member Jess Margera on drums, as well as CKY Crew member Brandon DiCamillo as the lead singer, Bam Margera on keyboards, Rich Voss on the guitar, and Matt Cole on the mixer. ... Gnarkill is a band that comprises CKY band member Jess Margera on drums, as well as CKY Crew member Brandon DiCamillo as the lead singer, Bam Margera on keyboards, Rich Voss on the guitar, and Matt Cole on the mixer. ... Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Jess Margera in the CKY Documentary Jess Margera (born Jesse Phillip Margera on August 28, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is the drummer in the horrible bands CKY, Foreign Objects, and Gnarkill. ...


Margera directed and co-wrote (with Brandon DiCamillo and Chris Aspite) a low-budget independent film called Haggard, starring himself and his friends, released in 2003. Margera also has a small speaking part in the skateboarding movie "Grind". Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Chris Aspite, (born August 12, 1974 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a professional skateboarder, musician, and script writer. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grind is a 2003 film about four young aspiring amateur skaters: Eric (Mike Vogel), Matt (Vince Vieluf), Dustin (Adam Brody), and Sweet Lou (Joey Kern) are all trying to make it in the world of pro skateboarding by pulling insane stunts in front of pro skater Jimmy Wilson (Jason London). ...


He also directed four music videos for the Finnish band HIM (Buried Alive By Love, The Sacrament, And Love Said No, and Solitary Man). Look up him in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


He directed the music video for The 69 Eyes (Lost Boys) The 69 Eyes is a goth rock band from Finland. ...


Margera also appeared on Punk'd, in 2005. Ashton Kutcher 'trapped' Margera's Element team manager inside of a convenience store while staging an elaborate hold-up, complete with weapon-wielding police officers. (The real LAPD SWAT team helped with this prank) Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American actor, television producer, and former fashion model. ... Element logo Element is a skateboard company that was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992 as Underworld Element. ... Parker Center-LAPDs Headquarters LAPD redirects here. ... Special response teams are heavily armed and armored. ...


He has also been animated as a character into a number of pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk's video games. In fact, he is featured as a main character in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, Tony Hawk's Underground, 'Tony Hawk's Underground 2, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, and the upcoming Tony Hawk's Project 8. Tony Hawk, pictured for the cover art of Tony Hawks American Wasteland. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 is a video game in the Tony Hawks Series . ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4 is the fourth released in the Tony Hawks Pro Skater video game series. ... Tony Hawks Underground, also called THUG and released in 2003, is a skateboarding video game available for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, GBA and Xbox platforms. ... Tony Hawks Underground 2 is the sixth installment in Neversofts Tony Hawks Pro Skater video game series and is the sequel to 2003s Tony Hawks Underground. ... Tony Hawks American Wasteland is a video game that has been released for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. ... Tony Hawks Project 8 is the next installment in the Tony Hawks Series. ...


In 2006, Bam started on a new animated series for MTV slated to air in the summer. Bam also had two special episodes of Viva la Bam entitled "Viva La Spring Break". 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He also starred in Jackass: The Movie and its recently released sequel Jackass Number Two. Jackass: The Movie Jackass: The Movie directed by Jeff Tremaine was released on October 25, 2002 with the tagline Do not attempt this at home. ... Jackass Number Two is the sequel to the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie. ...


Trivia

  • Bam's name originates from his childhood when he would sometimes go crazy and run into walls, causing his grandfather to say "Bam, bam, bam, chill out! Bam!" Bam was 3 years old[2]
  • Bam is a fan/friend/occasional video director for H.I.M.'s frontman, Ville Valo. Bam has licensed the band's logo, the heartagram (a pentagram with two points curved to incorporate a heart symbol), for personal use.
  • Bam played keyboard in the band Gnarkill, alongside his friend Brandon Dicamillo and his brother Jess Margera.
  • Margera owns his own record label; Filthy Note Records. He has signed Swedish hard rock band Vains of Jenna to it,[3] and has produced their first video "Noones Gonna Do It For You"[4].
  • Bam is engaged to Melissa "Missy" Rothstein. He proposed to her in the King of Prussia Shopping Mall. The two are going to be tying the knot in October 2006.[5]
  • In the DVD commentary for Jackass: The Box Set, Margera said that Element Skateboards pays him two million dollars a year to wear their clothing.
  • Bam is currently writing, producing, and directing his new feature film, a sequel to Haggard, titled Kiss a Good Man's Ass. The film will feature the "garbage juicer" invention shown in Haggard.[6] He announced another film he is working on called The Dream Seller. The Dream Seller is a nickname for long-time friend and fellow skater Brandon Novak.[7]
  • Most episodes of Bam's show had shown him to own both a red 2003 Hummer H2 and a purple Lamborghini Gallardo as well as a Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG with a heartagram on the front instead of the Mercedes-Benz logo. In Season Five, however, showed the H2 being dropped off a cliff by Don Vito as revenge for constant torment. The Lamborghini has been modified with help from friend Billy Idol to include a sunroof (a rough rectangle crudely cut with a reciprocating saw). Bam bragged that his was the only vehicle of its kind with a sunroof. Since the end of filming on Viva La Bam, Bam has replaced the red H2 with a blue H3. Adio shoes recently presented Bam with a light blue Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster.
  • Bam entered the famous Gumball 3000 rally in 2006 with Ryan Dunn, Mike Vallely, and Tony Hawk.
  • Bam Margera also hosted MTV2's first annual All That Rocks w/ Ryan Dunn.
  • He is seen on the intro of The Dudesons.
  • Bam also starred in the Bloodhound Gang's music video to "Foxtrot, Uniform, Charlie, Kilo." He was driving a banana shaped car.
  • Is known for his fear of snakes. During a prank war on Viva La Bam, Johnny Knoxville tackled Bam trapped him while Ryan Dunn put a snake on him. Also, in the Jackass 2 movie, the cast members tricked Bam by trapping him in a truck with a devenomized cobra. He cries of fear during this scene.
  • Bam directed the music video "The Mob Goes Wild" for hard rock band, Clutch, at Rex's in West Chester, PA.
  • Bam broke his tailbone on an episode of Jackass while they were going down a very steep road.

It has been suggested that heartagram be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The heartagram used by H.I.M. The heartagram is a trademarked symbol of the Finnish rock band HIM. It is the fusion of a heart symbol and a pentagram. ... A pentagram, pentalpha, or pentangle A pentagram (sometimes known as pentalpha or pentangle) is a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes. ... The traditional heart shape appears on a 1910 St. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Gnarkill is a band that comprises CKY band member Jess Margera on drums, as well as CKY Crew member Brandon DiCamillo as the lead singer, Bam Margera on keyboards, Rich Voss on the guitar, and Matt Cole on the mixer. ... Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Jess Margera in the CKY Documentary Jess Margera (born Jesse Phillip Margera on August 28, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is the drummer in the horrible bands CKY, Foreign Objects, and Gnarkill. ... Vains of Jenna are a hard rock band formed in Falkenberg, Sweden during January of 2004. ... Jackass is a half-hour television series, originally shown on MTV and first produced in 1999 in which a group of grown men do various humiliating, dangerous and/or ridiculous stunts for fun. ... Element logo Element is a skateboard company that was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992 as Underworld Element. ... Brandon Novak (b. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The H2 SUV/SUT/Hydrogen is the second vehicle sold under the Hummer marque of General Motors. ... Lamborghini Gallardo coupe The Lamborghini Gallardo is the Italian supercar maker Lamborghinis entry-level car, sitting beneath the Murciélago. ... The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the common description for a series of large luxury flagship sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler-Chrysler. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... The H2 SUV/SUT/Hydrogen is the second vehicle sold under the Hummer marque of General Motors. ... Billy Idol, 2003 Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad on 30 November 1955 in Middlesex, England) is an English hard rock musician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The H2 SUV/SUT/Hydrogen is the second vehicle sold under the Hummer marque of General Motors. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Hummer H3 The Hummer H3 is a vehicle from General Motors Hummer division, introduced in 2005. ... The Lamborghini Murciélago is a GT and supercar automobile made by Automobili Lamborghini S.p. ... Before the start of the Gumball 3000 in Pall Mall, London, 30 April 2006 The Gumball 3000 is an annual 3000-mi (5000 km) international car rally that takes place on public roads. ... Ryan Dunn (born June 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio, United States), also known as Random Hero , was a member of MTVs Viva La Bam, Homewrecker, and the CKY Crew. ... Mike Vallely, a. ... Tony Hawk, pictured for the cover art of Tony Hawks American Wasteland. ... Extreme Duudsonit are a group of men with a Finnish television show. ... The Bloodhound Gang are an American post-grunge rock-and-roll band, originally from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. ... Families Acrochordidae Aniliidae Anomalepididae Anomochilidae Atractaspididae Boidae Bolyeriidae Colubridae Cylindrophiidae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Leptotyphlopidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Typhlopidae Uropeltidae Viperidae Xenopeltidae Snakes are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johnny Knoxville in a photo-shoot. ... Ryan Dunn (born June 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio, United States), also known as Random Hero , was a member of MTVs Viva La Bam, Homewrecker, and the CKY Crew. ... Jackass Number Two is the sequel to the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie. ... Town center of West Chester. ...

References

  1. ^ about.com bio.
  2. ^ Nieratko, Chris. Big Bro Interview. Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  3. ^ BAM MARGERA signs VAINS of JENNA to Filthy Note!.
  4. ^ Noones Gonna Do It For You (flv). You Tube.
  5. ^ "Hitching Post", New York Post, February 24, 2006, pp. 10.
  6. ^ Epstein, Daniel Robert. Bam Margera Interview. UnderGroundOnline. Retrieved on 2006-08-20.
  7. ^ Dream Seller at the Internet Movie Database

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ...

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