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Encyclopedia > Johnny Knoxville
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Birth name Philip John Clapp
Born March 11, 1971 (1971-03-11) (age 36)
Knoxville, Tennessee Flag of Tennessee
Other name(s) PJ
Spouse(s) Melanie Lynn Clapp (1995 - 2007) 1 child
Official site Absolutjackass.net

Philip John Clapp (born March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee), better known as Johnny Knoxville, is an American comic actor and daredevil. He has been featured in a number of films, but is best known as the co-creator and principal star of the MTV series Jackass and its subsequent films. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Stunt man and stunt woman redirect here. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Personal life

Knoxville has one daughter named Madison. She can be seen in the credits for Jackass Number Two. On February 1, 2007, Knoxville and his wife of twelve years, Melanie, filed for legal separation. Shortly afterwards, they filed for divorce.[1] They were married on May 15, 1995. is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Legal separation is a possible step towards divorce under United States law. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Career

After graduating from South-Doyle High School in 1989 in Knoxville, he moved to California to become an actor, and at first appeared in commercials and as an extra. Not getting the big break he had hoped for, he began writing and pitching article ideas to various magazines. He also attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts on a scholarship, but dropped out within two weeks. An idea to test self-defense equipment on himself was picked up by the Jeff Tremaine-helmed skateboarding magazine Big Brother, and the stunts were filmed and included in Big Brother's Number Two video. Knoxville's antics became a staple for Big Brother, whose colorful cast of contributors also included Chris Pontius, Steve-O and Dave England. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a fully accredited two-year conservatory with campuses located at 120 Madison Avenue in New York City (in a landmark building designed by famed architect Stanford White as the original Colony Club) and 1336 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood (in a... Jeff Tremaine is an American film and television producer/director, and, along with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, one of the creators of MTVs Jackass. ... Big Brother was a skateboarding magazine founded by Steve Rocco [1], which was notable for ushering in street skating and promoting Rocco brands and companies Rocco favored. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... For other people with similar-sounding names, see Steve O.. Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover on June 13, 1974 in Wimbledon, London, UK) is a daredevil performer and television personality. ... Dave England, (born December 30, 1969 in Ventura, California) has appeared on the MTV series Jackass, Jackass: The Movie and Jackass: Number Two. ...


Jackass

Main article: Jackass

Eventually, Knoxville, Tremaine, Sean Cliver and Dave Carnie produced a pilot that used Big Brother footage along with footage from Bam Margera's CKY videos, and with help from Tremaine's friend, film director Spike Jonze, they pitched a series to various networks. A deal was made with MTV and Jackass was born. Knoxville also participated in the Gumball 3000 for Jackass along with co-stars Steve-O and Chris Pontius and Jackass director Jeff Tremaine and producer Dimitry Elyashkevich. Prior to Jackass landing on MTV, Knoxville and company turned down an offer from Saturday Night Live to perform similar stunts for the show on a weekly basis (Knoxville eventually did host SNL in 2005). Look up jackass in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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. ... Cover of CKY2K DVD The CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) videos are an invention of West Chester, Pennsylvania boys Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo. ... For the musician and bandleader, see Spike Jones. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Before the start of the Gumball 3000 in Pall Mall, London, 30 April 2006 The Gumball 3000 is an annual 3000 mile (5000 km) international rally which takes place on public roads, typically in Europe. ... For other people with similar-sounding names, see Steve O.. Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover on June 13, 1974 in Wimbledon, London, UK) is a daredevil performer and television personality. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... Jeff Tremaine is an American film and television producer/director, and, along with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, one of the creators of MTVs Jackass. ... Dimitry Elyashkevich (ely-osh-kev-ich) (born February 23, 1975 in Minsk, Soviet Union; now Belarus) is the camera operator, cinematographer, producer and director of photography of MTVs Jackass. ... This article is about the American television series. ...


Film & television roles

Knoxville has been in several feature films. Among his most high-profile roles was opposite Seann William Scott in Jay Chandrasekhar's adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard. He has also worked with director John Waters in A Dirty Shame and starred in Daltry Calhoun, written and directed by Katrina Holden Bronson and produced by Quentin Tarantino. In The Ringer, Knoxville was cast as an able-bodied office worker who joins the Special Olympics to pay for a surgical operation on his gardener. He played a two-headed alien in Men in Black II, which also starred Will Smith. He also starred in the movie Lords of Dogtown as "Topper Burks", made a minor appearance in the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly, and was featured as a guest voice on an episode of King of the Hill. Knoxville appeared as a supporting character to The Rock in the 2004 remake of Walking Tall. Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American actor perhaps best known for portraying Steve Stifler in the American Pie series of teen films. ... Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is an actor, comedian, writer, and film director with the comedy team Broken Lizard. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... John Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, personality, visual artist and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. ... A Dirty Shame is a 2004 film by Baltimore, Maryland filmmaker John Waters starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak and Mink Stole. ... Daltry Calhoun film poster Daltry Calhoun is a 2005 film, written and directed by Katrina Holden Bronson and starring Johnny Knoxville as the lead character Daltry Calhoun. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... The Ringer is a 2005 comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, and Brian Cox with cameos by Terry Funk and Jesse Ventura. ... The crowd at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. ... Men in Black II is a 2002 science fiction comedy action film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, written by Stacy Peralta. ... Coyote ugly is a term made famous by the film of the same name (see below). ... This article is about the television program. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[2] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Walking Tall is a 1973 semi-biopic of Sheriff Buford Pusser, a former professional wrestler-turned lawman in McNairy County, Tennessee. ...


Knoxville is slated to appear in the John Madden-directed adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel, Killshot. Knoxville guest-starred in a Season 3 episode "Prank Wars" on Viva La Bam, in which he and Ryan Dunn trashed Bam Margera's Hummer, among other pranks. John Philip Madden (born April 8, 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen. ... Viva La Bam was a reality television series that starred Bam Margera and his crew. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold by General Motors, also known as GM. They are based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee. ...


Filmography

Upcoming: Coyote Ugly is a romantic comedy/drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City, and released in August 2000 (See 2000 in film). ... Life Without Dick is a dark romantic comedy film, starring Harry Connick Jr and Sarah Jessica Parker, released in 2001. ... Big Trouble (2002) is a film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. ... Deuces Wild Deuces Wild is a 2002 action / drama / crime film directed by Scott Kalvert and written by Paul Kimatian and Christopher Gambale. ... Men in Black II is a 2002 science fiction comedy action film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. ... 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. ... Grand Theft Parsons is a 2003 movie based on the true story of the legendary country musician Gram Parsons, who died of an overdose in 1973. ... Walking Tall is a 2004 remake of the 1973 film of the same name. ... A Dirty Shame is a 2004 film by Baltimore, Maryland filmmaker John Waters starring Tracey Ullman, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak and Mink Stole. ... Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, written by Stacy Peralta. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Devils Rejects is a 2005 horror film, directed by Rob Zombie. ... Daltry Calhoun film poster Daltry Calhoun is a 2005 film, written and directed by Katrina Holden Bronson and starring Johnny Knoxville as the lead character Daltry Calhoun. ... The Ringer is a 2005 comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, and Brian Cox with cameos by Terry Funk and Jesse Ventura. ...

  • Killshot (2007) - Ferris Britton
  • Hawaiian Dick (2007) - Byrd
  • Jackass 3 (Coming Soon) - Himself

Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen. ... Jackass 3 (working title) is the sequel to Jackass Number Two and is the third of the Jackass films. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.usmagazine.com/johnny_knoxville_separates_from_wife

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