- Johnny Knoxville
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birthdate = birth date and age|1971|3|11
birthname = Philip John Clapp
othername = PJ
spouse = Melanie Lynn Clapp (1995—2007)
website = http://www.absolutjackass.net/
Philip John Clapp (born
March 11, 1971in 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 MTVseries "Jackass" and its subsequent films.
Knoxville credits a copy of
Jack Kerouac's " On the Road" given to him by his cousin, country singer/songwriter Roger Alan Wade, with giving him the acting bug. [http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2005-08-01-knoxville-gentleman_x.htm "Knoxville: A Southern mix of contradictions"] , " USAToday, August 8, 2005] After graduating from South-Young High School in 1989 in Knoxville, he moved to Californiato 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 Artson 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-Oand Dave England.
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 MTVand "Jackass" was born. Knoxville also participated in the Gumball 3000for "Jackass" along with co-stars Steve-Oand Chris Pontiusand "Jackass" director Jeff Tremaineand 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).
Film and television roles
Knoxville has been in several feature films, most notably was starring opposite
Seann William Scottin 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 Bronsonand produced by Quentin Tarantino. In "The Ringer", Knoxville was cast as an able-bodied office worker who joins the Special Olympicsto pay for a surgical operation for his gardener. He played a two-headed alien in " Men in Black II". 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". He also guest-starred on the pilot of the show " Unhitched".
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 Dunntrashed Bam Margera's Hummer, among other pranks.
October 6 2008episode of WWE Raw, WWEsuperstar The Great Khalicut a promo were he was "upset" over an interview he had with Knoxville a few days before. He then invited Knoxville to the next episode of Raw, though it is unknown if Knoxville will appear.
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. [ [http://www.usmagazine.com/johnny_knoxville_separates_from_wife Usmagazine.com | Johnny Knoxville Separates From Wife ] ] They were married on May 15, 1995. When he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he has said he has a girlfriend now.
Desert Blues" (1995) - Bob
* "Coyote Ugly" (2000) - College Guy (uncredited)
Life Without Dick" (2001) - Dick Rasmusson
* "" (2001) - Himself
Big Trouble" (2002) - Eddie Leadbetter
Deuces Wild" (2002) - Vinnie Fish
Men in Black II" (2002) - Scrad/Charlie
* "" (2002) - Himself/Irving Zisman
Grand Theft Parsons" (2003) - Phil Kaufman
* "Walking Tall" (2004) - Ray Templeton
A Dirty Shame" (2004) - Ray Ray Perkins
Lords of Dogtown" (2005) - Topper Burks
* "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005) - Luke Duke
The Devils Rejects" (2005)- Cop (uncredited)
Daltry Calhoun" (2005) - Daltry Calhoun
* "The Ringer" (2005) - Steve Barker (Jeffy Dahmor)
* "" (2006) - Himself/Irving Zisman
Jackass 2.5" (2007) - Himself
* " Fruitcake (2008) as Unknown
* "Hawaiian Dick" (2009) - Byrd
* "Jackass 3" (in developmental stage) Himself
* [http://www.absolutjackass.net/ Official Jackass site]
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* [http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/733/733471p1.html Interview with IGN.com. Johnny Knoxville reveals what scares him]
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