Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville

  • Birthday: 1971-03-11
  • Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • Also know as: JJ Knoxville

Biography

Johnny Knoxville, born Philip John Clapp Jr. on March 11, 1971, is an American actor, comedian, stunt performer, and television producer. He rose to fame as the co-creator and star of the hit MTV series "Jackass," which featured a group of individuals performing dangerous and outrageous stunts and pranks. Knoxville was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he developed a taste for mischief and adventure from an early age. After completing high school, he briefly attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California before dropping out to pursue a career in acting and writing. In 2000, Knoxville and his friends launched the "Jackass" television series, which became a cultural phenomenon and catapulted him to international fame. The show's success led to several spin-off films, including "Jackass: The Movie" (2002), "Jackass Number Two" (2006), and "Jackass 3D" (2010). These movies showcased Knoxville's willingness to push the boundaries of physical comedy and engage in outrageous, often painful, stunts. Beyond "Jackass," Johnny Knoxville has appeared in a variety of film and television projects. He has displayed his comedic talents in movies such as "Men in Black II" (2002), "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005), and "Skiptrace" (2016). He has also taken on more dramatic roles, including in films like "Grand Theft Parsons" (2003) and "Elvis & Nixon" (2016). Knoxville's distinctive charm and fearlessness have endeared him to audiences worldwide. His willingness to put his body on the line for entertainment, combined with his quick wit and natural comedic timing, has made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. In addition to his acting career, Johnny Knoxville has produced various television shows, including "Nitro Circus" and "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia." He has also ventured into writing, publishing his autobiography, "The Jackass Whisperer," in 2018.

Filmography

Men in Black II

2002

As Scrad / Charlie

Big Trouble

2002

As Eddie

Daltry Calhoun

2005

As Daltry Calhoun

Walking Tall

2004

As Ray Templeton

The Dukes of Hazzard

2005

As Luke Duke

Life Without Dick

2002

As Dick Rasmusson

Jackass Number Two

2006

As Self

Jackass: The Movie

2002

As Self

The Ringer

2005

As Steve Barker

A Dirty Shame

2004

As Ray Ray Perkins

Jackass 2.5

2007

As Self

Steve-O: The Early Years

2004

As Himself

Jackass 3D

2010

As Self

Grand Theft Parsons

2004

As Phil Kaufman

Jackass 3.5

2011

As Self

Fun Size

2012

As Jörgen

The Last Stand

2013

As Lewis Dinkum

Small Apartments

2012

As Tommy Balls

Movie 43

2013

As Pete (segment "Happy Birthday")

Nature Calls

2012

As Kirk Stevens

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

2013

As Irving Zisman

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5

2014

As Irving Zisman / Self

Jackass Volume Two

2004

As Himself

Jackass Volume One

2005

As Himself

Jackass Volume Three

2002

As Himself

Desire

2015

As Director

Being Evel

2015

As Self

Elvis & Nixon

2016

As Sonny

CKY 3

2001

As Self

Father of Invention

2010

As Troy Coangelo

Skiptrace

2016

As Connor Watts

Deuces Wild

2002

As Vinnie Fish

Above Suspicion

2019

As Cash

Big Brother: Crap

2001

As Himself

CKY: The Greatest Hits

2014

As Himself

Steve-O: Demise and Rise

2009

As Himself

Action Point

2018

As Deshawn Crious "D.C." Carver

Big Brother: Boob

1999

As Himself

Ultimate Predator

2006

As Himself

Half Magic

2018

As Father Gary

Rosy

2018

As James

Coyote Ugly

2000

As College Guy

Weightless

2018

As Ed

We Summon the Darkness

2020

As Pastor John Henry Butler

Desert Blues

1995

As Bob (as Phillip John)

Polar

2019

As Michael Green

Mainstream

2021

As Ted Wick

Jackass Forever

2022

As Self

MIB ADR

2002

As Self

Big Brother: Number Two

1998

As himself

Class Action Park

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Jackass Backyard BBQ

2003

As Himself

Wildboyz: Over & Out

2006

As Himself

Detroit Lives

2010

As Himself

Jackass 4.5

2022

As Self

Jackass Shark Week

2021

As Self

Lords of Dogtown

2005

As Topper Burks

Nitro Circus: The Movie

2012

As Himself

WWE Royal Rumble 2022

2022

As Johnny Knoxville

Jackass: Too Hot For MTV

2002

As Himself

Making of Jackass 3D

2011

As Himself

WWE WrestleMania 38 - Sunday

2022

As Johnny Knoxville

Sweet Dreams

2024

As Morris

Every Dog Has Its Day

1998

As Clerk

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2014

As Leonardo (voice)

Production

Jackass Number Two

2006

As Producer

Jackass: The Movie

2002

As Producer

Jackass 3D

2010

As Writer

The Birth of Big Air

2010

As Producer

Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel

2008

As Executive Producer

Jackass 3D

2010

As Producer

Jackass: The Lost Tapes

2009

As Executive Producer

A Tribute to Ryan Dunn

2011

As Executive Producer

Steve-O: Demise and Rise

2009

As Executive Producer

Action Point

2018

As Producer

Action Point

2018

As Writer

Jackass 2.5

2007

As Producer

The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie'

2002

As Executive Producer

Jackass: Gumball Rally 3000 Special

2002

As Executive Producer

Jackass 3.5

2011

As Producer

The Making of 'Jackass Number Two'

2007

As Executive Producer

Jackass Backyard BBQ

2003

As Executive Producer

Jackass Backyard BBQ

2003

As Creator

Jackass Forever

2022

As Producer

Jackass 3.5

2011

As Writer

Jackass Number Two

2006

As Writer

Jackass Shark Week

2021

As Executive Producer

Jackass: The Movie

2002

As Writer

Bram Stoker's Dracula

1992

As Stand In

Jackass Forever

2022

As Writer

Jackass 4.5

2022

As Producer

Jackass 4.5

2022

As Writer

Jackass 2.5

2007

As Writer

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