Johnny Knoxville Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NamePhilip John Clapp
Nicknames Johnny Jackass
JJ Knoxville
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Johnny Knoxville was born on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Philip John Clapp. He is a writer and producer, known for Bad Grandpa (2013), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and The Ringer (2005). He has been married to Naomi Nelson since September 24, 2010. They have two children. He was previously married to Melanie Lynn Cates.

Spouse (2)

Naomi Nelson (24 September 2010 - present) (2 children)
Melanie Lynn Cates (15 May 1995 - 28 July 2009) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

His distinct and infectious laugh
Aviator sunglasses
Black high-top Converse All Stars

Trivia (27)

Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California.
At age of eight had flu, pneumonia, and bronchitis all at same time and nearly died.
Suffers from asthma.
His dad sells used cars.
Was writing for a skateboarding magazine called Big Brother when he did a story about self-defense equipment, which he tried on himself while Jeff Tremaine (editor for Big Brother) filmed it. These led to the Big Brother Videos Shit, Number Two, and Boob, which helped raise the profile for LandSpeed presents: CKY, CKY2K, and CKY3, which were all produced by Bam Margera.
Grew up in southern Knoxville, Tennessee.
His ex-wife Melanie is from Texas and is a clothing designer. They have a daughter named Madison, born in 1996.
There was a bidding war between Comedy Central and MTV over Johnny. MTV won, thus Jackass (2000) was born.
He, along with the soon to be Jackass crew, was offered a spot on Saturday Night Live (1975), but turned it down. Later, on May 7, 2005, he hosted the show.
Was knocked unconscious three times during making of Jackass: The Movie (2002).
Won his role in Grand Theft Parsons (2003) after Hugh Jackman had to drop out due to prior commitments.
Has a scar on his scalp from getting a punch from professional super-heavyweight boxer "Butterbean" during a segment of Jackass: The Movie (2002).
Has his own production company, Dickhouse Productions, which co-produces most of his productions (e.g. Jackass).
Attended South-Young High School in Knoxville, Tennessee
Has worked with actor David Koechner on three different films: Life Without Dick (2002), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), and Daltry Calhoun (2005).
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his roles in the films Daltry Calhoun (2005), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and The Ringer (2005), however, he failed to receive a nomination.
Is an avid Johnny Cash fan.
He is friends with heavyweight fighter Eric "Butterbean" Esch. At the Larry Holmes v. Butterbean fight in 2002, he autographed fight promoter Frank Azzalina's model - daughter Stephanie Amaya's evening gown.
Was able to make friends with two of his heroes, Johnny Cash and Hunter S. Thompson, before their respective deaths, even buying a cabin and other possessions from Cash.
Executed co-star Dwayne Johnson's signature WWE finisher, "The People's Elbow" in Walking Tall (2004).
He and his girlfriend, Naomi Nelson, became the parents of a boy, Rocko Akira Clapp, on December 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. Rocko weighed in at 8 pounds and measured 20 inches.
Appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: September '03 and August '05.
Second child with wife, Naomi Nelson, a daughter named Arlo, born October 6, 2011.
He has his daughter's name Madison tattooed on his chest.
He has English, and a smaller amount of German and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry (his parents' surnames, Clapp and Houck, are both of German origin). His family has lived in the American South for many generations.
He played football when he was in elementary and middle school. He also played football and baseball when he was in high school.
In December 2015, Collider announced that he would reprise the role of Leonardo (voice only) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). But, seemingly without explanation, Knoxville was excluded in favor of actor Pete Ploszek performing both the mo-cap and voice of the character. Knoxville has since claimed that he was never contacted regarding this decision.

Personal Quotes (7)

People think by challenging me they're going to show they're tough. But I'm not tough. Decent drinker. Not such a bad kisser. But not a great fighter.
It's a real primal thing, watching someone get hurt. It's funny and accessible.
I just love that spirit that makes people do things that they probably shouldn't.
I should quit, but man we have so much fun.
You can tell it's good if you light it and a blue flame comes up; that means it's good moonshine and it won't make you go blind.
Bo and Luke are essentially good guys. They're just reckless as all hell. Mean as snakes, but in a good way.
[when asked why he did not reprise the role of Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)] I have no idea! I'm like why am I not doing the voiceover for this? I don't know what happened. But I wish them all the luck in the world.

Salary (1)

Walking Tall (2004) $5,000,000

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