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5 Things You Don't Know About Johnny Knoxville

5 Things You Don't Know About Johnny Knoxville
Known for his outrageous stunt series Jackass, he just debuted his latest comedy starring one of that franchise's most popular characters -- 86-year-old naughty grandpa Irving Zisman. Here are five things you probably don't know about Johnny Knoxville.

1. Born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tn -- his mother was a Sunday School teacher and his father worked as a car and tire salesman.

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2. Says he first caught the acting bug after being given a copy of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road by his cousin, singer-songwriter Roger Alan Wade.

3. Was offered the role of Phil Kaufman in the 2003 comedy Grand Theft Parsons after Hugh Jackman dropped out of the project.

Video: Knoxville Talks Wedgies at Bad Grandpa Premiere

4. Was knocked unconscious three times during making of 2002's Jackass: The Movie.

5. Was detained at Lax airport in January 2009 after security screeners spotted a suspicious looking, grenade-shaped device
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Q&A: In Which Rob Riggle and Todd Rohal Crash Indiewire's Attempted Interview With 'Nature Calls' Star Johnny Knoxville

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Q&A: In Which Rob Riggle and Todd Rohal Crash Indiewire's Attempted Interview With 'Nature Calls' Star Johnny Knoxville
When you book Johnny Knoxville for a one-on-one, it's a safe bet to expect the unexpected. With our bet firmly placed, the "Jackass" star delivered just that during our chat with him at SXSW earlier this year. Knoxville's been to the festival before, but never for a film (he previously attended to support his cousin, musician Roger Alan Wade). For his inaugural official year at the event, Knoxville has two films: "Nature Calls" from director/writer Todd Rohal ("The Cataclysm Catechism") and Jonas Akerlund's star-studded ensemble drama, "Small Apartments." In "Nature Calls," Knoxville plays brother to Randy Stevens (Patton Oswalt), a Scoutmaster who essentially kidnaps Knoxville's kid for a weekend scout trip. "Small Aparments" finds Knoxville in dramatic mode, sporting a black shaggy wig as a pot-smoking loon, oblivious to the fact that his neighbor ("Little Britain" star Matt Lucas) is...
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SXSW '12 | In Which Rob Riggle and Todd Rohal Crash Iw's Johnny Knoxville Interview

SXSW '12 | In Which Rob Riggle and Todd Rohal Crash Iw's Johnny Knoxville Interview
When you book Johnny Knoxville for a one-on-one, it's a safe bet to expect the unexpected. With our bet firmly placed, the "Jackass" star delivered just that during our chat with him at SXSW. Knoxville's been to the festival before, but never for a film (he previously attended to support his cousin, musician Roger Alan Wade). For his inaugural official year at the event, Knoxville has two films: "Nature Calls" from director/writer Todd Rohal ("The Cataclysm Catechism") and Jonas Akerlund's star-studded ensemble drama, "Small Apartments." In "Nature Calls," Knoxville plays brother to Randy Stevens (Patton Oswalt), a Scoutmaster who essentially kidnaps Knoxville's kid for a weekend scout trip. "Small Aparments" finds Knoxville in dramatic mode, sporting a black shaggy wig as a pot-smoking loon, oblivious to the fact that his neighbor ("Little Britain" star Matt Lucas) is harboring a dead body in...
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'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Remembered In MTV Special

One-hour show, airing November 28 at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt, will feature new footage of the late stuntman from his 'Viva la Bam' and 'Jackass' days.

By James Dinh

Ryan Dunn

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As promised, the life of late "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn will be celebrated in a one-hour MTV special, airing Monday, November 28, at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt, the network announced Thursday (November 17).

The tribute to the stuntman, who died at age 34 in a Pennsylvania car crash in June, will give viewers an intimate look into Ryan's life, from his early years in Ohio, to his antics with the Jackass crew, to his untimely death. Among the many close friends who will appear in the special are Johnny Knoxville, Rob Dyrdek, Wee Man, Chris Pontius, Jeff Tremaine and Bam Margera. Dunn's fans will be able to catch never-before-seen footage of the star from his time on "Viva la Bam,
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'Jackass' cast pay tribute to Ryan Dunn: Video

'Jackass' cast pay tribute to Ryan Dunn: Video
A video tribute played at the memorial for late Jackass star Ryan Dunn has been released online. Dunn was killed after the car he was driving crashed in West Goshen Township, Pa in the early hours of June 20. His passenger and close friend Zachary Hartwell also died in the accident. A message posted alongside the video on the Dickhouse Entertainment website reads: "This video tribute to Ryan Dunn was featured at the memorial gathering that took place at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles on the night of Wednesday, June 29. "The second part of this montage cut together by Rick Kosick includes a specially done song for Ryan by Roger Alan Wade, 'The Light Outlives the Star'. "Rest in peace, brother. We love you." Jackass star Johnny Knoxville said: "Ryan was really crazy about my cousin Roger. He loved his music and really (more)
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Video Tribute Remembering 'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Pops Online

A video tribute in honor of Ryan Dunn's memory has found its way out. The production team behind "Jackass" has given fans a chance to see the five-and-a-half minute montage shown at the late daredevil's memorial service by posting it online. Filled with some of Ryan's most hilarious stunts, it is not necessarily safe for work due to some strong language.

Opened with a dedication to "our brother", the montage cuts to a scene where Ryan being knocked to the ground by a giant hand. Snippets of the 34-year-old rolling off a roof in a large bucket, swimming in excrement, getting kick-boxed by a female boxer and many more then take over. It ends with Ryan laughing hysterically while the words "We love you Ryan" appear beneath.

The montage, which second half was cut together by "Jackass" star Rick Kosick, includes "The Light Outlives the Star", a song for Ryan by Roger Alan Wade.
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‘Jackass’ Stars Remember Ryan Dunn With Video Tribute & Blog

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‘Seriously, if you find out that I died tomorrow, I’m fine. Do not be sad for me, ’cause I’m not sad. I died with a smile on my face.’ — Ryan Dunn

This quote from Ryan Dunn was recalled by friend and Jackass producer Knate Gwaltney in his blog entry about the late Jackass star days following his death. The blog also features entries from friends like Jackass co-stars Johnny Knoxville and Steve-o as a way to remember happier times with their late pal. At the top of the blog is the tribute video, first featured at the memorial gathering at the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles June 29.

“He lived his life wanting to laugh and wanting you to laugh with him,” said Johnny in his Dickhouse.tv blog entry. In it, he mentioned trying to convey his feelings about Ryan
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'Jackass' Co-Stars Give Emotional Ryan Dunn Tribute

'Jackass' Co-Stars Give Emotional Ryan Dunn Tribute
Following the tragic death of "Jackass" cast member Ryan Dunn, co-star and best friend Bam Margera gave two tearful interviews about his fallen buddy, first at the site of the crash and then following the funeral. Likewise, Johnny Knoxville gave his own moving tribute, a broken up eulogy that he later posted online for the public to read.

In both those cases, though, the words were ones of grief, of remembering a lifelong partner and regretting so terribly his loss. As it turns out, though, Dunn's memorial service was also a celebration of his life and, appropriately, his life's work: his "Jackass" stunts.

In this video, Dunn's high risk, high hilarity highlights are weaved together into a montage that puts into focus just how daring and, dare we say innovative, he was as a performer. Dunn was always willing to do the craziest stunts, from shooting out of a high
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Ryan Dunn Remembered In Tribute Video

Montage was played at 'Jackass' star's memorial earlier this week.

By Kara Warner

Ryan Dunn

Photo: Dickhouse Productions

Earlier this week, Ryan Dunn's family, friends and loved ones gathered at a memorial held at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles to mourn the "Jackass" star's death. During the service, a very moving video tribute was played to honor Dunn, the second half of which was cut together by "Jackass" co-star Rick Kosick, and includes a song for Dunn by Roger Alan Wade, "The Light Outlives the Star."

"Ryan was really crazy about my cousin Roger," Johnny Knoxville said in a statement to MTV News. "He loved his music and really looked up to him. Rog' was equally as crazy about Ryan and, like everyone else, was shook by his passing. Rest in peace, brother. We love you."

The video tribute is a montage of Dunn's greatest hits, most of them "Jackass"-related,
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Ryan Dunn Had A 'Pure, Open Heart,' Says Johnny Knoxville

Knoxville and 'Jackass' director Jeff Tremaine blog about Dunn and Zach Hartwell who were killed in last week's car crash.

By Gil Kaufman

Johnny Knoxville attends the memorial service for Ryan Dunn on June 22

Photo: Amy Dragoo/ AP Images

The memorial service for Ryan Dunn last Wednesday was such an emotional event that his "Jackass" co-star Johnny Knoxville could barely get out the words to pay tribute to his friend and fellow daredevil, who died in a high-speed car crash last Monday.

"I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head," wrote Knoxville in an emotional, touching blog post on the website of "Jackass" production company Dickhouse. "What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn't even successful at that. I didn't break down, because
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Jackass 3D Soundtrack

The Jackass 3D soundtrack. The hapless propensity of Star Trek’s the Borg to be repeatedly thwarted in their nefarious schemes by a gaggle of middle-aged men dressed in various shades of long john may have made a mockery of their frequent proclamations of “Resistance is futile,” but there is one tribe for whom that catchphrase is not a hollow cry. Yes, while you can coldly intellectualise the Jackass gang and their boneheaded, bone-breaking antics from afar, you can sneer at how base it all is, turn your well-read, highfalutin nose up at Johnny Knoxville and his disciples, the fact is that when you watch a man sat on a portaloo being fired skywards on a bungee rocket, as happens in the trailer for Jackass 3D, there is no way to stop the laughter. Literally no way. You’d have more chance of wearing a moustache and no shirt combo
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Song Of The Day: Karen O, 'Jackass 3-D' cast get 'Dumb' and 'Tough'

Song Of The Day: Karen O, 'Jackass 3-D' cast get 'Dumb' and 'Tough'
Weezer already took the "Jackass" guys down "Memories" Lane, but now Karen O has the cast moving forward with some good advice. "If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough" was penned by frequent "Jackass" troubadour (and Johnny Knoxville's cousin) Roger Alan Wade, but it's the Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman that put the final touches on it for the "Jackass 3-D" soundtrack. The boys manage to chime in too, though it's unclear if its them or other shenanigans that cause her to crack-up singing mid-song. Maybe it's the funny accent that does her in. If you'll remember, Ms. O also...
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Hear Karen O's Song From The Jackass 3D Soundtrack

Satirical country singer/songwriter Roger Alan Wade's music has been featured in the previous two Jackass films, both because his songs kind of fit with the rough-and-tumble style of the two movies and because Johnny Knoxville is his cousin, and well, you stick with your family when they're that talented. For Jackass 3D Knoxville is keeping his cousin involved, but has brought in a voice you might not expect to cover Wade's most apt song. Karen O, frontwoman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and indie darling, has covered "If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough" for the movie's soundtrack, and you can listen to the track below. It's seriously delightful, especially with the memory of Karen O's haunting, nostalgic work for the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack still fresh. The connection here, believe it or not, is Spike Jonze, who has produced all three movies and
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Soundtracks: "Jackass 3D" Features Karen O, Weezer

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When I found out the "Jackass 3D" soundtrack was not in 3D, I was like wtf? But that's all right, with the staggering amount of drugs and alcohol consumed by some of the bands Epitaph dug up here, there are sure to be some special effects just by association.

Old punk and metal acts like Boston's Gang Green, Twisted Sister, London's Cock Sparrer along with the Smut Peddlers -- who were featured on both previous "Jackass" films -- dominate the vibe of the soundtrack. But there's some weird gems like 70's folk hit "Brand New Key" by Melanie (below) and The Blaster's "I'm Shakin'."

Weezer's new single "Memories" off their just released, "Hurley, gets the special treatment with a video featuring Johnny Knoxville and crew (below). The Yeah Yeah Yeahs increasingly impressive, Karen O, covers the honorary theme song (it was in both prior Jackass films) "If You're Gonna Be Dumb,
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