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Who is Johnny Knoxville?

Philip John Clapp known professionally as Johnny Knoxville, is an American stunt performer, actor, professional wrestler, and filmmaker. He is best known as a co-creator and star of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass, which aired for three seasons from 2000 to 2002. A year later, Knoxville and his co-stars returned for the first installment in the Jackass film series, with a second and third installment being released in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013), the first film in the series with a storyline, saw him star as his Jackass character Irving Zisman. Jackass Forever was released in 2022. Jackass 4.5 (2022) is said to be his final installment of the Jackass franchise.

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Johnny Knoxville Biography, Wikipedia

Knoxville was born Philip John Clapp (“P.J.”) in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Philip (1935–2018), was a tire/car salesman, and his mother, Lemoyne Clapp (Houck; 1938–2017), taught Sunday school. He has two older sisters. Knoxville credits a copy of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, given to him by his cousin, singer-songwriter Roger Alan Wade, with giving him the acting bug.

Knoxville attended South-Doyle High School in Knoxville. While in high school, he played on the baseball team where he was named All-Knoxville Interscholastic League Honorable Mention and played in the Knoxville Area All Star game as a pitcher. After graduating in 1989, he moved to California to become an actor. In the beginning, Knoxville appeared mostly in commercials and made several minor appearances as an extra.

When the “big break” he sought eluded him, he decided to create his own opportunities by writing and pitching article ideas to various magazines. An idea to test self-defense equipment on himself captured the interest of Jeff Tremaine’s skateboarding magazine Big Brother, and the stunts were filmed and included in Big Brother‘s “Number Two” video.

Real NamePhilip John Clapp
Nick Name Johnny Knoxville
Profession Actor, Stunt Performer, Filmmaker
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameMelanie Cates (m. 1995; div. 2008)​
Naomi Nelson (m. 2010)
Children NameMadison Clapp, Rocko Akira Clapp, Arlo Clapp
Physical Status 
Age51 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight (Approx.)177 lb (77 kg)
MeasurementNot Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 March 1971
Birth PlaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States
School NameSouth-Doyle High School
College NameNot Known
QualificationsNot Known
Family Profile
Father NamePhilip Clapp
Mother NameLemoyne Clapp,
Siblings NameLynne Clapp
Source Of IncomeActing, Stunts Etc
Net Worth, Salary$50 million
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Johnny Knoxville Career

Johnny Knoxville is responsible for many of the ideas in Jackass, and is often seen as the de facto leader of the crew. The show is directed by Jeff Tremaine, who produced a pilot that used footage from Big Brother and Bam Margera’s CKY videos. 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.

Johnny Knoxville also participated in the Gumball 3000 for Jackass along with co-stars Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Jackass director Jeff Tremaine, and cinematographer Dimitry Elyashkevich. Prior to Jackass premiering on MTV, Knoxville and company turned down an offer to perform their stunts for Saturday Night Live on a weekly basis, though Knoxville later hosted a 2005 episode of the show.

Knoxville has been in several feature films, most notably starring opposite Seann William Scott in Jay Chandrasekhar’s adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard. He starred in Jackass: The MovieJackass Number TwoJackass 2.5Jackass 3D (which marked the 10th anniversary of the franchise), Jackass 3.5Jackass Forever, and Jackass 4.5. He played a two-headed alien in the 2002 film Men in Black II. Knoxville also worked with John Waters in A Dirty Shame in 2004, and appeared as a supporting character to The Rock in Walking Tall in the same year.

In 2010, Knoxville hosted a three-part online video for Palladium Boots titled Detroit Lives. The videos focus on the resurgence of creativity in Detroit. Knoxville guest-starred as the voice of Johnny Krill, an extreme sports enthusiast, in “Extreme Spots”, a 2012 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Knoxville voiced Leonardo in the 2014 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but did not appear in the sequel.

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Johnny Knoxville Filmography

1995Desert BluesBob
1998Number Two: Big BrotherHimself (uncredited)Direct-to-video
2001Crap: Big BrotherHimself (uncredited)Direct-to-video
2000Coyote UglyCollege Guy
2001Don’t Try This at Home: The Steve-O VideoHimselfDirect-to-video
2001CKY3HimselfGuest appearances
2002Life Without DickDick Rasmusson
2002Big TroubleEddie Leadbetter
2002Deuces WildVinnie ‘Fish’
2002Men in Black IIScrad / Charlie
2002Jackass: The MovieHimself and Irving ZismanWriter and producer
2002CKY4: The Latest & GreatestHimselfGuest appearances
2003Grand Theft ParsonsPhil Kaufman
2004Walking TallDeputy Ray Templeton
2004A Dirty ShameRay ‘Ray-Ray’ Perkins
2004Steve-O: The Early YearsHimselfGuest appearances
2005Lords of DogtownTopper Burks
2005The Dukes of HazzardLuke Duke
2005Daltry CalhounDaltry Calhoun
2005The RingerSteve Barker / Jeffie
2006Ultimate PredatorHimselfDirect-to-video
Guest appearances
2006Jackass Number TwoHimself and Irving ZismanWriter and producer
2007Jackass 2.5
2008Jackass Presents: Mat Hoffman’s Tribute to Evel KnievelHimselfDirect-to-video
Executive producer
2009Jackass: The Lost TapesDirect-to-video
2010Father of InventionTroy Coangelo
2010Jackass 3DHimself and Irving ZismanWriter and producer
2011Jackass 3.5
2012Nitro Circus: The MovieHimselfGuest appearance
2012Nature CallsKirk
2012Fun SizeJörgenUncredited
2013The Last StandLewis Dinkum
2013Movie 43Pete
2013Small ApartmentsTommy Balls
2013Jackass Presents: Bad GrandpaIrving ZismanWriter and producer
2014Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
2014Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesLeonardoVoice
2015Being EvelHimselfProducer
2016Elvis & NixonSonny West
2016SkiptraceConnor Watts
2017Dumb: The Story of Big Brother MagazineHimselfDocumentary
2018Half MagicFather Gary
2018Action PointDeshawn Crious ‘D.C.’ CarverWriter and producer
2018The Great Buster: A CelebrationHimselfDocumentary
2019PolarMichael Green
2019Above SuspicionCash
2019We Summon the DarknessPastor John Henry Butler
2020Steve-O: GnarlyHimselfGuest appearances
2020MainstreamTed Wick
2022Jackass ForeverHimself and Irving ZismanWriter and producer
2022Jackass 4.5
TBAThe Brandon Novak StoryHimselfDocumentary
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Johnny Knoxville Personal Life

Johnny Knoxville, as with the Jackass crew, has been involved with the professional wrestling promotion WWE. On the October 13, 2008 episode of Raw, Knoxville made his WWE television debut feuding with The Great Khali. Knoxville later appeared as the guest star on the October 4, 2010 episode of Raw in Wichita, Kansas.

On January 1, 2022, at WWE’s Day 1 pay-per-view, Knoxville announced he would be at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view as a participant in the event’s signature namesake match. His entry was confirmed on the January 7 episode of SmackDown while simultaneously starting a feud with Sami Zayn. He entered the Royal Rumble at number 9 and was eliminated by Zayn. Knoxville then returned on the February 25 episode of SmackDown and challenged Zayn for the WWE Intercontinental Championship that the latter won the week prior, but Knoxville got rejected and was attacked by Zayn. The following week, Knoxville distracted Zayn during his match with Ricochet, allowing the latter to win the championship from him. Later that same night, Zayn challenged Knoxville to a match at WrestleMania 38 to which Knoxville accepted, and the match was stipulated as an Anything Goes match, wherein on Night 2 of that event, he won the match against Zayn with the help of Jackass members Chris Pontius, Wee Man, director Jeff Tremaine, and new members Jasper Dolphin and his father Compston “Dark Shark” Wilson.

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How old is Johnny Knoxville?

Johnny Knoxville is 51 years old as of 2022.

How rich is Johnny Knoxville?

Johnny Knoxville has net worth of $50 million.

Who is Johnny Knoxville wife?

Johnny Knoxville married twice Melanie Cates (m. 1995; div. 2008)​
Naomi Nelson (m. 2010).

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