Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville

Highest Rated: 100% Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Father of Invention (2011)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1971

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Johnny Knoxville became both a beloved goofball and a lightning rod for controversy as soon as his signature TV show, Jackass, premiered on MTV in 2000. The show, which featured Knoxville and his friends executing a variety of stupid pranks and dangerous stunts, made an instant star of its hip, easygoing, developmentally arrested host, who was quickly signed on for a variety of film projects. However, its subject matter of foolish bicycle jumps, gross eating feats, and pepper spray testing drew the ire of concerned parents whose children were hurting themselves trying to imitate their hero.Knoxville was born Philip John Clapp in Knoxville, TN, on March 11, 1971, son of a used car salesman. At age eight, the asthmatic suffered a simultaneous bout of flu, pneumonia, and bronchitis that nearly killed him. Knoxville would later joke that surviving this period convinced him he was invincible, making possible his future vocation as a performer who would injure himself for laughs. Knoxville had originally planned to go into acting through normal channels, attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA. However, it was while writing for a skateboarding magazine called Big Brother that Knoxville got his big break. Working on a story about self-defense equipment, Knoxville agreed to let magazine editor Jeff Tremaine film him testing the devices on himself. Hence, Jackass was born, with Tremaine, Knoxville, and director Spike Jonze serving as co-creators. MTV won a bidding war with Comedy Central, and the show became a hit -- one quickly festooned with warning labels not to try this at home.After a role in the little-seen indie Desert Blues (1995) (credited as Phillip John) and a blink-and-you'll-miss-him appearance in Coyote Ugly (2000), Knoxville was offered a string of film roles following the success of Jackass, as well as a stint on Saturday Night Live, which he turned down. However, his cinematic coming-out party was delayed when Big Trouble, which featured a nuclear weapon smuggled aboard a commercial airplane, was pushed back indefinitely due to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. In 2001, he was also cast in the smaller films The Tree, The Ranger, and Life Without Dick, in which he plays the title character. As if one Knoxville wasn't enought to keep fans in stitches, the death-defying funnyman turned up as a two-headed alien in Men in Black II before taking his small screen antics to the silver screen, unrestrained by the restrictions of television, in Jackass: The Movie (both 2002). Though to this point Knoxville's fairly minimal film roles (of course excluding Jackass: The Movie) called for any true acting ability, increasingly prominant roles in such efforts as Grand Theft Parsons (2003) and Walking Tall (2004) found the likeable Jackass successfully developing a notable film career. Following a supporting performance alongside wrestler-turned-actor in Walking Tall, Knoxville landed a role in self-described "Prince of Puke" director John Waters' Baltimore-based comedy A Dirty Shame. In 2005 Knoxville made two big attempts to court the mainstream, though neither struck box office gold. He starred as Luke Duke in the big-screen version of The Dukes of Hazzard, and was the lead in the comedy The Ringer, where he played a man who pretended to be disabled so he could compete in the Special Olympics. He reteamed with the Jackass crew for a second feature film playfully titled Jackass: Number Two.In the years to follow, Knoxville would do more and more conventional acting, appearing in movies like The Ringer and Nature Calls, as well as writing and producing projects like The Dudesons in America.


Highest Rated Movies



77% We Summon the Darkness Pastor John Henry Butler 2020
19% Polar Michael Green 2019
64% Weightless Actor 2018
13% Action Point Screenwriter D.C. 2018
No Score Yet Rosy Actor 2018
No Score Yet Rosy Actor 2018
No Score Yet Bunker77 Actor 2017
100% Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine Actor 2017
38% Skiptrace Connor Watts 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon Sonny $0.8M 2016
97% Being Evel Producer Actor 2015
No Score Yet Sick Day Actor 2015
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo (voice) Leonardo (voice only) $164M 2014
61% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Producer Screenwriter Irving Zisman $85M 2013
No Score Yet Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (Unrated) Irving Zisman Producer Screenwriter 2013
30% Small Apartments Tommy Balls 2013
5% Movie 43 Pete $8.8M 2013
61% The Last Stand Lewis Dinkum $12.1M 2013
5% Nature Calls Kirk $382 2012
6% Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D Actor $3.4M 2012
0% Father of Invention Troy Coangelo 2011
60% Jackass 3.5 Actor Producer 2011
65% Jackass 3 Producer Actor $117.3M 2010
60% The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Jackass: The Lost Tapes Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jackass Presents - Matt Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel Actor 2008
No Score Yet Thrillbillies Double Wide Actor 2008
No Score Yet Jackass 2.5 Actor Producer 2007
No Score Yet The Man Who Souled the World Actor 2007
No Score Yet Vice Guide to Travel Actor 2006
64% Jackass: Number Two Actor Producer $72.8M 2006
No Score Yet Ultimate Predator Actor 2006
No Score Yet Don't Try This at Home - The Steve-O Video Actor 2006
40% The Ringer Steve Barker $35.1M 2005
7% Daltry Calhoun Daltry Calhoun 2005
14% The Dukes of Hazzard Luke Duke $80.3M 2005
55% Lords of Dogtown Topper $11.1M 2005
53% A Dirty Shame Ray-Ray Perkins $1.3M 2004
No Score Yet Steve-O: The Early Years Actor 2004
46% Grand Theft Parsons Phil Kaufman 2004
26% Walking Tall Ray Templeton $45.9M 2004
49% Jackass - The Movie Screenwriter Actor Producer $64.3M 2002
39% Men in Black II Scrad/Charlie $190.5M 2002
3% Deuces Wild Vinnie Fish $6.1M 2002
48% Big Trouble Eddie 2002
No Score Yet Life Without Dick Dick 2001
23% Coyote Ugly College Guy 2000


No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Drunk History
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Nikki & Sara Live
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2013
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
Voice 2012
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
Guest Appearing 2012
No Score Yet 30 for 30
Co-producer Producer 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
Guest 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Appearing 2009
36% The Goode Family
Voice 2009
71% Family Guy
Voice 2008
30% Unhitched
Chuck 2008
No Score Yet King of the Hill
Voice 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2008
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
Guest 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Performer 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2002
No Score Yet Jackass
Host Executive Producer 2002


Raphael says: Give me the camera...

Michaelangelo says: Oh, he's doing his Batman voice.

Leonardo says: Back off, Raph!

Eddie Leadbetter says: We're arrivin', but, we're departin'.

Sheriff Ray Owens says: We meet in Main Street in five; and we need as many vehicles as possible for the blockade.

Lewis Dinkum says: I'll drive old Henrietta here. [pats his vintage military truck]

Sheriff Ray Owens says: Do you have stupid names for all your shit?

Lewis Dinkum says: Only the shit I love!

Irving Zisman says: [Looking at Billy] Your a pretty little girl you hear me!

Irving Zisman says: You're a pretty little girl you hear me!

Irving Zisman says: "Im 86 Years Old!!!"

Irving Zisman says: I'm 86 years old!

Kirk says: I'm gonna murder him dead!

Uncle Jesse says: You know what you get when you cross a donkey with an union?

Luke Duke says: What?

Boss Hogg says: A piece of ass that brings a tear to your eye!

Uncle Jesse says: You know why divorces are so expensive?

Luke Duke says: Why?

Uncle Jesse says: Because they're worth it!

Billy says: Sratch! You scratched my CD.

Billy says: You picked it up in clear daylight and you scratched it.

Steve Barker / Jeffy says: Jeffy just admiring CD.

Billy says: Hey don't give me tude!

College Guy says: Jim, Jack, Johnny Red, Johnny Black, and Jose; all my favorite men. You can have it any way you like it, as long as it's in a shot glass.

Lil says: Jim, Jack, Johnny Red, Johnny Black, and Jose; all my favorite men. You can have it any way you like it, as long as it's in a shot glass.