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Johnny Knoxville

Highest Rated:   97% Being Evel (2015)
Lowest Rated:   0% Father of Invention (2011)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Action Point
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2018
No Score Yet Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine
  • Actor
2017
36% Skiptrace
  • Connor Watts
2016
76% 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 only)
$164M 2014
No Score Yet Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (Unrated)
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Irving Zisman
2013
60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • Producer
  • Irving Zisman
  • Screenwriter
$85M 2013
33% Small Apartments
  • Tommy Balls
2013
4% Movie 43
  • Pete
$8.8M 2013
60% 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
  • 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
63% 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
44% Grand Theft Parsons
  • Phil Kaufman
2004
26% Walking Tall
  • Ray Templeton
$45.9M 2004
48% Jackass - The Movie
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Producer
$64.3M 2002
39% Men in Black II
  • Scrad/Charlie
$190.4M 2002
3% Deuces Wild
  • Vinnie Fish
$6.1M 2002
48% Big Trouble
  • Eddie
2002
No Score Yet Life Without Dick
  • Dick
2001
22% Coyote Ugly
  • College Guy
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Nikki & Sara Live
2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Co-producer
  • Producer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
2009-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Performer
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002

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