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Johnny Knoxville Biography

Philip John Clapp (better known as Johnny Knoxville), the 32 year old 6'1" host of MTV' Jackass, was born on March 11, 1971 and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Johnny Knoxville rapidly gained fame as the creator and star of the controversial MTV reality series "Jackass," is one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. Johnny starred in and produced the box-office hits, "Jackass," "Jackass Two" and "Jackass 3D". On October 15, 2010 "Jackass 3D" was #1 at the box office earning $50 million dollars during its opening weekend setting a record for biggest October debut. "Jackass 3D" was the third-straight #1 opening for Paramount's franchise. He has also been seen in "The Ringer" for the Farrelly Brothers opposite Katherine Heigel, and starred as Luke Duke in Warner Bros hit "Dukes of Hazaard" with Seann William Scott.

Before that he was seen in "The Lords of Dogtown" directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch. Prior to "Lords of Dogtown", Knoxville starred in a wide variety of films including the John Waters ensemble comedy, "A Dirty Shame" with Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak and Selma Blair. He was also seen in MGM's box-office hit "Walking Tall," starring opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, as well as Barry Sonnenfeld's sequel "Men In Black 2."
Johnny and his Dickhouse Production partners, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze have produced shows for MTV including Nitro Circus, Rob and Big, and The Dudesons. He also produced the critically acclaimed documentaries "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia" and "Birth of Big Air" about famed BMX biker Matt Hoffman.
Knoxville also co-stars in the action film "The Last Stand" with Arnold Schwarzenegger set to release in January 2013. He also co-stars in "Small Apartments" starring alongside Billy Crystal and James Caan directed by Jonas Åkerlund. He also stars in the comedy Fun Size opposite Victoria Justice and Chelsea Handler.

Currently, Knoxville and his cousin Roger Alan Wade host a Sirius Radio Show on Channel 60 called "The Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee". Knoxville's show airs Saturdays at 8pm ET.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Johnny became interested in acting at an early age. At the age of 18, he moved to California to pursue his acting career and supported himself through appearing in commercials, and occasionally writing for magazines such as "Blunt," "Bikini," and "Big Brother." In 1997, Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze pitched their idea for "Jackass" to MTV and thus began his acting career. Knoxville currently lives in Los Angeles.

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The Latest Johnny Knoxville News

Johnny Knoxville Honoured By Oscar Nomination

13th February 2014

Johnny Knoxville is ''honoured'' 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' is nominated for an Oscar. The 42-year-old actor - who co-wrote, produced...

Jeff Tremaine Adds Strip Club Scene To Jackass Film

29th January 2014

Jeff Tremaine regrets cutting a male strip club scene out of 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'. The 47-year-old director claims a...

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11th November 2013

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Jackass Director To Take Charge Of Motley Crue Biopic

5th November 2013

The man behind Johnny Knoxville's new movie hit Bad Grandpa and the Jackass films has been tapped to take charge...

Johnny Knoxville Discovers He Comes From 'significant In-breeding'

31st October 2013

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville was left stunned to discover he comes from a long line of in-breeders during a recent...

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Johnny Knoxville Footage Film / Movie Reviews

The Last Stand 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Korean filmmaker Kim played with the Western genre before in his wacky 2008 pastiche The...

Movie 43 2013, Review by Rich Cline

A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy...

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 2013, Review by Rich Cline

The Jackass crew takes an oddly gentle approach here, abandoning their more riotous stunt-based movies...

Fun Size 2012, Review by Rich Cline

You know you're in trouble when a madcap comedy is unable to even raise a...

Small Apartments 2012, Review by Rich Cline

Relentlessly quirky and strange, this pitch black comedy manages to combine its outrageous silliness with...

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