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Where Is The Cast Of Jackass Now?

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MTV’s Jackass was a cultural phenomenon. Series stars Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Steve-O became insanely famous for doing ridiculous, dangerous, ridiculously dangerous, and downright disgusting stunts. Therein lies the brilliance of the Jackass concept. A bunch of young and mostly good-looking guys were risking their lives, courting grave bodily harm, and tempting fate, all for laughs and to see how far they could push themselves without sustaining too many injuries. So where are they now? Have they grown up at all? Watch our video above to check in on key cast members, or keep reading below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more cool vids!

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Johnny Knoxville
The classically handsome Knoxville, who broke his urethra and was required to use a catheter after emulating famed stunt cyclist Evil Knievel, has left the daredevil game behind. Now he’s acting—and we’re not talking about bit parts, either. Among his growing list of film credits: 2013’s hilariously lowbrow Bad Grandpa, which tallied $150 million in worldwide box office receipts, according to Box Office Mojo. It was also Oscar-nominated! Seriously. The film nabbed a nod in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category. It didn’t win, but the recognition was certainly impressive. The accolade also made sense, since Knoxville spent the film disguised as a wrinkly, gray-haired old man named Irving Zisman. Next up for Knoxville? He continues to lend his voice to the character of Leonardo in the super successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

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Steve-O
Arguably the wildest dude in the Jackass crew (which really is saying something), Steve-O is now dating celeb tattoo artist Kat Von D. He generated plenty of headlines in 2015 for protesting SeaWorld and its treatment of whales. According to The Mirror, Steve-O climbed a crane, reaching a height of 100 feet while rocking an inflatable orca inscribed with the phrase “SeaWorld Sucks.” He also lit fireworks and was ultimately arrested for his antics. Steve-O only served eight hours in jail for his stunts, despite being sentenced to 30 days, according to ET. But Steve-O is not just dating a celeb and protesting a theme park. He’s branching out into movies, appearing as Pedro in the Hailee Steinfeld film Barely Lethal, and he starred in his own Showtime special Guilty as Charged, performing stunts and tricks.

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Bam Margera
This bad boy isn’t faring as well as Knoxville and Steve-O, sadly. Margera, who is wed to his second wife Nicole, is battling alcohol addiction and some other mental demons. The visibly heavier Margera also appeared on VH1’s Family Therapy With Dr Jenn. On an episode that aired in early 2016, Margera and his mother April, who is familiar to fans from the Jackass days, recounted a particularly dark period during Christmas two years earlier. She revealed that her son was suicidal. In a drunken rage, he told her he was going to die. The reality star admitted that material things like cars don’t matter to him and that he doesn’t even want to stay in touch with old friends.

On the bright side, Margera is also doing custom artwork, which is viewable on his Bam Margera Art site. It’s dark, twisted, and actually really aesthetically pleasing, if your tastes run to edgier stuff. Margera also fronted a band called F***Face Unstoppable, and remains at work on a documentary about his life.

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Ryan Dunn
Bam Margera’s bearded BFF tragically died in June 2011, just days after his 34th birthday, perishing in a car accident in Pennsylvania. According to CNN, Dunn was driving while intoxicated at a speed of 140 miles per hour when he crashed his Porsche, which caught fire. His passenger, production assistant Zachary Hartwell, was also killed in the wreck. Dunn’s death left a gaping hole in the hearts of his castmates, who reunited to memorialize him and to celebrate his life in an hourlong tribute special that aired on MTV. It was clear from the clips and the interview segments how much his friends and co-stars loved his sweet, goofy personality. He will be missed.

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Wee-Man
Professional skater Wee-Man—that’s Jason Acuna on his birth certificate—capitalized on his Jackass fame by launching Nullity Skateboards. Wee-Man also starred in the reality shows Armed & Famous and Celebrity Circus, according to The Daily News. He continues to act, having starred as the titular character in Elf-Man, a direct-to-video holiday family comedy. He also filmed a movie called Feed the Dog. A fan tweeted at Wee-Man in early 2016, asking if he would ever consider doing stand-up so he could share his “insane stories.” He said he’d leave the stand-up to Steve-O and keep skateboarding. Wee-Man also owns a Chronic Tacos franchise in California, according to the company’s official bio.

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Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius still hangs out with his Jackass and Wildboyz co-star Steve-O quite a bit. The pair recently participated in a unique social media promotional campaign for the political thriller London Has Fallen, starring Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler. Pontius hyped the campaign all over his Instagram feed, rocking faux fatigues and everything. He seems to be enjoying a more relaxing post-Jackass career than some of his former costars, although he also popped up on the Fox comedy Raising Hope and starred in a 2014 episode of Loiter Squad, the sketch comedy show led by rappers Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator.

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Jeff Tremaine
Tremaine rose to fame as a director and co-creator of Jackass, and initially seemed to be headed for a career in “extreme” reality TV—a few of his subsequent credits include the shows Wildboyz and Nitro Circus. But after directing all of the Jackass movies, including Bad Grandpa, Tremaine started branching out into other types of filmmaking. Aside from helming a pair of 30 for 30 films for ESPN, he’s also spent the past several years working the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt through development.

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Preston Lacy
For a guy whose most memorable Jackass appearances included him running down the street in his underwear or destroying furniture after finding puke in his hat, Preston Lacy is a surprisingly diverse talent. He’s kept busy over the last 10 years in a variety of ways, writing the 2006 National Lampoon feature TV: The Movie and The Life of Lucky Cucumber while booking onscreen appearances in films such as Pledge This! and Christmas in Wonderland. Lacy branched out into voicework in 2015, playing the role of Rusty in the dog-themed Christmas film Up on the Wooftop.

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Dave England
If there was a Jackass stunt that called for poop somehow being involved, Dave England was the cast member who most often got the call. Fortunately, his post-Jackass career hasn’t gone into the toilet. Although England doesn’t have the highest public profile, he’s stayed busy with a variety of projects, including participating in WWE Swerved. He landed a role in the 2016 film The Bet, and also appeared in Natural Born Pranksters, the full-length feature released by Jackass-inspired YouTube stars Roman Atwood, Vitaly Z, and Dennis Roady.

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Ehren McGhehey
The cast member most likely to lose a tooth while filming a stunt, “Danger” Ehren McGhehey has often been seen in recent years on the TV comedy Portlandia, where he’s popped up in a series of cameo appearances. But he’s been busy behind the cameras, too: in 2014, McGhehey executive-produced and starred in the action-comedy-horror feature All Hell Breaks Loose, about a newlywed who’s repeatedly resurrected by God in order to rescue his bride from the biker gang that murdered him. In addition to all that, McGhehey also works as a professional photographer.

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Brandon DiCamillo
While a surprising number of Jackass veterans have managed to carve out busy careers in Hollywood, Brandon DiCamillo has headed the opposite direction. In a 2002 interview with the Village Voice, he admitted he didn’t have much patience for the level of corporate interference that went along with working on a TV and movie franchise, and he’s kept a pretty low profile since moving on after Jackass: The Movie. DiCamillo worked with his buddy Bam on a number of projects, including the low-budget films Haggard and Minghags, and can be seen in stuff like The Vampires of Zanzibar and the short Borrowed Happiness. For the most part, however, he seems content to stay out of the limelight—in fact, as of this writing, he hasn’t even updated his social media accounts in about a year. DiCamillo’s biggest post-Jackass claim to fame might be breaking the world record for Mortal Kombat, which he set with a score of 10,226,500 in 2008—and slipped to second place the following year, when Twin Galaxies records another player hitting 24,821,500.

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Phil and April Margera
Some TV shows have characters you love to hate. With Jackass, we had the opposite: Phil and April Margera, Bam’s sweet and remarkably patient parents, were the folks we hated to love seeing repeatedly tormented. Years after reluctantly laughing at their torment, we’re pleased to report that the Margeras seem to have led a fairly blissful post-Jackass life. Phil put in an appearance on Celebrity Fit Club 2, dropping an impressive 41 pounds, all in an effort to be a better grandfather. April, who’s so good-natured that it took an alligator in her kitchen to make her lose her composure, opened a Pennsylvania boutique called the Rose Hip Barn—and, of course, published a cookbook titled There’s an Alligator in My Kitchen.

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