Johnny Knoxville

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, executive producer Johnny Knoxville moved to California to pursue his acting career. He supported himself by writing for magazines such as Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother. In 1997, Knoxville pitched his idea for Jackass to Jeff Tremaine, who was then the editor of Big Brother. After creating and starring in MTV's controversial Jackass series, Knoxville starred and produced Jackass and Jackass 2. He went on to star in The Farrelly Brothers' The Ringer and Warner Brothers' Dukes of Haazard, and co-star in Catherine Hardwicke's Lords of Dogtown, John Waters' A Dirty Shame, Walking Tall, and Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black 2.

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Knoxville is currently producing MTV’s latest hit series, Nitro Circus, which follows Travis Pastrana, the world’s greatest freestyle motorcross rider, and his crew of action sports friends who travel the world together performing outrageous stunts. Currently, Knoxville and his cousin Roger Alan Wade host a Sirius Radio Show on Channel 65 called "Me and Rog.” He is currently filming Jackass 3D.

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Johnny Knoxville