Where Are They Now? The Stars of Jackass…
Danger Ehren was always concerned about safety, but you wouldn’t know that from of the stunts he pulled. From having the word “Jackass” sunburnt on his chest to his “Terror Taxi” stunt from the film, “Jackass Number Two,” McGhehy frequently put himself in danger and was often the butt of the joke. He made an appearance on “The Tonight Show” in 2010 with co-star Johnny Knoxville to play a game of real-life operation — electrocution included — and showed up in an episode of “Portlandia” in 2012. The Danger Valley Skate Shop in McMinnville, Ore., he opened in 2005 closed, but last July, he judged a comedy show at the Helium Comedy Club in Portland.
In the DVD commentary for “Jackass Number Two,” he proclaimed himself the “world’s first professional Sh—-r,” so that should suggest an ongoing theme with his stunts. He has two children with his ex-wife Johanna and two chidren with his current wife Shawna. He co-starred with Tom Green in the snowboard-centric “Shred” and “Shred 2″ films, which were released in 2008 and 2009, respectively. England is slated to appear next year in the film, “Betting on Baker.”
Lacy was most commonly seen chasing Wee-Man down a public street or having an angry outburst — most memorably from a stunt titled “The Eggnog Challenge.” He earned a 2007 writing credit for “National Lampoon’s TV: the Movie,” according to its IMDB page, and appeared with Chris Kattan in “Christmas in Wonderland” the same year. He was arrested in Oklahoma in December 2010 for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, according to TMZ. He’s now taken to stand-up comedy, launching the “Preston Lacy: Fat Chance Tour” on Sunday. He also made a voice-over cameo in the film, “Up on the Wooftop,” which debuts on Christmas.
Dunn was the guy willing to take part in some of the most off-the-wall stunts and earned the nickname “Random Hero” because of it. After his time on “Jackass,” he appeared in a 2008 episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and had a role in the 2009 film, “Street Dreams.” Dunn died in June 2011 at the age of 34 in an alcohol-related automobile crash along with passenger Zachary Hartwell. Bam Margera was interviewed in the same place of the accident.
Margera — one of the biggest pranksters on the show — was originally a member of “Camp Kill Yourself” along with his friend Ryan Dunn. After “Jackass,” Margera went on to a successful skateboarding career and skates for the demonstration team of Element Skateboards — whom he has represented since 2003. He also appeared in several reality shows about his life, as a playable character in several installments of the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” videogame series and hosted a radio comedy hour on Sirius that was cancelled in 2013. Margera’s uncle Vincent Margera — Uncle Vito from the television shows — died last November.
On an episode of VH1’s “Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn,” Margera appears with his mother, who is seeking help for her son as he continues to struggle with the death of his best friend and the ramifications within his own life. One of the first things people noticed was the physical differences in the former professional skater was the notable weight gain. Then, concerningly, his speech throughout the session is slurred and he seems uncaring and nonchalant about a fresh injuring he admits was due to a violent outlash the night before filming. Bam Margera Opens Up About Alcohol Abuse After Death of Best Friend, Ryan Dunn. His mother, April, voices her concerns regarding Margera’s drinking habits and apparent suicidal idelation. “My mom probably worries about me 98 percent of the day, because she never knows what kind of a call she’s gonna get,” Bam slurs out. During the episode Margera admits he knows his drinking is out of hand, stating he starting drinking heavily as a means of coping with Ryan Dunn’s death.
The de facto leader of the group and, along with Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze, one of the men most responsible for the shows creation has since taken part in several projects. He had roles in several films, including “Men in Black II” and “Dukes of Hazard” — along with being the voice for Leonardo in the 2014 movie, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He has been married to Naomi Nelson since 2010 and will return sequel to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” slated to hit theaters next year. On February 4, 2009, Knoxville explained on The Howard Stern Show how he tore his urethra during a stunt for Nitro Circus explaining how he had to flush it twice daily. He said this was done by “sticking a tube into his penis all the way up to his bladder”, referring to the practice of Urinary catheterization. Knoxville said the process prevented scar tissue from forming.
Steve-O is one of the most recognizable faces of the show and it would be hard to forget when he has a giant portrait of himself tattooed on his back. Since the show, Steve-O — whose real name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover — had some serious peaks and valleys. He launched his own skateboarding shoe company, hosted a reality show on the USA Network and put out two rap albums. He was arrested in August 2005 for a stunt he performed to protest SeaWorld’s mistreatment of animals. He was later convicted of two misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days of jail time and 36 months of probation. But in June 2008, he pleaded guilty to felony possession of cocaine and successfully completed a rehab program to avoid jail time. After 115 days of sobriety, he wrote in a blog that he was “back in the loony bin.” However, since that second attempt at getting healthy, the stuntman remains sober. He appeared in the eighth season of “Dancing with the Stars,” launched a stand-up career and has a successful YouTube channel that boasts than three million subscribers.
The guy who always seemed to be naked went on to host the “Jackass” spin-off “Wildboyz” with his original co-star Steve-O. He and wife Claire Nolan divorced in 2013, after the two officially separated in 2009, according to TMZ. Pontius also appeared in a 2014 episode of Tyler the Creator’s skit comedy show, “Loiter Squad.”
Jason (Wee-Man) Acuña
Acuña was the dwarf stuntman on the show who usually featured in skits that took advantage of his diminutive stature like kicking himself in the head and dressing as an Oompa-Loompa. Since then he appeared in several reality shows including “Armed and Famous” and “Celebrity Circus,” and starred in the direct-to-DVD film, “Elf-Man.” He also owns a franchise store of the Chronic Tacos chain in Redondo Beach, California.
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