Jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, self-injuring stunts and pranks. The show served as a launchpad for the television and acting careers of Bam Margera, Steve-O and Johnny Knoxville, who previously had only minor acting roles.

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Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2000-04-12

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Stephen Gilchrist Glover (born June 13, 1974), better known by his stage name Steve-O, is an actor, stunt performer, producer, comedian, author, musician, and clown. He holds British, American and Canadian citizenship. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series Jackass, its related movies, and its spin-off series Wildboyz. Steve-O is known for his eccentric character. He has a number of tattoos, which he refers to as “dumb tattoos”, including “Your Name” written on his right buttock (in order to say “I got your name tattooed on my ass”) and a portrait of himself which covers half of his back and sports the words “yeah dude, I rock!”

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Steve-O was born in Wimbledon, London. His mother, Donna Gay Glover (née Wauthier), was Canadian, and his father, Richard Edward (Ted) Glover, was American. His paternal grandfather was English and his maternal step-grandfather was voice-over announcer Wayne Howell. His family was based in Brazil for many years due to his father's presidency of the South American division of Pepsi-Cola. Childhood residencies include Toronto, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela and Miami, Florida. At age nine his family returned to London where Steve-O attended the American School in London in St John's Wood for four years. Growing up, he was an avid Mötley Crüe fan. On October 25, 1987, Mötley Crüe was playing at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto where his family was living at the time. He phoned every hotel within and outside the vicinity until he found the name that the band usually checked in under, manager Doc McGhee. He did not speak to Doc, but rather his brother Scott, but McGhee was so impressed with the resolve of Steve-O to meet Mötley Crüe that he brought him out for their show, let him meet them, and hang with them backstage, as told in Tommy Lee's autobiography. He attended the University of Miami but dropped out after one year due to poor grades and acts of disobedience in school. He also attended the University of New Mexico from 1996-97. He then attended and graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997. After graduation he was not selected to join the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, but worked as a clown in a circus at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop flea market. He filmed his stunts, including his clown performances, throughout this period. His mother, Donna, died on November 7, 2003, five years after suffering an aneurysm.

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