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FutureStarrJohnny Knoxville Is Still Processing The Demise Of Jackass
Even though Jackass is no longer on television, Knoxville and his friends continue to test their mesmeric limits in front of the camera. Much like John Waters before him, Knoxville has created an underground community of actors within his world of artistic anarchy.
Action Point, Knoxville's latest for Paramount, opens to $2.2M this weekend and marks his lowest wide release debut of his career.
Hulu comedy Reboot is a show that will make you laugh and bring out your inner prankster, but it also challenges viewers to consider how to live in the 21st century. Johnny Knoxville not only stars as one of the characters on Reboot but he also created it!
He was born on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee and hails from English, German and Scots-Irish ancestry. His parents were tire/car salesman Philip Clapp (1935-2017) and Lemoyne Clapp (nee Houck; 1938-2017).
Johnny had a typical upbringing, but always had an aptitude for acting and wanted to pursue this profession. At 16 years old, he moved to California and began appearing in local commercials and Blue Porn films.
Following several minor roles, he eventually made it into feature film production and has appeared in a variety of films such as Coyote Ugly (2000), Life Without Dick (2001), Deuces Wild (2002), Men in Black II (2002), Walking Tall (2004), Lords of Dogtown (2005), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).
His acting career didn't start off well, but he quickly rose to become a cult hero with his daring stunts. In 1996 he pitched an idea to skateboarding magazine Big Brother that involved shooting pepper spray or stun guns at himself; this idea was picked up and made into a video in 2000 that became an underground hit, eventually gaining him recognition on MTV.
Jackass, which aired for three seasons from 2000 to 2001, was an enormous success and propelled him into the spotlight. This success eventually led to a full-fledged film franchise.
In addition to his acting roles, he has written for many films. His 15 writing credits include projects such as Action Point, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and all three mainline Jackass movies.
He also voiced Leonardo in the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. However, he wasn't given another opportunity to voice this character for this movie; rather, he claims that he was never contacted about the decision.
The Jackass franchise began on MTV, but things took an unexpected turn after the first movie. Knoxville brought his pranks to the big screen and though it became a success, it also divided critics. There were two sequels released and even Knoxville attempted acting in some small parts.
Johnny Knoxville recently declared that he is done doing stunts after being knocked out of the air by a bull in Jackass Forever, leaving him with broken wrists and ribs. According to Knoxville, this has been advised by his doctor.
But it's not just his medical issues that are keeping him from doing high-risk stunts. He also worries about what his actions will do to his wife and kids, especially after Ryan Dunn - Knoxville's friend and Jackass co-star - passed away suddenly in 2011 at 34 from a car accident.
Knoxville was on the cusp of stardom when he was in his 20s, yet it wasn't until Jackass hit that everyone really got to know him. Together with director Spike Jonze, they created the show which went on to become a classic of the early aughts.
Over the course of its two seasons, Knoxville and his friends pulled a variety of humorous yet painful stunts and pranks on viewers. From setting their farts ablaze to firing hockey pucks at one another's groins, Jackass did everything but make people laugh or cringe.
Unfortunately, the series didn't last longer as it was an absolute masterclass in slapstick comedy. Additionally, it was a big deal at its time and still holds nostalgic value for many viewers today.
Knoxville remains a Jackass, even after the show's demise. In fact, he stars in Hulu's Reboot, a meta comedy created by Modern Family creator Steven Levitan that stars Clay Barber as an edgy stand-up comedian given a second chance at life after prison.
But the Jackass franchise is far from over, and Knoxville could return in the future with help from experienced filmmakers like Spike Jonze or Jeff Tremaine. If so, Jackass Forever marks a new chapter for him and his gang.
Johnny Knoxville, best known as the host of MTV's Jackass reality show, has earned a reputation for pulling pranks on unsuspecting bystanders. This role has become central to his career; he's featured in multiple Jackass movies and many other prank-related projects.
Knoxville's comedic antics have earned him a loyal fan base, but it can be challenging to sustain such work over time. As such, he has often taken breaks from big-screen action roles in recent years to focus on more diverse projects.
It could be the reason his last two live-action projects haven't taken off. Additionally, he has a young family to care for and it can be challenging to find time to focus on his work when you're also a busy dad.
But Knoxville shows no sign of relinquishing his prank skills. In fact, a TaskRabbit worker named Khalil Khan claims Knoxville put him through an ordeal during a hidden camera prank. Khan claims to have been put through several uncomfortable scenarios by Knoxville during the stunt.
According to TMZ, Khan claims he was hired to repair an electric dimmer switch in a house. As he worked on it, suddenly the light went out and a child ran into the room screaming that Khan had killed their pony because it was on life support.
The man appeared confused by this situation, and attempted to contact the police. However, he was informed that he would be arrested for cocaine possession. When asked if it was a joke, Knoxville reportedly informed him it was true.
However, the victim of the prank is now suing Knoxville for damages. His lawsuit states that it caused him emotional distress, worry, anxiety and possibly harm to his business reputation; consequently he seeks compensation.
It remains uncertain if this lawsuit has anything to do with the upcoming Jackass movie Action Point. But if it does, then it could be indicative of how far the Jackass gang have regressed from their previous missteps.
The cancellation of the Reboot has left many in a hazy state of confusion, including Jackass star Johnny Knoxville. Although he has stated that the fourth installment will be his last for the franchise, he still has plans for future films.
After suffering numerous injuries while performing stunts for the Jackass franchise, actor Knoxville revealed that his doctor has advised him to retire from fighting. In an interview with NME, Knoxville shared that he has only recently been able to perform stunts again and will now focus on other projects.
Knoxville has had some success as a movie star, but it hasn't quite been the career breakthrough he hoped for. His biggest hits have been the Jackass movies, which did well at the box office but didn't necessarily garner critical acclaim.
Johnny Knoxville has had some minor roles in other high-budget Hollywood productions, such as 2002's Men in Black II and 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, these weren't roles that accurately reflected his real character.
Jackass was one of the most beloved comedies of the early 2000s and had an adoring fan base among rowdy teens who imitated its feats and young women who watched them on television. Its hysterical feats were both terrifying and hilarious, making it a cultural touchstone for many today.
Knoxville's fans still adore him, and though he hasn't made any major returns since the series ended, he remains in contention for another major-budget film role. His most recent role was as Sonny West in Elvis & Nixon; however, that role wasn't a critical success.
Next month, The Reboot returns to Hulu and promises not to be the same as its previous run. But it still offers meta-commentary on celebrity culture that Knoxville and his co-creators can take advantage of while still keeping some of their classic wry humor that made the series so beloved in the first place. It's an ideal opportunity for them to branch into new comedy territory while maintaining some of its signature wry wit that made it so successful in the first place.