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Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville who rapidly gained fame as the creator and star of the controversial MTV reality series Jackass, has exploded into the movie arena and has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.

Knoxville was most recently seen in The Lords of Dogtown. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch, it tells the story of a group of young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Venice, California.

Prior to Lords of Dogtown, Knoxville starred in a wide variety of films including the John Waters ensemble comedy A Dirty Shame with Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak and Selma Blair. He was also seen in the box-office hit Walking Tall, starring opposite The Rock. Other films include the feature version of his highly successful Jackass series as well as Barry Sonnenfeld's sequel Men in Black 2.

In the Fall, Knoxville will be seen in Daltry Calhoun, produced by Quentin Tarantino and The Ringer for the Farrelly Brothers.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, he became interested in acting at an early age. At the age of 18, he moved to California to pursue his acting career and supported himself by appearing in commercials, and occasionally writing for magazines such as Blunt, Bikini and Big Brother. In 1997, Knoxville pitched his idea for Jackass to Jeff Tremaine of Big Brother Magazine, and thus began his acting career.

Knoxville currently lives in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Johnny Knoxville Facts

Birth NamePhilip John Clapp
OccupationTalkshow Host, Actor
BirthdayMarch 11, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Johnny Knoxville compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Ringer
Dukes Of Hazzard
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass Gumball Rally
Ultimate Predator
Daltry Calhoun
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
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