Johnny Knoxville Net Worth, Early Life, Career And More

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It is estimated that the net worth of Johnny Knoxville, an American actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter,  Most people know him from MTV reality series Jackass, which he co-created and starred in.

Johnny Knoxville Early Life

Born Philip John Clapp in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 11, 1971, he is best known by his stage name, Johnny Knoxville. His mother Lemoyne was a Sunday school teacher and his father Philip was a car and tyre salesman. He has two older sisters. Roger Alan Wade, Knoxville’s cousin and a singer-songwriter, gave him a book of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, which sparked his interest in acting. To pursue an acting career, he relocated to Los Angeles in 1989 after completing his high school education at Knoxville’s South-Doyle High School.

Johnny Knoxville Career Beginnings

Early roles were limited to advertising and occasional guest appearances on television shows as an extra. When he couldn’t land a big role or ‘big break,’ he started pitching his own article ideas to publications in order to generate his own chances. Jeff Tremaine-helmed skateboarding magazine Big Brother saw his notion to test self-defense equipment on himself and offered him the opportunity to shoot stunts for them in Big Brother’s Number Two video.

Johnny Knoxville Net Worth 2022
Johnny Knoxville Net Worth 2022

They used Big Brother and Bam Margera’s CKY videos for the pilot of their new show, which premiered last night on TLC. Spike Jonze, a close friend of Tremaine’s, assisted them in their pitching of the show to potential networks. The show Jackass was established when a deal was struck between MTV and the entrepreneur who liked the pilot. Because of its content, the show has become a lightning rod for debate and accusations of indecency.

Johnny Knoxville Acting Career

Since it aired for three seasons on MTV from October 2000 to February 2002 and spawned four feature films released by Paramount Pictures, Jackass has become a wildly successful franchise, which includes four feature films released by Paramount: The Movie (2002), Number Two (2006), and Bad Grandpa (2009). (2013). There have also been other spin-off programmes that include various Jackass cast members such Wildboyz (2003-2006), Viva La Bam (2003-2005), Homewrecker (2005), Bam’s Unholy Union (2007), and Dr. Steve-O (2007-2009). (2007).

Jackass: The Game, a 2007 video game in which Knoxville appears, was also released. In addition to his Jackass parts, Knoxville’s notoriety grew as a result of his major roles in the franchise. Films he has appeared in include Walking Tall, which featured The Rock, and Lords of Dogtown; both of which were based on the popular comic book series of the same name (2005). They include The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) with Seann William Scott with him,

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Nature Calls (2012) with Seann William Scott and Elvis and Nixon (2016) with Seann William Scott alongside him (2016). American Comedy Award, MTV Awards, and Teen Choice Awards have all nominated him. His voice acting credits include Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), an appearance on Family Guy as himself, and the voice of Johnny Krill, an extreme sports fanatic, in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants from 2012. He also appeared as himself on Family Guy in 2012.

Johnny Knoxville Producing Credits

Knoxville is also a successful producer in addition to being an actor. He and Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze are co-owners of the production business Dickhouse Productions (from the Jackass franchise). Dickhouse’s work outside of the Jackass series includes ESPN documentaries on Mat Hoffman (The Birth of Big Air, 2010) and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2012). (2010). In May 2014, Knoxville and Jackass executive producer Derek Freda established a new production business, Hello Junior. A two-year contract with Paramount Pictures followed Hello Junior’s success.

 

Johnny Knoxville Personal Life

 

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In 1995, Knoxville married Melanie Lynn Cates and they have a daughter together, Madison. Tennessee filed for divorce from her husband in July 2007, and the divorce was finalised in July 2009. The pair divorced in July 2009. During his time apart from Cates, Knoxville started dating Naomi Nelson. In December 2009, Knoxville and Nelson had a baby boy. They wed in September 2010 and had a baby girl in October of same year.

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