Who is Johnny Knoxville and what is net worth of him? Johnny Knoxville is an actor and producer who is known to perform stunts. He is also the co-creator of the reality stunt show called ‘Jackass’ on MTV. Knoxville is known as the main inspiration behind the ‘Jackass’ series. With the success of the series, then made the ‘Jackass’ film which has also had its second and third installment. In 2013, he successfully released ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’. He has appeared in various movies like ‘Men in Black II’, ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, ‘The Ringer’, ‘Skiptrace’ and ‘A Dirty Shame’.
Philip John Clapp Jr. popularly known as Johnny Knoxville was born, in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 11, 1971. He was born to parents Philip Clapp Sr. and Lemoyne Clapp. His father was a car salesman and his mother was a teacher in Sunday school. He went to South Doyle High School and graduated in 1989. He then moved to California to pursue a career in acting.
His cousin Roger Alan Wade gave him a copy of ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac which persuaded him to follow stunts. He began to appear in commercials and also used to do several minor roles. He also used to write about his ideas in various magazines. His ideas were used by the skateboarding magazine called ‘Big Brother’. It was also included in the video Big Brother’s “Number Two”.
In May 1995, Johnny Knoxville got married to Melanie Lynn Cates. The couple has a daughter named Madison born in 1996. His daughter has been heard in the credited of Jackass 2, and Jackass 3D. In July 2007, Knoxville filed for divorce and the couple got officially divorced in March 2008. He was then related to Naomi Nelson and got married in September 2010. Together they have a son named Rocko Akira Clapp and a daughter named Arlo Lemoyne Yoko Clapp.
Johnny Knoxville is the co-creator and also a performer of ‘Jackass’. The show was signed with MTV and it became a popular show among the audience. He also used to perform stunts with his friend on ‘Saturday Night Live’. He then appeared in the film ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ opposite Sean William Scott. This was followed by ‘Jackass: The Movie’. In 2002, he was seen in the movie ‘Men in Black II’ and it was followed by ‘A Dirty Shame’ in 2004. He also released the movie ‘Jackass Number Two’. He appeared alongside the Rock in ‘Walking Tall’. Knoxville lent his voice for the series ‘King of the Hill’. In 2010, he released the third series of the Jackass franchise ‘Jackass 3D’.
He is also the co-producer of ‘The Dudesons in America’. He lent his voice as Leonardo in the movie ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ in 2014. He has a production company named ‘Dickhouse Productions’. His production company has released a documentary on Mat Hoffman entitled The Birth of Big Air in 2010. His company has also produced ‘The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia’. He also teamed up with Derek Freda for another production company called ‘Hello Junior’.
Johnny Knoxville has been nominated three times for the MTV Movie Awards. He has also received four Teen Choice Awards nominations including ‘Favorite TV Personality. In 2014, he was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ (Bad Grandpa) in the American Comedy Awards.
Johnny Knoxville Net Worth
By having successfully performed stunts in the ‘Jackass’ series, Johnny Knoxville grew into prominence. Johnny Knoxville’s net worth is an estimated $90 million. He owes this fortune as the creator of Jackass franchise. He also released the Jackass movie which too became popular. He further found success by launching his own production company ‘Dickhouse Productions’.
His production company released two documentaries and both got picked by Tribeca Films. He also has a long relationship with Paramount Pictures through another company called Hello Junior. His 2013 movie ‘Bad Grandpa’ was successful and he continues to do a partnership with Paramount. Knoxville has also appeared as guest star in various TV series.
Johnny Knoxville has made appearances on various talk shows and performed stunts. He appeared on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ and performed the practice of urinary catheterization.