Johnny Knoxville was born Philip John Clapp Jr. on March 11, 1971, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is an actor, film producer, scriptwriter, comedian, and American stuntman. His father Philip Clapp Sr was a tire and car salesman, and his mother, Lemoyne Clapp (née Houck) was a Sunday school teacher.
Johnny is known as co-creator and star of MTV’s reality show Jackass. He resides in Los Angeles, California, the United States and is American. He attended South Young High School, after graduating, he moved to California and began acting. His famous films include Bad Grandpa released in 2013, The Dukes of Hazzard released in 2005 and The Ringer (2005).
Some time ago, it was said that Johnny was dead, but the rumor faded when it was discovered that it was his friend and brother, Ryann Dunn, who had died in a car accident. They were both Jackass characters. Jonny’s moving tribute to the late friend sealed the deal.
in 2009, Johnny was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after being found in possession of a prohibited item, an inert grenade in the airport.
It is said that Johnny made a high percentage of contribution to the movie Jackass, he worked with the following team to achieve excellence in the movie, these stars include Jeff Tremaine, Sean Cliver, Joe Sperry (Spoezy), and Dave Carnie. Jackass was launched after the successful agreement between John and MTV.
He refused an offer to do stunts for Saturday Night Live on a weekly basis and then hosted an episode of the show in 2005.
John Knoxville as an Actor and a Producer
John played with John Waters in A Dirty Shame in 2004 and was The Rock in Walking Tall. He played in Katrina Holden Bronson’s Daltry Calhoun, in Lords Of Downtown as Topper bucks, made a minor appearance in the film Coyote Ugly and Elmore Leonard’s novel, Killshot, but was replaced in the final stage of the film.
John, with Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonny, runs a production company called Dickhouse Productions. This production company has done a lot of things including The Birth of Big Air produced in 2010, a documentary on Mat Hoffman that was part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia produced in 2010. John was also co-producer of The Dudesons in America and Nitro Circus on MTV before its cancellation.
Subsequently, on May 2017, John announced the birth of a new production company called “Hello Junior” that established a relationship with Paramount Pictures.
He had a work accident during one of his stunts where he accidentally tore his urethra during a stunt for Nitro Circus. However, he underwent treatment with urinary catheterization, which successfully prevented the formation of scar tissue.
Johnny Knoxville’s Wife, Daughter, Kids, And Family
Johnny Knoxville married Melanie Lynn Clapp on May 15, 1995, but they divorced after 11 years of marriage. They separated in July 2006, their divorce was filed on July 3, 2007, and they legally divorced in March 2008, they finalized their divorce arrangements in July 2009.
Their union was blessed with a little girl they named Madison; she was born on May 15, 1995. She was also featured in Jackass. They share custody of their daughter Naomi.
John had another affair in August 2009, with Naomi Nelson and they were married on September 24, 2010. During the case with Nelson, she gave birth to a son Rocko Akira Clapp on December 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. She also had a daughter, Arlo Lemoyne Yoko Clapp, on October 6, 2011, and the two are still together.
Johnny Knoxville’s Net Worth and Height
Johnny Knoxville has a net worth of $75 million. He resides in the sumptuous $1.8 million Dayton Beach house, he also earns about $5 million per film and he is 6’1 ft tall.
Johnny has lived his life mainly as an author, producer, and co-producer, in addition to his professionalism in his career; he also does stunts to enlighten his audience.