He pitched the idea to a couple of magazines and was turned down until meeting with Jeff Tremaine of Big Brother. Jeff hired him as journalist and convinced Johnny to videotape this idea and other stunts for stories. The footage, which involved Knoxville being tasered, maced, and ultimately shot while wearing a bulletproof vest, appeared in the second Big Brother skateboarding movie Number Two. Johnny quickly became a hit. Big Brother would go on road trips, which is believed to be where Johnny met Bam Margera and they became good friends.
In addition to skateboarding, Bam Margera had recently released a movie entitled Landspeed:CKY which consisted of himself and his friends in West Chester, Pennsylvania performing various skits and stunts. Jeff Tremaine saw the tapes and drafted Bam and his crew into what would become the cast of Jackass. Cast Main Cast Members * Johnny Knoxville * Chris Pontius * Steve-O * Preston Lacy * Jason "Wee Man" Acuña * Bam Margera * Ryan Dunn * Dave England * Ehren McGhehey Other cast and crew * Jeff Tremaine - creator, director * Spike Jonze - creator * Dimitry Elyashkevich - main producer and cameraman * Rake Yohn (Theodore Webb) * Raab Himself (Chris Raab) * Brandon DiCamillo * Phil Margera and April Margera - Bam's parents and, more often than not, stunt victims * Jess Margera - Bam's older brother * Vincent "Don Vito" Margera - Bam's Uncle * Manny Puig - animal wrangler * Lance Bangs - cameraman/vegetarian * Rick Kosick - main cameraman * Knate Gwaltney - cameraman * Greg "Guch" Iguchi - cameraman * Sean Cliver - one of the show's producers * Mike Kassak * Stephanie Hodge - only female Jackass star; left the cast after being severely injured during a skit * Loomis Fall Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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