Johnny Knoxville News

Share your opinion


Johnny Knoxville honored by Oscar nomination

February 13th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville is "honored" 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' is nominated for an Oscar.
The 42-year-old actor - who co-wrote, produced and starred in the movie, where he plays an 86 year-old man - is proud of the fact his film could win one of the most esteemed awards in the movie business for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling.
Johnny told USA Today newspaper: "A film associated with Jackass [franchise, known for its wild and often puerile stunts] is nominated for an Oscar.
"It's a big deal. We're very honored. It also makes us giggle. You know what we do."
In the movie Johnny plays Irving Zi...

Johnny Knoxville Undergoes Second Hand Surgery

February 1st, 2014 5:24pm EST
Johnny Knoxville Undergoes Second Hand Surgery
Prankster Johnny Knoxville has had to undergo a second operation on his left hand to correct an injury he suffered while filming his comedy Bad Grandpa.

The Jackass star ruptured a tendon in his finger last year while filming a scene at a college campus after a student spiked his drink with Ecstasy, causing him to act like a "train wreck".

He underwent surgery at the time to treat the issue, but recently had to go under the knife again in a bid to regain full use of his digit.

During the hospital appointment, Knoxville also learned that he had been living with other injuries as well.


Johnny Knoxville Opens Up About Fan Abuse

January 30th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Johnny Knoxville Opens Up About Fan Abuse
Johnny Knoxville's fans are so fond of the wild stunts he pulls off on television and in the movies, they like to physically abuse him when he's out on the town.

The Jackass star pays the bills by taking shots to the testicles, out-running bulls and performing nauseating practical jokes and he admits he has to watch his back when he's out socializing because devotees think he's a human punching bag all the time.

The Bad Grandpa actor says, "The guys try to fight me and the girls would come up and put cigarettes out on my arm; I had one put it out on my face. I had a girl come up and say, ...

Thor sequel thunders to the top of the U.S. box office

November 10th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Thor has hammered the competition at the U.S. box office with an impressive $86 million (GBP57 million) opening weekend.

Thor: The Dark World was the clear winner at cinemas landing the fourth biggest debut of 2013, behind fellow superhero movies Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and Fast & Furious 6.

Johnny Knoxville's comedy Bad Grandpa comes in a distant second on the new box office countdown, with an $11.3 million (GBP7.5) weekend, while animated comedy Free Birds flies to three with $11.2 million (GBP7.5 million).

Last Vegas and sci-fi fantasy Ender's Game round out the new top five.

Jackass director to take charge of Motley Crue biopic

November 4th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Motley Crue
The man behind Johnny Knoxville's new movie hit Bad Grandpa and the Jackass films has been tapped to take charge of the upcoming Motley Crue biopic.

Director Jeff Tremaine will tackle the adaptation of the band's 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.

Tremaine tells, "I've been careful to make this a natural progression. I've been offered a lot of scripts, but Dirt is something I pursued with everything I had. I've wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first Jackass movie and I found out that David Ga...

Johnny Knoxville Opens Up About His Family's 'Significant In-Breeding'

November 1st, 2013 10:37am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
42 year-old daredevil/movie actor Johnny Knoxville was left surprised to discover he comes from a long line of in-breeders during a recent family tree climb.

The Jackass star hired a top genealogist to trace his roots and he was shocked by his findings.

Knoxville says, "He calls me in... and he goes, 'Sit down, you know in these rural mountain regions you come from, no one ever goes into the community and no one ever leaves the community... so it's not uncommon that there's in-breeding in those communities.'

"I said, 'Is there in-breeding in my family?' and he says, 'A significant amo...

Bad Grandpa tops Gravity at the U.S. box office

October 27th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
George Clooney
Johnny Knoxville's riotous comedy Bad Grandpa has ended George Clooney and Sandra Bullock's reign atop the U.S. box office.

The film, in which Knoxville serves up pranks as an irreverent old man aided by nine-year-old child star Jackson Nicholl, raked in $32 million (£21.3 million) in its first weekend on release, and took over at the top from Bullock and Clooney's space drama Gravity, which has edged close to a $200 million (£133.3 million) take since its 4 October (13) opening.

Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips takes third place on the new box office countdown, while Ridley Scott's star-studd...

Johnny Knoxville keeps medics close

October 27th, 2013 5:20am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville has 20 doctors' phone numbers in his mobile phone.
The 42-year-old daredevil - who performs several dangerous stunts on each episode of reality series 'Jackass' - has suffered many injuries throughout his career, but insists he doesn't "give a s**t" about getting hurt because he is so used to it.
He said: "I've got 20 doctors' numbers in my phone! Recently, I fractured my elbow and right now I have a torn shoulder.
"My left side's my impact side so it's all f***ed. And my back's blown out but I don't know what else to do besides move forward. It's what I do and a big par...

Johnny Knoxville got spiked

October 26th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville once got spiked with ecstasy by a fan.
The 42-year-old actor was drugged by students while filming at a college campus fraternity house dressed as his 86-year-old alter-ego Irving Zisman - an elderly man he portrays in 'Jackass' and his new film 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' - but he found it "fun" until injuring himself.
He told Nuts magazine: "I was shooting a promo dressed up as Irving at a frat house. I sat with the students watching the movie and everyone was hammered.
"After a while, I realised my heart was racing and it dawned on me, 'F**k! Someone's dosed me wi...

Johnny Knoxville drugged by students during movie screening

October 10th, 2013 3:01am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Jackass star Johnny Knoxville was left injured at a screening of his new film Bad Grandpa at a frat house after a student spiked his drink with Ecstasy.

The star plays an octogenarian in the new road trip movie, and for one scene, the crew headed to a college campus to test out the movie in front of its target audience.

Before the screening, Knoxville was passed drinks by fraternity members - one of who had laced his booze with the club drug, prompting him to go wild.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "We were filming a promo for Bad Grandpa at a frat house in Arizona. I was dressed as (Bad G...

Johnny Knoxville Stars In The Hilarious-Looking 'Jackass' Spinoff, 'Bad Grandpa' (Watch Trailer)

August 21st, 2013 11:25am EDT
Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville reprises his Jackass character Irving Zisman in the series' first movie spinoff Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Knoxville dons plenty of movie makeup to appear as the uncouth, improper and irreverent 87-year-old man n the film, which hits theaters October 25.

In similar form to Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy classic Borat, the film centers on staging outrageous stunts and antics around real people who are clueless that it's all just an act, just to get their reactions.

Irving Zisman embarks on a cross-country journey with is eight-year-old grandson Billy, played by Jackson Ni...

MTV stars Damien Fahey and Grasie Mercedes wed

July 1st, 2013 3:20am EDT
Damien Fahey
U.S. TV presenter Damien Fahey wed fellow MTV star Grasie Mercedes on Friday (28Jun13).

The small screen hosts, who first met in 2002 at the MTV headquarters in New York, exchanged vows at the Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, California in front of family and friends.

Fahey says, "Grasie and I are now part of the long list of couples that married after meeting at MTV years ago. We're excited to begin spending our lives together in silence while constantly staring at our iPhones."

The ceremony was officiated by Fahey's former Total Request Live co-host Dave Holmes, while other celebrity gu...

Hilarious Looking 'Movie 43' Trailer Features Tons Of Stars, Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun

October 3rd, 2012 6:09pm EDT
Movie 43
If you ask us, if Movie 43 is just half as funny as the trailer, it's destined to be a classic. We have no idea what it's about, other than it's actually 25 short films helmed by several different directors including Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Griffin Dunne, and it features a huge, HUGE cast of A-list stars.

The film's greenband trailer (e.g.: approved-for-all-audiences) premiered during Tuesday night's episode of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central; and on Wednesday the very not-safe-for-work (NSFW) red-band trailer debuted on the network's website (according to...

DVD Review: 'Father Of Invention'

October 24th, 2011 1:40pm EDT
Father of Invention pic
Can a man who was once on top of the world as a millionaire infomercial guru make it in life after spending ten years in the slammer? That’s just what’s facing Kevin Spacey in the clever new flick "Father of Invention" out Oct. 25 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The only tears you’ll shed with this DVD machine will be tears of joy – see below for more!

Title: "Father of Invention"

Grade: 4

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle, Heather Graham

Director: Trent Cooper

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment



Johnny Knoxville Welcomes Baby Girl

October 11th, 2011 8:41am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Funnyman Johnny Knoxville is a dad for the third time after his wife gave birth to a baby girl.

The Jackass star and his partner Naomi became the proud parents of Arlo on Thursday.

The tot is a little sister for the couple's son Rocko, and Knoxville's daughter Madison, from a previous relationship.

In a post on his page, he writes, "Oct 6th Naomi, Madison, Rocko & I welcomed a brand new baby girl into our family. Her name is Arlo & mommy & baby r doing great!!"

Arlo's arrival was a belated anniversary present for Knoxville and his wife - they celebrated their first weddi...

Johnny Knoxville To Ryan Dunn: 'I Love You So Very Much'

June 27th, 2011 2:57pm EDT
Johnny Knoxville took to the Dickhouse blog to convey the feelings he was unable to share at the memorial service of his friend Ryan Dunn. His words to his friend are full of love and heartbreak.

Last week, Johnny Knoxville attended Ryan Dunn's memorial service in Westchester, Pennsylvania. However, over the weekend, Knoxville shared on the Dickhouse website that he wasn't able to say what he wanted to at the memorial because "the words were just spinning in my head. What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry, and I wasn't even successful at that."

In an effort...

'Jackass' Castmates Pay Tribute To Ryan Dunn

June 21st, 2011 8:49am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Ryan Dunn's "Jackass" pals have taken to Twitter to mourn the TV and movie stuntman's passing.

Dunn died in a car crash in Pennsylvania on Monday morning, leaving his "Jackass" castmates stunned.

Johnny Knoxville, who leads the posse of daredevils, writes, "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy."

Castmate Jason 'Wee-Man' Acuna adds, "I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-a** dude!!"

And Dave England tweets, "I love you Ryan. I'm gonna miss you bad."

Stuntman Steve-O also took to Twitter to reflect on...

'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Dies In Car Crash

June 20th, 2011 11:24am EDT
Ryan Dunn
Jackass star Ryan Dunn has died in a horrific car crash in Pennsylvania, according to a report.

The daredevil, 34, found fame performing stomach-churning stunts alongside Steve-O and Johnny Knoxville on the MTV show.

According to, he was travelling in a car in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania in the early hours of Monday morning when the vehicle spun out of control and crashed, erupting into a fireball.

The website reports Dunn posted pictures on the internet of him drinking with pals just hours before the fatal smash.

No further details were available as WENN went to press.

'Jackass' Pioneers Internet Distribution With 'Jackass 3.5'

April 5th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Jackass 3.5
These days, a big opening weekend box office just isn’t enough for a movie. VOD is now a viable distribution model and YouTube is making people famous. Someone in Hollywood had to pioneer a new way of releasing movies, and who better than the Jackass gang? Their latest, Jackass 3.5, is releasing on

“I like the idea of it being a digital release,” director Jeff Tremaine said. “I think it brings a lot of energy to it. This movie was never intended to be theatrical.” is releasing Jackass 3.5 in short segments, with new stunts available each Tuesday and Friday. “We intend...

Johnny Knoxville Stabbed In Bar Fight

April 3rd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Jackass star Johnny Knoxville was once stabbed in a bar fight - but insisted on having one more drink for the road before heading to the hospital.

The Dukes of Hazzard actor was at a bachelor party with pals when three thugs attacked him following a slanging match outside.

Knoxville did his best to defend himself but realized after his assailants fled that he was bleeding.

He recalls, "We'd been fighting a couple of minutes and my hand was slashed and my back was slashed... I had to go upstairs and get my friends out of the bar; we had another drink and they drove me to the hospital.


Britney Spears' Lost 'Jackass 3D' Scene (Video)

March 30th, 2011 9:30pm EDT
Britney Spears on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Johnny Knoxville visited the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Tuesday night and revealed that Britney Spears - the night's musical entertainment - shot a scene for Jackass 3D which, unfortunately, was left on the cutting room floor.

In the clip (which was actually commissioned by the show and shot earlier in the day, according to - home to Jackass on the web) - Knoxville and co. shot a version of the "Porta-Potty Bungee" with Britney in the hot seat.

If you've seen Jackass 3D, you know what the "Porta-Potty Bungee" is (for those of you who haven't, you can get an idea of what the real ...

Hank Azaria and James Marsden Joining Will Sasso in 'Three Stooges'?

March 28th, 2011 11:22am EDT
So far it's been a wild parade of stars lining up for their chance to poke, prod, and eyeball-doink each other to hilarious effect in Peter and Bobby Farrelly's spiffy new rendition of "The Three Stooges." Everyone from Sean Penn to Johnny Knoxville has been in the running so far, and we'll wager even Lindsay Lohan had an audition as Moe at one point.

The Farrellys have noted in the past their intent to cast one person first and then build the rest of the trio of Moe, Larry, and Curly around that individual. Now, in a glorious case of casting to-type, Canadian cueball Will Sasso seems to b...

'Jackass' Stars To Reassemble for 'Mustache Riders' & More

March 4th, 2011 10:19am EST
People can't make sense of it, but America loves those "Jackass" guys.

With "Jackass 3-D" grossing around $117 million (and produced for only $20 mil), it's a no-brainer that Paramount, the studio behind the film, would go to great lengths to ensure that the boys come back for more.

According to Deadline, the studio is moving forward with two scripted projects that would keep some of the guys in house and give them a little time to beg Johnny Knoxville and the gang back for another round of comedic self-inflicted pain.

While "The Ringer" didn't exactly do knock out business at the box o...

Timberlake, Knoxville, Harrelson, Azaria & David All Potential Stooges?

February 24th, 2011 1:46pm EST
Justin Timberlake
As Peter and Bobby Farrelly make the interview rounds for their new gross-out comedy "Hall Pass" they're dropping some tantalizing tidbits in anticipation of finally getting to make their "Three Stooges" flick.

Despite word that the director brothers are looking at a wide range of unknowns, a surprising array of celebrities are lining up to bring the nyuk nyuk to the contemporary take on the Stooges.

According to the Boston Herald, the Farrelly Brothers are sifting through such chowderheads as their "Kingpin" star Woody Harrelson, Justin Timberlake, or golfing buddy Larry David for Larry,...

Farrelly Brothers Want to Cast Cher in Their 'Three Stooges' Movie

February 17th, 2011 12:12pm EST
Quirky moviemakers the Farrelly Brothers want Cher to play a scary nun in their Three Stooges movie.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly insist the Burlesque star, who played herself in their film Stuck on You, would be the perfect fit for the Mother Superior role in the comedy - and they have a few other dream castmates for the project, which at one point was to include Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn.

Peter Farrelly tells, "We always thought Andy Samberg looks a little like he could play Larry and Johnny Knoxville is a real-life stooge. He's a real-life Moe."

Johnny Knoxville Not Starring In 'Three Stooges'

January 10th, 2011 9:09am EST
Johnny Knoxville
Moviemaker Peter Farrelly has fired back at reports "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville has replaced Jim Carrey in his "The Three Stooges" movie.

Farrelly insists he's yet to replace Carrey and Sean Penn in the comedy after both stars quit.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "You don't want people to think 'they already cast that thing,' because we haven't. It's wide open to everybody."

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: September

January 2nd, 2011 1:00pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was the big winner and talking point at the MTV Video Music Awards this month - she picked up eight accolades and stunned everyone by taking to the stage in a meat dress. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz confirmed the news she was pregnant with Javier Bardem's baby, and Angelina Jolie - who visited flood-ravaged Pakistan - was named Best Celebrity Role Model in an online poll.

George Michael began his eight-week prison sentence in London after being found guilty of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and Guns N' Roses were booed and bottled offstage in Ireland a...

Fashion Fails: Chloe Sevigny Is A Sailor, Ginnifer Goodwin's Breakfast Wear, And More!

November 22nd, 2010 2:00pm EST
Chloe Sevigny
Everyone has an off-week when it comes to fashion. Still, we can't help but think someone should have told these stars to think twice about their outfits before stepping out! Chloe Sevigny gets us started this week with her sailor outfit. Usually a fashion star, Sevigny looks comical and underwhelming in this black and white ensemble better suited for those at sea. Don't get us started on that hair, either.

Ginnifer Goodwin looks like she purchased a dress made of doilies. While the short hair is definitely trendy right now, just about everything else in this picture isn't. What's goin...

Johnny Knoxville Prohibits His Kids From Copying Stunt Career

November 4th, 2010 1:47pm EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Prankster Johnny Knoxville has banned his two children from following in his daredevil footsteps - he's forbidden them from any stunt work.

The Jackass star has a 13-year-old daughter, Madison, with his first wife Melanie Clapp, and 11-month-old son, Rocko, with his current wife, Naomi.

Madison appears in the credits of Knoxville's new movie Jackass 3D, when she is seen hitting director Jeff Tremaine in the ear - but the funnyman is prohibiting his kids from performing any dangerous tricks. He says, "(Rocko) can prank Jeff, but no stunts."

And Knoxville, who almost broke his neck dur...

Johnny Knoxville Risks More Than Ever In 'Jackass 3D'

October 14th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
When Jackass started, Johnny Knoxville was a hungry young star ready to risk anything to make it in Hollywood. 10 years later he’s a movie star, a married man and a father yet he’s doing stunts crazier than ever in Jackass 3D.

“It’s just so fun,” Knoxville said. “I know that I almost bought it but it’s fun. It’s me and my friends, something we created together and been doing for ten years. The cast and crew have all been together. It’s just great to do something, it may be scary, but you’re watching the footage afterwards and everyone’s laughing.”

Even though their opening warning was “Do...

Browse More Actors:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z