Bam Margera

Bam Margera

Reality Star

Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American former professional skateboarder, stunt performer, television personality, and filmmaker. He rose to prominence in the early 2000s as one of the stars of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass and subsequent sequels.

Full Name
Sep 28, 1979
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera was born on September 28, 1979, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His zodiac sign is Libra and his ethnicity is Caucasian. He is the son of April Margera and Phil Margera, and he has two siblings: Jess Margera and Vincent Margera.

    Margera got his start in entertainment as a professional skateboarder at the age of eleven. In 1999, he joined the cast of MTV’s hit show “Jackass” alongside Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, and Chris Pontius. The show featured him performing outrageous stunts and pranks that eventually led to his own spinoff show “Viva La Bam” which ran from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, he released his feature film debut “Haggard” which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in himself. It was followed by the 2007 sequel “Minghags” which was also written, directed and produced by him.

    Throughout 2008-2009 Margera appeared on various reality series such as “Dr Phil” for an intervention due to alcohol abuse and VH1's “Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew” where he sought treatment for his addiction issues. He later went on to appear as a contestant on NBC's “The Apprentice: Los Angeles” in 2011. 

    More recently in 2017 he announced that he would be taking a break from entertainment due to personal issues but returned the following year when it was announced that he would be appearing in the Jackass reboot movie "Jackass 4".  He has since appeared in other films such as "Paranormal Movie" (2020) and "Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records" (2019).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bam Margera is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 28, 1979, Bam Margera was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">MTV Cribs Debuts</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">MTV Cribs debuts with Bam Margera as one of the first stars featured on the show.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jackass Series Debuts on MTV</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Jackass series debuts on MTV and quickly becomes a hit. The show features Margera and his friends performing dangerous stunts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Viva La Bam Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Viva La Bam premieres on MTV, featuring Margera and his family in a reality TV setting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bam's Unholy Union Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bam's Unholy Union premieres on MTV, following the wedding of Bam and his wife Missy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jackass 3D is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jackass 3D is released in theaters to much success; it grosses over $117 million worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">We Need To Talk Premieres</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">We Need To Talk, a talk show hosted by Margera and his wife, premieres on Fuse TV.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Entertainer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bam Margera is a talented and entertaining performer. His reality TV shows have been incredibly popular and he’s had a lot of success in the skateboarding and stunt world as well. He’s always up for a good laugh, and his appearance on Jackass made him even more well known.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bam Margera is fearless when it comes to trying new things. He has attempted some of the most daring stunts imaginable, from jumping off buildings to skating down steep inclines. His fearlessness is inspirational, and he has proven that anything is possible if you are willing to push yourself.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charitable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bam Margera has used his fame to help those less fortunate than himself. He has donated time and money to various charities throughout his career, including the Make A Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His charitable work is admirable, and it serves as an example of how fame can be used for good.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Filming Skateboarding with His Friends</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bam Margera began filming skateboarding videos with his friends at the age of 13. He later created the videos into a series called CKY, which became popular among teenage viewers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on MTV Show Jackass</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bam Margera was cast as a regular on the MTV show Jackass in 2000. He performed some of the most outrageous stunts and pranks on the show, which earned him both fame and notoriety.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Published a Book</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Bam Margera released a book titled “Serious as Dog Dirt” which featured a collection of photographs taken during his time on Jackass.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> A Professional Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bam Margera is also a professional musician and has released several albums with his band “Gruesome Twosome.” He also hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius XM Radio.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Owns a Video Game Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bam Margera owns a video game company called “Fudgie Games” which produces video games for mobile devices. Some of the popular titles include “Skate or Die” and “Slam Dunk Basketball.”</p></div>


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