Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Reality Star

Ryan Matthew Dunn was an American stunt performer, television personality, actor and comedian. He was best known as one of the stars of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass and its film franchise.

Full Name
Ryan Matthew Dunn
Jun 11, 1977
Jun 20, 2011
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Ryan Matthew Dunn was born on June 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio. He had an older brother, Eric. His parents divorced when he was a teenager, and his mother remarried to a truck driver named Roger. Dunn attended the University of Akron for two years and then transferred to West Virginia University where he earned his degree in business management.

Dunn became a reality television star after appearing on MTV's Jackass 3D and later its spin-off series Wildboyz. He also starred in the movie Haggard: The Movie, which he co-wrote with his friend Bam Margera. In addition to acting and writing he also dabbled in directing with movies such as Minghags and Living Will..

Dunn was known for his daredevil stunts, often involving himself getting injured or humiliated. He tragically died at 34 years old on June 20th 2011, when he crashed his Porsche 911 GT3 while traveling at high speed near West Chester, Pennsylvania. His death shocked fans around the world who mourned the loss of their beloved star.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ryan Dunn is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 11, 1977, Ryan Dunn was born in Medina, Ohio.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to West Chester, Pennsylvania</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ryan moves to West Chester, Pennsylvania where he meets Bam Margera and they become friends.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ryan Joins the Cast of MTV's Jackass</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ryan joins the cast of MTV's Jackass which would be his claim to fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of his Movie Haggard</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ryan releases his movie Haggard which he wrote, directed and starred in.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Proving Ground Video Game</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ryan releases a video game titled Proving Ground which features various stunts from Jackass.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death in Car Accident</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 20, 2011, Ryan died in a car accident in Pennsylvania at the age of 34.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Posthumous Release of His Final Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">His final film "Living Will" is posthumously released to honor his memory.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Funny and Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ryan Dunn is a very funny and charismatic reality star. He has the ability to make people laugh and is always up for a good time. His goofy personality and willingness to take on any challenge makes him an entertaining and endearing character.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Advocate for Mental Health</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ryan Dunn has been an advocate for mental health awareness since his time as a reality star. He openly talks about his struggles with depression, anxiety and addiction in order to help others understand that they are not alone and it is important to get help if needed.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Good Father</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ryan Dunn is a great father to his two children. He is often seen bringing them with him to events or taking them out on adventures. He is always supportive and encourages them to be their best selves.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Cast Member of 'Jackass'</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ryan Dunn was one of the first cast members to join the original Jackass show and appeared in all three seasons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Part of the CKY Crew</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before appearing on Jackass, Ryan Dunn was part of a local skateboarding and prank group called the CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) Crew.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Throughout his career, Ryan Dunn appeared in several music videos including Blink 182's 'Stay Together for the Kids' and Lil Jon's 'What U Gon Do'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Involved in a Fatal Car Crash</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Ryan Dunn was involved in a fatal car accident that killed both himself and his passenger.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> His Ashes Were Scattered at the Grand Canyon</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">After his death, Ryan Dunn's ashes were scattered at the Grand Canyon to honor his love for extreme sports.</p></div>


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