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Johnny Knoxville's career journey

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Different people have their different in built ability and specialty. Johnny Knoxville is a very popular name in U.S.A because of his multiple capabilities like acting, comedy etc. Philip John Clapp aka Johnny Knoxville was born on 11th March 1971 at Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

Once his cousin gave him Jack Kerouac’s “On the road” which was sung by Roger Alan Wade and inspired him. He completed his Graduation from South-Young High school in 1989 in Knoxville.

Then he went to California to become an actor. Initially he appeared in advertisement as an extra but as he didn’t get any role he started writing in various magazines.

He joined American Academy of Dynamic Arts but due to some reasons he was thrown out. One of his ideas written in the magazine was welcomed by Big Brother m agazine.

With the support of the director Spike Jonze Knoxville, Treamaine, Sean Cliver and Dave Carnie produced Bam Margera’s CKY videos. They then started a new show on MTV called “Jakass” by the contract between them.

Knoxville also attended Gumball 3000 for Jackass with its producers and directors. Prior to this show he was offered similar weekly show “Saturday Night Live” but being an honest man he didn’t host Saturday Night Live.

He received a Gay icon from Jackass. After this funny role and icon he got various offers of roles in various films. His most eye-catching role was in Jay Chandrasekhar’s “The Dukes of Hazard” opposite of Seann William Scott. He helped John Waters, the director of “A Dirty Shame”. Later he starred in Katrina H icoolden Bronson’s “Daltry Calhoun”.

He acted a role of office worker in “The Ringer”. He was casted as alien in “Men in Black II”. He played a role of Topper Burks in “Lords of Dogtown”. In 2000 he gave his voice in “King of the Hill” and played a small role in “Coyote Ugly”. In 2004, in “Walkind Tall”, the remake of “The Rock”, he played a supporting role.

He was casted as a guest in the show “Unhitched”. He also appeared in “Killshot” directed by John Madden. He appeared as a guest in Season 3 episode “Prank Wars” on Viva La Bam.

By FW Editor

Tags: 1971, usa, actor

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 19 April '10

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