Johnny Knoxville Net Worth $75 million
|Popular Name:||Johnny Knoxville|
|Real Name:||Philip John Clapp|
|Birth Date:||March 11, 1971|
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Melanie Cates (m. 1995, div. 2008)
Naomi Nelson (m. 2010)
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Stuntman, Filmmaker|
|Years active:||1992 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
Johnny Knoxville is an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer. Also a filmmaker, he is best known as a star and co-creator of the MTV stunt show Jackass, which aired for three seasons starting from 2000 to 2002.
A year later, the actor and other stars of the reality show returned for the debut installment in the Jackass film series, with two more installments getting before 2010.
Johnny Knoxville’s Early Life
Philip John Clapp was born on March 11, 1971. His father, Philip Clapp was a car salesman, and his mother’s name is Lemoyne Clapp. While he was young, he experienced his father make practical jokes on the family and this impacted him greatly. He attended South Young High School graduating in 1989.
Being a good student, Johnny earned a scholarship to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, but he studied there for only two weeks before dropping out.
Johnny Knoxville’s Career
Johnny Knoxville moved to Los Angeles and got the opportunity to work on several shows as an extra, as well as in many commercials. When he felt that he wasn’t getting enough acting opportunities, he started to write articles himself which he presented to different magazines.
A skateboarding magazine known as ‘Big Brother’ found his work impressive. The company was intrigued by Johnny’s idea on experimenting self-defence equipment himself. Subsequently, this video was made and included in a video by Big Brother.
Also a filmmaker, he is best known as a star and co-creator of the MTV stunt show Jackass, which aired for three seasons starting from 2000 to 2002. A year later, the actor and other stars of the reality show returned for the debut installment in the Jackass film series, with two more installments getting before 2010.
The actor utilizes many of his ideas in Jackass. Along with other stars of Jackass, Knoxville participated in Gumball 3000. He has also been a part of several films like ‘A Dirty Shame and Walking Tall’, ‘Men in Black II’, ‘Daltry Calhoun’, ‘The Last Stand’, ‘Skiptrace’, ‘The Ringer’, ‘Coyote Ugly’, ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, and ‘Lords of Dogtown’.
Knoxville was seen in one episode of Viva La Bam, where he and another comedian Ryan Dunn performed several pranks, including on Bam Margera. He also played a voice role in two episodes of the film ‘King of the Hill’.
He lent his voice to a fictionalized version of his own self in an episode of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’, and also to the film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’.
Knoxville is the co-producer of the show ‘The Dudesons in America and Nitro Circus’ which has been cancelled. He is the owner of the production company known as Dickhouse Productions.
In 2014, he announced his partnership with Paramount Pictures to establish a new production company known as ‘Hello Junior’.
Johnny Knoxville’s Movies
- Jackass Number Two (2006)
- Lords of Dogtown (2005)
- Jackass 3D (2010)
- Jackass: The Movie (2002)
- Bad Grandpa (2013)
- Big Trouble (2002)
- Elvis & Nixon (2016)
- The Last Stand (2013)
- Walking Tall (2004)
Awards & Achievements
As far as awards and accolades are concerned, Johnny Knoxville has been nominated many times. His role in the 2014 film ‘Bad Grandpa’ earned him a nomination for an American Comedy Award.
He has been nominated for four Teen Choice Awards and also for three MTV Movie and TV Awards. While he is yet to win any major awards in his lifetime so far, the statistics of his performance as an actor and producer speaks a lot and positions him as one of the best in the business.
Personal Life & Family
John and Melanie Lynn Cates got married in 1995 and had a daughter named Madison the following year. Their marriage lasted just over a decade before the actor himself filed for a divorce. In 2009, Knoxville and Naomi Nelson his girlfriend announced that they had a child coming.
Their son named Rocko Akira Clapp was born that same year. John and his partner tied the knot in 2010 and had their second child named Arlo Lemoyne Yoko in 2011. Johnny Knoxville is 49 years old currently. He is 185cm tall and has a weight of 77kg.
Johnny Knoxville Net Worth
John has been able to make enough money from his profession since he ventured into film acting and production. His fortunes stem from his roles in movies and television, and also from his role as a stuntman. He also owns a production company which contributes to his income.
Johnny Knoxville has a net worth of $75 million. After spending some years working in only small roles, he gave up on acting and started writing articles instead. However, just like other hardworking actors who defiled all odds to emerge successful, Knoxville made his own luck and found his path back into the film industry and made a name for himself through his comedies and stunts.