Johnny Knoxville is a nickname of Philip John Clapp, also known as PJ Clapp, PJ Knoxville, Lance the man, Johnny Jackass and P. J. Clapp. PJ Clapp is an American comedian, actor, TV producer, voice actor, stunt performer and film producer who has estimated net worth as amazingly high as $75 million. Clapp was able to build his net worth mainly because of the “Jackass” show which he created together with Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine. This reality show was aired on MTV and Johnny even appeared there himself.
Johnny Knoxville Net Worth $75 Million
Johnny Knoxville was born on March 11, 1971, in Knoxville, Tennessee, U. S. As a teenager he attended South-Doyle High School and graduated in year 1989. Then John Clapp already knew he wants to earn his net worth and popularity as an actor and in order to start his career moved to California, where head an ability to appear in several commercials. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the great idea as Johnny didn’t become well-known or popular, and that’s why he had to think about some different way to rise to fame. And then was the first time when he has got an idea to create a “Jackass” show. This show increased Knoxville’s net worth extremely high as it was aired on one of the best known channels in United States. There Johnny together with other “Jackass” actors were performing any crazy and dangerous stunts and often were injured while performing them. Show has become popular and many other stars in show business appeared here, such as famous skater Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn and Chris Pontius.
Of course, the main show which allowed PJ Clapp’s net worth to increase and take a place in show business is “Jackass”, but he is also known for the appearances in “Coyote Ugly”, “Daltry Calhoun”, “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “The Ringer”. However, many of these shows are forgotten nowadays, but the famous “Jackass” is still well known even for the younger viewers. Talking about the personal life of Johnny Knoxville, in year 1995 he married his former wife Melanie Lynn Cates. Together the couple had a daughter Madison, born in year 1996. However, in year 2006, after 11 years of living together, the couple separated and officially divorced just one year late. All the process was finished only in July 2009. Nowadays Johnny is married to Naomi Nelson. The couple had their firstborn in year 2009, but they married only in September 2010. Their second child, girl Arlo Lemoyne Yoko Clapp, was born in year 2011, in Los Angeles.
Today Clapp lives in LA together with his wife and still remains one of the greatest personalities on MTV, known for his extremely funny and sometimes devilish behavior with many crazy ideas and pranks appearing in his head. He is being loved by the people of different age, race and culture as the person who performs dangerous stunts in order to make his show even more funny and interesting. And that’s how Johnny Knoxville’s net worth increased to be this huge. So now you know how rich is Johnny Knoxville.
He played football when he was in elementary and middle school. He also played football and baseball when he was in high school.
He has English, and a smaller amount of German and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry (his parents' surnames, Clapp and Houck, are both of German origin). His family has lived in the American South for many generations.
He has his daughter's name Madison tattooed on his chest.
Second child with wife, Naomi Nelson, a daughter named Arlo, born October 6, 2011.
Appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: September '03 and August '05.
He and his girlfriend, Naomi Nelson, became the parents of a boy, Rocko Akira Clapp, on December 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. Rocko weighed in at 8 pounds and measured 20 inches.
Was able to make friends with two of his heroes, Johnny Cash and Hunter S. Thompson, before their respective deaths, even buying a cabin and other possessions from Cash.
He is friends with heavyweight fighter Eric "Butterbean" Esch. At the Larry Holmes v. Butterbean fight in 2002, he autographed fight promoter Frank Azzalina's model - daughter Stephanie Amaya's evening gown.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his roles in the films Daltry Calhoun (2005), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and The Ringer (2005), however, he failed to receive a nomination.
He, along with the soon to be Jackass crew, was offered a spot on Saturday Night Live (1975), but turned it down. Later, on May 7, 2005, he hosted the show.
There was a bidding war between Comedy Central and MTV over Johnny. MTV won, thus Jackass (2000) was born.
His ex-wife Melanie is from Texas and is a clothing designer. They have a daughter named Madison, born in 1996.
Grew up in southern Knoxville, Tennessee.
Was writing for a skateboarding magazine called Big Brother when he did a story about self-defense equipment, which he tried on himself while Jeff Tremaine (editor for Big Brother) filmed it. These led to the Big Brother Videos Shit, Number Two, and Boob, which helped raise the profile for LandSpeed presents: CKY, CKY2K, and CKY3, which were all produced by Bam Margera.
His dad sells used cars.
Suffers from asthma.
At age of eight had flu, pneumonia, and bronchitis all at same time and nearly died.
Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California.