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Where is the cast of Jackass now?

MTV's Jackass is America's original show of pranks, stunts, and gross-out antics — and it's also easily still the best. Simply put, Jackass is one of the most notorious shows that's ever aired, condemned by politicians and blamed for inspiring a number of real-life copycats. The show's pioneering mixture of extreme stunts and humor gave way to a slew of imitators, and preceded the rise of an online cottage industry of pranking, causing trouble, and acting a fool on video for others' entertainment. 

But fans of Jackass know the series was so much more than just a series of increasingly violent crotch shots. Whether they were racing down hills in wheelbarrows and breaking their bones in the effort or dressing up as senior citizens and flashing people, the guys who conceived and performed the stunts together remained the show's most consistent draw. It wasn't just their self-destructive actions, but rather their interactions with each other that kept people coming back. They felt like people who liked each other's company, despite how much delight they often took in seeing each other in pain. 

Since the series ended and the cast went their separate ways, it's been easy to lose track of what everyone from the show's been up to. In front of and behind the camera, from Johnny Knoxville to Spike Jonze, here's what the guys behind Jackass are doing now.

Johnny Knoxville

If Jackass could be said to have had a star, Johnny Knoxville was it. The charismatic glue that held the group together, his gleeful joy at getting extremely daring (or extremely funny) footage at any cost set the tone for the show, as well as the movies that followed. Since the series is so tied into his identity as a performer, you wouldn't be surprised to learn that Knoxville has spent his years post-Jackass 3D keeping the franchise flame alive. 

In 2013, Knoxville starred in Bad Grandpa, a Jackass spinoff that ties a number of real skits and stunts involving his old-man-makeup Irving Zisman character together inside a loose road trip narrative. He followed that feature with the 2018 movie Action Point, which combined Jackass-style stunts with a story about an out-of-control, deeply unsafe theme park.

Outside of these Jackass legacy projects, Knoxville has kept up his more conventional career as a comic actor in movies like The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also produced the 2015 documentary Being Evel, about the life of stuntman Evel Knievel, a personal idol.

Knoxville's enduring commitment to destroying his body for entertainment's sake is... well, it's working. During an interview with Vanity Fair, he revealed that Action Point injured his aging body "more than any film I've ever done." He received a concussion, a broken hand, an injured meniscus, lost multiple teeth, and popped his eye out of its socket. Craziest thing? After all that, he still looks pretty much fine.

Steve-O

It's fair to say that Jackass nearly killed Steve-O — and it's not because of any one particular stunt. Instead, the celebrity lifestyle and an addictive personality pushed the clown college graduate over the edge into full-blown addiction, the worst moments of which you can actually see in footage Steve-O shot himself. He came back from the brink in time for Jackass 3D, and since then has embraced sobriety with the same zeal he once reserved for drugs and drink.

While Steve-O spent part of his personal nadir trying to kick off an extremely ill-advised rap career, he later found a performance niche that actually works for him with stand-up comedy. He's also gained notoriety as an unorthodox, theatrical activist, earning press attention and legal trouble for climbing a crane in protest of SeaWorld in 2015. True to form, he recorded the whole thing.

Steve-O has continued to self-produce video content and put his exuberant personality on display on his YouTube page, where he uploads videos with titles like "Breaking 36 Lightbulbs With My Balls." While that kind of thing is pretty familiar territory for the performer at this point, it's still the sort of act that gets significantly more impressive when you know the guy doing it isn't six tallboys deep and full of ketamine.

Jason 'Wee-Man' Acuña

Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña has spent his post-Jackass life doing a little bit of everything. For one thing, he's invested money into restaurants, helping to finance and open two Chronic Tacos locations in California. He is not, however, the franchise's founder — an apparently popular misconception, he says.

"A lot of fans think that I'm the founder so it's pretty funny," Acuña said in a 2017 interview. "Randy, who is the founder, will be in stores settin' them up and they'll be like, 'Oh, hey, is your boss here?' And he'll be like, 'Waddya mean?' 'Wee-Man? Isn't he your boss?' He'll laugh about it."

Acuña's other business, a skateboard company, is a little more close to his Jackass-era wheelhouse. Called Nullity Skateboards, he started the brand in 2015, operating at first out of his garage. But while he's branched out into other businesses in the years since Jackass 3D, he's still a performer: In 2012, he appeared as the lead character in the Christmas movie Elf-Man.

Bam Margera

One of the most amusing things Bam Margera has done since the end of the Jackass era in 2010 is appear as a Dubstep Dad on the Jackass-esque Adult Swim show Loiter Squad. Other than that (and the fact that he became a father with his wife Nicole Boyd in December 2017), his story's been kind of a pretty consistent bummer. By the middle of 2018, for instance, he had earned himself a DUI arrest, gone through a stint in rehab, and been sentenced to three years of probation.

Prior to that low point, Bam was touring as a musician, singing in a band that's gone by the names Earth Rocker and F***face Unstoppable. He described his role in the band in a 2015 interview, saying, "I keep the rhythm, but people love it when you're constantly diving in the crowd and creating circle pits and stage diving and stuff, so keep that up because it keeps the energy there." But not everyone at the festivals has vibed with his energy; During one music festival in Iceland, he was jumped and beaten in a fight with a millionaire heir's rap group

Aside from these negative incidents, Bam has largely fallen out of the public eye — something he's said has a lot to do with an escalating dependence on alcohol. He spoke openly about his alcoholism in a 2016 episode of Family Therapy with Dr. Jennbut failed to substantially change his behavior — alienating himself from his former castmates in the process.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn's story ended in a fatal car crash in 2011 that killed both Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell. The tragedy was sadly self-inflicted, with Dunn crashing his Porsche into a tree while driving drunk, reportedly at speeds in excess of 132 mph.

Following his death, MTV aired a special called A Tribute to Ryan Dunnwhich included footage from Dunn's young life as a performer as well as previously unseen stunts. He was remembered in tribute by Roger Alan Wade, Jackass' resident country music singer-songwriter, who wrote a song about him called "The Light Outlives the Star."

Though they may be rightfully frustrated at the entirely unnecessary way that he died, Dunn's Jackass co-conspirators continue to remember him fondly. Speaking to Page Six, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña said that Dunn's death "affected me pretty hard." 

"I think of him every day," Acuña said. "And I get pissed at people who I know are drinking and about to drive — like, hell no. If Ryan could take that day back, I think he would."

Chris Pontius

The same year that Jackass 3D arrived, Chris Pontius put aside his Party Boy persona to take on a role in Sofia Coppola's movie Somewhere. Playing the good-natured actor Sammy in an existential, sun-soaked hangout story, he came off as a pretty capable performer. But aside from a cameo appearance in Netflix's Game Over, Man! and a guest spot on the sitcom Raising Hope, he wouldn't have another significant role until 2018's Action Point, which he starred in alongside Johnny Knoxville.

For a couple of years between 2014 and 2016, Pontius blogged for Gorilla Flicks, a production company founded by Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine. After that, he was a part of the Jackass Filthy Seppo Tour — in other words, an tour of performances across Australia and New Zealand that also included Dave England, Jason Acuña, and Preston Lacy. Together, the foursome performed their own warped versions of spoken word and stand-up comedy for live audiences, putting on live stunt demonstrations, generally being rowdy, and not necessarily getting reviewed all that well by the people who showed up to watch.

Jeff Tremaine

Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine has continued to produce and direct movies and television shows, branching out in increasingly creative directions. Like fellow co-creator Johnny Knoxville, he's also one of the members of the original squad still putting effort into keeping the franchise name alive with projects like Bad Grandpa

Aside from keeping the Jackass brand going, Tremaine has also helped other comedy groups find success in the televised stunts-and-pranks industry. Along with Johnny Knoxville, he produced the series The Dudesons in America, and also was involved in the creation of the Odd Future-starring Adult Swim show Loiter Squad

The production company he co-founded with Knoxville and Spike Jonze, Dickhouse, also produced a variety of films and movies over the years, including Ridiculousness, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, and the delightful slice-of-life documentary feature The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.

A longtime director for the Jackass TV and movie series, Tremaine has also directed two extreme sports-centric installments of ESPN's sports documentary series 30 for 30. The first, the Mat Hoffman rise-to-fame biography The Birth of Big Air, came out in 2010. The second, a documentary about record-setting parachutist Nick Piantanida called Angry Sky, saw release in 2015. He also helmed a biopic about the hair metal band Mötley Crüe called The Dirt for Netflix, starring Iwan Rheon from Game of Thrones and rapper-turned-actor Machine Gun Kelly, among others. 

Spike Jonze

Even though he's directly responsible for getting Jackass on the air in the first place, Spike Jonze has consistently felt like too highbrow of a filmmaker for this sort of material. Before Jackass even saw release, Jonze was a noteworthy, clearly talented director of ultra-stylish music videos and commercials, and his film Being John Malkovich was already being regarded as something of a surrealistic modern classic. Since then, his clout as a filmmaker has continued to rise, with Jonze writing and directing the films Where the WIld Things Are and Her. The first is one of the more bold and interesting adaptations of a children's book you can find, and the second film won him an Academy Award for his original screenplay, as well as a lot of general acclaim

Outside of the projects he directs himself (which are relatively few and far between), Jonze is also a prolific producer, with one notable recent project being the Netflix documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which focuses on Jim Carrey's controversial and contentious method acting performance as Andy Kaufman in the 1999 movie Man on the Moon. He's also worked on a lot of Vice programming, helping to bring shows like Gaycation, Flophouse, Black Market with Michael K. Williams, and the comedy series Nirvanna the Band the Show to life. Do keep in mind, that's only a partial selection. Even just talking about his more recent projects, there's really too many to list.

Preston Lacy

In the years since Jackass, Preston Lacy has also expanded into the realm of live performance, both on his own and with other members of the Jackass family. On top of joining Dave England, Wee Man, and Chris Pontius on their Australia and New Zealand live tour, Lacy has also headlined a tour of his own called "Fat Chance."

Beyond that, Lacy has occasionally made appearances in movies as an actor, though not necessarily in any you would've seen. "For some reason I keep getting put into bad Christmas movies," he noted during a 2016 interview. "I've done three Christmas movies, two of which I've played a criminal Santa in. And all three of them I play a dumbass in."

Outside of the entertainment sphere, Lacy also had a slightly embarrassing run-in with the law in Oklahoma when he was popped for having weed and rolling papers — something you're still not really allowed to do there. The charges for the possession only amounted to two misdemeanors, but still, getting arrested is always a pretty lousy-feeling way to make the news.

Dave England

Dave England, who endearingly describes himself in his Twitter profile as "that one dude from Jackass who s***s", has for the most part settled into what seems to be a supremely chill life of raising his children and spending time with his family. 

Like a lot of people, England documents his sunny existence in California on his Twitter page, occasionally sharing insights into Jackass lore. He's also made small appearances in a couple of movies, including 2016's raunchy sex comedy The Bet and the YouTube troublemaker movie Natural Born Pranksters

Offscreen, England has still been known to get up to the occasional Jackass-esque antic. At one point in 2013, he returned to Japan, where he was photographed setting up a tent in an internationally recognizable busy intersection, seemingly just for his own amusement. And of course, he's toured with the other Jackass guys, roaming across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States and putting on live shows.

Ehren McGhehey

The stuntman known as Danger Ehren has slowed down on the dangerous stuff since the days of Jackass — probably a wise choice, considering how much damage it kept inexplicably inflicting on his poor teeth. 

Since Jackass 3D came and went, McGhehey has made small appearances on TV as an actor, including a 2016 role on the NBC fantasy series Grimm. He also became one of Portlandia's occasional bit players, appearing in a handful of episodes of that Oregon-set sketch comedy. An Oregon native himself, he's also showed up in person to judge comedy shows in Portland, and has also spent time remodeling a home in the Portland area.

In 2014, McGhehey served as an executive producer on and made an appearance in the low-budget movie All Hell Breaks Loose, an action-centric horror-comedy about a motorcycle gang from Hell. In addition to the occasional stand-up gig, he's also done work as a photographer, operating his own small business by the name of Danger Ehren Photography

In 2018, Danger Ehren helped let it be known that the Jackass life is one that seriously takes its toll, and after 25 surgeries, he's got the scars and sore joints to prove it. "[With] the way that we live as humans now with sports and stuff we do, it's almost like people live like it's a video game," he said to Page Six. "I'm here to tell you it's not. You only get one body. Take care of it."