Actor and stuntman Johnny Knoxville is best known for performing dangerous tricks in the American television show “The Eccentrics.”
At birth, Johnny Knoxville wore the name Philip John Clap. Born March 11, 1971 in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Philip Clapp, was the owner of a local tire warehouse and in his childhood was engaged in rallies. The future actor and stuntman finished the school perfectly, but did not want to go to college. After graduation, Knoxville moved to Southern California, where he received a grant to study at the American Academy of Performing Arts, but after studying for just two weeks, he dropped out to the academy.
In 1995, in Los Angeles, Knoxville married Melanie Lynn Cates. The couple had a daughter,
At the same time, Knoxville had an idea to write an article-review about self-defense testing. He sent the concept to many publications, until he received approval from the magazine for skateboarders “Big Brother” on the condition that he would remove the video of his experiments. In the final version of this video, Knoxville was peppered with pepper spray, beaten with an electric baton and fired from a taser. And for the final release of his experiments, Knoxville put on a bulletproof vest and fired himself at point-blank range from the Smith-Wesson pistol of 38 caliber. His dashing tricks still fell on the table to the management of the channel “MTV” and Knoxville, with the support of director Spike Johns, still allocated money for the shooting of the pilot series of the series.
Knoxville starred in the TV series “Eccentrics” on “MTV” for two years, refusing
In February 2001, Knoxville was placed on the cover of the magazine “Rolling Stone”, and in 2013 he starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film “The Return of the Hero.”
Knoxville filed for divorce with Melanie in 2007, after 12 years of marriage. In 2010, he married Naomi Nelson; the couple have a son Roko and daughter Arlo.