LORDS OF DOGTOWN
JOHNNY KNOXVILLE ("Topperâ€ť), who rapidly gained fame as the creator and star of
the controversial MTV reality series Jackass, has exploded into the movie arena and has
quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. Knoxville was most recently
seen in MGM's action-adventure Walking Tall, starring opposite the Rock. Knoxville segued
from action into comedy in John Waters ensemble comedy, A Dirty Shame. He will next be
seen in The Ringer for the Farrelly Brothers and recently finished shooting the highly
anticipated Dukes Of Hazzard. Knoxville's previous credits include the feature film version of
his highly successful Jackass series, Barry Sonnenfeld's sequel Men In Black II, the ensemble
comedy, Big Trouble, Coyote Ugly, Life Without Dick and Deuces Wild.
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Knoxville became interested in acting at an
early age. At the age of 18, he moved to California to pursue his acting career and supported
himself through appearing in commercials, and occasionally writing for magazines such as
Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother. In 1997, Knoxville pitched his idea for Jackass to Jeff Tremaine
of Big Brother Magazine, and thus began his acting career.
Knoxville currently lives in Los Angeles.
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