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How did STEVE-O, a.k.a. Stephen Glover, come to be one of the most controversial artists of his time? Ask him and he'll tell you: "I stole a video camera from my father when I was 15 years old.” Following this theft, Steve-O self-produced videos of skateboarding featuring an array of comical and dangerous behavior.

After graduating from high school in England, a year at University of Miami taught Steve-O that he wasn't cut out for college life and he soon dropped out to try making it as a stuntman. Despite assembling volumes of stunt footage on his own, a career didn't seem to be materializing anytime soon, so he decided to enroll in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College to bring a sense of legitimacy to his idiotic home video footage.

Steve-O picked up jobs as a performer both in the circus and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines following his graduation from Clown College, but he was determined to build a career in television and film. He sent his self-produced videos to anyone he thought might watch them, and when one of these tapes found its way into the hands of Jeff Tremaine, a light began to flicker at the end of the tunnel. With an inch of opportunity finally at his hands, Steve-O wrote himself a mile of work to do for "jackass” and secured a top spot on the cast after successfully regurgitating a live goldfish.

Whenever MTV rejected his more dangerous ideas for "jackass” and "jackass the movie,” Steve-O slated them for production on his own "Too Hot For TV” video series or performed them live on-stage during his "Don't Try This At Home Tour.” Promoting these ventures, as well as co-starring in the MTV show "Wildboyz,” led to numerous appearances on the talk show circuit, including Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Howard Stern.

Steve-O is currently involved with a new USA show, "Camp Steve-O,” where he will attempt to toughen up "wimps, nerds, and couch potatoes” across the nation via a boot camp approach.


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