Bam Margera is an American actor, producer, stunt man, and former pro skater. In pop culture, he is best known for being on the MTV show Jackass and for his spin-offs, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union.
Bam Margera Early Years
Brandon Cole Margera was born in West Chester, PA, on September 28, 1979. He is Jess Margera’s younger brother and Vincent Margera’s nephew. His grandfather called him “Bam Bam” because he liked to run into walls on purpose when he was a child. In the end, his schoolmates shortened his nickname to “Bam.” He went to West Chester East High School, but after his junior year, he dropped out. He worked after that to get his GED.
Bam Margera Skateboarding Career
Margera’s first job as a pro skateboarder was in 1997 and 1998 when Toy Machine Skateboards paid him to do it. In 2001, he joined Team Element, the demo team for Element skateboards. As of 2016, he was no longer on the team.
Margera hasn’t gotten any significant sponsorships for skateboarding since 2017. He still skates for fun, though. At different times, companies like Speed Metal bearings, Adio Footwear, Electric Sunglasses, Volcom, Landspeed Wheels, Destroyer Trucks, Destructo Trucks, and Fairman’s Skateshop sponsored him.
Bam Margera Getting a Job in Film and TV
What started as Margera taking videos of himself and his friend skateboarding and doing stunts turned into the CKY video series he put out on his own. People who were in these early videos got together to form a loose group called the CKY Crew. The CKY Crew consisted of Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake Yohn, Chris Raab, and Brandon Novak.
Jeff Tremaine, who runs the skateboarding magazine Big Brother, saw some of Margera’s CKY videos and liked them. Tremaine put Margera on the team that would become the main focus of MTV’s Jackass reality show. Other CKY crew members played various supporting roles on the show.
Margera was a vital member of the cast of Jackass for its entire run, from October 2000 to February 2002. He also appeared in other Jackass projects after the show ended. These include the movies Jackass: The Movie (2002), Jackass Number Two (2006), Jackass 3D (2010), and Jackass 3.5 (2010).
He used the success of the Jackass movies to make other things happen, most notably his two TV shows. From 2003 to 2005, his first show, Viva La Bam, ran for five seasons on MTV. It was primarily filmed in his hometown of West Chester and about him and his crew doing stunts and missions.
The show was filmed in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Margera even did stunts in Brazil, Finland, Mexico, and the Netherlands, where the show was filmed. MTV also made the show Bam’s Unholy Union after Viva La Bam (2007). The main idea of the show was to follow Margera, his then-fiancée Melissa Rothstein, and their different friends in the time leading up to their wedding.
In the 2003 skateboarding movie Grind, Margera plays himself. He also had a “prominent, non-sex role” in Gina Lynn’s 2008 pornographic film The Fantastic Whores 4 with fellow CKY Crew member Brandon Novak.
Margera has also been in a one-time half-hour Spike special called “Bam’s World Domination” in 2010, and he and his mother, April Margera, were on the VH1 reality show “Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn” in March 2016 to talk about his self-destructive behavior.
Other Plans and Projects of Bam Margera
In addition to his work on the Jackass series and other TV shows, Bam Margera has also written, produced, and acted in several independent films. The first movie, Haggard (2003), was based on actual events in the life of his friend Ryan Dunn. Dunn played the main character, and Margera played “Valo.
” In December 2008, his second independent movie, Minghags, which used to be called “Kiss a Good Man’s Ass,” went straight to DVD. In December of that year, Margera put out the Christmas movie Bam. Where the #$&% Is Santa? is a show by Margera.
Margera has also tried his hand at music. In 2005, he started his record label called Filthy Note Records. He has made videos for Clutch, Turbonegro, Viking Skull, and CKY, his brother’s band. He was also in the novelty band Gnarkill and the band Fuckface Unstoppable, where he played the keyboard. His radio show on Sirius Radio Station, which ran from November 2004 to February 2013, was called “Radio Bam.”
Serious as Dog Dirt (2009), a book of his private writings and pictures, came out in 2009. He also did a character’s voice in the video game Scarface: The World is Yours (2006). He is also a cartoon character in the Tony Hawk video game series.
Bam Margera Personal Life
Margera was engaged to Jenn Rivell, who was in many of his early movies and TV shows, but they broke up in 2005 after being together for seven years. In 2006, he got engaged to his childhood friend Melissa “Missy” Rothstein. The MTV show “Bam’s Unholy Union” followed them as they planned and had their wedding. In November 2012, they split up. Margera married Nicole Boyd on October 5, 2013, in Iceland. The couple has one son, who was born in December 2017.
Bam Margera Real Estate
In January 2004, Bam bought a 14-acre piece of land in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for $1,195,000. Over time, he built what is now called “Castle Bam” on the property. The property, which was shown a lot on his show “Viva La Bam,” has an indoor skatepark, a swimming pool, a barn with a music stage, a BMX track, and more:
Bam owns another house in the area, which is helpful because Castle Bam has been used for parties and as an Airbnb.
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Bam Margera Net Worth
Bam Margera is an American actor, producer, stunt man, and former pro skater. Bam Margera is worth 5 million dollars. In pop culture, he is best known as a member of the Jackass cast and for his spin-offs, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union.
Bam Margera As of 2022, Bam Margera has a net worth of $5 million US. He is an American actor, producer, professional skateboarder, stunt performer, musician, and TV personality. Margera is best known for being a member of the cast of the famous MTV show Jackass, which is a reality comedy show about funny stunts.