Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Jackass

Go To

Cast members/characters here on Jackass. Currently under construction.

    open/close all folders 

Original cast

    Johnny Knoxville 

Real name: Philip John Clapp
"Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, welcome to Jackass!"
"I got blood shootin' out my peepee. I injured the only body part that means anything to me."

One of the co-creators of Jackass. Johnny Knoxville was an aspiring actor who was a writer for Big Brother magazine. For one of the magazine's videos, he decided to test various self-defense equipment on himself, which would go on to build the foundation for Jackass.

Outside of Jackass, he's had the most successful career of the group as an actor.

  • Ass Shove: Got a prostate exam on Wildboyz which was later seen in 2.5.
  • Cool Shades: It's either these or thick-framed eyeglasses.
  • Dirty Old Man: As Irving Zisman.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first stunt ever shot on video, the "Self Defense Test," in which he tested red pepper spray, a stun gun, a taser gun, and a bulletproof vest out on himself.
  • Fanboy: Of 70s Punk Rock, specifically The Ramones.
  • A Father to His Men: A behind-the-scenes example. While he has subjected the cast to many pranks on set, he does genuinely care about their well-being. The most well-known example of this being in 2008, when he staged an intervention for Steve-O after the latter's out-of-control drug addiction resulted in him threatening to commit suicide. Knoxville and the crew arrived at Steve-O's home, surrounded him and told him in no uncertain terms that if he doesn't voluntarily go to rehab, he would have the boys restrain him and take him there by force. note  It's in part because of this action that Steve-O is sober to this day.
  • Groin Attack: He was the victim of two particular examples of this:
    • The Cup Test in the original series.
    • In 2008, he performed a stunt for an Evel Knievel tribute show in which he did a backflip on a motorcycle. However, he crashed and the bike landed on his groin. As a result, he tore his urethra and had to wear a catheter for three years.
  • Iconic Outfit: His trademark leather jacket, Chuck Taylors, and Cool Shades.
    • Around 3D, he started wearing a lot of flannels.
  • The Leader: Of the entire cast.
  • Meaningful Name: Counts as a Stealth Pun — Knoxville is notoriously Made of Iron. Fort Knox is famously the unbreakable fort housing the US strategic gold reserve.
  • Prematurely Grey-Haired: His hair started going grey in his late 20's, but he had been dyeing his hair until 2020.

    Bam Margera 

Real name: Brandon Cole Margera
"Kiss a good man's ass!"
"I'd rather rip my dick off and throw it in the river that go through that again."

A professional skateboarder from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Bam also made videos of him and his friends (dubbed the "CKY Crew") doing various stunts and pranks. He and the CKY Crew starred of the spin-off, Viva La Bam.

Outside of Jackass, Bam has hosted a weekly radio show, ran a bar called "The Note," directed several independent films, and has been involved in several bands.

He was fired from the franchise in early 2021 during the filming of Jackass Forever for failing to maintain sobriety.

  • Abusive Offspring: Played for Laughs. He frequently terrorizes his parents with pranks. The most infamous is him beating up his dad throughout the day.
    "I'm Bam Margera, and I feel like kicking my dad's ass all day today."
  • Adapted Out: He was completely absent from the video game due to being under contract with Activision for the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series.
  • Ass Shove: He stuck anal beads up his ass and attached them to a kite, successfully flying a kite out of his ass.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Of a sort. Prior to the addition of Poopies, Zach Holmes, Jasper, Rachel Wolfson, and Eric Manaka, Bam was the youngest member of the principal cast. note 
  • Demoted to Extra: Due to being fired in early 2021, he only appeared in one scene in Forever (The Marching Band Treadmill).
  • Establishing Character Moment: The "Shopping Carts" segment, in which him, Brandon DiCamillo, and Raab Himself hop inside shopping carts and are shoved into curbs and bushes, while CKY's "96 Quite Bitter Beings" plays.
  • Fanboy: Of several rock and metal bands, including HIM, Cradle of Filth, Clutch, Turbonegro, The Bloodhound Gang, Children of Bodom, and of course CKY.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Strictly speaking within the context of Jackass. As much as he liked to torment his parents, Bam does genuinely love them, and has even had several Pet the Dog moments, particularly in Viva La Bam:
    • He revealed that he'd bought Phil a new vehicle after mangling his dad's beloved van.
    • He managed to get Don Vito (infamous for regularly wrecking his cars) inducted as a member of the Metal Mulisha.
    • He once got Billy Idol (April's idol) to visit her as a birthday gift.
    • For his parents' anniversary, Bam got them a seat for dinner in Monaco, gave them a bottle of wine that he had drove from Munich to Dracula's Castle in Romania — through a snowstorm in the Swiss Alps, no less — to get, and even handcuffed Don Vito (who ruined the previously planned dinner in Venice) to a pier to stop him from ruining it again.
      • On that note, even when he handcuffed Don Vito, he made sure he was provided dinner and beer to keep him occupied.
    • He did the whole "Don't Feed Phil!" shtick in order to stop Phil from over eating. April suspected was out of fear of Phil's health (and also because he fears he'll "look like him").
    • He made a bet with his mom that if she went a whole day without complaining, he'd subject himself to a fancy dinner with her. Even though he made it challenging by doubling down on his usual antics and reset the time whenever she complained, Bam made it so that April still won the bet in the end (by changing the clocks so she flipped out after already winning the bet).
  • The Leader: Of the CKY Crew.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's never referred to by his real name, not even his parents.
  • The Quincy Punk: He has a love of Punk Rock and Heavy Metal bands, is rebellious to his parents and other authority figures, has many tattoos, and is a skateboarder.
  • Tears of Fear: Cries twice in Number Two, including when he is trapped in the trailer with a king cobra, then later when he is shot with a riot control mine.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Viva La Bam revealed he has a fear of snakes, which is then exploited in each movie.
    • In Number Two, he is trapped in a trailer with a king cobra, which scares him to the point of tears.
    • In 3D, he is manipulated into falling into a pit of rubber snakes via a false floor. Bam is absolutely terrified, then the gang start throwing real snakes into the pit.
      "That was fucking terrifying, I can't think of anything more terrifying than that."


Real name: Stephen Gilchrist Glover
"Yeah, dude!"
"I'm Steve-O, oh, fuck! [laughs nervously] Oh, why do I have to be Steve-O?"

A former clown and aspiring skateboarder, Steve-O had been submitting content to Big Brother magazine. Not only did this pay off, but he was also recruited to join Jackass.

Outside of Jackass, Steve-O is a successful YouTuber, podcaster, actor, and stand-up comedian, and owns a line of hot sauces.

  • Ass Shove: He has a tendency to stick objects up his ass.
    • He shoved a bottle rocket up his anus in the first movie.
    • He chugged beer through his rectum in the "Butt Chug" in Number Two.
    • Notably defied in the first movie when he refused to shove a toy car up his ass, prompting Ryan Dunn to do it in his place.
  • Attention Whore: He admits in a video he did for GQ that he's one. Even during his lowest point, he always had a camera in front of him. This has not stopped in the slightest after getting sober.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He's barefoot pretty often, a holdover from his wildery Wildboyz days.
  • Establishing Character Moment: One of the first stunts he ever did for Jackass was the infamous goldfish stunt, where he swallowed a goldfish and puked it into a fishbowl.
  • Fanboy: Of 80s Glam Metal, specifically Mötley Crüe.
  • Guttural Growler: His signature raspy voice, mainly due to him speaking with his throat muscles as opposed to his vocal cords.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Chris Pontius.
  • Iconic Outfit: In the original series and the first movie, the Cheetah, a pair of cheetah-print, Brazilian cut bikini briefs. He stopped wearing it after the first movie because he was wearing old man makeup for the "Son of Jackass" skit, and the prosthetics remover caused the Cheetah to expand and blow out, rendering it unwearable.
  • Irony: In Forever, he participated in "The Quiet Game," where he's dressed as a mime and must remain quiet as a skateboard drops on his legs guillotine-style. Considering that he is a former clown who graduated from clown college, you'd think he would easily succeed. He immediately fails and screams when the skateboard drops on his legs.
    "I forgot to be fucking quiet, dude."
  • Knuckle Tattoos: He once had "Shit" and "Fuck" tattooed to his knuckles. They have since been removed.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Prior to Jackass, he worked as a clown and was working as one in a Florida flea market when he got hired for the show. He is also a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, which was statistically harder to get into than Harvard.
  • Painful Body Waxing: He got a full body wax in the TV series. He also gets just his eyebrows waxed off in 4.5.
  • Prone to Vomiting: If Guinness held a record for the number of times someone threw up on camera, Steve-O would take the prize in spades. With each new entry, Knoxville and Tremaine kick things up a notch to get him to do increasingly more disgusting stunts.
    • In the first film, he proceeds to snort some wasabi, which was so painful that he puked all over the plate. ...Then dipped some sushi in the vomit and ate it, with more predictable results.
    • Jackass Number Two features the infamous "Butt Chug", where Steve-O - with the power of rectal suction - chugs beer in the opposite direction. In the extended cut, after relieving it in a glass, he drinks it. There is also the delightfully straight-forward "Fart Mask", where Steve-O puts on a space-age glass helmet-like thing hooked up to a hose and funnel, which is applied to...Preston's ass. And works exactly as described. Only, Preston decides to not just fart in it, but drop a full turd in it. Ends with predictable results.
      • A deleted scene features a dozer dumping fresh fertilizer on him. Guess how that ends.
    • Jackass 2.5 features Shridhar Chillal, the man with the longest fingernails in the world, pour beer down his nails and straight into Steve-O's mouth. His puking causes virtually everyone else to start running away.
    • Jackass 3D: WARNING: Pure, undiluted Brain Bleach ahead: In the "Sweatsuit Cocktail", Preston puts on a sauna suit while exercising on an elliptical as a number of space heaters blast hot air his way, all the while a funnel system collects his sweat into a cup. Which Steve-O proceeds to drink. With, you guessed it, predictable results. Notably, this stunt was so gross that it caused Lance Bangs, already known for his weak stomach, to essentially start convulsing attempting to film it.
    • Jackass Forever: Surprisingly, shockingly averted! Steve-O only pukes once, and only during the ending sequence, the "Vomitron." But in all fairness, everyone who was strapped to it threw up since that's exactly what it's supposed to do.
    • Wildboys: In its four-season, 32-episode run, Steve-O puked a grand total of...32 times. That's literally Once an Episode. You could make a drinking game out of it, but it'd be a really bad idea.
  • Recovered Addict: After a history of drug abuse, Steve-O became sober in 2008 and remains sober to this day.
  • Running Gag: Paired with Once an Episode. No matter the series or film, there will be at least one segment dedicated to getting Steve-O to puke. The sound of Steve-O throwing up is second only to the intro guitar riff as Jackass's Signature Sound Effect.
  • Teeny Weenie: By his own admission. He even has a tattoo that reads "I have a small weiner."note 
  • Those Two Guys: He's frequently paired with Chris Pontius. The two even hosted Wildboyz together.
  • Vocal Evolution: Likely due to a combination of age and his past drug use, Steve-O's voice has gotten raspier over the years.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Steve-O himself claims that he has vomited more times in TV and film than any human in history.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of snapping turtles, specifically alligator snapping turtles. Despite letting virtually every other animal known to man allow him to chomp or sting his ass, he drew the line at snapping turtles for the longest time. It wasn't until Jackass 2.5 that he finally allowed an alligator snapper to bite his butt - albeit, a very young one. Despite that, it still ended up being way worse than anyone expected.
    Steve-O: There's a reason why I turned that down for so many years!''
  • You Need a Breath Mint: As a result of drug use and poor dental care (mainly not flossing), Steve-O at one point had perpetual bad breath. He recalled one time where he got into a van with the other Jackass guys, and Wee Man complained about Steve-O's breath, to which Knoxville responded:
    "Saying Steve-O has bad breath is like saying Wee Man is short."

    Chris Pontius
"I feel like partying right now!"
"The Russian police are stern. Stern but fair."

Chris Pontius was a writer for Big Brother magazine at the time of the creation of Jackass. He is known for his various costumes and personas, as well as his penchant for using his penis in various stunts. He is also a co-host of Wildboyz, alongside Steve-O.

  • Chippendales Dancers: As Party Boy.
  • Crossdresser: Many of his costumes involve him wearing women's clothing, his Bunny the Lifeguard persona being the most notable example.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The "Trunk" prank, in which he is bound and gagged, wearing only a thong, and bursts out of Knoxville's trunk as he's talking to unsuspecting victims.
  • Gag Penis: Many stunts he's involved in often involve his penis. And yes, Groin Attack does come into play.
    • In the first movie, he tied a bottle rocket to his penis and lit it.
    • In the second movie, his penis is disguised as a mouse and is placed in a snake cage.
    • In the third movie, his penis is tied to an RC helicopter.
      • Later, his penis is painted like a baseball bat and a ping pong ball is thrown at it.
    • In the fourth movie's opening title sequence, his penis is painted like Godzilla and it destroys the streets of New York, before being bitten by a snapping turtle.
      • Later, his penis is squashed between planes of glass.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Steve-O.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: He infamously drank horse semen in Number Two.
    "I'm ashamed of myself. I really am. I'm completely ashamed of myself."
    • Later, in Forever, he drinks pig semen.
    "I think I prefer the pig."
  • Iconic Outfit: Any of his alter-egos, but his Party Boy get-up especially fits the bill.
  • Mellow Fellow: He rarely gets riled up.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Especially as Party Boy and Bunny the Lifeguard.
  • Those Two Guys: He's frequently paired with Steve-O.

    Ryan Dunn
"I'm Ryan Dunn, and I'm surrounded by morons."
"I gotta be horrible at everything...or else it just wouldn't be me."

Originally hailing from Medina, Ohio, Ryan Dunn moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania and became Bam Margera's closest friend. Known for his sarcastic demeanor and thick beard.

Outside of Jackass, he was also the host of the short-lived series, Homewrecker and co-hosted the G4 show, Proving Ground prior to his death.

Tragically died in a car accident on June 20, 2011, at the age of 34.

  • Ass Shove: He infamously shoved a toy car up his butt in the first movie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While those who knew Dunn regarded him as a nice guy despite his snarky demeanor, he certainly had his limits. A well-known example of this was in 2003 when Steve-O pissed on him in the van while they were touring in Iceland, which Dunn retaliated by pouring a can of piss on him. Then when Steve-O vomited on him, he punched him in the face, causing Steve-O to bleed around his eye.
    Steve-O (laughing): I deserved it.
    (The group breaks into laughter.)
    Bam Margera (gives a "do you believe what I'm hearing?" expression): "I deserved it."
  • Deadpan Snarker: As the sadsack of the cast, he would frequently drop snarky one-liners.
    Dunn: I was scared of burning my own friend.
    April: Why would you burn him in the first place, Dunn?
    Dunn: 'Cause it was funny.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The "Poo Dive" segment, where he dons floaties, flippers, and a snorkel and dives into a sewage plant nearby the Margera household.
  • Hates Baths: Dunn was notable for his lack of hygiene and often went days without showering or bathing. As a result, several stunts were made specifically to get him clean.
    "I didn't shower after the poo dive for at least a week, I know that much, and it could've been much longer. I can't remember the last time I showered."
    • During the "Terror Taxi" stunt in Number Two, as he shaved off some of his pubic hair to help make Ehren's beard, he noted that he skipped showering for several weeks to make it a little more gross.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He was very much this to Bam, to the point where his death devastated poor Bam.
  • Iconic Outfit: A white t-shirt, blue jeans, and Cool Shades.
  • The Lancer: To Bam.
  • Manly Facial Hair: He grew out his beard as the franchise progressed. The beard became so synonymous with him that after his death, the iconic "skull and crutches" logo was given his beard in tribute.
  • Nose Shove: Bam once used a power drill by shoving the plug into Dunn's nostrils (no, we are not making that up), earning the latter the nickname of "Plugs."
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The image quote says it all.
  • Those Two Guys: Was frequently paired with his close friend, Bam.

    Wee Man 

Real name: Jason Shannon Acuña
"Where's the fuckin' card throwing machine?"
"Hola, amigos! Me llamo Wee Man, y soy un matador... pequeno!"

A professional skateboarder with achondroplasia, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña was working as a subscription manager for Big Brother when he was recruited to join Jackass. His small frame has been the subject of many pranks and stunts.

Outside of Jackass, Wee Man is also an investor and franchisee of the fast casual restaurant chain, Chronic Tacos.

    Dave England
"My ass hurts so fucking bad!"
"I consider myself a professional shitter, which I think there's very few of. I'm sure there's some others out there, but can you name one? Probably not."

A former professional snowboarder, Dave England was the editor for Blunt Magazine (Big Brother's snowboarding-centered sister magazine). He is known for his over the top reactions to injuries and his ability to defecate on command.

  • Comical Overreacting: From Number Two onward.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The "Department Store Toilet" segment, in which he defecates in a department store's display toilet. While this is well after the TV series had ended, it establishes him as the resident "poo guy" on Jackass.
  • Groin Attack: He lost one testicle due to a snowboarding accident.
  • Potty Failure: He can actually invoke this on command, leading to him calling himself "the world's first professional shitter."
    • A more traditional example occurred in the first movie, when Dave shat his pants during the "Department Store Toilet" prank. He succeeds in the second attempt, though.
  • Split Personality: "Darf," which emerges when Dave gets drunk. Darf is such a Jerkass that no one likes him, not even Dave himself.
  • Those Two Guys: He's frequently paired with Danger Ehren.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Ever since "Beehive Tetherball", he's developed a crippling phobia of bees. Part of the problem is that he can't calm himself down. After a single bee stings him, he starts freaking out and as a result of his heightened body heat, he becomes a literal bee magnet.

    Danger Ehren 

Real name: Kenneth Ehren McGhehey
"Safety first!"
"I don't get as much respect sometimes as I'd like, but I probably deserve anyways because, like I said, I'm one of the most annoying people you'll ever meet."

A former professional snowboarder from Oregon and close friends with Dave England. He was recruited onto Jackass at Dave's request. Ehren is known for being the butt of many jokes and pranks from the other crew members.

  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Ehren just can't catch a break. Many pranks were seemingly designed specifically to humilate him.
    • In Nutball, when Steve-O drew from a bowl to determine would get hit in the nuts with a dog bone, the names were rigged to all say Ehren's name.
    • The most infamous example of this was Terror Taxi in Number Two. He's dressed up like a terrorist (with a beard made from pubic hair) and takes a taxi to an airport, only for the stunt to go awry as the cabbie attacks him, and pulls a gun on him before locking him in the trunk and drive away. Then after it's revealed that the whole thing was an elaborate prank, he's pissed and disgusted when he finds out what his beard was made of.
    • This has not eased up one bit in Forever and 4.5, in which he's endured multiple shots to the groin (from a punch by a heavyweight boxer, a softball, a hockey puck, a pogo stick note , and a bowling ball) and was tied to a chair, covered in honey and salmon, as a bear was unleashed on him.
    • This even extends to the video game, where in one mini-game, a plane flies by with a banner that reads "Ehren sucks."
  • Career-Ending Injury: He was a professional snowboarder prior to Jackass, but retired after breaking his neck.
  • Catchphrase: "Safety first!" as indicated in the image quote.
  • Iconic Outfit: As Danger Ehren, the blue jumpsuit, goggles and helmet.
  • Suntan Stencil: He does this to himself in an episode of the show, which results in him having the show's name written on his chest.
  • Those Two Guys: He's frequently paired with Dave England.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Of a sort. While he still endures plenty of abuse in Forever (in keeping with his signature Butt-Monkey status), he gets off pretty easy compared to Jeff Tremaine, who unlike Ehren, had it coming due to years of putting the cast through hell.
  • The Tooth Hurts: In 3D, he infamously had his tooth pulled out in the Lamborgini Tooth Pull. This actually damaged his skull up to his eye socket.

    Preston Lacy
"Get back here!"
"India was awesome. It is a beautiful country filled rich culture and a wonderful heritage. Heheh, no I hated it, and I'm pretty sure I'm the fattest person in the history of India."

A former truck driver from Missouri, Preston Lacy befriended Johnny Knoxville through the latter's ex-wife while working for her clothing company. He was originally brought onto Jackass to write for the show, but wound up performing various stunts utilizing his large body.

  • Ass Shove: The Apple of My Ass stunt in 3D.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not exploit his fear of heights.
    • In the original series, during an eggnog drinking contest, a competitor puked in Preston's hat (he was dressed as a snowman) and put it on his head, covering him in vomit. Preston went ballistic and wrecked the room in rage before storming off.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to Wee Man's Little Guy
  • Fat Comic Relief: His large girth is put to use in several stunts.
  • Iconic Outfit: White tank top (or T-shirt) and tighty-whities.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: He's walked off the set a few times when sufficiently angered.
  • Those Two Guys: He's frequently paired with Wee Man.
    • Becomes a three-way example in Forever and 4.5, after Zach joins the cast.

The new kids


Real name: Sean McInerney
"I'm Poopies, and I'll show me."
"That was a knocker, bro!"

A professional surfer and YouTuber, Poopies was added to the cast in early 2020.

  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Dave England.
    • Both have been associated with toilet humor. Whereas Dave has the ability to shit on command, Poopies took a dump on the street as a teenager (earning him the nickname).
    • Both have been involved in professional sports prior to Jackass, but whereas Dave was a professional snowboarder, Poopies is a professional surfer.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He initially did not like the nickname of Poopies, but it grew on him.
  • Face Plant: In 4.5, he smashed the ladder he was standing on with a sledgehammer and this happens as a result.
  • Surfer Dude: Very much so, often saying that his ideal life is to surf and chase chicks on the beach.
  • Toilet Humor: How he got the nickname, "Poopies." He wore a gorilla mask and hands and was taking a dump on the street before being caught by the police.
  • Verbal Tic: Almost every sentence he says begins with "dude."

    Zach Holmes
"You motherfucker!"
"Jeff was joking with me before about like 'Oh, You're gonna find sushi somewhere when you get home.' And I was thinking 'Oh, haha, you know, whatever.'"

The creator of the MTV series, Too Stupid to Die, Zach Holmes posted videos of himself performing stunts on Instagram, which got him the attention of the Jackass crew, ultimately being cast in early 2020.

    Jasper Dolphin 

Real name: Davon Wilson
"Hey it's Jasper, not even a rapper / Only on this beat to make my racks grow faster"
"I wanna say my name!"

A rapper turned actor, Jasper was a founding member of the hip-hop collective, Odd Future. He is also a prominent cast member of the series, Loiter Squad and co-host of the Viceland series, Jasper and Errol's First Time. He joined Jackass in early 2020.

  • Contrasting Replacement Character: To Bam Margera:
    • Both like to pull pranks on their fathers. But whereas Bam's pranks tend to result in Phil getting hurt (i.e., tampering with his chair, causing Phil to hit the ground when he sits in it), Jasper's pranks merely exploit DarkShark's phobias and makes sure to not get him hurt. Furthermore, whereas Bam often physically beat up his father, Jasper never lays a hand on his dad.
    • Additionally, both have been involved in the music industry. Whereas Bam is associated with rock and has been involved in several bands note , Jasper was a member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future as a hype-man.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: On the bodysurfing stunt in Forever, he tries to use Zach's body as a surfboard...only to fall off and slide down the ramp by himself.
  • Transplant: Was a cast member of Loiter Squad, before being recruited to join Jackass.
  • Troll: He loves putting his father in stunts that exploit his various phobias.

    Rachel Wolfson
"The judges have, uh, assessed the results, and it's obvious the clear winner today is diabetes."
"That was pretty much my first day, meeting everyone and seeing all of their dicks and buttholes...and it felt like family after that."

A stand-up comedian, YouTuber, and podcaster, Rachel Wolfson first met Johnny Knoxville in 2019 when she noticed that he liked multiple posts on her Instagram, later received a direct message from the man himself. This interaction would culminate in Wolfson joining the cast in early 2020.

  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted with Scorpion Botox in Forever, in which the stings from the scorpion left her with swollen lips and her chin bleeding.
  • Immune to Slapstick: Downplayed. She's gotten hurt the least, but it happens to her on occasion. This is best illustrated in "The Quiet Game" in Forever, in which she sticks her tongue in a taser.
  • One of the Boys: She revealed in 4.5 that she felt this way after her first day meeting the Jackass crew.
  • The Smurfette Principle: While Bam's mother, April, was a prominent figure in the franchise, Rachel is the first full-fledged female member of the cast.

    Eric Manaka
"That fucking hurt."
"I never thought I'd be here, with semen in my mouth."

Hailing from South London, England, Eric Manaka is an actor who was featured in the 2018 Johnny Knoxville film, Action Point. He and Knoxville would later reunite when Manaka was brought on to the Jackass cast in early 2020.

  • The Baby of the Bunch: Of the five new cast members (and of the cast as a whole), he's the youngest. note 
  • Funny Foreigner: Considering that he's not American and is a member of the Jackass cast, this goes without saying.
  • Transplant: He previously worked with Johnny Knoxville on the 2018 film, Action Point.
  • Ur-Example: He's the first non-American member of the cast.

Recurring cast

    Brandon DiCamillo
"You got balls of big steel, and you ain't takin' shit from nobody."
"I’m gonna get to the bottom of this and I don't give a fuck if you're at the top!"

One of Bam Margera's childhood friends, Brandon DiCamillo first came to prominence as a member of the CKY Crew and later Jackass. His role in the series gradually diminished as he felt working on the franchise was becoming "too corporate" and by 2009, he left the franchise altogether.

Outside of Jackass, he was the vocalist for the comedy band, Gnarkill, released a series of a prank phone call collections, and was a professional gamer, achieving a world record score on Mortal Kombat (until it was broken).

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He has left the spotlight in general after a falling out with Bam around 2008. Hasn't made an appearance in anything Jackass related since Minghags: The Movie.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He and Rake Yohn co-hosted the short-lived show, Blastazoid.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was a core member of the cast during the TV series, but decided not to stick around much for the films, as he didn't want to make MTV money off of his talent.
  • Large Ham: DiCo is known for his over-the-top humor and improvisational talent.
    "The price for treason is high, and it's paid TODAY!"

    Phil and April Margera
That is the scariest fucking thing I ever saw in my whole life!
April Margera
Bam's parents. They frequently find themselves on the receiving end of their son's pranks.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: While April is frequently exasperated by Bam's antics, she was visibly amused in The Switcheroo prank in Number Two, in which Preston Lacy secretly swaps places with Phil while the two were in bed.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Bam calls April "Ape."
  • Big "OMG!": April's reaction to seeing the brand on Bam's ass in Number Two.
  • Butt-Monkey: They are constantly tormented by Bam and his pranks.
  • The Chew Toy: They act as this on Viva La Bam, along with Don Vito.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Bam refers to his parents by their first names as opposed to Mom and Dad.
  • Carpet of Virility: A Type 2 for Phil.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Due to Bam's firing in 2021, they are completely absent in Forever.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Bam presents his "dick farm" brand to his parents in Number Two, April is understandably horrified. Phil's reaction?
    "If you had one on there, you should have made it bigger and more realistic. That puny thing's embarrassing."
  • Fanboy: Phil is one of Elvis Presley, while April is one of Billy Idol.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Phil has a prominent gut and is on the receiving end of many of Bam's pranks.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: April (Red) tends to be more vocal about to Bam's antics and her reactions can get extreme, whereas Phil (Blue) generally keeps a cool head and rarely flips out.
  • Team Mom: April to the cast, especially on Viva La Bam.

    Loomis Fall
"I think that maybe this wasn't that good of an idea. It seemed good on paper."

A musician who has performed with various rock and punk bands, most prominently, Wax.

  • Parasol Parachute: He attempted this during the Jet Engine montage in 3D. It worked about as well as you'd expect.
  • Put on a Bus: He was completely absent in Forever and 4.5, though he did contribute to the latter's soundtrack.

    Raab Himself 

Real name: Christian Joseph Raab
"I'm Raab Himself, and I'm a complete fucking idiot."
"I'm Jackass and you're watching Raab Himself."

One of Bam Margera's childhood and a prominent member of the CKY Crew. He disappeared from Jackass in 2006 after Viva La Bam finished its run, but returned to the franchise as a camera operator for Bad Grandpa and Forever.

Outside of Jackass, Raab Himself hosts a podcast called Bathroom Break Podcast, and runs his own production company, Green Gate Entertainment.

    Rake Yohn 

Real name: Edward Webb
"This is like worse than a hanging."
"No! I'd never do it, dude. It can be any girl. If you don't believe me, put me to the test. You get the hottest model you can find, she's got mustard anywhere, on her titties or on her ass, no go."

A long-time friend of Bam Margera. Known for his wild hair and intense hatred of mustard, Rake Yohn was a prominent member of the CKY Crew, and had a comparitively minor role on Jackass. He disappeared from the franchise after 2011.

Outside of Jackass, Rake has co-hosted a podcast called GameCasa, is a guitarist for the band, Purplestickey, and has provided voice-over work for a few video games.

  • Berserk Button: Rake HATES mustard, especially yellow mustard. We don't mean "he simply doesn't like mustard." For instance, putting it anywhere near his food causes him to get abnormally angry; he's gone on record as saying that it disgusts him about as much as period blood, and when Bam winds up covering him in the stuff, the cast was astonished that he "took it that mellow" when they saw his reaction - which included screaming at the top of his lungs and kicking Bam's car repeatedly, implying that he's had far worse reactions in the past.
    Bam: Now Rake hates me and I have a dent in my car.
    Dave Battaro: I think you got lucky.
  • Butt-Monkey: While Phil, April, and Don Vito are the Chew Toys on Viva La Bam, Rake is this within the context of the CKY crew.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He and Brandon DiCamillo co-hosted the short-lived show, Blastazoid.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was a core member of the CKY crew, but only made sporadic appearances on Jackass.
  • Hidden Depths: He has a BS note  in chemistry. In a deleted scene from the first movie, Brandon DiCamillo refuses to spray mustard on Rake because he's afraid the former will retaliate by pouring chemicals on him, as he's roommates with Rake.
    DiCamillo: I won't spray him, that's the damn deal, first off. Second off, I don't even wanna know what you're planning. Because I don't wanna...I don't wanna fucking know. Because I gotta live with him when you guys go home, dude. He works with chemicals. He's gonna fucking pour 'em on us.

    Manny Puig
"That was the stupidest thing I have ever seen!"
"Bam just took a golden dildo up his ass at high-speed. That's what happened."

A wildlife expert who's often present whenever the Jackass crew performs a stunt or prank that involves dangerous animals.

  • The Ace: He's this on Wildboyz.
  • Fingore: His left middle finger was amputated following a rattlesnake bite.
  • Put on a Bus: He was completely absent from Forever and 4.5 due to being in the ICU for COVID-19. As a result, his role is filled by Jules Sylvester.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of electricity and being electrocuted. Thankfully for him, nothing of this comes in Jackass, but he does eventually confront this fear in Wildboyz.


Real name: Compston Wilson
"You look scareder than me and this is your shit!"

"I'm gonna fuck you up, man. You supposed to be havin' my back."

Jasper's ex-con father. Much like Jasper, DarkShark was a cast member of Loiter Squad, and when his son joined Jackass, he followed suit.

  • Bald Head of Toughness: Played with. He is bald, is a former gang member, and has survived being shot nine times. However, when confronted with any of phobias, his reactions vary from getting incredibly nervous or uncomfortable (at best) to flat out screaming in terror (at worst).
  • Blessed with Suck: He's a former con who has gone straight, but has had very little luck in finding legitimate work as a result - at least, until his son offered him the gig of a lifetime by starring in a smash hit film. He now likely makes more money than he ever did slinging, but the hard, painful, terrifying truth is that he is now a proud member of Jackass. Good luck to his future endeavors!
  • Breaking the Bonds: His arms were taped to his chair for the spider helmet in Forever, but he gets so freaked out when the spider gets close to his head, one of his arms breaks free from their restraints.
  • Gangbangers: He was one in his younger years, according to Jasper:
    Jasper: So what we have behind me is my dad, DarkShark. He made his name himself, but this man right here is an OG Crip gangbanger from Los Angeles. Doesn't bang anymore but been through a lot. Been in prison multiple times, probably did a lot of dirt in the 'hood, y'know, been through...(turns to his father) how many times you been shot?
    DarkShark: I got nine bullet holes in me.
  • Made of Iron: He was shot nine times (including a shot to the head) and it didn't kill him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's never referred to by his real name.
  • Prayer Is a Last Resort: During the skydiving prank in 4.5, he admitted that he was praying as he was free falling, screaming in terror.
    DarkShark: I was prayin', "You're fucked. You deserve to die," you know, in my mind. So I was just praying, like "just don't go to Hell. I don't wanna go to Hell."
  • Reformed Criminal: A former gang member who has since gone straight.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: His reaction whenever he's in a stunt that involves something he fears.
  • Transplant: Much like his son, he was a cast member on Loiter Squad.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of heights, bugs and most animals, especially spiders.

    Brandon Novak
"G-g-g-g-g-g G-Unit!"
"Thank God for that fucking helmet. Dude, I hit my head so hard, it saved my life."

A former professional skateboarder, Brandon Novak was a member of the CKY Crew beginning in 2001, and subsequently had a prominent role on Viva La Bam. He was later added to Jackass beginning with Number Two. He left the franchise in 2011.

Outside of Jackass, Novak is a successful author and motivational speaker.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He disappeared from the franchise after 3D and 3.5.
  • Establishing Character Moment: One of the first stunts he did for the franchise was in Number Two, in which he skiied down the stairs of Bam's parents' house and crashed through the door.
  • Potty Failure: He shat his pants after performing the Doo Doo Fall stunt in 3.5.
  • Recovered Addict: He's had a history of drug abuse spanning over twenty years, but he's been sober since 2015.
  • Transplant: He originated from Viva La Bam, but carried over the main Jackass franchise starting with Number Two.

The crew

    Jeff Tremaine
"Shooting a Jackass movie seems super fun but it's actually Hell, because everyone's trying to get everyone. In particular, me because I've been a dick to everyone the whole time."

The second co-creator of Jackass and the director of every film in the franchise.

  • Butt-Monkey: Jackass Forever revels in giving him comeuppance of fucking with everyone and putting them through general hell for decades. He actually suffers more abuse in the film than Danger Ehren.
    Tyler the Creator: (during the Electric Tap Dance) Jeff should sit on that. Jeff, just sit on that once, bruv. Who got the remote? I fucking hate Jeff!
  • Groin Attack: In the video game's story mode, he suffers an injury in which he, as Knoxville put it, "sprained his vagina," necessitating a new director.
  • Mean Boss: Played for Laughs. Jeff is the guy who makes the cast do their stunts, so he's not exactly popular amongst the cast.
    Steve-O: If you did what our director does to us to a puppy dog, you'd be in jail!
  • Secret Character: He's an unlockable character in the video game by purchasing him in the in-game shop.

    Rick Kosick
"We're going to Hell! Jesus!"

A former photographer for Big Brother magazine, and a camera operator for Jackass.

  • Butt-Monkey: He is often filmed being picked on by other Jackass crew members under the pretense of a legitimate stunt, usually as a set up to tease him. More often than not, he usually didn't take kindly to the pranks played against him.

    Spike Jonze 

Real name: Adam H. Spiegel

An Academy Award-winning director and the third co-creator of Jackass. While he's mostly behind the camera, he does occasionally participate in pranks, particularly in old lady make-up as Gloria, a 90-year old slut.

For information on his work outside of Jackass, please visit his individual page here.

  • Dirty Old Woman: As Gloria.
  • Fan Disservice: Gloria has sagging breasts that she tends to expose.
  • Stripping Snag: In ''Number Two, Gloria's dress gets caught in a car door and ripped off her body as it drives away, leaving her topless and in her underwear.

    Lance Bangs
"I had to sit there while he shat!"

A camera operator for Jackass, with an unfortunate tendency to vomit.

  • Prone to Vomiting: Whenever he's filming a particularly disgusting stunt, he has a tendency to puke, which often necessitates the gang to confiscate the camera he's holding.
    • This reaches an apex in Jackass 3D when Lance actually starts glitching out during the "Sweatsuit Cocktail." Right before he pukes, he starts going through something that is best described as a seizure, trembling and shaking before finally retching. In all fairness to him, that stunt was pure Brain Bleach and to date the single most disgusting thing Steve-O consumed.
      Rick: We're losing Lance, guys.
      Knoxville: Why is his hands...?'' (laughs)
      Steve-O: Lance, you alright?
      Rick: I think we broke him again.
    • Taken even further in Forever. 4.5 reveals that he had thrown up six times during filming, the most times he has ever done so during the filming of a Jackass movie.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Relating to the above, when Lance pukes, the other camera operator doesn't try to hide it.

    Dimitry Elyashkevich

Born in Minsk, Byelorussian (now Belarus), Dimitry Elyashkevich is a producer, cinematographer, and camera operator for Jackass.

  • Funny Foreigner: Invokes this on occasion, as indicated in the image quote.
  • Secret Character: He's an unlockable character in the video game by purchasing him in the in-game shop.
  • Translator Buddy: He served as the crew's Russian interpreter during the Gumball 3000 rally special.