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Bam Margera

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Brandon Cole Margera, better known as Bam Margera, was born on September 28, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to April Margera (née Cole) and Phil Margera. He was given the name Bam at age three, by his grandfather, after his habit of running into walls. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), German, English, and Welsh descent.In high school, he'd often appear in articles in Jeff Tremaine's Big Brother magazine and made CKY videos with his older brother Jess and his friends Chris Raab, Ryan Dunn, and Brandon DiCamillo. He only attended high school because Chris Raab went. Bam dropped out of high school after Chris Raab got suspended for smearing feces on lockers, but his parents persuaded him to get his GED which he got.In 2000, Jeff Tremaine made a deal with MTV to make a show called Jackass and Bam got a spot on the show. Even though Jackass lasted two years, Margera would go on to star in the Jackass movies and even have his own reality television series, Viva La Bam featuring his family and CKY members including Jackass star and close friend Ryan Dunn.Over the years, he starred in other Jackass films and other skateboarding projects. In 2011, he lost his best friend Ryan Dunn from a drunk-driving accident.He now has his own game show, Bam's Badass Gameshow.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Bam Margera -- Hauled Off by Cops ... You're Finnished Drinking, Pal!

Bam Margera
Hauled Off by Cops ... You're Finnished Drinking, Pal!

Bam Margera spent a night in a Finnish drunk tank after getting into an argument with his wife. Helsinki cops tell TMZ ... they detained the "Jackass" star on Sunday night outside the Sea Horse --… READ MORE >

Bam Margera -- My Wife Got a DUI and Wrecked Our Porsche!

Bam Margera
My Wife Got a DUI And Wrecked Our Porsche

Bam Margera's wife got busted for DUI after getting into an accident while driving the same Porsche Bam was in a wreck years ago ... TMZ has learned.  According to cops in West Chester, PA… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
'Jackass' Star Vincent 'Don Vito' Margera Dead

Vincent 'Don Vito' Margera
'Jackass' Star Dead

Vincent Margera -- the uncle of Bam Margera who appeared in "Jackass" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Vincent became famous for pranks he pulled off with Bam on the TV show and later the… READ MORE >

- 320 days ago
Bam Margera -- 3 Months Sober Thanks to Reality TV

Bam Margera
3 Months Sober Thanks to Reality TV

Bam Margera is bouncing back from rock bottom, quitting booze cold turkey ... and crediting a doctor he met on reality TV for his sober streak.  Bam's mom April tells us he's been sober… READ MORE >

- 341 days ago
Bam Margera's Uncle Don Vito Wakes From Coma ... Still Critical

Bam Margera
Uncle Don Vito Wakes From Coma ... Still Critical

Don Vito, one of the stars on Bam Margera's "Viva La Bam," just woke up from a coma, but he's still in critical condition from kidney and liver failure ... TMZ has learned. Bam's mom,… READ MORE >

- 343 days ago
Bam Margera -- Knocked Out After Brutal Attack (VIDEO)

Bam Margera
Knocked Out After Brutal Attack

Bam Margera was viciously attacked in Iceland Saturday at the Secret Solstice Festival. A festival spokesman claims the "Jackass" star was in a "really weird condition" and tried strong-arming… READ MORE >

- 467 days ago
Bam Margera -- ARRESTED IN ICELAND ... For Destroying Rental Car

Bam Margera
ARRESTED IN ICELAND Destroyed Rental Car, Didn't Pay

Bam Margera was arrested in Iceland yesterday ... over a rental car he DESTROYED last year and never paid for, this according to the "Jackass" star himself. It's a pretty bizarre story ...… READ MORE >

- 1163 days ago
Bam Margera -- Your Schlong's Been Removed from YouTube

Bam Margera
Your Schlong's Been Removed from YouTube

Bam Margera is learning the hard way ... the folks at YouTube do not take kindly to self-induced golden showers posted on their site. In case you don't follow Bam's career ... the MTV star is now… READ MORE >

- 1340 days ago
Bam Margera -- My Herpes Cleared Up!

Bam Margera
My Herpes Cleared Up!

Bam Margera says his herpes sore is GONE following his crazy run-in with a naked, masturbating female intruder ... and tells us he only wants to see the woman get help.   As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 1463 days ago
Bam Margera -- I Think My Naked Stalker Gave Me Herpes

Bam Margera
I Think My Naked Stalker Gave Me Herpes

Bam Margera is convinced the naked chick who broke into his house and masturbated on his floor ... might have left a little gift behind as well -- HERPES. Bam and his friend Tony Hawk posted a… READ MORE >

- 1465 days ago

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