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Bam Margera

Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera (/mɑrˈdʒɛərə/ or mar-JAIR-ə; born September 28, 1979) is an American professional skateboarder, television and radio personality, actor and daredevil. He released a series of videos under the CKY banner and came to prominence after being drafted into MTV's Jackass crew. He has since appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard and Minghags, both of which he co-wrote and directed. Margera was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Phil and April Margera. He is the younger brother of Jess Margera and nephew of Vincent Margera. His grandfather nicknamed him "Bam" at the age of three after his habit of running into walls. He attended East High School and cites friend Chris Raab as his only reason for attending high school. Margera began shooting videos of himself and his friends skateboarding and doing stunts, which eventually turned into the CKY video series. He independently released CKY. CKY2K, CKY3 and CKY4 have also been released. CKY stands for "Camp Kill Yourself", a reference to the film Sleepaway Camp. These early videos feature many of Margera's friends, including Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake

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Bam Margera -- Detained & Cuffed in Airport ... for Reeking of Booze

Bam Margera
Detained & Cuffed in Airport ... for Reeking of Booze

"Jackass" star Bam Margera wound up being dragged through a North Carolina airport in handcuffs this weekend ... for allegedly being a drunken pain in the ass ... and TMZ has the pic. Bam spent… READ MORE >

Bam Margera's PAINFUL Kayak Disaster -- Caught on Tape

Bam Margera's Painful Kayak Disaster
CAUGHT ON TAPE

Bam Margera's guts busted through his abdominal lining when he plummeted over a 100 ft cliff in a kayak ... and now TMZ has obtained footage of the stunt that sent Bam to the E.R. We broke the… READ MORE >

- 1338 days ago
Bam Margera -- HOSPITALIZED After 100-Ft Kayak Fall

Bam Margera
HOSPITALIZED After 100-Ft Kayak Fall

In his latest desperate bid for a Darwin Award, Bam Margera kayaked off a 100-foot cliff in Oregon two days ago ... and he landed his ass in very familiar territory ... the hospital.Bam tweeted… READ MORE >

- 1348 days ago
Bam Margera -- Fist Fight with Undefeated PRO BOXER ... Over a Chick

Bam Margera
Fist Fight with a PRO BOXER ... Over a Chick

Bam Margera got into a full on street fight in Australia this week with an UNDEFEATED PRO BOXER ... and TMZ has learned it was all over a girl. Sources close to the "Jackass" star tell us ... Bam… READ MORE >

- 1437 days ago
Bam Margera -- I Spent a Night in Jail FOR NOTHING

Bam Margera
I Spent a Night in Jail FOR NOTHING

Bam Margera still has no idea why he was arrested Monday in New Orleans -- telling TMZ Live, he was hauled to jail ... spent the night behind bars ... but was NEVER booked for a crime.TMZ broke… READ MORE >

- 1448 days ago
Bam Margera -- I Was ARRESTED at Mardi Gras

Bam Margera: I Was
ARRESTED at Mardi Gras

Bam Margera spent Fat Monday in the custody of the New Orleans Police Department ... after the "Jackass" star got arrested for getting a little too crazy during a Mardi Gras party. TMZ obtained… READ MORE >

- 1448 days ago
Bam Margera -- That Truck Smashed My Porsche

Bam Margera
That Truck Smashed My Porsche

Bam Margera's brand new Porsche was "smashed" ... in a traffic collision in Pennsylvania that happened just moments ago ... TMZ has learned. The "Jackass" star tells us, "A big truck made a wide… READ MORE >

- 1566 days ago
Bam Margera -- Detained By Cops After Taxi Cab Punch-Out

Bam Margera
Detained by Cops After Taxi Cab Punch-Out

Bam Margera was detained by police early yesterday morning outside a biker bar in NYC -- after the "Jackass" star allegedly got into a punching match with a cab driver ... then kicked in his car… READ MORE >

- 1611 days ago
Bam Margera Gets New Ryan Dunn Tattoo

Bam Margera
Gets New Ryan Dunn Tattoo

Bam Margera got himself some fresh ink this week – a tattoo of his late pal Ryan Dunn on his right shoulder.Margera, fresh off a few broken ribs from falling down the stairs, got the tat… READ MORE >

- 1655 days ago
Bam Hospitalized After 'Tackling' His Neighbor

Bam Hospitalized
After 'Tackling' His Neighbor

Bam Margera is currently laid up in a hospital bed ... and may have broken several bones ... after he fell down the stairs while "tackling" his neighbor ... TMZ has learned. Margera says he was… READ MORE >

- 1658 days ago

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