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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 2188 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 >

- 2189 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 >

- 2306 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 >

- 2351 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 >

- 2395 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 >

- 2398 days ago
Bam Performs Lil Wayne RAP at Ryan Dunn Tribute

Bam Performs Lil Wayne RAP
at Ryan Dunn Tribute

Bam Margera rolled to Pennsylvania this weekend to help raise money for the widow of the passenger killed in Ryan Dunn's car crash last month ... by RAPPING to a Lil Wayne song! Bam surprised… READ MORE >

- 2399 days ago
Ryan Dunn -- Bam Margera's Morbid Death Prediction

Ryan Dunn
Bam Margera's Morbid Death Prediction

Five years before Ryan Dunn was killed in a violent car crash, Bam Margera predicted the "Jackass" star's death in eerily specific detail -- claiming, "He's gonna eat it one of these times… READ MORE >

- 2432 days ago
Bam BREAKS DOWN at Ryan Dunn Crash Site

Bam BREAKS DOWN at Ryan Dunn Crash Site

Bam Margera visited the crash site where his best friend and fellow "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn died -- and he was so overcome with emotion he could barely put together a sentence. Brace yourself,… READ MORE >

- 2433 days ago
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