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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 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 >

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 >

- 1859 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 >

- 1859 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 >

- 1893 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 >

- 1894 days ago
Roger Ebert: 'I Was Probably Too Quick to Tweet'

Roger Ebert: 'I Was Probably Too Quick to Tweet'

Roger Ebert says he "was probably too quick to tweet" about the car crash that killed "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn yesterday ... explaining that his post was "not intended as cruel."Ebert just blogged… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago
Margera RIPS Ebert -- SHUT UP About Ryan Dunn

Margera RIPS Ebert -- SHUT UP About Ryan Dunn

Bam Margera is FURIOUS with Roger Ebert -- telling the the movie critic to shut his "fat f*cking mouth" over a tweet Ebert posted earlier today, criticizing Bam's friend and "Jackass" co-star Ryan… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago
Bam Margera's Parents: Bam Is 'Devastated'

Bam Margera's Parents: Bam Is 'Devastated'

Bam Margera is "devastated" after hearing news of his friend Ryan Dunn's death today -- and according to Bam's parents, they're worried about their son.April and Phil Margera sat for an emotional… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago
Ryan Dunn Dead -- 'Jackass' Star Dies In Car Crash

Ryan Dunn Dead
'Jackass' Star Dies in Car Crash

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn died in a car crash in Pennsylvania early this morning ... TMZ has confirmed with Bam Margera's mother. 34-year-old Dunn appeared in all of the "Jackass" movies --… READ MORE >

- 1896 days ago
Bam Margera: My Lambo Was POISONED!

Bam Margera: My Lambo Was POISONED!

Bam Margera's quarter-million-dollar Lamborghini just took a $45,000 beating -- and according to Bam, it's all because his friend dumped the wrong fuel in the gas tank.Bam fired off in a Twitter… READ MORE >

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