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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 -- The Black Eye Photo

Bam Margera
The Black Eye Photo

Bam Margera is still sporting the black eye he obtained after a woman kicked him in the face at a hotel in Texas last week ... and now TMZ has a photo of the damage. As we first reported, Bam says… READ MORE >

Bam Margera -- K.O.'d In Bloody Texas Hotel Fight

Bam Margera K.O.'d in
Bloody Texas Hotel Fight

"Jackass" star Bam Margera was knocked out cold after getting into a fight on the 11th floor of a Texas hotel last week  ... TMZ has learned. Bam tells TMZ ... he was at the SXSW festival… READ MORE >

- 2021 days ago
Bam Margera -- Privates Screening of 'Jackass 3D'

Bam Margera
Private Screening of 'Jackass 3D'

Bam Margera's nearest and dearest just got their first whiff of the latest bone-crushing "Jackass" installment ... thanks to an invite-only screening set up by Bam himself.Bam held the private… READ MORE >

- 2186 days ago
TMZ Live: Sheen, Obama and The Situation

TMZ Live: Sheen, Obama and The Situation

We took your questions on everything  -- including Charlie Sheen's car going over a cliff again, the First Lady rolling through West Hollywood and The Situation being a diva on the set of… READ MORE >

- 2300 days ago
Bam Margera -- Check Out My Bloody, Stapled Head

Bam Margera:
Check Out My Bloody, Stapled Head

When Bam Margera claimed that doctors had to literally staple his head back together after a woman allegedly cracked him with a bat a few days ago -- he wasn't kidding. Bam was hanging poolside in… READ MORE >

- 2300 days ago
Bam: Concussion Screwed Up 'Jackass 3-D' Shoot

Bam Concussion
Screwed Up 'Jackass 3-D' Shoot

Bam Margera has a pretty ridiculous problem on his hands -- he says the concussion he suffered this past weekend screwed up his upcoming shoot for "Jackass 3-D" ... because his stunt involved… READ MORE >

- 2300 days ago
Bam Margera Beaten to a Pulp

Bam Margera
Beaten to a Pulp

When we broke the story yesterday -- that Bam Margera was taken to the hospital after being attacked with a bat -- we had no idea it was this bad.The photos were taken immediately after the… READ MORE >

- 2302 days ago
Bam Margera Beaten by Batty Woman

Bam Margera
Beaten by Batty Woman

TMZ has learned "Jackass" star Bam Margera has been hospitalized after being attacked by a bat-wielding woman.Cops tell us ... it happened at 2 AM this morning, outside Bam's bar in West Chester,… READ MORE >

- 2303 days ago
Bam to Wife -- We Can Work It Out

Bam to Wife -- We Can Work It Out

Bam Margera has found a more effective way of dealing with his marital problems than going on a four day bender: Marriage counseling and meds.The "Jackass" star, who was recently hospitalized with… READ MORE >

- 2614 days ago
Bam -- 'Dehydrated' from a Four Day Bender

Bam
'Dehydrated' from a 4 Day Bender

We just spoke to Bam Margera who said he was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a four day drinking binge -- not because of a possible drug overdose. The "Jackass" star blames the "4-day bender"… READ MORE >

- 2629 days ago

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