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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's Family Gets Him Professional Help Days After Meltdown

Bam Margera
Family Gets Him into Treatment After Comedy Club Meltdown

Bam Margera is finally getting the help his family and friends firmly believe he needs -- days after that on-camera rant at his manager -- but he didn't go easily ... TMZ has learned. A… READ MORE >

Bam Margera Rips Into Wife, Manager Before Bailing on Stand-Up Comedy Gig

Bam Margera
Rips 'F**king P***y' Manager & 'Ho' Wife ... Bails on Comedy Gig

3/8 -- It's a little clearer now why Bam canceled that 7 PM show, and why he was agitated when he showed up. Bam posted a video blasting his wife, Nikki, for bolting in their car with his credit… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Bam Margera Completes Court Ordered Alcohol Program, AA Meetings

Bam Margera
Friends Worried He's Gonna Die ... Despite AA Meetings

Bam Margera's friends are seriously worried about his ongoing battle with alcoholism, even though he's clearing the legal hurdles stemming from his DUI case.   On the same day fellow… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
Bam Margera's 'Jackass' Pal Brandon Novak Worried After Bam Leaves Rehab Early

Bam Margera
I'm Worried He's Gonna Die ... Says 'Jackass' Pal Novak

Bam Margera insists he doesn't need professional help when it comes to booze, but one of his closest friends believes Bam's very life is at stake after he prematurely left rehab. 'Jackass' star… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Bam Margera Says He's Going Back to Alcohol Rehab For a Third Time

Bam Margera
I'm Going Back To Rehab ... Third Time's The Charm???

Bam Margera apparently already has a New Year's resolution in mind ... because he says he's going to back to rehab for a third time.  The "Jackass" star announced his plans to go… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Steve-O Reacts To Bam Margera Falling Off The Wagon

Steve-O
Bam Off The Wagon ... Sad For My Friend

Steve-O is an expert on rehab and substance abuse ... and he's torn up over the recent troubles of his old friend and "Jackass" co-star Bam Margera. We got Steve-O out in L.A.'s Franklin… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Bam Margera Robbed At Gunpoint In Colombia

Bam Margera
Welcome to Colombia!! ... Robbed On Arrival

Bam Margera was 7 months sober ... until he got robbed and needed a drink. Bam just HAD to crack open a cold one after being jacked at gunpoint in Cartagena, Colombia.  The "Jackass" star… READ MORE >

- 303 days ago
Bam Margera Sentenced in DUI Case

Bam Margera
Sentenced in DUI Case

Bam Margera just avoided jail time in his DUI case ... instead getting probation, AA meetings and some fines and fees. We broke the story, Bam was pulled over by the CHP back in January for being… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Bam Margera Charged with DUI

Bam Margera
Charged with DUI

Bam Margera has officially been charged with 2 counts of DUI ... TMZ has learned. The L.A. City Attorney's Office has charged Bam with 1 count of driving under the influence and 1 count of… READ MORE >

- 517 days ago
Steve-O Expresses Concern for Bam Margera, Offers Earnest Advice on Getting Sober

Steve-O
I'm Rooting for Bam ... But Rehab's Just a Start!!!

Steve-O's glad his old friend Bam Margera has checked into rehab, but as an expert on the topic ... he knows Bam's got a long way to go in beating his addiction. We got a studious-looking… READ MORE >

- 521 days ago
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