Fans cannot help but admire Bam Margera, an embodiment of talents. Despite his success as a professional skater, Bam still managed to cross over to the world of entertainment and recorded great success out of his career in the showbiz industry. He is a famed American moviemaker, television personality, musician, stunt performer, and professional skateboarder, all molded into one.
The bundle of talents that is Bam Margera went from a starring role on Johnny Knoxville’s stunt and pranks show titled Jackass, to launching his own MTV show known as VIVI La Bam. He later appeared in the movie titled Jackass and co-wrote and directed Minghags and Haggard. He also made appearances in Bam’s Unholy Union where he was the subject of discussion as an expert skateboarder.
His real name is Brandon Cole Margera, he was born in West Chester Pennsylvania on the 28th day of September 1979. Bam’s mother’s name is April Margera (nee Cole) while his dad is Phil Margera. The renowned skater is of American nationality but has a mixed ancestry of Italian, Welsh, English, and German. His brother Jess Margera is a drummer for a band known as Camp Kill Yourself.
The only reason Bam enrolled in a high school was that his friend Chris Raab was there, the moment Chris got suspended from school, Bam followed suit by dropping out in ninth grade. His parents later convinced him to go for his GED which he did. During his days in high school, he was featured in articles in Jeff Tremaine’s Big Brother magazine and along with his brother Jess and his peers Brandon DiCamillo, Ryan Dunn and Chris Raab, the young filmmaker made CKY videos.
In 2000, Jeff Tremaine went into a deal with MTV to start a TV show titled Jackass with Bam getting a spot on it. The Jackass show only lasted a couple of years but Bam went ahead to star in the Jackass film and later launched his own reality TV series titled Viva La Bam. The series featured his family and CKY members which include his close friend Ryan Dunn who later died in a road mishap. Presently, the television personality has his own game show titled Bam’s Badass Gameshow.
It is believed that Bam Margera’s current wealth emanated from his stint in sports and the entertainment industry. Bam’s assets include; a $5 million house in LA, a BMW worth $50,000 and his house in West Chester known as Castle Bam worth $1.2 million. In October 2010, the entertainer’s box office sale for the Jackass 3-D amounted to $21,800,000. His current net worth has been pegged at a whopping $50 million.
Bam’s dad Phil Margera is also a reality television personality, he has appeared in Viva La Bam, Jackass television movies and series and also the CKY videos. Phil broke down and cried on Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn when he came to realize that his parenting impacted negative vibes on his son Bam. Phil promptly apologized to Bam and set the Margera family on the road to essential healing.
The filmmaker and his longtime girlfriend Jenn Rivell got engaged on the 5th of June 2003. The duo made appearances in several episodes of Viva La Bam but by April 2005, the engagement was off. He then got engaged to American actress, model, and photographer Missy Rothstein in 2006 and they made it to the altar in downtown Philadelphia on the 3rd of February 2007.
Bam’s drinking habit and womanizing tendency became a big issue in his marriage. It was so serious that they had to resort to counseling to try to salvage their relationship, all to no avail. They finally called it quits in 2012. The artist’s next marriage was to Nicole Boyd, they tied the knot in Reykjavík, Iceland on the 5th of October 2013 and welcomed their first offspring Phoenix Wolf just before Christmas on the 23rd day of December 2017.
Other Facts About Bam Margera
In March 2006, the badass stunt performer got nabbed for unlawfully possessing dangerous weapons in LA after he tried to pass through a security check-point with brass knuckles. Bam was set free the next day after a $20,000 bail which was posted by Johnny Knoxville.
Bam is not just a skater, he is a daredevil one who has taken the skating sports to a professional level. He landed The Loop in Phoenix, Arizona successfully in 2005 and made a record as the 13th known skater to do so as well as the 1st street skater to achieve the feat.
Origin of his Nickname
Bam Margera got his nickname “Bam Bam” at the age of three from his grandad who observed his propensity for bumping into walls. But it was his schoolmates who shortened the name to Bam while he was a student.
The multi-talented entertainer cum skateboarder weighs 73 kg and stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. His chest and waist are 39 and 35 inches respectively and he wears a shoe size of 11 US. Bam Margera has blue eyes with dark brown hair.