The fans cannot help but admire Bam Margera, an embodiment of talent. Despite his success as a professional figure skater, Bam made the leap into the world of entertainment and was able to achieve great success from his career in the showbiz industry. He is a famous American filmmaker, a television personality, musician, stunt actor, and professional skateboarder – all in one.
The talent bundle Bam Margera went from a lead role in Johnny Knoxville’s stunt and prank show Jackass to his own MTV show VIVI La Bam. He later starred in the movie called Jackass and co-wrote and directed Minghags and Haggard. He also appeared in Bam’s Unholy Union, where he was talked about as an experienced skateboarder.
His real name is Brandon Cole Margera, he was born on September 28, 1979, in West Chester Pennsylvania. Bam’s mother is named April Margera (nee Cole), his father is Phil Margera. The famous figure skater is of American nationality but has a mixed pedigree of Italian, Welsh, English, and German. His brother Jess Margera is the drummer in a band called Camp Kill Yourself.
The only reason Bam enrolled in high school was that his friend Chris Raab was there. The moment Chris was suspended from school, Bam dropped out in ninth grade. His parents later convinced him to take his high school diploma, which he did. While in high school, he was featured in articles in Jeff Tremaine’s Big Brother magazine, and the young filmmaker made CKY videos with his brother Jess and his peers Brandon DiCamillo, Ryan Dunn, and Chris Raab.
In 2000, Jeff Tremaine signed a contract with MTV to launch a television show called Jackass with Bam and shoot a commercial on it. The Jackass show only lasted a few years, but Bam starred in the Jackass movie and later started his own reality TV series called Viva La Bam. The series featured his family and CKY members, including his close friend Ryan Dunn, who later died in a traffic accident. Currently, the TV star has his own game show called Bam’s Badass Gameshow.
It is assumed that Bam Margera’s current wealth stems from his activities in sports and the entertainment industry. Bam’s assets include a $5 million home in LA, a $50,000 BMW, and his West Chester home, known as Castle Bam, valued at $1.2 million. In October 2010, the entertainer sold the Jackass 3-D for $21,800,000 at the box office. His current net worth was set at a whopping $50 million.
Bam’s father Phil Margera is also a reality TV personality, he has appeared in Viva La Bam, Jackass television movies and series, and also in the CKY videos. Phil collapsed and cried during family therapy with Dr. Jenn when he realized that his upbringing was giving negative vibrations to his son Bam. Phil promptly apologized to Bam and set the Margera family on the path of fundamental healing.
The filmmaker and his long-time girlfriend, Jenn Rivell, became engaged on June 5, 2003. The duo appeared in several episodes of Viva La Bam, but in April 2005 the engagement was broken. In 2006 he then got engaged to American actress, model, and photographer Missy Rothstein, and they made it to the altar in downtown Philadelphia on February 3, 2007.
Bam’s drinking habits and his inclination to femininity became a major theme in his marriage. It was so serious that they had to seek counseling to try to save their relationship, without success. They finally broke up in 2012. The artist’s next marriage was with Nicole Boyd, who entered into the bond of marriage on October 5, 2013, in Reykjavík, Iceland, and who received her first offspring, Phoenix Wolf, on December 23, 2017, just before Christmas.
Other Facts About Bam Margera
In March 2006, the tough stunt actor was caught in LA for illegal possession of dangerous weapons after trying to get through a security check with brass knuckles. Bam was released the next day after Johnny Knoxville posted $20,000 bail.
Bam is not just a skater, he is a daredevil who has brought skating to a professional level. He successfully landed The Loop in Phoenix, Arizona in 2005 and set a record as the 13th famous figure skater to do so, as well as the 1st place winner.
Origin of his Nickname
Bam Margera received his nickname “Bam Bam Bam” at the age of three from his grandfather, who observed his tendency to bump into walls. But it was his schoolmates who shortened the name to Bam during his student days.
The all-rounder among entertainers and skateboarders 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.