Jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, self-injuring stunts and pranks. The show served as a launchpad for the television and acting careers of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Steve-O, who previously had only minor acting roles.
Since 2001, four Jackass films have been produced and released by MTV corporate sibling Paramount Pictures, continuing the franchise after its run on television. The show sparked several spin-offs including Viva La Bam, Wildboyz, Homewrecker, Dr. Steve-O, Nitro Circus and Blastazoid.
Why It Rocks
- Great stunts.
- Talented cast.
- Awesome music.
- Hilarious jokes.
- Numerous people have been either injured or killed while imitating the stunts featured on the show.
- Some cable providers and news agencies have censored the show's title, failing to realize that "Jackass" also refers to a male donkey or mule.
- One of the cast members (Ryan Dunn) was killed in a car accident on June 20, 2011.