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
- The show was placed #68 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.
- The cast
- People are either injured or killed while reenacting the stunts featured on the show.
- Ryan Dunn died in a freak accident