Philip John Clapp Jr., known by his stage name, Johnny Knoxville is an American Stuntman, comedian, screen-writer and film producer. He is popular as the star and the co-creator of the MTV series, Kickass which aired from 2000-2002. Let’s find out more about how much is Johnny Knoxville’s net worth in 2018.
Johnny Knoxville Early Life
Philip was born on the 11th of March 11, 1971 in Knoxville city, Tennessee, to Philip Clapp Sr. and Lemoyne Clapp.
He graduated from South-Young High School in 1989 and headed off to California to pursue an acting career.
In 1995, John married Melanie Lynn Cates. Their daughter Madison was born in 1996. However, their marriage did not last, for Knoxville himself filed for a divorce in 2007.
In 2009, Knoxville and his girlfriend Naomi Nelson announced that they were expecting a child. Their son, Rocko Akira Clapp was born in 2009. The two got married in 2010 and had another child, Arlo Lemoyne Yoko in 2011.
Johnny Knoxville Career, Awards & Achievement
After moving to L.A, he appeared in many commercials and as an extra in various shows. When acting opportunities failed him, he decided to write articles himself and present them to different magazines. The skateboarding magazine called Big Brother was intrigued by Knoxville’s idea on testing self-defense equipment himself. Subsequently, this video was filmed and included in a video by Big Brother.
John utilizes many of his own ideas in Jackass. Along with his Jackass costars, Knoxville participated in Gumball 3000.
Johnny has also been a part of several films like Jay Chandrasekhar’s adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also the star of the movies, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, and Jackass 3D. He was also a part of Men in Black II that released in 2002.
Johnny made an appearance in Coyote Ugly and lent his voice to two episodes of King of the Hill.
In 2004, he also appeared in A Dirty Shame and Walking Tall.
In 2005, he starred in Daltry Calhoun, The Ringer, and Lords of Dogtown.
Knoxville also appeared on an episode of Viva La Bam, where he and Ryan Dunn performed many pranks including one on Bam Margera.
He lent his voice to a fictionalization of his own self in Family Guy, an episode in SpongeBob SquarePants as well as to the film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
He has been part of movies like The Last Stand (2013) and Skiptrace (2016).
Knoxville is the co-producer of The Dudesons in America and Nitro Circus which was subsequently canceled.
He also has his own production company called, Dickhouse Productions. In 2014, he announced the establishment of a new production company called ‘Hello Junior’ in partnership with Paramount Pictures.
Awards and Achievements
Knoxville was nominated for the American Comedy Awards for his role in Bad Grandpa in 2014.
He was also nominated for the MTV Movie and TV Awards in 2003, 2006 and 2014.
Knoxville was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2014.
Net Worth of Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville has an estimated net worth of $75 million. His fortunes stem from his role as a stuntman as well as the numerous roles he has performed both in the movies and television.
Knoxville did not have the start that he had hoped for when he first moved to L.A. But, like a lot of hardworking actors, he made his own luck and created a niche for himself. Through his stunts, he established a name for himself and thereby created further opportunities whereby he could make a name for himself in Hollywood. His efforts are indeed laudable.