He is the younger brother of Jess Margera and nephew of Vincent Margera. His grandfather nicknamed him "Bam Bam" at the age of three after noticing his habit of purposely running into walls; over time, that nickname was shortened to "Bam" by his schoolmates. Career[ edit ] Television and film[ edit ] Margera began shooting videos of himself and his friends skateboarding and doing stunts, which eventually turned into the CKY video series.
The history and relationship between the video and band projects is heavily interlinked. Margera and Ryan Dunn became mainstays of the cast while other CKY crew members played supporting roles to various degrees. Margera went on to appear in Jackass: Several skits in the first Jackass movie were CKY style pieces filmed in and around West Chester, but similar scenes in the second movie were removed after the arrest of Margera's uncle Vincent Margera on suspicion of inappropriately touching two minors.
In , he played himself in the skateboard based movie " Grind ", which portrays four young men following a professional skateboarder from Chicago to California, with the hopes of being noticed by him and getting a sponsorship deal, and an automatic spot in major tour evens. The film contains numerous cameos from Jackass members, as well as many professional skateboarders and other celebrities. Upon release, it was met with generally unfavorable reviews from critics, but was rated much higher by the general public.
The show followed Margera and his crew as they performed various stunts and missions. Following the show, in , Margera was engaged and the wedding was filmed for Bam's Unholy Union as a follow-up to Viva la Bam.
The first episode showcased Margera and his friends' attempt to conquer an obstacle course race, in the Tough Guy Competition , held in Staffordshire , England. As of , Margera is without any major sponsorships and has effectively retired from skateboarding professionally.
Margera did return to skating casually however, resulting in a renewed partnership with Element Skateboards to celebrate the brand's twenty-fifth anniversary by re-releasing a series of ten of Bam's most memorable deck designs. The boards were released on a weekly basis between September 6, and November 8, Each deck is signed by Margera and limited to fifty units. Independent films[ edit ] Margera has written, produced and starred in three independent films.
Margera co-wrote, directed and starred in Haggard , an independent film based on real events in the life of his friend Ryan Dunn. Dunn played himself as the main character while Margera played "Valo", a character based on himself and elements of HIM singer and friend Ville Valo. Filming started April 5, Later shows featured less of the two crews and more of Margera's newer friends. Margera's band, Fuckface Unstoppable, was written about in on the Buddyhead website and the article questions the seriousness of the band "a joke band?
The band featured Margera, his brother, his girlfriend and Brandon Novak. Chad Ginsburg, from CKY, was the band's guitarist before quitting. A deluxe edition of the album featuring 5 live performances at Zombie Hut and a bonus track was released on August 28, , through Casual Madness. Documentary[ edit ] In January , Margera announced that he had been working on an autobiographical documentary film which he hoped to premiere in the near future.
The film will deal primarily with Margera's life after the death of his close friend and co-star, Ryan Dunn , who died in a car crash in According to Margera the film has been three years in the making, and will give viewers a glimpse into his childhood, career and rise to fame, while focusing mainly on his recovery from the death of Dunn. Margera stated that he had approximately eleven terabytes worth of video footage and that editing it down into a two-hour film was impossible.
When asked if the project was on pause for the moment, he responded that it was. He also voiced a character in the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. He made cameo appearances in the movies Grind and Destroying America. Rivell played a prominent part in several of his projects and the couple appeared to be cohabiting in various episodes of Viva La Bam. Their seven-year relationship ended in The couple's honeymoon was in Dubai. I was like, 'I'm inviting the Jackass crew.
If something doesn't get broken then that's not right'. On September 7, , it was announced that the child, a boy, would be named Phoenix Wolf. In January , Margera built a ramp in the backyard which caused trouble with the township.
According to the alleged assailant, Elizabeth Ray, it was because Margera allegedly called her a nigger.