April Margera

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April Margera
Born April Cole
(1956-03-28) March 28, 1956 (age 58)
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other names Ape[citation needed]
Occupation Hairdresser,
cast member of Viva La Bam
Spouse(s) Phil Margera
Children Jess Margera
Bam Margera

April Margera Cole (born March 28, 1956) is an American reality television personality, best known for her appearances on MTV's Viva La Bam, Jackass, the CKY videos, Minghags: The Movie and Bam's Unholy Union.

Referred to as "Ape" by fans of the aforementioned series, April is the mother of Bam and CKY drummer Jess, and is married to Phil Margera.[1]

Jeff Tremaine, producer of Jackass, once referred to her as "everyone's mom", telling how she cooked dinner for the entire Jackass crew on their first trip to West Chester.[2]

In 2006, April published a cookbook called April Cooks: There's An Alligator In My Kitchen, which is a play on the fact that Bam put an alligator in her kitchen as part of a skit on Jackass: The Movie (he was trying to make her swear because the movie would be uncensored).[3] This was achieved in the film, and in Jackass Number Two.[4] In October 2007 she testified on behalf of the defense for her brother-in-law Vincent Margera's trial.

In December 2011, it was announced that April had opened a store, The Rose Hip Barn, along with her mother Velma and daughter-in-law Kelly. The store, located in Thornton, PA, sells refurbished furniture as well as homemade purses and accessories for the home.[5]


  1. ^ "April Margera". IMDb. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Jackass: The Beginning (MTV special)
  3. ^ "April Cooks: There’s An Alligator In My Kitchen". Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Hidden Voice (22 September 2006). "Jackass Number Two (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "april's new store: the rose hip barn — dickhouse". Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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