Jason Acuña

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Jason Acuña
Jason Acuña - Wee-Man - Waterfront Marriott, Portland, Oregon - August 15, 2009 - Full Body.jpg
Acuña at the Waterfront Marriott in Portland, Oregon, August 2009
Born Jason Shannon Acuña
(1973-05-16) May 16, 1973 (age 40)
Pisa, Italy
Other names Wee-Man
Occupation Actor, television host
Years active 1996–present

Jason Shannon Acuña (born May 16, 1973),[1] better known by his professional name Wee Man, is an American TV host and actor. He is one of the stars of Jackass on MTV and the host of Fox Sports Net's skateboarding show 54321. Acuña has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and is 4 ft ½ in (123 cm) tall. He is also a professional skateboarder.

Life and career

Born in Pisa, Italy, but of Chilean origin, Acuña grew up in Torrance, California,[2] and attended North High School. He was the subscription manager for the skateboard magazine Big Brother. His association with that magazine led him to become involved with the Jackass television series in 2001. Acuña's Jackass antics include skating as an Oompa-Loompa, kicking himself in the head (a feat accomplished with the aid of his dwarven proportions), dressing as a king while rolling Johnny Knoxville down a staircase in a red carpet, and doing deep-knee bends while holding NBA star Shaquille O'Neal on his back. A recurring gag involves Preston Lacy asking someone to help him with his bags, only to have Wee-Man pop out, causing Preston to give chase.

In 2007, Acuña starred in the reality TV series Armed and Famous and in July 2007, Acuña appeared on TV as a host of MTV's Scarred Live.

Acuña appeared on the first season of NBC's Celebrity Circus. In the fourth week of competition, he became the first contestant to receive a perfect score (a 10 point average). Acuña ended the season in third place.

Acuña is an owner of a franchise store of the Chronic Tacos restaurant in Redondo Beach, California.[3]

In 2012, Wee Man starred in the direct-to-video holiday film, Elf-Man as the title character.[4] This will be his first role in a family-friendly feature film.

Filmography

Movies

Year Film Role Notes
2001 The Same The Little Man
2002 Jackass: The Movie Himself
2003 Grind Little Timmy As Wee Man
Zéro un The Little Man "The Same", short film
2004 Bashing Rockwell Stone
2005 Pee Stains and Other Disasters Franklin As Wee Man
Stories of Lost Souls The Little Man "The Same", short film
Death to the Supermodels Dieter As Jason 'Wee-Man' Acuña
2006 Jackass Number Two Himself
The Dudesons Movie
2007 Jackass 2.5
National Lampoon's TV: The Movie
2009 We Gotta Get Buscemi
2010 Jackass 3D Himself
2011 Jackass 3.5
2012 Elf-Man Elf-Man Post-production, also executive producer, first role in a family feature film
2013 Feed the Dog Brian Savage Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000-2002 Jackass Himself 16 episodes
2002-2003 MADtv Guest star, 2 episodes
2003 Punk'd Episode 1.7
Player$ Episode 2.17, "Boom Boom Yeah!"
2004-2006 Wildboyz 6 episodes
2007 The Bronx Bunny Show Episode 1.9
Armed and Famous 4 episodes
Bam's Unholy Union 2 episodes
MTV's Scarred Live Host, 1 episode
2008 Celebrity Circus 6 episodes
Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover
2009 Steve-O: Demise and Rise
2011 A Tribute To Ryan Dunn

DVDs

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Don't Try This At Home - The Steve-O Video Vol. 1 Himself
2002 Don't Try This At Home - The Steve-O Video Vol. 2: The Tour
2003 Steve-O: Out on Bail

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Himself Voice

Music videos

Year Artist Track Role Notes
1996 Delinquent Habits Tres Delinquentes Himself
2005 Jamiroquai Feels Just Like It Should Himself

References

  1. ^ WeeMan.com. "The Lowdown". Archived from the original on April 2, 2004. Retrieved March 13, 2007. 
  2. ^ Hixon, Michael (Nov 5, 2013). "From 'Jackass' to restauranteur: Wee Man gives back with Chronic Tacos in Redondo Beach". The Beach Reporter. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  3. ^ McDermott, Mark. "Wee Man’s Chronic adventure". Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Cervantes, Julian. "Wee Man to star in "Elf-Man"". Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

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