Acuña at the Waterfront Marriott in Portland, Oregon, August 2009
||Jason Shannon Acuña
May 16, 1973
||Actor, television host
Jason Shannon Acuña (born May 16, 1973), also known as 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, 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, doing deep-knee bends while holding NBA star Shaquille O'Neal on his back, and having Preston Lacy ask 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.
In 2012, Wee Man starred in the direct-to-video holiday film, Elf-Man as the title character. This will be his first role in a family-friendly feature film.