Jason Ellis

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Jason Ellis
Born Jason Ellis
(1971-10-11) October 11, 1971 (age 42)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Radio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Andrea Brown (2006–2012; 2 children)
Children Devin Michelle (March 2005)
Tiger Lee (February 2009)
Nationality Australian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Middleweight
Fighting out of Hollywood, California, United States
Team Team Quest, Fortune Boxing, Wolfknives
Mixed martial arts record
Total 1
Wins 1
By submission 1
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Ellis (born 11 October 1971) is an Australian satellite radio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, and actor. Based in the United States, Ellis hosts The Jason Ellis Show weekday afternoons (3:00 PM-7:00 EST) on the Sirius XM Radio channel, Faction.

Athletics and Sports[edit]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Ellis moved to the United States (US) at the age of seventeen to become a professional skateboarder and subsequently achieved professional status for nearly two decades before retiring in 2006.[1]

One of the six Big Air competitors to compete in both 2004 and 2005, Jason was suffering from a concussion in 2005 and didn't make the final, finishing 10th overall.[2] Still involved in the skate community, Ellis has recently performed Skate Demos alongside Tony Hawk, is a perennial X-Games competitor in the Mega Ramp competition, and was the host of the annual 'Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam'.[3]

In 2001, Ellis set the Guinness World Record for the biggest drop on a skateboard, jumping into a 70-foot skateboard ramp.[4] However, this record was broken in 2006 by fellow professional skateboarder Danny Way at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Café.[5]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Ellis formerly trained in the Team Quest camp located in Murrieta, California under the direction of Dan Henderson, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, and Muhammed Lawal.[6] He also trains with Justin Fortune at Fortune Boxing Gym in Hollywood California.[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Ellis made his mixed martial arts debut against Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Tony Gianopulos on 6 February 2009 winning via guillotine choke submission.[6]

After a three year hiatus from MMA, Ellis returned to the sport on 14 July 2012 defeating UFC veteran Gabe Ruediger via KO (punches) in the second round in a celebrity non-professional boxing fight. Gabe Ruediger has since challenged Ellis to a re-match, citing that he did not take the first fight seriously.

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 United States Tony Gianopulos Submission (guillotine choke) Sheckler Foundation: Down for Life – Fight for a Cause 6 February 2009 2 2:21 Anaheim, California, United States

Truck racing[edit]

For the 2011 season, Ellis raced in the Lucas Oil SuperLite Series for Dethrone. At a number of events he did his Friday morning radio show from his R.V.[8]

Media[edit]

Radio host[edit]

Main article: The Jason Ellis Show

Following his skateboarding career, Ellis became a host for the Sirius XM satellite radio station and launched "The Jason Ellis Show".

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Impending Doom Doom
1996 Whiskey 2: The Adventures of Boozy the Clown Himself
2001 CKY3 Himself
2002 ESPN's Ultimate X: The Movie Himself
Gigantic Skate Park Tour Himself TV
Wild World of Spike Himself
xXx Van Video Shooter
2003 Haggard: The Movie Cactus at Record Bin
Viva La Bam Himself TV
2004 Sakenara Manny
Zolar Himself Cameo
2005 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Himself Video Game – Playable Character
2006 Fuse Celebrity Playlist Host – Himself TV
2008 Ninja Cheerleaders Himself
2009 Paul Blart Mall Cop Prancer
2010 The Woodsman The Woodsman Internet
2011 Ellismania Host - Himself TV
2012 Big Fucking Megaboat Skeet McRib Internet

Music[edit]

Ellis was also the founding member and vocalist for the comedy rock/metal band, Taintstick, which achieved chart success with its debut album Six Pounds of Sound. Taintstick has since become known as "Death! Death! Die!".[9]

Sponsorship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ Grind TV Profile. Grindtv.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
  3. ^ [2]. xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  4. ^ "Jason Ellis". SuperLite Champioship. SuperLite Champioship. 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  5. ^ D. Gabrielle Jensen (29 July 2006). "X-Games' Danny Way and Skateboarding's Mega Ramp". Yahoo! Voices. Yahoo!. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Skateboarder Jason Ellis wins MMA debut. mmafighting.com (2009-02-09).
  7. ^ Fortune Gym. Fortune Gym. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
  8. ^ jburns. "Video: SuperLite Racers Set their Sights on Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park". 
  9. ^ [3]/ deathdeathdie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21
  10. ^ [4]. famoussas.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19

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