Brandon DiCamillo

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Brandon DiCamillo
Brandon dicamillo.jpg
Born (1976-11-15) November 15, 1976 (age 42)
OccupationActor, screenwriter, producer, stunt performer, Musician
Years active1995–present
Children2

Brandon Ralph "Dico" DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976) is an American actor, stunt performer, screenwriter, producer, and gamer. He was a founding member of the CKY Crew and rose to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTV's Jackass, Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union.[1][2]

Career[edit]

DiCamillo is the comedic voice talent and vocalist with the band Gnarkill.[2] DiCamillo is also known by some for his prank calls and freestyle raps, some of which can be viewed in the CKY movies, on the CKY Vol. 2 CD, and on the Otimen Recording Hell CD produced by Bam Margera.

DiCamillo was cast with other members of the CKY crew to the MTV series, Jackass, appearing in the series and their movies (having an uncredited role in Jackass 3D, the latest in the film series). When the Jackass series ended in 2002, DiCamillo was featured in Bam Margera's film Haggard: The Movie. DiCamillo then starred in Margera's Viva La Bam show, which ran from 2003 to 2005, and airing a special in 2006. DiCamillo then co-starred in his own show with Rake Yohn called Blastazoid, which only lasted two episodes until MTV cancelled the show due to dispute between MTV and the makers of the show. DiCamillo then appeared in Bam Margera's Bam's Unholy Union series. In 2008, DiCamillo starred in Chris Raab's short film, Hotdog Casserole. In 2009, DiCamillo starred in Bam Margera's Minghags.

DiCamillo also released prank phone call recordings. In 2001, he released a collection of calls titled Otimen Recording Hell! (A.K.A. Bran's Freestyles). In 2010, DiCamillo released four more prank call collections, under the name Gnarkall, via digital download through his own record label, Roman Sausage. The first three volumes are available on iTunes with the fourth an exclusive to CD Baby. The fourth volume includes all the tracks from the first three volumes, as well as thirty extra minutes of prank calls. In February 2011, DiCamillo announced that he is planning to release some freestyle raps in the near future. He made a cameo appearance as John Madden in the Mega64 "Mega64: Madden Rap 2012" YouTube video. Additionally, DiCamillo has also provided voice overs for the Xbox Live Arcade game Trials HD and its sequel Trials Evolution.

In 2017, DiCamillo started the Attic Aficionados Podcast with Tom Barbalet.[citation needed]

World record[edit]

Brandon Dicamillo attaining the world record, 2008

In September 2008, DiCamillo achieved a world record in Arcade Mortal Kombat. The event was held at Challenge Arcade in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and was attended by approximately two dozen event participants, as well as Mark Alpiger (representing ClassicArcadeGaming.com) and Chief Referee Dave Nelson (representing TwinGalaxies.com). Dicamillo's final score was 10,226,500,[3][4] which beat the previous record holder, David Nelson's score of 7,691,000.[3] In 2009, Dicamillo's world record was beaten by Isaiah-TriForce Johnson, with a score of 24,821,500, and again on September 27, 2017 by Patrick J Maher with a score of 25,402,000.[3] Dicamillo has now dropped to 4th place.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He previously worked for Neiman-Marcus, and is the co-writer with Bam Margera for the CKY videos and Haggard.[5] He dislikes Hollywood work, and has said that the CKY work for MTV was sometimes "too corporate."[5]

Margera stated in a Reddit AMA that once Viva La Bam concluded in 2006, he and DiCamillo lost contact.[6] However, DiCamillo and Margera did work together on Radio Bam, Bam's Unholy Union and Minghags: The Movie in the time since Viva La Bam ended. Producer Joe Frantz also spoke to this in 2017[7], stating DiCamillo formally renounced his affiliation with the CKY Crew following Minghags in 2009, opting to live a private life with his family.

DiCamillo married his longtime girlfriend in October, 2014 and the couple have two children.

Filmography[edit]

Television

Films

Other

  • Jump Off a Building (1998) – Himself
  • CKY video series: CKY, CKY2K, CKY3, and CKY4: The Latest & Greatest (1999–2003) – Himself
  • Destroying America (2001) – Himself
  • Viva La Bands: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (2005–2007) – Himself
  • Bamimation (2008) – Himself
  • Cattle Bag (2010) – Himself
  • Mega64: MADDEN RAP 2012 (2012) - John Madden [9]

Discography[edit]

  • CKY Vol. 2 (1999)
  • Otimen Recording Hell! (A.K.A. Bran's Freestyles) (2001)
  • Gnarkill (2002)
  • Gnarkill vs. Unkle Matt and the ShitBirdz (2006)
  • "Gnarkill III" (2008)
  • Gnarkall Prank Calls, Vol. 1 (2010)
  • Gnarkall Prank Calls, Vol. 2 Assault on Call Waiting (2010)
  • Gnarkall Prank Calls, Vol. 3 Spring Time Cootchie (2010)
  • Gnarkall Prank Calls, Vol. 4 Pleasures Treasures (2010)
  • Brandon Dicamillo, Pizza Pasta Pizzelle 1 (2012)
  • Brandon Dicamillo, Pizza Pasta Pizzelle 2 (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movies: Filmography forBrandon DiCamillo". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b http://www.movietome.com/people/100495/brandon-dicamillo/bio.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d "Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard, Mortal Kombat". Twin Galaxies. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "World Record Weekend event results". classicarcadegaming.com. Mark Alpiger. September 2008. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Killing Yourself to Live -Balls to the Wall With Bam Margera & His Crew". Village Voice. September 17, 2002. Retrieved September 1, 2009.
  6. ^ "reddit: the front page of the internet". www.reddit.com.
  7. ^ JOEFRANTZfilms (2 May 2017). "JOE FRANTZ says hi & CLICK THE LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION!!!" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ [1], additional text.
  9. ^ Mega64 (11 September 2011). "Mega64: MADDEN RAP 2012 (ft. Brandon DiCamillo) (EXPLICIT)" – via YouTube.


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