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|Born||July 16, 1974|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Other names||Party Boy|
Bunny the Lifeguard
Pontius the Barbarian
|Occupation(s)||Stunt performer, television personality, actor|
|Known for||Co-star of Jackass|
(m. 2004; div. 2013)
Mae Quijada (m.)
Chris Pontius (born July 16, 1974) is an American stunt performer and television personality. He is best known as a cast member of the reality comedy show Jackass and co-host of its spinoff Wildboyz with fellow cast member Steve-O.
Life and career
Pontius was born on July 16, 1974, in Pasadena, California, and raised in San Luis Obispo. As a teenager, he met his future Jackass collaborators when he was interviewed in skateboarding magazine Big Brother. Pontius went on to write for Big Brother, and was part of the Jackass cast starting with the first episode in 2000.
Role in Jackass
Pontius mostly performs stunts involving nudity, such as him dancing out in public while wearing nothing but a thong. He also mostly performs stunts involving his penis, most notably getting it bitten by a snake, and flying an RC helicopter with his penis by tying thread around it to the RC helicopter. He also performs stunts and pranks which involve playing different characters, such as dressing up as the devil while walking through the streets and holding up a sign that reads "Keep God out of California".
In 2004, Pontius married Claire Nolan. The couple split in 2009. In 2011, Nolan filed for divorce and finalized in 2013. Pontius is currently married to Mae Quijada. They have one son born in 2019.
|2002||Jackass: The Movie||Himself||Writer|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Irish Dock Worker||Cameo|
|2006||National Lampoon's TV: The Movie||Jesus Christ|
|Jackass Number Two||Himself||Writer|
|2008||What We Do Is Secret||Black Randy|
|2017||Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine||Documentary|
|Game Over, Man!||Himself||Cameo|
|2002||Jackass Backyard BBQ||TV special|
|2002||MTV Cribs||1 episode|
|2003||Jackass Winterjam||TV special|
|2003||2003 MTV Movie Awards||Guest appearance|
|2003||2003 MTV Europe Music Awards||Presenter|
|2003||MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2003||Presenter|
|2004-2010||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||5 episodes|
|2005||Jackass: Gumball 3000 Rally Special||TV special|
|America's Next Top Model||Episode 5.8|
|2006||2006 MTV Video Music Awards||Presenter|
|2006||Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2006||Presenter|
|2006||WWE Monday Night RAW||Episode 14.42|
|2007||The Podge and Rodge Show||Episode 3.7|
|2008||Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover||TV special|
|2009||Nitro Circus||1 episode|
|2009||Steve-O: Demise and Rise||TV movie documentary|
|2010||2010 MTV Video Music Awards||Presenter|
|2010||2010 MTV Europe Music Awards||Presenter|
|2010-2018||Made in Hollywood||Episode 6.4 and episode 13.36|
|2010||Up Close with Carrie Keagan||1 episode|
|2011||Good News Week||Episode 10.7|
|2011||A Tribute to Ryan Dunn||TV documentary|
|2012||Raising Hope||Albert||Episode 2.15: "Sheer Madness"|
|Rally On||Himself||Episode 1.6: "NOLA Blues: New Orleans to Orlando"|
|2013||MTV Cribs||Episode 12.1|
|2014||Loiter Squad||Episode 3.3: "Sharpshooter"|
|Party Legends||Episode 1.1|
|2017||Epicly Later'd: Bam Margera||TV documentary|
|2018||Celebrity Page||Episode 3.195|
|2021||Jackass Shark Week||TV special|
|WWE SmackDown||Episode 24.10|
|2022||UFC 270||Audience member|
|WrestleMania 38||Johnny Knoxville's accomplice|
|Jackass Shark Week 2.0||TV special|
|Celebrity Family Feud||Participant|
|2023||History of the World, Part II||Russian Assassin||3 episodes|
|1998||Number Two: Big Brother|
|2001||Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video||Guest appearances|
|2001||CKY3||Cameo as Party Boy|
|2002||Don't Try This at Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 2: The Tour||Guest appearances|
|2003||Steve-O: Out on Bail||Guest appearances|
|2004||Steve-O: The Early Years||Guest appearances|
|2006||Ultimate Predator||Guest appearances|
|2009||Jackass: The Lost Tapes||Archive footage|
|2020||Steve-O: Gnarly||Guest appearances|
|2015||Jackass Reunion: 15 Years Later||Himself||Rolling Stone special|
|2019||Bathroom Break Podcast||Himself||1 episode|
|2020-2022||Steve-O's Wild Ride!||Himself||2 episodes|
|TBA||The Pontius Show||Himself||Host|
|2007||Jackass: The Game||Himself||Voice and motion capture|
|2002||CKY||"Flesh into Gear"||Himself||Archived footage|
|2002||Andrew W.K.||"We Want Fun"||Himself|
|2003||Roger Alan Wade||"If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough"||Himself|
|2006||Chris Pontius||"Karazy"||Himself||Writer and performer|
|2019||Derek Milton||"Gentle Chameleon"||Himself|
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- ^ "'Jackass' Star Chris Pontius -- DIVORCE FINALIZED ... 'Party Boy' Back on the Market". TMZ. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
- ^ "Chris Pontius on Instagram: "I am beyond excited to announce the birth of my Son, Axe Magnus Pontius! Thank you, Everybody, for your kind words, positivity, and…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
- ^ Tremaine, Jeff (July 11, 2022). "Guess who's back on #SharkWeek!!! Dive into @SharkWeek on Sunday, July 24 at 9p ET on @Discovery and streaming on @discoveryplus. Jackass Shark Week 2.0". Instagram. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
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- ^ Knoxville, Johnny (January 13, 2023). "A real dream come true to be part of Mel Brook's @historyoftheworld. Bless you @nickkroll for making me, @chrispontius, @iamweeman and @realprestonlacy a part of this. Check it out, it's a four night event streaming March 6 on @hulu!! ❤️". Instagram. Retrieved January 14, 2023.
- ^ Pontius, Chris (March 11, 2023). "This shot is from an amazing episode for the soon to be launched @thepontiusshow podcast and YouTube". Instagram. Retrieved March 11, 2023.