Chris Pontius

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Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius Jackass 3D London Premiere 3 (cropped).jpg
Pontius at the Jackass 3D London premiere, 2010
Born (1974-07-16) July 16, 1974 (age 48)
Other namesParty Boy[1]
Chief Roberts
Bunny the Lifeguard
Garbage Man
Stud Boy
Pontius the Barbarian
Occupation(s)Stunt performer, television personality, actor
Years active1996–present
Known forCo-star of Jackass
Claire Nolan
(m. 2004; div. 2013)

Mae Quijada (m.)

Chris Pontius (born July 16, 1974)[2] 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[edit]

Pontius was born on July 16, 1974, in Pasadena, California,[2] and raised in San Luis Obispo.[3] As a teenager, he met his future Jackass collaborators when he was interviewed in skateboarding magazine Big Brother.[4] Pontius went on to write for Big Brother, and was part of the Jackass cast starting with the first episode in 2000.[5]

Role in Jackass[edit]

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.[6] 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".

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Pontius married Claire Nolan. The couple split in 2009. In 2011, Nolan filed for divorce and finalized in 2013.[7][8][9] Pontius is currently married to Mae Quijada. They have one son born in 2019.[10]



Year Film Role Notes
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
2007 Jackass 2.5 Writer
2008 What We Do Is Secret Black Randy
2010 Somewhere Sammy
Jackass 3D Himself Writer
2011 Jackass 3.5
2017 Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine Documentary
2018 Action Point Benny
Game Over, Man! Himself Cameo
2022 Jackass Forever Writer
Jackass 4.5


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Jackass Himself 21 episodes
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
2003–2006 Wildboyz Host
32 episodes
2003 MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2003 Presenter
2004–2006 Totally Busted
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 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
2013-2014 Tanked 2 episodes
2014 Loiter Squad Episode 3.3: "Sharpshooter"
2016 Ridiculousness Episode 7.20
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
Guest appearance
2022 UFC 270 Audience member
WrestleMania 38 Johnny Knoxville's accomplice
Jackass Shark Week 2.0[11] TV special
Celebrity Family Feud[12] Participant
Episode 9.11
2023 History of the World, Part II[13] Russian Assassin 3 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1996 shit Himself
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

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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[14] Himself Host

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Jackass: The Game Himself Voice and motion capture

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Track Role Notes
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
2010 Weezer "Memories" Himself
2019 Derek Milton "Gentle Chameleon" Himself


  1. ^ Crossan, Ash (April 19, 2022). "Steve-O & Chris Pontius Interview: Jackass Forever Home Release". ScreenRant. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Chris Pontius Zerocool trading card". Archived from the original on May 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Linn, Sarah. "Chris Pontius of 'Jackass' fame is a San Luis Obispo native". The Tribune. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Spitz, Marc (October 26, 2010). "Jackass: An Oral History". Maxim. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  5. ^ ""Jackass" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2000)". IMDB. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "How 'Jackass' Threequel Got Its 3D Nod". Deadline Hollywood. March 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  7. ^ Coyle, Colin (October 13, 2013). "Wicklow wife in Jackass divorce". The Sunday Times. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "'Jackass' Star Chris Pontius To Divorce". HuffPost. March 22, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
  9. ^ "'Jackass' Star Chris Pontius -- DIVORCE FINALIZED ... 'Party Boy' Back on the Market". TMZ. Retrieved August 24, 2022.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "The cast of Jackass - Celebrity Family Feud". DGEPress. September 6, 2022. Retrieved September 16, 2022.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.

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