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
Christopher Andrew Pontius

(1974-07-16) July 16, 1974 (age 47)
Other names"Party Boy", "Chief Roberts", "Bunny the Lifeguard", "Garbage Man", "Stud Boy", "Pontius the Barbarian"
OccupationStunt performer, actor, television personality
Years active1996–present
Known forCo-star of Jackass
Spouse(s)Claire Nolan (2004–2013)
Children1
Websitechrispontius.com

Christopher Andrew Pontius (born July 16, 1974) is an American stunt performer and actor. He is best known as a cast member of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass and co-host of its spinoff Wildboyz with fellow cast member Steve-O.

Life and career[edit]

Pontius was born in Pasadena, California and raised in San Luis Obispo.[1] As a teenager, he met his future Jackass collaborators when he was interviewed in skateboarding magazine Big Brother.[2] Pontius went on to write for Big Brother, and was part of the Jackass cast starting with the first episode in 2000.[3]

Pontius was married to Claire Nolan from 2004 to 2013.[4]

Pontius' son was born in December 2019.[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 bit by a snake, and flying an RC helicopter with his penis by tying thread around it to the RC helicopter, which is how Jackass 3D received the green-light.[6] He also performs stunts and pranks involving him playing different characters, like him being dressed up as the devil while walking through the streets and holding a sign with "Keep God out of California" written on it, and him being a barbarian while facing off against scorpions.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Jackass: The Movie Himself Writer
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Irish Dock Worker Cameo
2006 Jackass Number Two Himself Writer
2007 National Lampoon's TV: The Movie Jesus Christ
Jackass 2.5 Himself Writer
2008 What We Do Is Secret Black Randy
2010 Somewhere Sammy
Jackass 3D Himself Writer
2011 Jackass 3.5
2018 Action Point Benny
Game Over, Man! Himself Cameo
2022 Jackass Forever Writer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–2002 Jackass Himself 21 episodes
2002 Jackass Backyard BBQ TV special
2002 MTV Cribs 1 episode
2003–2006 Wildboyz Host, co-creator, 32 episodes
2004–2006 Totally Busted
2005 Jackass: Gumball 3000 Rally Special TV special
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
2010-2018 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 movie documentary
2012 Raising Hope Albert Episode 2.15: "Sheer Madness"
Rally On Himself Episode 1.6: "NOLA Blues: New Orleans to Orlando"
2013-2014 Tanked 2 episodes
2014 Loiter Squad Episode 3.3: "Sharpshooter"
2016 Ridiculousness Episode 7.20
2021 Jackass Shark Week TV special

DVDs[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 shit Himself
1998 Number Two: Big Brother
2001 Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video
2001 CKY3 Cameo as Party Boy
2002 Don't Try This at Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 2: The Tour
2003 Steve-O: Out on Bail
2004 Steve-O: The Early Years
2009 Jackass: The Lost Tapes Archived footage, writer
2020 Steve-O: Gnarly Cameo

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 Andrew W.K We Want Fun Himself
2006 Chris Pontius Karazy Himself Writer and performer
2010 Weezer Memories Himself
2019 Derek Milton Gentle Chameleon Himself

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linn, Sarah. "Chris Pontius of 'Jackass' fame is a San Luis Obispo native". The Tribune. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  2. ^ Spitz, Marc. "Jackass: An Oral History". Maxim. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  3. ^ ""Jackass" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2000)". IMDB. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  4. ^ Coyle, Colin (13 October 2013). "Wicklow wife in Jackass divorce". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  5. ^ "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. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  6. ^ "How 'Jackass' Threequel Got Its 3D Nod". Deadline Hollywood. March 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2021.

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