Dave Carnie

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Dave Carnie
David Ross Carnie

(1969-12-14) December 14, 1969 (age 54)
Occupation(s)Editor, writer, skateboarder
Years active1996-present

David Ross Carnie[1] (born December 14, 1969)[2] is an American writer, magazine editor, and skateboarder. He is the former editor-in-chief of Big Brother[3] and current writer for numerous publications.

Writing career[edit]

Carnie writes freelance and has had articles published in Rolling Stone, Hustler, The Skateboard Mag, Snowboard Magazine, and Bizarre.[4] Carnie also helped co-write a couple of short films with Spike Jonze (whom he met through fellow Big Brother editor Jeff Tremaine). Through his work on the Big Brother videos he was also one of the original creators of the television show Jackass and has appeared in numerous Jackass episodes. During his time at Big Brother Dave can be credited with launching the careers of numerous Jackass stars, including Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, and Chris Pontius, and has brought fame to hundreds of skateboarding stars.[5] Recently, Carnie was an editor of jackassworld.com. Dave has a cat with no tail named "Gary", that has become a recurring feature in his writings and interviews.[5][6]

Skateboarding involvement[edit]

Carnie was hailed for his work on exposing the dangers of the modular skateparks that many cities across the United States were installing, and was recognized by the Austin Public Skatepark Action Committee for his work.[7] Dave also has his own brand of skateboard decks named Whalecock Skateboarding.[8] Dave was a secret character on the PlayStation game Grind Session. His character farted while grinding.[9][10]



Year Title Role Notes
2000-2001 Jackass Himself 3 episodes
Guest appearances
2008 Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover Himself TV special
2011 How the States Got Their Shapes Himself Episode 1.10
2017 Epicly Later'd: Bam Margera Himself TV documentary
2022 Epicly Later'd: Spike Jonze Himself TV documentary


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jackass Presents: Mat Hoffman's Tribute to Evel Knievel Himself Direct-to-video
Guest appearances
2010 Jackass 3D Writer
2011 Jackass 3.5 Himself Writer
Guest appearance
2017 Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine Himself Documentary
Associate producer


Year Title Role Notes
1996 shit Creator
1998 Number Two Himself Creator
1999 boob Himself Director
2001 Crap Himself Director
2001 Learn to Ride: A Skateboarding Instructional Video Himself
2003 AKA: Girl Skater Himself

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ "Dave Carnie interview - Caught in the Crossfire". CaughtInTheCrossfire. August 11, 2004. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  2. ^ Carnie, Dave (December 13, 2019). "All Hail, Cardiel!". Vansparkseries. Retrieved July 15, 2022. When I awoke in my hippie bunk the next morning, however, I discovered that I was not alone. There was a human foot in my face. On the ankle was a tattoo that read, "12-14-73." "Curious," I thought groggily to myself. "Why is my fourth birthday tattooed on this ankle?"
  3. ^ Ruibal, Sal (March 9, 2000). "Chairman of the skateboard X Games star's net worth soars, but some question the soul of the deal". USA Today.
  4. ^ MNSkateboarder - Minnesota Skateboarding
  5. ^ a b Small Time Skates ... Skateboarder owned and operated. Home of Louisiana's very own Dreamland skatepark and the Chicken Coop!
  6. ^ "'The Big Brother I Never Had ... Trading Punches with Dave Carnie' by Paul Grens - Get Underground Featured Article". Archived from the original on October 20, 2006. Retrieved February 10, 2007.
  7. ^ Austin Public Skatepark Action Committee - Modular Skateparks Are Evil
  8. ^ Big Brother Issue 74, June 2001
  9. ^ Playstation.com
  10. ^ Grind Session for PlayStation Review - PlayStation Grind Session Review

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