Jason Acuña

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Jason "Wee Man" Acuña
Jason Acuña - Wee-Man - Waterfront Marriott, Portland, Oregon - August 15, 2009 - Full Body (cropped).jpg
Acuña in 2009
Born
Jason Shannon Acuña

(1973-05-16) May 16, 1973 (age 49)
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
NationalityAmerican
Other namesWee Man
EducationNorth Torrance High School
OccupationStunt performer, television personality, skateboarder, actor
Years active1996–present
Height4 ft 12 in (123.2 cm)[1]

Jason Shannon Acuña (born May 16, 1973),[2] better known by his stage name Wee Man, is an American stunt performer, television personality, professional skateboarder,[3] and actor. He is one of the stars of Jackass and the host of Fox Sports Net's skateboarding show 54321. Acuña has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.[4]

Life and career

Acuña skating in 2013

Born in Pisa, Italy, Acuña grew up in Torrance, California,[5] and attended North High School. He is of Mexican and German descent.[6] He was the subscription manager for the skateboard magazine Big Brother. His association with that magazine led him to become involved with the Jackass television series in 2000. Acuña's Jackass antics include skating as an Oompa-Loompa, kicking himself in the head, dressing as a king while rolling Johnny Knoxville down a staircase in a red carpet, and doing deep-knee bends while holding basketball star Shaquille O'Neal on his back. A recurring gag involves Preston Lacy asking someone to help him with his bags, only to have Acuña pop out, causing Lacy to chase him.

In 2007, Acuña starred in the reality TV series Armed and Famous and in July 2007, Acuña appeared on TV as a host of MTV's Scarred Live.

Acuña appeared on the first season of NBC's Celebrity Circus. In the fourth week of competition, he became the first contestant to receive a perfect score (a 10-point average). Acuña ended the season in third place.

Acuña is an investor in the Chronic Tacos chain of fast casual Mexican restaurants. His first franchise location opened in 2010 in Redondo Beach, California. After a few years of trying to make this location a success, Acuña closed this location permanently and in February 2018, he opened a Chronic Tacos franchise in Long Beach, California.[7]

In 2012, Acuña starred in the direct-to-video holiday film Elf-Man as the title character.[8] This was his first role in a family-friendly feature film.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
2001 The Same The Little Man Included as a segment in Zéro un (2003) and in Stories of Lost Souls (2005)
2002 Jackass: The Movie Himself Writer
2003 Grind Little Timmy As Wee Man
2004 Bashing Rockwell Stone
2005 Pee Stains and Other Disasters Franklin As Wee Man
Death to the Supermodels Dieter As Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña
2006 Jackass Number Two Himself Writer
2007 The Man Who Souled the World Himself Documentary
Narrator
Jackass 2.5 Himself Writer
National Lampoon's TV: The Movie Various
2009 We Gotta Get Buscemi Himself Documentary
2010 Jackass 3D Writer
2011 Jackass 3.5
2012 Elf-Man Elf-Man Executive producer, first role in a family feature film
2013 Feed the Dog Brian Savage
2022 Jackass Forever Himself Writer
Jackass 4.5 Himself Writer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Jackass Himself 16 episodes
2002 Jackass Backyard BBQ TV movie
2002–2003 MADtv Guest star, 2 episodes
2003 Punk'd Episode 1.7
Player$ Episode 2.17, "Boom Boom Yeah!"
2004–2006 Wildboyz 6 episodes
2007 The Bronx Bunny Show Episode 1.9
Armed and Famous 4 episodes
Bam's Unholy Union 2 episodes
MTV's Scarred Live Host, 1 episode
2008 Celebrity Circus 6 episodes
Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover TV special
2009 Steve-O: Demise and Rise TV movie documentary
2010 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Presenter
2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1 episode
2010 Made in Hollywood Episode 6.04
2011 A Tribute to Ryan Dunn Documentary Film
2012 Punk'd 1 episode
2012-2014 Ridiculousness 2 episodes with Preston Lacy
2013-2014 Tanked 2 episodes
2017 Squidbillies Episode 11.3
2022 Royal Rumble (2022) Guest appearance
2022 WrestleMania 38 Johnny Knoxville's accomplice
TBA Jackass Reboot[9]

DVDs

Year Film Role Notes
1996 shit Himself
2001 Don't Try This At Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 1
2002 Don't Try This At Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 2: The Tour
2003 Steve-O: Out on Bail
2009 Jackass: The Lost Tapes Writer, archived footage
2020 Steve-O: Gnarly Guest appearances

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Himself Voice
2007 Jackass: The Game Himself Voice and motion capture
2016 Let It Die Mr. Crowley Voice

Music videos

Year Artist Track Role Notes
1996 Delinquent Habits Tres Delinquentes Himself
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
2005 Jamiroquai Feels Just Like It Should Himself
2006 Chris Pontius Karazy Himself
2010 Weezer Memories Himself

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Jackass Reunion: 15 Year Later[10] Himself Rolling Stone special
2019 Bathroom Break Podcast[11] Himself 1 episode
2020 Steve-O's Wild Ride![12] Himself 1 episode
2020 Battle Scars[13] Himself 1 episode
2020 Do A Kickflip![14] Himself 1 episode
2021 The Nine Club[15] Himself 1 episode
2021 Truth or Dab[16] Himself 1 episode
2022 Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?[17] Himself 1 episode

References

  1. ^ "What Happened to Jason Acuña? – 2018 Update". GazetteReview.com. April 16, 2018.
  2. ^ WeeMan.com. "The Lowdown". Archived from the original on April 2, 2004. Retrieved March 13, 2007.
  3. ^ "Redondo Beach police to host first-ever pier skateboarding contest". DailyBreeze.com. October 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "A Decoy Protein Could Cure Dwarfism". Healthline.com. September 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Hixon, Michael (November 5, 2013). "From 'Jackass' to restaurateur: Wee Man gives back with Chronic Tacos in Redondo Beach". The Beach Reporter. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  6. ^ Acuna, Jason Weeman (December 8, 2012). "@GermanM_V I'm half German & half Mexican.. It's my beer!! Haha".
  7. ^ "Wee-Man Reopens Stearns Street Chronic Tacos in Long Beach to Warm Welcome • Long Beach Post". lbpost.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Cervantes, Julian. "Wee Man to star in "Elf-Man"". Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Maas, Jennifer (May 3, 2022). "New 'Jackass' Series in the Works at Paramount+". Variety. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  10. ^ "Jackass Reunion: 15 Years Later". Rolling Stone. October 6, 2015. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  11. ^ Raab, Chris (June 17, 2019). "Bathroom Break Podcast #43 - Wee Man: Pro Skateboarder". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  12. ^ "Wee Man - Steve-O's Wild Ride! Ep #5". YouTube. April 16, 2021. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  13. ^ "The Worst Injuries Of Wee Man's Career | Battle Scars". YouTube. May 13, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "DO A KICKFLIP! with Wee Man". YouTube. September 18, 2020. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  15. ^ Roberts, Chris (July 12, 2021). "Wee Man, The Nine Club With Chris Roberts". The Nine Club. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ Evans, Sean (September 9, 2021). "Steve-O and Wee Man play Truth or Dab". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  17. ^ Hartman, Graham (January 27, 2022). "Wee Man: Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?". YouTube. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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