Jason "Wee Man" Acuña
Jason Shannon Acuña
May 16, 1973
|Other names||Wee Man|
|Education||North Torrance High School|
|Occupation(s)||Stunt performer, television personality, skateboarder, actor|
|Known for||Co-star of Jackass|
|Height||4 ft 6 in (137 cm)|
Jason Shannon Acuña (born May 16, 1973), better known by his stage name Wee Man, is an American stunt performer, television personality, professional skateboarder, and actor. He is one of the stars of the reality comedy series Jackass and the host of Fox Sports Net's skateboarding show 54321. Acuña has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
Life and career
Born in Pisa, Italy, Acuña grew up in Torrance, California, and attended North High School. He is of Mexican and German descent. 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 the location permanently, and in February 2018, he opened a Chronic Tacos franchise in Long Beach, California.
|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|
|2005||Pee Stains and Other Disasters||Franklin||As Wee Man|
|Death to the Supermodels||Dieter||As Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña|
|2006||National Lampoon's TV: The Movie||Various|
|Jackass Number Two||Himself||Writer|
|2007||The Man Who Souled the World||Documentary|
|2009||We Gotta Get Buscemi||Documentary|
|2012||Elf-Man||Elf-Man||Executive producer, first role in a family feature film|
|2014||Behaving Badly||Brian Savage|
|2017||Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine||Himself||Documentary|
|2002||Jackass Backyard BBQ||TV movie|
|2002||MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002||Presenter|
|2002–2003||MADtv||Guest star, 2 episodes|
|The New Tom Green Show||1 episode|
|Player$||Episode 2.17, "Boom Boom Yeah!"|
|2005||America's Next Top Model||Episode 5.8|
|2006 Teen Choice Awards||Skateboarder|
|2006 MTV Video Music Awards||Presenter|
|Celebrity Paranormal Project||Episode 1.7|
|2007||The Bronx Bunny Show||Episode 1.9|
|Armed and Famous||4 episodes|
|Bam's Unholy Union||2 episodes|
|Tom Green's House Tonight||2 episodes|
|MTV's Scarred Live||Host, 1 episode|
|2008||Celebrity Circus||6 episodes|
|Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover||TV special|
|Entertainment Tonight||1 episode|
|2009||Steve-O: Demise and Rise||TV movie documentary|
|Dancing with the Stars||4 episodes|
|2010 MTV Video Music Awards||Presenter|
|2010 MTV Europe Music Awards||Presenter|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1 episode|
|Made in Hollywood||Episode 6.04|
|2011||Attack of the Show!||1 episode|
|A Tribute to Ryan Dunn||Documentary Film|
|2012–2014||Ridiculousness||2 episodes with Preston Lacy|
|2022||Royal Rumble (2022)||Guest appearance|
|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||3 episodes|
|2001||Don't Try This At Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 1||Guest appearances|
|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|
|2009||Jackass: The Lost Tapes||Writer, archived footage|
|2020||Steve-O: Gnarly||Guest appearances|
|2004||Tony Hawk's Underground 2||Himself||Voice|
|2007||Jackass: The Game||Himself||Voice and motion capture|
|2016||Let It Die||Mr. Crowley||Voice|
|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||Wolfmother||"Joker & the Thief"||Himself|
|2015||Jackass Reunion: 15 Year Later||Himself||Rolling Stone special|
|2019||Bathroom Break Podcast||Himself||1 episode|
|2020-2022||Steve-O's Wild Ride!||Himself||2 episodes|
|2020||Battle Scars||Himself||1 episode|
|2020||Do A Kickflip!||Himself||1 episode|
|2021-2022||The Nine Club||Himself||2 episodes|
|2021||Truth or Dab||Himself||1 episode|
|2022||Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?||Himself||1 episode|
- "Wee Man Zerocool trading card". Retrieved January 20, 2023.
- WeeMan.com. "The Lowdown". Archived from the original on April 2, 2004. Retrieved March 13, 2007.
- "Redondo Beach police to host first-ever pier skateboarding contest". DailyBreeze.com. October 11, 2017.
- Weaver, Caity (January 24, 2022). "The Tao of Wee Man". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 8, 2023.
- Hixon, Michael (November 5, 2013). "From 'Jackass' to restaurateur: Wee Man gives back with Chronic Tacos in Redondo Beach". The Beach Reporter. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
- Acuna, Jason Weeman (December 8, 2012). "@GermanM_V I'm half German & half Mexican.. It's my beer!! Haha".
- "Wee-Man Reopens Stearns Street Chronic Tacos in Long Beach to Warm Welcome • Long Beach Post". lbpost.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- Cervantes, Julian. "Wee Man to star in "Elf-Man"". Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
- 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.
- "The cast of Jackass - Celebrity Family Feud". DGEPress. September 6, 2022. Retrieved September 16, 2022.
- 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.
- "Jackass Reunion: 15 Years Later". Rolling Stone. October 6, 2015. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
- 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.
- "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.
- "Wee Man and Steve-O Are Struggling With Fame - Steve-O's Wild Ride! Ep #125". YouTube. September 22, 2022. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
- "The Worst Injuries Of Wee Man's Career | Battle Scars". YouTube. May 13, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
- "DO A KICKFLIP! with Wee Man". YouTube. September 18, 2020. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
- 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.
- Roberts, Chris (October 14, 2022). "Wee Man - Stop And Chat - The Nine Club". The Nine Club. Retrieved March 8, 2023 – via YouTube.
- 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.
- Hartman, Graham (January 27, 2022). "Wee Man: Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?". YouTube. Retrieved January 27, 2022.