Jason Acuña

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Jason "Wee Man" Acuña
Acuña in 2009
Jason Shannon Acuña

(1973-05-16) May 16, 1973 (age 50)
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Other namesWee Man
EducationNorth Torrance High School
Occupation(s)Stunt performer, television personality, skateboarder, actor
Years active1996–present
Known forCo-star of Jackass
Height4 ft 6 in (137 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 the reality comedy series 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 the 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.



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 National Lampoon's TV: The Movie Various
Jackass Number Two Himself Writer
2007 The Man Who Souled the World Documentary
Jackass 2.5 Writer
2009 We Gotta Get Buscemi Documentary
2010 Jackass 3D Writer
2011 Jackass 3.5
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
2022 Jackass Forever Writer
Jackass 4.5


Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Jackass Himself 21 episodes
2002 Jackass Backyard BBQ TV movie
2002 MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002 Presenter
2002–2003 MADtv Guest star, 2 episodes
2003 Punk'd Episode 1.7
The New Tom Green Show 1 episode
Guest appearance
Player$ Episode 2.17, "Boom Boom Yeah!"
2004–2006 Wildboyz 6 episodes
2005 America's Next Top Model Episode 5.8
2006 Celebrity Deathmatch Voice
1 episode
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
Guest appearance
MTV's Scarred Live Host, 1 episode
2008 Celebrity Circus 6 episodes
Jackassworld.com: 24 Hour Takeover TV special
Entertainment Tonight 1 episode
Guest appearance
2009 Steve-O: Demise and Rise TV movie documentary
Dancing with the Stars 4 episodes
Audience member
2010 Maury 1 episode
Guest appearance
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
Guest appearance
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
WrestleMania 38 Johnny Knoxville's accomplice
Jackass Shark Week 2.0[9] TV special
Celebrity Family Feud[10] Participant
Episode 9.11
2023 History of the World, Part II[11] Russian 3 episodes


Year Film Role Notes
1996 shit Himself
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

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
2001 Shaquille O'Neal "Psycho" Himself Unreleased
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
2006 Chris Pontius "Karazy" Himself
2010 Weezer "Memories" Himself

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Jackass Reunion: 15 Year Later[12] Himself Rolling Stone special
2019 Bathroom Break Podcast[13] Himself 1 episode
2020-2022 Steve-O's Wild Ride![14][15] Himself 2 episodes
2020 Battle Scars[16] Himself 1 episode
2020 Do A Kickflip![17] Himself 1 episode
2021-2022 The Nine Club[18][19] Himself 2 episodes
2021 Truth or Dab[20] Himself 1 episode
2022 Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?[21] Himself 1 episode


  1. ^ "Wee Man Zerocool trading card". Retrieved January 20, 2023.
  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. ^ Weaver, Caity (January 24, 2022). "The Tao of Wee Man". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 8, 2023.
  5. ^ 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.
  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. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "The cast of Jackass - Celebrity Family Feud". DGEPress. September 6, 2022. Retrieved September 16, 2022.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Jackass Reunion: 15 Years Later". Rolling Stone. October 6, 2015. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Wee Man and Steve-O Are Struggling With Fame - Steve-O's Wild Ride! Ep #125". YouTube. September 22, 2022. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  16. ^ "The Worst Injuries Of Wee Man's Career | Battle Scars". YouTube. May 13, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  17. ^ "DO A KICKFLIP! with Wee Man". YouTube. September 18, 2020. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ Roberts, Chris (October 14, 2022). "Wee Man - Stop And Chat - The Nine Club". The Nine Club. Retrieved March 8, 2023 – via YouTube.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Hartman, Graham (January 27, 2022). "Wee Man: Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?". YouTube. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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