Jess Margera

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Jesse Margera
Jess Margera
Background information
Birth name Jesse Phillip Margera
Also known as Jess-Jess
Born (1978-08-28) August 28, 1978 (age 36)
Origin West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Heavy metal, rock, experimental rock, technical death metal
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1994–present
Labels TMI, Distant, Volcom Entertainment, Island, Roadrunner
Associated acts CKY, Viking Skull, The Company Band, Foreign Objects, Gnarkill, Fuckface Unstoppable

Jesse Phillip Margera (born August 28, 1978, best known as Jess Margera) is the drummer in the band CKY, its predecessor Oil and Foreign Objects, Viking Skull, The Company Band, and FuckFace Unstoppable.

Life and career[edit]

Margera was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is the older brother of Bam Margera[1] and the son of Phil Margera and April Margera. Jess was an original member of the CKY Crew[2] and starred in the CKY videos. On April 8, 2005 he and his fiancée Kelly, had a baby girl named Ava Elizabeth Margera. Margera and Kelly were married on October 29, 2005 in Pennsylvania. On January 27, 2007 they welcomed another daughter, Scarlett Marie Margera.[3] As of now they have three children, the newest addition to the family being a son, London Phillip Margera. He states that John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Sean Reinert, Bryan Mantia, Tim Alexander, Danny Carey and Elvin Jones are some of his favorite drummers.

He is currently working on a side project with James Rota from Fireball Ministry and Neil Fallon from Clutch called The Company Band.[4] On November 8, 2006 he announced on Ask CKY[5] that his studio, Westtown Lake, is open. Jess recorded all the drum tracks on Viking Skull's Chapter 2 album.[6]


With CKY
With Foreign Objects
With Gnarkill
With Unkle Matt & The Shitbirdz
  • Greatest Shitz (2007)
  • Suck My Stimulus Package (2010)
With Viking Skull
With The Company Band
With Daniel Davies
  • Hidden Faces (2011)


  1. ^ Peter Henley (2011-10-17). "Southampton Music - CKY Interview". BBC. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  4. ^ Harris, Chris (2007-03-09). "CKY Not Ready To Discuss Dead Body Just Yet ... - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  5. ^ "you need to do a keyword search for Westown Lake". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  6. ^ "VIKING SKULL Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On New Album". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 

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