Comedian, stuntman, daredevil or just plain crazy, Steve – O has been called all of these things and more in his time and with good reason. Star of the global hit TV and movie franchise Jackass, and later WILDBOYZ, the extreme comedian has inserted, lit up, stapled shut, and puked his guts out for audiences all over the world. But it turns out he’s incredibly funny with his words too!
This July, KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment and MTV Australia present Steve – O, live and dangerous in Australia for a run of special shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Performing his outrageous stand up show acclaimed as a hilarious exercise in over-sharing, the phrase “too much information” barely covers it. With all the intense over-the-top physical comedy he is famous for, Steve- O will show complete disregard for his own health, safety and modesty – all in the name of comedy!
After finishing high school in London, and completing a year at the University of Miami, Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) realised that college wasn’t for him. He enrolled in Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College to help further his goal of becoming a professional stuntman. After graduating Clown College, and determined to make it in Hollywood, he began to pitch his home videos to producers.
Eventually, Steve-O’s videos made it into the hands of Jeff Tremaine (Jackass Creator/Director/Producer) who was working with Johnny Knoxville to create a stunt based reality show. The rest is history. MTV aired the first season of JACKASS in 2000. In 2001, Steve-O launched his own “Steve-O Don’t Try This At Home Tour”, establishing himself as an accomplished stage performer, at venues throughout the U.S. and in a dozen countries.
When the JACKASS TV series ended in 2002, the team moved on to JACKASS: THE MOVIE, released by Paramount in October of that year. Shortly thereafter, Steve-O and fellow JACKASS alum, Chris Pontius, were given a spin-off show entitled WILDBOYZ, which aired on MTV and MTV2 and lasted four seasons. In 2006, Paramount released JACKASS: NUMBER 2 in theatres and Steve-O continued to thrill audiences with his outrageous stunts.
In 2009 he competed on ABC’s hit show, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and lasted six weeks, despite an injury and having virtually no dancing ability whatsoever. Next up, Steve-O was seen in Paramount’s JACKASS: 3D in 2010. Thus far (and still counting), his career as a performer has brought him to a total of 38 countries.
Most importantly, however, Steve-O has been clean and sober since March of 2008 and lives a healthy, vegan lifestyle in the Los Angeles area…but he still has no problem stapling his balls to his leg.