Bam first broke onto the national scene as a 13 year old pro-skater known for his creative street style and wild antics. As a teenager he created the CKY video series, which featured skating, pranks and stunts, all filmed in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The combination of Bam’s unique on-screen personality and the tremendous grassroots success of the CKY video series became the platform for the hit MTV show “Jackass”, “Jackass, The Movie” and the later MTV “Viva La Bam” series.
In addition to Bam’s television and film projects, he continues to be heavily involved in the music industry through his work directing music videos, his show “Radio Bam” on Sirius Satellite Radio and his “Viva La Bands” CD/DVD series and tour. Over a very short period of time, Bam has proven himself as a top-tier athlete and innovator in the film, television and music industries.
Did you know that…
Voted the most influential/powerful person under 30 by Stuff Magazine (August 2006, Power Issue)
Last year, Bam’s “Q” rating (a measure of one’s public reconcilability) was in the top 20 of all athletes (rated by 18-45 year old males).
He was voted “Favorite athlete turned TV Star” in a 2005 Teen People Poll.
Bam hosts “Bam Radio,” a top-rated weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio (Faction, Channel 28). His show features new music, the VLB crew and insights into the crazy world of Bam.
He created and produced “Viva La Bands“, a musical DVD and CD compilation series. This has now become a nationwide festival type tour set to debut in the summer of 2006. Check out the “Viva La Bands” webpage for more info about the CD and tour.
Bam is the founder and owner of his own music label called “Filthy Note.”
Bam is creator and star of the CKY video series, which has sold over one million DVD and VHS copies worldwide. Actually, footage from this series was used in the initial “Jackass” episodes.
He is co-creator and co-star of MTV’s “Jackass” and “Jackass, The Movie”, which has grossed over $100 million in ticket sales internationally.
Bam created, produced, directed and stared in the hit MTV show “Viva La Bam”, which ran for five seasons. The VLB DVD’s are the fastest selling DVD‘s in MTV history. Keep tuned, as Bam is creating a new animated series for MTV to debut in the summer of 2006.
Bam is the main character in Activision’s ‘Tony Hawk’s Underground’ video game series, which is the best selling sports video game of all time. That’s allot of games.
He holds the record for attendance at a personal appearance he made at the Mall of America. That would be in the ballpark of 30,000 screaming fans.
Bam is sponsored by leaders in the skate boarding industry; companies like Element, Destructo, Fairmans and Electric. Check out the store, these are Bam’s selected favorites.
Bam merchandise is the best selling of any other signature series in action sports.
He has been on the cover or featured in top publications like Rolling Stone, People, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Mag, Complex, Revolver and more.