Birth Name: Johnny Knoxville
Birth Place: Tennessee, USA
Born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971, "P.J." was raised in Knoxville, TN, where his mother was a Sunday school teacher and his father, who sold tires, was known to encourage his son's early start in practical jokes. Among his earliest stunts, he faked a report card to show all F's when he actually had earned all A's, and spread false rumors of his own venereal disease. He moved to Hollywood after high school with ideas of becoming an actor, though he lasted less than a month at the Pasadena Academy of Dramatic Arts. Meanwhile, he began writing for skateboarding magazines like Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother, where a favorite staff pastime was inventing elaborately dangerous and stupid stu...
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