A fearless stuntman with an outrageous sense of humor and few inhibitions, Jackass and Wildboyz star Steve-O (born Stephen Glover) got his first taste of fame when, at the tender age of 15, he swiped his father's video camera with the singular goal of capturing the most dangerous skateboarding stunts possible and sharing them with his stunned friends. Though little has changed since he laid the groundwork for his death-defying future, Steve-O has since gone on to earn a commendable keep for his unique talents as a featured performer in both film and television.
A London native who attended high school in England before seeking higher education at the University of Miami, Steve-O quickly learned that college was not for him and soon set his sights on making a living in stuntwork. A trip to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College followed when the determined performer failed to find his footing as a professional risk-taker, and in the years that followed, Steve-O would find steady work in both the circus and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Of course, Steve-O's video camera was always rolling to capture whatever mayhem might occur both at sea and on terra firma, with a constant stream of videos sent to anyone who would watch them, eventually catching the attention of Big Brother Magazine editor Jeff Tremaine. With Jackass looming on the horizon, Steve-O's persistence was finally about to pay off.