Bam Margera is an American producer, actor, skateboarder, and stuntman with a net worth of $4 million. His amateur skateboarding videos made him popular in the late 1990s and afterwards, he was recognized within the skateboarding community.
His fame gave him the chance to be featured in the MTV series “Jackass.” Bam became one of the prominent cast members of the stunt show, increasing his popularity.
He also starred in other shows, including “Viva La Bam” as well as “Bam’s Unholy Union,” which is a documentary of his lifestyle and the adventures of his family, friends, and associates.
Bam Margera had personal issues, which affected his mental health. He struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism and has been in and out of rehabilitation facilities over the years. In 2019, he was involuntarily sent to a rehab center by his family due to serious concerns about his mental health.
Bam Margera is a multi-talented personality who has made some films and appeared in several music videos. In this article, we will look into the life and biography of the filmmaker.
|Full Name||Brandon Cole Bam Margera|
|Place of Birth||West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Date of Birth||September 28, 1979|
|Age||44 Years (2023)|
|Wife||Missy Rothstein (m. 2007-2012), Nicole Boyd (m. 2013)|
|Children||Phoenix Wolf Margera|
|Height||1.75m. (5′ 8″)|
|Weight||115 kg or 253 lbs|
|Profession||Producer, Actor, Filmaker, Writer, Stuntman, Skateboarder|
|Education||West Chester High School|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Early Life and Biography
Brandon Margera was born on 28 September 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was raised by his brother Jess Margera in Pennsylvania.
He was named ‘Bam’ by his grandfather, who called him Bam Bam as a child when he purposely ran into walls. Soon, the nickname was shortened to Bam by his schoolmates.
Bam Margera completed his higher education at West Chester High School in Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the university but dropped out in the first year to focus on other ventures. He was actively involved in stunts and skateboarding from a young age. He made lots of stunt videos with his friends.
Bam Margera has enjoyed a great skateboarding career over the years. His professional skateboarding career began between 1997 and 1998. He was sponsored by Toy Machine Skateboards at the time.
In 2001, he joined Team Element but as of now, he is no longer part of the team. Bam is known for performing amazing skills on the skateboard. This was what brought him worldwide popularity in the first place.
He has received sponsorships from various brands, including Volcom, Desructo Trucks, Destroyer Trucks, Adio Footwear, Speed Metal bearings, Electric Sunglasses, Landspeed Wheels, and Fairman’s Skateshop.
In 2017, he retired from skateboarding due to a shortage of sponsorships. Still, he loves his passion and skates occasionally. Despite his popularity, Bam hasn’t received any awards for his skill.
Film and TV Career
Bam has made several film and television appearances in his career. Also, he has been featured in several video games such as Tony Hawk’s Game franchise.
Margera began making video clips of himself and his friends performing stunts and skateboarding. Eventually, this paved the way for the CKY video series. The CKY crew members were Brandon DiCamillo, Chris Raab, Ryan Dunn, Brandon Novak, and Rake Yohn.
Bam Margera’s CKY videos went viral and got the attention of Jeff Tremaine, who was the editor of the Big Brother skateboarding magazine. Soon, Jeff recruited Bam into the team that would later become the center of MTV’s Jackass series while other CKY members took supporting roles on the show.
Margera was a key castmate on the Jackass show throughout its full duration from October 2000 to February 2002. The widespread fame of the show also made him appear in other projects in the Jackass franchise, including the films: Jackass: The Movie (released in 2002), Jackass Number Two (released in 2006), Jackass 3D (released in 2010), and Jackass 3.5 (released in 2010).
Margera took advantage of his success from the Jackass series in other projects. His first project after the Jackass franchise was the Viva La Bam show, which had five seasons on MTV from 2003 – 2005.
The Viva La Bam show was filmed in his hometown of West Chester and centered around Bam and his crew performing different stunts and missions. Apart from West Chester, the group took their stunt show to other cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
Bam Margera has performed in other countries like the Netherlands, Finland, Mexico, and Brazil. In 2007, MTV released the show “Bam’s Unholy Union” as a follow-up release to Viva La Bam.
The main premise of the show was to document Bam Margera and his then-fiancée Melissa Rothstein, and their family and friends in the events leading to their wedding.
Bam Margera has worked on different independent films he wrote, filmed, produced, directed, and starred in. His first film Haggard (released in 2003) was based on the real-life events of his friend Ryan Dunn. Dunn took the main role, playing himself in the film while Margera portrayed the character of Valo.
His second film entitled Minghags (formerly titled ‘Kiss a Good Man’s Ass‘) was released in December 2008. The same month, Bam Margera released a Christmas-themed movie titled “Bam Margera Presents: Where the#$&% Is Santa?“
Outside his independent work, Bam Margera has appeared in other film projects such as the 2003 skateboarding film titled “Grind,” where he appeared as himself. He also appeared in the 2008 porn film The Fantasstic Whores 4 by Gina Lynn, where he took a ‘prominent, non-sex role’ with Brandon Novak, a CKY crew member.
In addition, other Margera’s television appearances include Spike special Bam’s World Domination in 2010 and the VH1 reality series titled “Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn” in March 2016, which also featured his mother April Margera. The main subject of the latter show was about his self-destructive behavior.
Bam Margera has ventured into the music business. He launched his record label Filthy Note Records in 2005. He also directed several music videos for Viking Skull, Clutch, Turbonegro, and his brother’s CKY band.
Margera also played the keyboard in the Gnarkill novelty band. Also, he was part of the Fuckface Unstoppable band. His radio show “Radio Bam” aired from November 2004 to February 2013.
In 2006, Margera voiced a character in the Scarface: The World is Yours (2006) video game. He was involved in the release of a book titled Serious as Dog Dirt in 2009.
Bam Margera was formerly engaged to Jenn Rivell, who featured in many projects early in his career. Unfortunately, their seven-year relationship came to an end in 2005.
The next year, he got engaged to his childhood friend Melissa “Missy” Rothstein. Their wedding ceremony was documented in MTV’s “Bam’s Unholy Union.” Margera and Melissa divorced in November 2012.
On October 5, 2013, Bam married Nicole “Nikki” Boyd. The wedding took place on October 5, 2013. Bam and Nikki welcomed a son in December 2013.
In May 2013, Nichole filed for a divorce. In the divorce filing, she sought physical and legal custody of their son as well as $15,000 monthly in child support.
Bam Margera owns several real estate properties in America. In January 2014, he acquired a 14-acre property in the West Chester area of Pennsylvania for $1.195 million.
He developed the property into a stylish mansion, which is built with several facilities such as a swimming pool, a barn with a music stage, an indoor skatepark, a BMX track, and others. This property is called Castle Bam.
Apart from the West Chester mansion, Margera owns properties in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The Castle Bam is available for parties and also serves as an Airbnb. Bam Margera also owns several exotic vehicles, including a Porshe 911, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a Range Rover.
Bam Margera Net Worth
Bam Margera’s stunt and skateboarding career has been instrumental in his fame and net worth. He made his income from skateboarding, stunts, and film & TV appearances. Over time, Bam Margera has built a net worth of $4 million USD.