Bam Margera is an American professional skateboarder, stunt performer, filmmaker, musician, and television personality. He is best known for being the main cast member of MTV’s reality comedy shows Jackass, reality series Viva La Bam, and Bam’s Unholy Union, and also appearing in all three Jackass movies, Haggard: The Movie and Minghags: The Movie. Bam has a strong social media fan base as well, with more than 2 million followers on Instagram.
Brandon Cole Margera
Skateboarder, Stunt Performer, Actor, Musician, Filmmaker, Television Personality
Birthday / Date of Birth
Bam Margera was born on the 28th of September 1979, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.
He is currently 42 years old.
He has Italian and German ancestry on his father’s side and is of English, Irish, Welsh, and German descent on his mother’s side.
Margera attended East High School and cites friend Chris Raab as his only reason for attending high school, and dropped out after Raab got expelled for smearing feces on a locker.
- Father – Phil Margera
- Mother – April Margera
- Siblings – Jess Margera (Younger Brother)
Girlfriends / Spouse
Bam Margera has dated –
- Jennifer Rivell (1998-2005) – In 1998, Bam got into a romantic relationship with a single mother named Jennifer Rivell. The remained engaged for some time but parted ways in 2005.
- Melissa Rothstein (2005-2012) – In May 2005, Bam started dating American personality and his childhood friend Melissa Rothstein. They dated for a year before getting engaged in 2006. On February 3, 2007, in downtown Philadelphia, after 4 months of engagement, they tied the knot. The events of their marriage were shot and were made into MTV’s reality series Bam’s Unholy Union.In November 2012,they got divorced.
- Tammy Palumbo (2010-2012) – Bam and Tammy Palumbo were in a 2 year on and off relationship from 2010 to 2012.
- Porcelain Black (2011) – Bam dated American singer Porcelain Black for 2 months starting from September to November 2011.
- Nicole Boyd (2009-Present) – In 2009, Bam started dating Nicole Margera. The couple dated for a year. On October 5, 2013, they later got married. On December 23, 2017, Nicole gave birth to their first child together, a son named Phoenix Wolf.
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters – 1.78 meters
- In Kilograms – 70 kg
- In Pounds – 154.5 lbs
He wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.
Bam is famous for being the main cast member of MTV’s reality comedy shows Jackass, reality series Viva La Bam, and Bam’s Unholy Union. Beside that he got fame for appearing in all 3 Jackass movies, Haggard: The Movie, and Minghags: The Movie.
In 2002, Margera released his first studio album Gnarkill along with the American comedy rock band Gnarkill.
In 2002, Bam made his theatrical film debut in the reality comedy film, Jackass: The Movie as ‘Himself’.
In 2000, Margera made his first TV show appearance on the reality comedy series, Jackass as ‘Himself’.
Bam has done advertisement work for Right Guard Extreme.
Bam Margera Net worth
Bam Margera has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2022.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Bam Margera
- Margera has been skateboarding since he was 9 years old.
- He is good friends with TV personality Chris Raab and in an interview revealed that the only reason he went to high school was their friendship. So much so that after Chris’s expulsion, he dropped out of school after his junior year but later got his GED.
- Bam got a sponsorship from Toy Machine Skateboards in 1997 when he was only 18 and since then he has been sponsored by companies like Element Skateboards, Speed Metal Bearings, Adio Footwear, Electric Sunglasses, Volcom, Landspeed Wheels, Destroyer Trucks, Destructo Trucks, and Fairman’s Skateshop.
- He initially started by shooting videos of his friends and himself skateboarding, that later turned into the hit CKY video series.
- In January 2005, he successfully landed The Loop in Phoenix, Arizona and became the 13th known skateboarder and the first street skater to successfully land it.
- In 2007, Margera was engaged and the wedding was filmed for Bam’s Unholy Union as a follow-up to Viva la Bam. The show follows Margera, his then-fiancée Missy Rothstein and their friends in the lead-up to their wedding.
- In 2008, Bam had a “prominent, non-sex role” in a pornographic film by Gina Lynn, The Fantasstic Whores 4, with Brandon Novak.
- In 2009, Margera appeared on Nitro Circus.
- In June 2010, Bam was attacked with a baseball bat outside The Note. The alleged attacker was Elizabeth Ray, who claimed that Bam called her the n-word which he denied.
- In March 2016, Bam and his mother April Margera appeared on the VH1 reality television show Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn to address Bam’s self-destructive behavior.
- In 2017, he retired from professional skateboarding but made a casual comeback on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Element Skateboards.
- Bam is the owner of his own production house called Bam Margera Productions and a record label by the name Filthy Note Records.
- He is a huge fan of metal band Cradle of Filth’s album Nymphetamine so much so that he has the title tattooed on his arm.
- Bam has been a recovering alcoholic ever since his 20s and has checked into rehab for getting rid of his addiction. In an interview, he revealed that he realized that he drank whenever he was bored after bone spurs forced him to put his skateboarding career on hold.
- In August 2021, he filed a lawsuit against Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, and Paramount after being excluded from Jackass Forever. He claimed that he was wrongfully terminated from the 4th installment of the “Jackass” film franchise.
- In 2022, Margera is without any major sponsorships and has effectively retired from professional skateboarding. He did return to skating casually, resulting in a renewed partnership with Element Skateboards to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary by rereleasing a series of ten of his most memorable deck designs.