Don Vito, real name Vincent Margera, (born July 3, 1956 in Concordville, Pennsylvania) is the uncle of Bam Margera. He has appeared with his nephew in Viva La Bam, Jackass, Haggard and the CKY videos.
Vincent Margera is the older brother of Phil Margera, brother in-law of April Margera and uncle of Jess Margera (CKY band drummer) and Bam Margera. He is unmarried and lives in West Chester, PA, although a condition of his arrest in August 2006 required him to remain in Colorado. His home can be seen in the movie Haggard and various episodes of Viva La Bam.
Margera is usually referred to as “Don Vito”, a nickname given to him by nephew Bam referring to his near unintelligible speech reminiscent of Don Vito Corleone, of The Godfather, as well as saluting the Margera family’s Italian heritage.
Unlike his brother Phil, who is depicted as kind, easygoing and quiet, Vito is loud and obnoxious. Margera is obese, and is often difficult to understand while speaking (especially when frustrated and/or angry), forcing subtitles to be used for much of what he says in Viva La Bam. Even then, much of his dialogue is either gibberish or unintelligible. He has partial sight in one eye and makes no secret of his love for the female form, particularly breasts.
Arrested for Sexual Assault
On Friday, August 18, 2006, Don Vito was arrested at the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood, Colorado for allegedly groping two underage girls (12 and 14 years old) inappropriately at an autograph signing and subsequently held with bail set at $50,000. He posted bond around 10 p.m. the following Monday. As a condition of his bond Margera was ordered not to possess any alcohol, drugs, weapons and is not permitted to contact the victim. Additionally, he cannot leave the state of Colorado.
As a result of the arrest, the stunts involving Don Vito were removed from the theatrical release of Jackass Number Two, but several stunts were briefly shown in previews leading up to his arrest.