Don Vito

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.

Biography

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.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn (born June 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio) has appeared on Jackass, Viva La Bam, Homewrecker, and is a member of the CKY Crew. Ryan played the main character in Bam Margera’s film Haggard, which was based on a failed relationship Ryan had experienced.

He was born in Medina, Ohio, but moved to Pennsylvania with his parents in his early teens in an attempt to clean up a developing drug habit

Dunn is known for wrecking cars; he once flipped a car 8 times into oncoming traffic with Bam Margera, Jess Margera (who suffered a cracked wrist), and Chris Raab in the car. Years later, Ryan was driving a golf cart with Johnny Knoxville while filming a skit for Jackass: The Movie. The idea was that he would launch the golf cart over a sandtrap and into a plastic statue of a giant pig, and the statue would simply be crushed. However, the statue did not crush but instead forced the golf cart into the air and it landed upside down. Ryan was thrown from the cart, but Johnny landed on his neck and the cart landed on top of him. He was knocked out for a while but was not seriously injured. They stopped filming the skit at that point. In the commentary for the movie, Bam Margera noted Dunn’s bad driving.

A skit in Jackass: The Movie featured Ryan Dunn placing a toy car up his rectum. The car was placed inside a condom and covered in lubricant. He then visited a doctor and complained of pain in his lower back, only for the doctor to take x-rays and discover that a small car was lodged in his body. Steve-O was the original talent for the piece but ultimately refused to do it, stating that his dad would be extremely disappointed if he did it. The x-ray showing the car inside Dunn can be seen on the menu page inside the DVD case of the film. Dunn was also featured in Jackass Number Two.

In 2005 MTV gave Dunn a show of his own entitled Homewrecker. The show featured Dunn helping people get their own back on friends who had victimized them by “wrecking” their homes.

He also went on a tour with Don Vito called The Dunn and Don Vito Rock tour Fight Paris was one of the bands that played.

Ryan Dunn also is in a partnership for a record label called Fractured Transmitter. Has bands signed such as The Alter Boys.

Trivia

  • Dunn was a contestant on the celebrity gameshow Commando VIP on UK station Channel 5. In the show he played against other celebrities as part of a crack commando squad.
  • Has several self-administered tattoos on his upper legs including “Blair Witch” and Red Hot Chili Peppers symbols. He also has one on his foot saying 5+4=9. He had this done for the Scavenger Hunt episode on Viva la Bam.
  • Has recently designed a new shoe with DVS Shoe Company called the “Random Hero”.
  • Has two cats: Bam Jr. and Fuzzy Glomb
  • Broke his wrist at 16, when he was skateboarding and grabbed onto the side mirror of a car which caused him to become airborne.

Links

RyanDunn.tv – Ryan Dunn’s Official Website

Brandon DiCamillo

Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15 , 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTV’s Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. DiCamillo is a comedic voice talent and is particularly known for his freestyle raps, (especially his “Chinese Freestyle” from CKY2K), silly characters and prank phone calls. He played Falcone and various other characters in Bam Margera’s film Haggard. He is referred to as “Dico”, “Deek”, “D-Cup” and “Bran” on Viva La Bam, and Radio Bam. DiCamillo is credited with the idea of “Shopping Carts” and many other trademark stunts from Jackass and the CKY videos.

TV/Movie Appearances

Discography

Links

RakeYohn.com – Official Website of Brandon DiCamillo and Rake Yohn
EZBoard.com/bBrandonDiCamilloForum – Official Message Board for Brandon DiCamillo

Missy Rothstein

Melissa “Missy” Rothstein was born June 3, 1980, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, to parents Marian and David. They were married in 1974 and were together until his death of a sudden heart attack in January 2001.

Missy met Bam Margera at Stetson Middle School in Springfield when a friend asked Missy if she wanted to go with her to watch her boyfriend skate. Although he was dedicated to his skateboarding and rarely in town, Bam remained friends with Missy, who graduated West Chester East High School in 1998 and attended Penn State University, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in communications.

Along the way, she’s worked a lot of jobs, starting as a babysitter at 12-years-old. She’s also been a waitress in a friend’s restaurant, a sandwich maker, a hostess, a busgirl and a Dairy Queen cashier. After college, she looked into public relations work and interviewed for several positions, but found nothing interesting enough to pursue.

In 2001, Bam thought of his friend Missy for a part in the movie, Haggard. During the experience, they fell for one another and dated for three months. When Bam and his ex-girlfriend, Jenn Rivell, decided to reconcile, Missy’s heart was broken.

After not speaking for two years, Bam and Missy were both single, and again sparks flew when they ran into one another. After three months, they moved in together; seven months later they were engaged.

Missy got her real estate license and worked for a while with ReMax, but needed more flexibility than the job offered to accommodate Bam’s travel schedule and now does graphics for Lane Signs. Her interests are reading all kinds of books (her favorite is The Witching Hour), loves the sounds (faves are Depeche Mode and Johnny Cash) and loves shopping and hanging out with her girlfriends. She also hopes someday to do volunteer work with the Make A Wish Foundation.

But there are more immediate concerns. After the wedding, Missy wants to dedicate herself to being the best cook for her husband and making beautiful babies!

Playboy

In late 2006, Missy did a photoshoot for Playboy Magazine with Bam Margera as the photographer. It was for the mag’s special celebrity photographer section. Missy went completely nude for the shoot (topless and bottomless).

Click Here To See Missy Rothstein Nude!

Bam Margera

Bam Margera (born Brandon Cole Margera on September 28 , 1979 ) is a professional skateboarder and television personality. He released a series of videos under the CKY banner and came to prominence after being drafted into MTV’s Jackass crew. He has since appeared in Viva La Bam, both Jackass movies and Haggard which he also co-wrote and directed.

Personal life

Margera was born in West Chester , Pennsylvania to Phil and April Margera . He is also the younger brother of Jess Margera . He 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. He later successfully received his GED at the insistence of his parents.

Margera was previously engaged to Jenn Rivell, a divorced single mother six years his senior. Rivell played a prominent part in several of his projects and the couple appeared to be co-habiting in various episodes of Viva La Bam. However, the relationship ended in 2005 and Margera would later become engaged to Melissa “Missy” Rothstein, a childhood friend. In November 2006 Margera filed for “protection from abuse” from Rivell after she allegedly broke into his house. He further alleged that Rivell had exhibited irrational and aggressive behavior towards him on several previous occasions including destroying several computers and vandalizing his house immediately after their initial breakup. Rivell’s lawyer dismissed the allegations as “speculative” and “hearsay”. Their break-up was attributed to rumors Margera had slept with pop star Jessica Simpson, which Margera initially denied before admitting they had been “intimate”. Margera reasserted that nothing untoward had happened after he and Simpson met at an MTV Video Music Awards after-party in 2006.

Career

Skateboarding career

Margera is a member of Team Element , the demonstration team for Element Skateboards . He is also sponsored by Adio Footwear, Destructo Trucks, Speed Metal Bearings, Electric Visual, and Fairman’s Skateshop . Although Margera does not compete at the higher levels of skateboarding, his large sponsorship packages assure him of “pro” status. Bam also appeared in a movie called Destroying America also starring Tony Hawk, Brandon DiCamillo, and many more.

In January of 2005, Margera successfully landed The Loop in Phoenix, Arizona . He became the 13th known skater to land it, and was the first street skater to successfully land it.

TV, film & radio

The CKY videos

Margera began filming himself and his friends skateboarding and doing stunts and released a compliation of his work as CKY: Landspeed in 1999. CKY2K, CKY3 and CKY4 have also been released. CKY stands for “Camp Kill Yourself”, a reference to the film Sleepaway Camp. These early videos feature many of Margera’s friends, including Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake Yohn, Chris Raab, Brandon Novak and others who form a loose collective known as the CKY Crew . CKY is also the name of a rock band featuring his brother Jess, and the history and relationship between the video and band projects is heavily interlinked.

Jackass

Former Big Brother editor Jeff Tremaine noticed Bam’s videos and drafted him into the team which would eventually become MTV’s Jackass series. Margera and Ryan Dunn became mainstays of the cast while other CKY crew members played supporting roles to various degrees. Margera went on to appear in both Jackass: The Movie and Jackass Number Two.

Viva La Bam

After Jackass, Margera was given his own MTV series entitled Viva La Bam. The show ran for 5 seasons between 2003-2005 and followed Margera and his crew as they performed various stunts and missions. The show was primarily filmed in West Chester, Pennsylvania but also visited New Orleans, LA, Brazil, Finland, Mexico and Transylvania. In addition to the regular series, special episodes have included Viva La Spring Break and a “lost” episode included on the Viva La Bands CD.

Haggard

Margera co-wrote, directed and starred in Haggard (2003), an independent film based on real events in the life of his friend Ryan Dunn. Dunn played himself as the main character while Margera played “Valo”, a character based on himself and elements of HIM singer Ville Valo. Tony Hawk made a guest appearance as a police officer.

Radio Bam

Margera began a weekly Sirius Satellite Radio show on Sirius channel 28 Faction on November 24 , 2004 called Radio Bam. The show features Margera along with friends from the CKY and Jackass crews.

Other projects

Margera owns a music label, Filthy Note Records , and has directed videos for Clutch, Turbonegro, Viking Skull, Vains of Jenna and several for CKY . He also directed four music videos for the Finnish band HIM: Buried Alive By Love, The Sacrament, And Love Said No, and Solitary Man.

Margera has been animated as a character in pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk’s video games: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Tony Hawk’s Underground, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, and Tony Hawk’s Project 8.

Margera is currently writing, producing and directing a feature film entitled Kiss a Good Man’s Ass . The film is a loose sequel to Haggard and will feature the “garbage juicer” invention from that film.

He announced he would be working on a film called The Dream Seller . The title is a nickname for long-time friend and fellow skater Brandon Novak.

Margera is set to appear in a new MTV show on January 30th, 2007 entitled Bam’s Unholy Union. The show will follow Margera, his fiance Missy Rothstein and their friends in the lead-up to their wedding.

Trivia

  • Bam’s name originates from his childhood when he would sometimes go crazy and run into walls, causing his grandfather Pop-Pop to say “Bam, bam, bam, chill out! Bam!” Bam was 3 years old.
  • Bam is engaged to Melissa “Missy” Rothstein. Margera has known Rothstein since the 6th grade.
  • In the DVD commentary for Jackass: The Box Set, Margera said that Element Skateboards pays him two million dollars a year to wear their clothing.
  • He is good friends with Ville Valo, the lead singer of HIM.
  • Margera appeared on Punk’d, in 2005 . Margera’s Element team manager pretended to be a hostage during a staged convenience store hold-up while Margera waited in the parking lot. Police arrived and questioned Margera who was visibly scared, begging them to let him get further away from the store. The real LAPD SWAT team helped with the prank.
  • Margera currently resides in “Castle Bam”, a large house near West Chester, PA. The house has a gothic decorative theme, a skatepark in the driveway and is situated on 14 acres of land.
  • Margera revealed on the November 13 , 2006 episode of Radio Bam on Sirius Satellite Radio that he had his name legally changed to Bam.
  • Margera has a small speaking part in the skateboarding movie Grind.
  • Margera has ophidiophobia , a fear of snakes. In Viva La Bam (season 3, episode 3) and Jackass Number Two, Margera was visibly shaken after being “pranked” into close contact with snakes.
  • Margera appeared in the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours as a liquor store owner.

Links

BAMargera.com – Bam Margera’s Official Website
FilthyNote.com? – Filthy Note, Bam Margera’s Record Label