Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) was willing to do whatever it took to become famous, even if it meant stapling his balls to his leg.
After failing miserably at the University of Miami, Steve-O was a homeless couch-surfer for three years before he attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, to help further his goal of becoming a famous stuntman. After graduating Clown College, determined to make it in Hollywood, he began to pitch his home videos to producers.
Eventually, Steve-O’s videos made it into the hands of Jeff Tremaine (Jackass Creator/Director/Producer), who was working with Johnny Knoxville to create a stunt-based reality show. The rest is history. MTV aired the first season of Jackass in 2000.
Since then, Steve-O has had continued success, as a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his memoir, Professional Idiot, and he has established himself as a force in the world of stand-up comedy. He's even landed a handful of acting roles in film and TV. Thus far (and still counting), his career as a performer has brought him to a total of 38 countries, and his first hour-long comedy special, Guilty as Charged, performed exceptionally well on Showtime.
Across his social media platforms, Steve-O has amassed well over 20 million followers and counting, providing an intimate window into his colorful life, and sharing his love for animals (including the four dogs and two cats he and his fiancée Lux Wright have rescued). Steve-O and Lux have plans to start their own animal sanctuary.
Most importantly, however, Steve-O has been clean and sober since March of 2008 and when he isn't terrorizing Lux with his unending pursuit of the ultimate stunt, they live a surprisingly healthy lifestyle in the Los Angeles area.