Chris Pontius:
• Currently focused on acting in movies and performing as a stand-up comedian
• Early life and education involved growing up on his family’s ranch and attending public high school
• After high school, he pursued a career in acting with roles in TV series such as Jackass, Wildboyz, and Totally Busted
• Appearances in movies such as Charlie's Angels, Jackass, and Action Point
• Net Worth of $15 million as of April 2020

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$12 million
Date Of BirthJuly 16, 1974
SpouseClaire Nolan
MarkOften dresses up as "Party Boy" in a bow tie and thong
FactChris grew up skating on his family's ranch in San Luis Obispo, CA.

What is Chris Pontius doing today? Wiki Bio

Christopher Andrew Pontius was born in Pasadena, California USA on 16 July 1974, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, musician, and a stuntman, perhaps best known for having starred in the documentary action comedy film “Jackass: The Movie” in 2002 which also starred Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera, and which follows several friends who are performing dangerous stunts and pulling gross pranks. The movie was nominated for an ACCA Award, a Golden Schmoes Award, and an MTV Movie Award among others while it won a Razzie Award for the Most Flatulent Teen-Targeted Movie.

Chris is currently focused on acting in movies and performing as a stand-up comedian.

Early life and education

Chris grew up on his family’s ranch in San Luis Obispo in California – his father was a businessman while his mother was a real estate agent. Chris became interested in skateboarding at a very early age, and his parents made him a ramp so he could practice. His skills were soon noticed by a writer of the skateboarding magazine “Big Brother Skateboarding”, and Chris ended up working for them as their writer. He attended a public high school where he met the rest of the future crew from “Jackass”, and they did crazy stunts together before deciding to make a movie about it.

After matriculating from high school, Chris decided to become an actor rather than to pursue a college degree. He worked several jobs in the next six years, including doing stand-up comedy and being a member of the rock band Chris Pontius, best known for their single “Karazy”. He has also been working as a writer, and was once featured nude on the cover page of the magazine “Playgirl”.

Appearances in TV series

From 2000 to 2002, Chris starred in the reality comedy series “Jackass”, alongside some of his friends Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze, and then went on to host his own TV series – “Wildboyz” – which as the name suggests was as crazy as “Jackass”, and which starred Steve-O and Chris from 2003 to 2006.

Chris Pontius

When Chris first met Steve-O he didn’t like him, but after a while the two became best friends, working together on nearly everything. From 2004 to 2006, Chris and Steve-O were appearing in the hidden camera jokes series “Totally Busted”.

In 2008, Chris starred in “ 24 Hour Takeover”, and then appeared in “Steve-O: Demise and Rise”. He went on to appear in “A Tribute to Ryan Dunn”, a documentary about Ryan who was a member of the “Jackass” crew, and who died in a 2011 in a car crash. Some of Chris’ latest appearances in TV series have been in single episodes of “Raising Hope” and “Rally On” in 2012, and “Loiter Squad” in 2014.

Roles in movies

In 2003, Chris made a cameo appearance as Irish Dock Worker in the action comedy movie “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, and then starred alongside his friends in “Jackass Number Two” and “The Dudesons Movie” in 2006. The year 2007 saw him appear in “National Lampoo’s TV: The Movie” as Jesus Christ, and in “Jackass 2.5” as himself. He was praised for his portrayal of Black Randy in the biographical movie about the singer Darby Crash, entitled “What We Do Is Secret” in 2008, and in 2010 he appeared as Sammy in the drama movie “Somewhere”, and as himself in “Jackass 3D”.

In 2011, Chris appeared in “Jackass 3.5” while two of his latest roles in movies have been in the comedy “Action Point” in which he portrayed Benny, and in the action comedy “Game Over, Man!” in 2018.

Chris has also created three DVDs with Steve-O, called “Don’t Try This At Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 1” in 2001, “Don’t Try This At Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 2: The Tour” in 2002, and “Steve-O: Out on Ball” in 2003. He has also voiced himself in the video game “Jackass: The Game”, released in 2007.

Love life and relationships. Wife or gay?

Chris met Claire Nolan in 2002 when she was working as the production executive on the revival of the series “The Young Ones”, and they dated for two years before marrying on 29 October 2004.

However, the two gradually grew apart from each other mostly because of Chris’ acting career, and Claire filed for divorce in 2009 citing ‘irreconcilable differences’, while it was finalized on 11 October 2013.

Shortly after he separated from Claire, Chris started dating Mae, and they have been together to this day – Mae gave birth to their son Axe in December 2019.

There are many rumors circulating the internet about the popular actor being gay or bisexual, mostly because he and his crew have done numerous gay things in their movies, such as going around with a dildo and touching their male friends. Both Steve-O and Chris have stated how their movies are entirely gay-friendly, and that even the two’s friendship is kind of ‘gayish’ but they are not ashamed to show it.

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Hobbies and other interests

Chris’ main hobby is working out, and he has several training session at the gym each week, thus his muscular body, while he is also more or less careful about the foods he eats, avoiding fast food and sugar. He likes to travel and has been all around the US to promote the “Jackass” movies, while he has also been to several European countries such as Switzerland, Iceland and Norway among others. He is a lover of animals with his favorites being horses and rabbits, while he has had several pet dogs.

He likes to watch movies, with some of his favorite actors and actresses being Leslie Nielsen, Steve Martin and Jennifer Coolidge, while some of his favorite movies are the franchise “The Naked Gun”, “Father of the Bride”, and “Down to Earth”. He also enjoys watching animated comedy series such as “South Park” and “Rick & Morty”.

Appearance and net worth

Chris is 45 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of April 2020, Chris’ net worth is estimated at over $15 million.

General Info

Full NameChris Pontius
Net Worth$12 million
Salary155,000 USD
Date Of BirthJuly 16, 1974
Height1.73 m
ProfessionWriter, Entertainer, Stunt Performer
EducationSan Luis Obispo High School


SpouseClaire Nolan


NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
MoviesSomewhere, What We Do Is Secret, National Lampoon's TV: The Movie, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Jackass: The Movie
TV ShowsJackass, Wildboyz, Rally On

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Often dresses up as "Party Boy" in a bow tie and thong


1According to an episode of MTV Cribs, he lived in his truck for a while.
2He is friends with fellow Jackass and Wildboyz co-star Steve-O. Back when he and the Jackass crew met Steve-O at his circus job, he actually disliked Steve-O for a while but later worked out their differences.
3He posed nude for the front cover of Playgirl magazine.
4Filming What we do is Secret [February 2007]
5Shares the same home town with One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush.
6Pontius has compiled a book (at present, unreleased) featuring his magazine writings, short stories, artwork, and police reports.
7On October 15, 2006 Steve-O and Pontius attended WWE RAW and were allowed in to the wrestling ring. While in the ring the two promoted their new movie, Jackass Number Two (2006). They were interrupted by 'Armando Alejandro Estrada', who attempted to provoke them, saying all of their stunts were just an act. To prove themselves Steve-O and Chris fought Eddie Fatu, but lost.
8Chris plays in a rock n' roll band, whose first single is, "Karazy".
9Chris grew up skating on his family's ranch in San Luis Obispo, CA.
10Worked for "Big Brother" (Skateboard magazine).
11Was "Bunny, the Lifeguard" on "Jackass".




Raising Hope2012TV SeriesAlbert
Rally On2012TV Series
What We Do Is Secret2007Black Randy
TV: The Movie2006Jesus
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003Irish Henchman
CKY 32001VideoParty Boy (uncredited)


Wildboyz2003-2006TV Series documentary creator - 2 episodes
Jackass: The Movie2002Documentary concepts by


Jackass Number Two2006Documentary "Karazy" / performer: "Karazy"


America's Next Top Model2005TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Party Legends2016TV SeriesHimself
Tanked2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Jackass
Loiter Squad2013TV SeriesHimself
Cribs2002-2013TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Ryan Dunn2011DocumentaryHimself
Jackass 3.52011Video documentaryHimself
Good News Week2011TV SeriesHimself
Pânico na TV2011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHimself
Jackass 3D2010DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Steve-O: Demise and Rise2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nitro Circus2009TV SeriesHimself
The Heyman Hustle2009TV SeriesHimself 24 Hour Takeover2008TV MovieHimself
Hardly Working2008TV Series shortHimself
JackassWorld: Road Trip - Fall, 20082008Documentary shortHimself
Jackass 2.52007Video documentaryHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Jackass the Game2007Video GameHimself (voice)
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Jackass Number Two'2006Video documentary shortHimself
WWE Raw2006TV SeriesHimself
Jackass Number Two2006DocumentaryHimself
Ultimate Predator2006Video documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Wildboyz2003-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Jackass: Gumball 3000 Rally Special2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
America's Next Top Model2005TV SeriesHimself
101 Craziest TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Car Cruzin'2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Jackass: Volume Two2004Video
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Steve-O: The Early Years2004Video documentary shortHimself
52 Most Irresistible Women2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern2004TV SeriesHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
The Steve-O Video: Vol. II - The Tour Video2002VideoHimself
Jackass: The Movie2002DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie'2002TV Special short documentaryHimself
Jackass2000-2002TV SeriesHimself / Night Monkey
Don't Try This at Home: The Steve-O Video2001Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Jackass: The Lost Tapes2009VideoHimself
WWE Raw2006TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamJackass: The Movie (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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