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.
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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.
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 “Jackassworld.com: 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.
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.