Steve O

Steve O

Steve-O (born Steven Gilchrist Glover on 13 June 1974 in Wimbledon, London to an American father and a Canadian mother) was a member of the cast of MTV's Jackass, and is currently seen in the TV show Wildboyz. Steve graduated from the final class of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College before it closed in 1997. However, he was not one of the ten chosen to join the circus.

TV, film, cinema and business career
After graduating from Clown College, Steve-O returned to his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico and filmed himself doing stunts for skateboard videos. He then performed as a clown in a circus at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop flea market. At the circus, Steve-O was discovered by Johnny Knoxville which led to his involvement in the television series Jackass and its spinoff Jackass: The Movie.

Following the filming of Jackass Steve-O released four DVDs showcasing his stunts. The first, Don't Try This At Home: The Steve-O Video, is a ragtag collection of footage that couldn't be played on TV. His second DVD. Volume 2: The Tour, follows Steve-O on his journey across America performing his live stage show, Don't Try This at Home. Volume 3: Out On Bail, follows Steve-O and his crew across the globe on the Don't Try This At Home Tour. His fourth effort Steve-O: The Early Years chronicles his rise as a performer and features interviews with his family, crew, friends, business associates, etc.

Steve-O documented his experience taking PCP, a trip lasting five days, on his DVD PCP Saved my Life. He precedes the showing of the tape with an announcement that he will never watch the tape of his 'trip', that he will never take PCP again, and that he remembers no part of the five day trip in which he frequently proclaims that PCP has saved his life.

Third party companies have released DVDs including Steve-O footage without his approval including: Steve-O – Gross Misconduct, Steve-O – XXX Porn Show, Steve-O – Greatest Hits, and Steve-O Quad Pack. On April 25, 2005, Steve-O filed a lawsuit against a company producing some of the DVDs, J&N Media [1]. The videos consist of a patchwork of early footage of him that he had sold, given away, has been used without his consent, or that he has otherwise abandoned the rights to throughout his career. While he has expressed displeasure at being presented and marketed in a way beyond his control, he seems to have taken the whole affair in stride. He certainly has recommended against purchasing them, however, and receives no compenstation for their sale beyond what he may have gotten when rights to particular pieces of footage were sold [citation needed].

Since 2003, he and Chris Pontius along with others have appeared on the semi-nature show Wildboyz, featuring various stunts involving wild animals and remote cultures. It is currently in its fourth season, airing on MTV2 after being moved from MTV during a shuffle of content between them.

Steve-O has recently lent his talents to National Lampoon's TV: The Movie and Jackass Number Two.

In mid 2005, Steve-O launched his own shoe company called Sneaux Shoes. Television commercials promoting the shoe company include such acts as Steve-O jumping into garbage, getting his foot bitten by an alligator, and drinking rotten milk. His slogan is "They're darn good shoes." The 2006 commercials appear with Stilts vs. Go-Kart, and the base jump.

Legal controversies
Incidents at The Abyss nightclub
On July 31, 2002, Steve-O was arrested in Los Angeles on obscenity and assault charges for performing his now infamous stunt, The Butterfly (in which he staples his scrotum to his leg) at the Abyss, a nightclub in Houma, Louisiana, and for being a principal to a second-degree battery, both of which occurred at the nightclub on July 11, 2002. After posting a $150,000 bond in the Los Angeles court system, he was allowed to return to Louisiana where he turned himself in to the local authorities. Steve-O was released from Louisiana's custody with a $35,000 bond on August 14, 2002. The Louisiana courts had originally set his bond at 1.12 million dollars, but it was reduced after he convinced them he wasn't a flight risk. Steve-O was required to return to Los Angeles on August 16, 2002, and prove that he turned himself in to Louisiana authorities

The arraignment was originally scheduled for September 16, 2002, however Steve-O was granted a continuance extending it until December 16, 2002, and then granted a second continuance extending it to February 10, 2003. Finally on March 24, 2003, Steve-O made a deal with Louisiana prosecutors placing him on supervised probation for one year, requiring him to make a charitable donation of $5,000 to a shelter for battered women and children, and forbiding him from performing in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana ever again.

The Abyss nightclub was in danger of losing their liquor license as a result of the events on the night of July 11, 2002. They were allowed to keep it until the trial against Steve-O was complete [9]. (Credit: Wikipedia).


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