Steve-O Steve-O
England-born American stunt performer/radio personality
Steve-O Steve-O
Steve-O is a Canadian-American stunt performer, comedian, and TV personality. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series, Jackass, and accompanying movies.
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Steve-O, star de Jackass, est de retour (VIDÉO)
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Des nouvelles de Steve-O, star de Jackass. De retour après ses déboires avec les drogues, il refait une tournée à travers les États-Unis et le Canada en 2012 et sera bientôt à Toronto. Vous vous ennuyez de ses frasques? Visionnez cette récente vidéo faite pour HuffPost.TV More...
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Steve O Wants Congress to Ban Chimp Experiments
ecorazzi - almost 5 years
'Jackass' <a class="fplink fp-258002" href="/Steve+O+1">Steve-O</a> has written Congresswoman <a class="fplink fp-25842" href="/Barbara+Boxer+1">Barbara Boxer</a> urging her to help pass legislation to ban the use of chimpanzees in scientific experiments. Read More
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Steve-O makes plea to ban experimenting on chimps
AZCentral - Arizona's Home Page - almost 5 years
Steve-O has written a letter to asenator pleading for ''cruel experiments'' on chimpanzees to be banned.
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Comment on Residency Specialist Listed as Unfunded School Need by Steve O
ARL Now - almost 5 years
@Jefferson Your assertion that enrollment has been increasing for 20 years is incorrect. In fact, enrollment started flattening out about 2000 and then actually declined slightly: 2004-2007 were all below 2003 enrollment. The increase in students has been sudden and relatively unexpected over only the last four years. Take a look at the chart in this presentation to see the history of enrollment over the last 20 years. Cover the last 4-5 years with your hand and pretend it’s 2006. There is no way you would have predicted the system would have 22k students by 2011.
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Steve-O And Elisabetta Are Globetrotting!
Perez Hilton - about 5 years
Check out this unlikely pair looking happy overseas! Steve-O, world renowned Jackass, and his new girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, who dated George Clooney, were spotted in Rome wrapped up in the romance! It's pretty cute to see them hand in hand, going about their day shopping and hanging out with all the locals! The photography of this photo seems extremely legit, too -- from the focus to the lighting! Makes us wonder if they were hired... Either way, it's good to finally see the couple out and about! [Image via GSI Media.]
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Steve-O and New Girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis (George Clooney’s Ex) Spotted Tonguing Each Other Down in L.A.
Gossip On This - about 5 years
Steve-O has a new woman in his life…..(and yes she is real!) The “Jackass” star was spotted out Monday in L.A. swapping tongues with George Clooney‘s ex-girlfriend <a class="fplink fp-418507" href="/Elisabetta+Canalis+1">Elisabetta Canalis</a>. The pair have been dating and keeping a low profile for the past couple weeks. A source told Radar Online: “Steve makes Elisabetta laugh, and that’s her weakness. That was her favorite thing about George Clooney – he was always cracking her up and playing practical jokes on her. Believe it or not, George has a little ‘Jackass’ in him, and ever since Steve-O got sober, he’s very sensitive and introspective, so Elisabetta is getting the best of both worlds. “They’re not serious yet, but they are definitely hanging out, and hooking up. They are trying to stay under the radar, so they mostly hang out at her place and watch movies and order in. But they also hit some low key restaurants around her neighborhood too.” Canalis and Cloone ...
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Here’s Steve-O & Elisabetta Canalis Sucking Face
The Superficial - about 5 years
When <a class="fplink fp-95857" href="/george+clooney+1">George Clooney</a> dumped <a class="fplink fp-418507" href="/elisabetta+canalis+1">Elisabetta Canalis</a>, it was pretty much assumed it’s because she brought up marriage and commitment gives <a class="fplink fp-95857" href="/george+clooney+1">George Clooney</a> cancer. Turns out she’s a gaping famewhore which explains why you’re looking at Elisabetta making out with Steve-O because apparently this thing is actually happening. Even more amazing, the Kardashians now look less Read More ...
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Steve-O Slapped With Negligence Lawsuit for Karaoke Injury
Ace Showbiz - about 5 years
While Susanne Ohman is seeking damages for the injuries she allegedly suffered after taking part in 'Killer Karaoke', her husband is suing the 'Jackass' star for 'loss of consortium'.
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Steve O More Than Just a Funny Guy; Uses Fame to Help Animals
Hawaii Reporter - about 5 years
BY JENNIFER O'CONNOR - Thanks for your great piece on the one and only Steve-O. But may I point out how much charitable work the vegan comedian has done on behalf of animals? Not only has he denounced the cruel treatment of animals in the Ringling Bros. Circus, Steve has teamed with PETA to perform and appear in provocative, quirky, and serious ads that send messages decrying the use of fur and other animal skins in fashion. He’s let students know that they can refuse to cut up the bodies of dead animals in dissection labs. He’s used his public appearances as opportunities to speak up for animals who are in trouble, including leading a protest outside Canada’s Edmonton Valley Zoo, which keeps an old and ailing elephant, Lucy, in isolation. He calls himself a jackass, but for the animals, he’s a hero. Jennifer O'Connor is a Staff Writer for the PETA Foundation in Norfolk, VA 
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Comment on Steve O of 'Jackass' Fame Promises Memorable Comedy Tour on Four Hawaiian Islands This Week by Steve O of ‘Jackass’ Fame Promises Memorable Comedy Tour on Four Hawaiian … – Hawaii Reporter |
Hawaii Reporter - about 5 years
[...] Fame Promises Memorable Comedy Tour on Four Hawaiian … – Hawaii Reporter Maui Now<a class="fplink fp-258002" href="/steve+o+1">Steve-O</a> of 'Jackass' Fame Promises Memorable Comedy Tour on Four Hawaiian ...Hawaii ReporterThe comedian, known for his “Steve-O Don't Try This At Home Tour” and [...]
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Steve-O Saved By Hackey Sack
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Steve-O, of Jackass fame, has a huge nerdy hard-on for the Hackey Sack. In fact, he credits it with helping him stay sober....
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'When I Was 17' Sneak Peek Featuring Steve-o, Paris Hilton
MTV News - over 5 years
'When I Was 17' Sneak Peek Featuring Steve-o, Paris Hilton
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve-O
  • 2016
    Age 41
    On May 16, 2016, Steve-O appeared as a guest in the Rich Roll podcast.
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    On April 18, 2016, Steve-O appeared as a guest on the webseries Game Grumps.
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  • 2015
    Age 40
    He started his jail time on December 9, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He is quoted saying "I mean, if your goal is to make a statement about captivity, you may as well get yourself locked up!". Steve-O was released from jail after serving around eight hours in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.
    On Sunday, August 9, 2015, Steve-O climbed a construction crane in Los Angeles in a protest against SeaWorld.
    More Details Hide Details He lit fireworks and had a large whale blow-up doll on top of the crane. He broadcast the stunt on his Facebook page of LAPD and EMS responding with no knowledge of the stunt going on, and later was arrested after climbing down on charges of trespassing. Fans began a GoFundMe campaign for his bail. For the protest, Steve-O was convicted of two misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days of jail time and 36 months of probation. He claims he told his attorney to get jail time because it would increase the publicity and make a statement about captivity.
    In December 2015, Steve-O confirmed being in a relationship with Kat Von D. The pair split in March 2016 after months of dating.
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    On December 19, 2015 Steve-O appeared in a video on YouTube with The Slow Mo Guys, where he performed a stunt involving doing a backflip off of a table, while spitting fire at a water balloon suspended from a tree branch.
    More Details Hide Details He also launched a second channel, Steve-O TV, on which he posts vlogs.
    In July 2015, reports revealed that Steve-O and Stacey Solomon ended their 6-month relationship due to difficulties with long-distance.
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    In March 2015, Steve-O appeared on JOOGSQUAD PPJT performing the well known "stick up" prank with the JOOGSQUAD.
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  • 2014
    Age 39
    In December 2014, Steve-O was announced as one of the competitors in the second series of British TV show The Jump.
    More Details Hide Details He was the 9th to be eliminated but also met ex-girlfriend Stacey Solomon while filming the show, claiming there was an "instant attraction" between the pair.
    In March 2014, it was announced that he would be charged for deadly misconduct when he did a backflip into the San Antonio River from a bridge.
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  • 2013
    Age 38
    In October 2013, Steve-O and Ron Jeremy made cameo appearances in a parody of the music video of Miley Cyrus's song "Wrecking Ball".
    More Details Hide Details The parody was written by Bart Baker and has become the second most popular song parody on Baker's YouTube channel, with over 85 million views as of January 20, 2016.
    In September 2013, Steve-O launched a YouTube channel.
    More Details Hide Details He uploads prank and stunt oriented videos. As of June 2015, this channel has acquired over 3 million subscribers. His videos have featured collaborations with Machine Gun Kelly, 50 Cent, Sam Macaroni, as well as former Jackass co-stars Chris Pontius, Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna, and Danger Ehren.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    He told US Weekly in November 2012 that he credited his two rescue dogs, Walter and Bernie, with helping him to maintain nearly five years of sobriety.
    More Details Hide Details Steve-O narrated a short video titled "What Came Before, featuring Steve-O: The Truth About Meat and Modern Farms" about some of the individual animals rescued by Farm Sanctuary and he also reveals the life of the less fortunate animals that are born into modern farming in the US. He is currently a vegan due to his concern about animal rights. He does not eat any meat or dairy and does not wear fur or leather. Steve-O currently tours performing stand-up comedy.
    On March 14, 2012, a remix of MGK's song "Wild Boy" was released with Steve-O providing the intro.
    More Details Hide Details Steve-O was also featured in the music video for the remixed version of the song.
  • 2011
    Age 36
    In March 2011 Steve-O brought his Stand up comedy tour to Canada, where he ended each show by lighting his head on fire and having fellow stuntman Ryan Stock spit a mouth full of lamp oil at his head, resulting in a huge fireball.
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    He appeared in Jackass 3.5, which was released in April 2011.
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    In early 2011, he announced a nine-month-long American comedy tour.
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    It was announced on October 3, 2011 that Steve-O will be hosting truTV's new reality game show Killer Karaoke, the American version of the British competition show Sing If You Can.
    More Details Hide Details The show first aired at 9 p.m EST on November 23, 2012.
    On September 13, 2011, during a taping of the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, Steve-O joked, "The last time this many nobodies were at a roast, at least Great White was playing".
    More Details Hide Details Steve-O has since apologized for the comment and requested that it be removed from the broadcast of the roast. During the taping of the roast, Steve-O attempted to run into the fist of boxer Mike Tyson, but the first attempt didn't work. Later, at the end of the roast, Steve-O made another attempt and this time connected, resulting in Steve-O getting a broken nose. He also claimed to have been sober and clean for three and a half years. Steve-O was also shown to be visibly upset by Amy Schumer's joke about Ryan Dunn's passing, but later stated he wasn't offended by the joke.
    In June 2011, Steve-O released an autobiography entitled Professional Idiot: A Memoir, co-written with David Peisner.
    More Details Hide Details He has stated that he follows only a strict vegan diet and is one of the many celebrities that got involved in the NOH8 project. In July, he received PETA's Nanci Alexander award for his "voice against cruelty."
    In May 2011, he brought his stand-up show to Australia, playing a show in all the major cities.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with Comedy Digital Radio station Barry Steve-O explained the genesis of his comedy tour, "Someone invited me to a famous comedy club in Los Angeles and they asked that I get on stage and do something outrageous. When I got to that comedy club I looked around and it occurred to me that the craziest thing I could possibly do by far would be to try stand-up comedy. Like, that was genuinely the most terrifying, outlandish just crazy thing that I could do.”
    On Sunday March 27, 2011, Steve-O was arrested by Canadian authorities at Calgary airport. Officers found an arrest warrant filed in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Steve-O was accused of assault with a weapon. He was released after paying a caution of $10,000. Before his arrest, Steve-O spoke about "how he outran police after a fan was, according to authorities, beaten on stage eight years ago."
  • 2010
    Age 35
    In November 2010, Steve-O began touring the United States performing stand-up comedy on what he called "Steve-O's Entirely Too Much Information Tour".
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    When Jackass 3D was released in 2010, the movie broke box office records.
    More Details Hide Details In promoting the movie, he appeared on The Howard Stern Show, lighting himself on fire. In reaction, Howard Stern yelled: "Put him out! Put his head out! Fucking maniac! Oh my god, you're a maniac! You're a goddamn maniac!"
    The movie was in 3D and began production on January 25, 2010, In late May 2010, Knoxville has stated that Steve-O's sobriety is at its best and “There is no beer on set this time around even if some of us wish there was”.
    More Details Hide Details He also said “And to be honest it's going great. Everyone has had different injuries throughout which is a good sign and Steve-O is probably getting the best footage out of everybody. He is really going for it. He wants to prove to everyone he can do these stunts sober. It's been two years since he had a drink now. Everyone has been real supportive of him.”. Steve-O is now a vegan for both health and compassionate reasons. After the Jackass 3D stunt involving a ram (during which he injured his hand), he has expressed some concern about doing stunts in the future that "mess with animals."
    Steve-O was part of Jackass 3D, the third installment of the Jackass series, released in October 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 34
    The producers put it all together and finished it up without any input for me, it's better that way.” Then in January 2009, Steve-O announced on his website the release of a new DVD titled Steve-O: Pounding Out Randoms, of which only 1000 copies have been made.
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    In an August 2009 interview with Johnny Knoxville for The Times-Picayune, Knoxville on the topic of Steve-O's recovery and rehabilitation said "He's taking to sobriety like he took to drugs and alcohol, I'm very proud of him.
    More Details Hide Details I think we'll see him doing some stuff here really soon. As a matter of fact, I know we are." He later stated "Something's coming. We're pretty excited... I think it'll be a big year next year, but I don't want to talk about it yet." Steve-O later told Comedy Digital Radio station Barry that he's never seen the MTV documentary. "When I saw the footage of myself doing drugs I felt like I could see them, I could taste them. It made me crave them and as embarrassing as that footage is, that just seemed like another reason to get high. I couldn't watch it; I haven't watched it since then.
    On May 3, 2009, MTV premiered a documentary titled Steve-O: Demise and Rise about how his life was affected by the use of drugs and alcohol.
    More Details Hide Details The show featured home-made video footage of Steve-O using drugs and vandalizing his apartment.
    In March 2009, Steve-O was on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Lacey Schwimmer.
    More Details Hide Details After the first week, he complained of pinched nerves and back spasms and did not compete in the second week after injuring his back further by falling on his microphone pack during dress rehearsal. The judges based their scores on his performance at the dress rehearsal. He was eventually eliminated in the sixth week of the competition.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    On June 4, 2008, Steve-O pleaded guilty to felony possession of cocaine.
    More Details Hide Details He avoided jail by the successful completion of his treatment program. In July, after 115 days of sobriety, Steve-O announced he was "back in the loony bin". He returned to the mental institution, he said, because "I've had horrible mood swings and severe depression. My brain is fucked up from using so much cocaine, ketamine, PCP, nitrous oxide, and all sorts of other drugs."
    On March 9, 2008, after receiving an e-mail from Steve-O that suggested his possible suicide, Steve-O's friends, including co-star Johnny Knoxville, became concerned he was a danger to himself and consulted with physician Dr. Drew Pinsky, who told them to get Steve-O to a hospital immediately.
    More Details Hide Details Steve-O was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold which was later lengthened to 14 days due to an alleged suicide attempt. In a mass e-mail addressed to his friends, Steve-O expressed that he previously had thought of his drug use and bipolarity as a "good thing", but that he now realizes that his drug use was apparently hurting those he loved most.
    On February 23, 2008 Steve-O joined the rest of the Jackass crew for the Jackass MTV 24 Hour Takeover, which promoted
    More Details Hide Details He participated in several stunts, and even debuted his rap music video which was an executive produce by recording artist D-Jukes, leading to Mike Judge bringing back the duo of Beavis and Butt-head for the first time in years to criticize it. Later, during the live broadcast Steve-O was kicked out of MTV studios on the request of executives for his behavior and intoxication. Eventually, he was allowed back in the MTV Studios.
    On February 5, 2008, he appeared on The Howard Stern Show with Howard Stern, Robin Quivers and Artie Lange on Sirius Satellite radio to promote his upcoming rap album Hard As a Rock.
    More Details Hide Details Another mix-CD released by Steve-O is called The Dumbest Asshole In Hip Hop.
  • 2007
    Age 32
    In 2007, Steve-O starred in his own television show called Dr. Steve-O on the USA Network.
    More Details Hide Details In the show, he helped make his guests cool and "de-wussify" them. That same year he appeared in Jackass 2.5, which mainly consisted of material that did not appear in the second Jackass movie. Additionally, he appeared with some Jackass alumni in National Lampoon's TV: The Movie.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    In November 2006, he went on a drug binge after being misdiagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition.
    More Details Hide Details He was later examined by heart specialists who concluded he was in good health.
    On July 19, 2006 he abruptly left Love Island because he was not allowed the beer and chocolate which he had requested.
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    On July 18, 2006, Steve-O became a late contestant on the British reality show Love Island broadcast on ITV from Fiji in an effort to boost ratings.
    More Details Hide Details Despite stating he had stopped drinking, he asked for beer while on the show.
    In April 2006, Steve-O later sued manager Nick Dunlap and attorney Jason Berk, accusing them of lying to him to fund their lavish lifestyles.
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    On March 27, 2006, he and Jackass co-star Chris Pontius visited The Dean Blundell Show, a morning show on Toronto radio station CFNY (102.1 The Edge), to promote their "Don't Try This At Home" tour.
    More Details Hide Details He urinated on the floor and performed a stunt called "Unwrapping the Mummy" all in front of a live studio audience. Hosts Dean Blundell, Jason Barr, and Todd Shapiro were suspended for the week following the appearance, after many complaints.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    In mid-2005, he launched his own shoe company called Sneaux Shoes.
    More Details Hide Details Television commercials promoting the shoe company include such acts as Steve-O jumping into garbage, getting his foot bitten by an alligator (simulated) and drinking rotten milk. His slogan is "They're darn good shoes."
  • 2003
    Age 28
    Two months later on July 19, 2003, Steve-O was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct for urinating on potato chips in public during a Lollapalooza tour concert in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details Steve-O claimed he was kicked off the tour by Lollapalooza producers because of the incident. After Jackass ended, he co-starred with Chris Pontius on MTV's Wildboyz, which lasted four seasons until 2006. The two performed stunts and acts with animals, often putting themselves in situations for which they were not trained.
    Steve-O reached a deal with the Swedish prosecutors and was released on May 27, 2003 after paying a 45,000 kronor (about 6,700 USD) fine.
    More Details Hide Details As part of the plea bargain Steve-O admitted to possessing one ecstasy tablet and five grams of marijuana, although he claimed he had no knowledge of where the ecstasy came from. The Swedish arrest was included in the third installment of the DVD series titled Steve-O: Out on Bail.
    On May 22, 2003 Steve-O was arrested and jailed while in Sweden due to footage of himself swallowing a condom containing cannabis to get it past authorities while flying on a plane.
    More Details Hide Details He then regurgitated it live on stage, which he showed in his DVD Steve-O: Out on Bail (aka Don't Try This At Home – The Steve-O Video Vol. 3: Out on Bail) (2003).
    In 2003, Steve-O toured Europe with Bam Margera, a friend and co-star of Jackass.
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    After several delays, in March 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 forbidding him from ever performing in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana again.
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  • 2002
    Age 27
    On July 31, 2002, Stephen H.Glover was arrested on obscenity and assault charges for stapling his scrotum to his leg, and for being a principal to a second-degree battery, during a performance at a nightclub in Houma, Louisiana on July 11, 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    In 2001, he released Don't Try This at Home on DVD, which contained material MTV censored.
    More Details Hide Details It went on to sell 140,000 copies. He toured promoting the DVD doing stunts, which was filmed and released as Don't Try This at Home Volume 2: The Tour
  • 1997
    Age 22
    He then attended and graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details After graduation he was not selected to join the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, but worked as a clown in a circus at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop flea market. He filmed his stunts, including his clown performances, throughout this period. While performing in the flea market circus, Steve-O began sending videos of himself to Big Brother Magazine editor and future Jackass director Jeff Tremaine. After admitting that the only thing he was scared of was spiders, Tremaine recruited Steve-O for MTV's television series Jackass, which became an instant hit. MTV has subsequently released five movies based on the series: Jackass: The Movie (2002), Jackass Number Two (2006), direct-home release Jackass 2.5 (2007), Jackass 3D (2010), and Jackass 3.5. The installments Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa all became box office hits.
  • 1996
    Age 21
    He attended the University of Miami but dropped out after one year due to poor grades and acts of disobedience in school. He also attended the University of New Mexico from 1996-1997.
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  • 1987
    Age 12
    In 1987, Mötley Crüe was playing at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto where his family was living at the time.
    More Details Hide Details He phoned every hotel within and outside the vicinity until he found the name that the band usually checked in under, manager Doc McGhee. He did not speak to Doc, but rather his brother Scott, but McGhee was so impressed with the resolve of Steve-O to meet Mötley Crüe that he brought him out for their show, let him meet them, and hang with them backstage, as told in Tommy Lee's autobiography.
  • 1974
    Born on June 13, 1974.
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