Born Philip John Clapp, he gained fame as the creator, producer, and frequent victim of MTV's stunt show Jackass.
He became interested in acting after reading Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, which his cousin gave him.
He appeared as an unnamed two-headed alien in the 2002 film, Men in Black II, and appeared alongside The Rock in Walking Tall in 2004.
He married Melanie Lynn Cates in 1995, and the couple had a daughter named Madison in 1996 before getting divorced in 2009.
He starred in the John Waters' 2004 farcical comedy A Dirty Shame as Ray Ray Perkins.
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