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Steve-O

Steve-O is the star of the USA Network original reality series Dr. Steve-O. So how did Steve-O, a.k.a. Stephen Glover, come to be one of the most controversial artists of his time? Ask him that and he'll tell you, "I stole a video camera from my father when I was 15 years old."

Soon after Steve-O hit puberty, he began producing videos of skateboarding, which featured an array of comical and dangerous behavior. After graduating from high school in England, a year at the University of Miami taught Steve-O only that he wasn't cut out for college life. So he decided to drop out and try making it as a stuntman.

Although he was able to put together volumes of stunt footage on his own, a career didn't seem to be materializing. So he decided to go to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, to "bring legitimacy to his idiotic home video footage." Graduating from clown college led to an illustrious career as a performer both in the circus and on Royal Carribean Cruise Lines, but never led Steve-O to stray from the video camera, or the stunts.

Determined to build a career in television and film, he sent his self-produced videos to anyone he thought might watch them. When one of these videos landed in the hands of Jeff Tremaine (Jackass creator/director/producer) a light began to flicker at the end of the tunnel. With an inch of opportunity, Steve-O wrote himself a mile of work to do for Tremaine and Jackass. When MTV rejected his more dangerous ideas, Steve-O slated them for production, to be featured in his own too hot for TV video series and on stage during his own Don't Try This At Home Tour. Promoting these ventures, as well as his own cable television show on MTV, Wildboyz, led to numerous appearances on talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Howard Stern, and, ultimately, made Steve-O a household name.

He's since appeared in Jackass: The Sequel, and recently released a DVD, Steve-O: Paparazzi Stuntman", in which he invades the privacy of major celebrities, while overwhelming them with silly stunts and crazy antics. Steve-O recently signed a deal with Universal Records, to make a rap album about saving the world. This is currently in production, along with video clips to support the soundtrack.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Steve-O Facts

Birth NameStephen Gilchrist Glover
OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 13, 1974 (43)
SignGemini
BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Selected Filmography

Steve-O the early years (2004) tv-movie as As Himself
Wild Boyz (2004) tv as As Himself
Jackass (2000) tv user recommendation as As Himself (breakthrough)
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