He was born in Medina, Ohio, but moved to Pennsylvania with his parents in his early teens in an attempt to clean up a developing drug habit
Dunn is known for wrecking cars; he once flipped a car 8 times into oncoming traffic with Bam Margera, Jess Margera (who suffered a cracked wrist), and Chris Raab in the car. Later, Ryan was driving a golf cart with Johnny Knoxville while filming a skit for Jackass: The Movie. The idea was that he would launch the golf cart over a sandtrap and into a plastic statue of a giant pig, and the statue would simply be crushed. However, the statue did not crush but instead forced the golf cart into the air and it landed upside down. Ryan was thrown from the cart, but Johnny landed on his neck and the cart landed on top of him. He was knocked out for a while but was not seriously injured. They stopped filming the skit at that point. In the commentary for the movie, Bam Margera noted Dunn's bad driving.
A skit in Jackass: The Movie featured Ryan Dunn placing a toy car up his rectum. The car was placed inside a condom and covered in lubricant. He then visited a doctor and complained of pain in his lower back, only for the doctor to take x-rays and discover that a small car was lodged in his body. Steve-O was the original talent for the piece but ultimately refused to do it, stating that his dad would be extremely disappointed if he did it. The x-ray showing the car inside Dunn can be seen on the menu page inside the DVD case of the film. Dunn also featured in Jackass Number Two.
In 2005 MTV gave Dunn a show of his own entitled Home Wrecker. The show featured Dunn helping people get their own back on friends who had victimized them by wrecking their homes.
Ryan Dunn Facts
|Occupation||TV Host, Actor|
|Birthday||June 11, 1977|
|Birthplace||Medina, Ohio, USA|
|Date of death||June 20, 2011 (Pennsylvania, USA, age 34)|
|Jackass Vol. 1: Episode 3|
|Cop v. Black Guy|
|Limo vs. Lambo|
|Viva La Europe Part 1|
|Jackass Vol. 2: Episode 1|
|The New Year|
|Dating Don Vito|
|Jackass Vol. 3: Episode 1|