Q & A: Johnny Knoxville


    Q. What was the first stunt you ever performed for money?A. We never did “Jackass” as a way to get money. Money was never even in consideration when we started doing this.

    Q. About how many times have you been in the hospital as a result of stunts performed on “Jackass?”

    A. I think I have been to the hospital around six to seven times, but I never had to stay overnight.

    Q. Do you have any permanent scars as a result from the show?

    A. I am sure there is some liver damage I’ve done, but nothing too big.

    Q. Who is the biggest “jackass” on and off the set?

    A. I don’t know. It is hard to say because each cast member and crew member can be the biggest problem on any given night.

    Q. What type of preparation, mental and physical, do you go through before performing any stunt?

    A. Basically, the only thing I can do is stand in one spot or hang on to something, so not too much preparation.

    Q. Is there any certain stunt you will never perform?

    A. I do not like cold weather or cold water, so I won’t do a stunt involving either of the two.

    Q. Do you hang out with the rest of the cast when you are not shooting?

    A. We are all friends and hang out with each other even when we are not shooting.

    Q. Is there any chance we will see “Jackass” make a return to television?

    A. No, “Jackass” will not be back. We kind of became a liability for MTV.

    Q. How old are you and how old were you when you started doing “Jackass?”

    A. I was pretty old when we began. I am now 35 years old.