86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”. This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicholl) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.
(Irving Zisman/Producer), who rapidly gained fame as the creator and star of the controversial MTV reality series “Jackass,” is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Johnny starred in and produced the box-office hits, Jackass, Jackass Two and Jackass 3D. On October 15, 2010 Jackass 3D was #1 at the box office earning $50 million dollars during its opening weekend setting a record for biggest October debut. Jackass 3D was the third-straight #1 opening for Paramount’s franchise. Next up, Knoxville will star in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa which will be released on October 25, 2013. He has also been seen in The Ringer for the Farrelly Brothers opposite Katherine Heigel, and starred as Luke Duke in Warner Bros hit Dukes of Hazaard with Seann William Scott. Before that he was seen in The Lords of Dogtown directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch. Prior to Lords of Dogtown, Knoxville starred in a wide variety of films including the John Waters ensemble comedy, A Dirty Shame with Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak and Selma Blair. He was also seen in MGM’s box-office hit Walking Tall, starring opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as Barry Sonnenfeld’s sequel Men In Black 2.
Johnny and his Dickhouse Production partners, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze have produced shows for MTV including Nitro Circus, Rob and Big, and The Dudesons. He also produced the critically acclaimed documentaries The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia and Birth of Big Air about famed BMX biker Matt Hoffman.
Knoxville also co-starred in the action film The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger which was released in January 2013. He also co-starred in Small Apartments starring alongside Billy Crystal and James Caan directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Nature Calls opposite Patton Oswalt, and in the comedy Fun Size opposite Victoria Justice and Chelsea Handler.
Currently, Knoxville and his cousin Roger Alan Wade host a Sirius Radio Show on Channel 60 called “The Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee”. Knoxville’s show airs Saturdays at 8pm ET.
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Johnny became interested in acting at an early age. At the age of 18, he moved to California to pursue his acting career and supported himself through appearing in commercials, and occasionally writing for magazines such as Blunt, Bikini, and Big Brother. In 1997, Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze pitched their idea for “Jackass” to MTV and thus began his acting career.
Knoxville currently lives in Los Angeles.
(Billy) was born and raised in Seabrook, NH. He began his acting career at age 5 in a big way, booking the role of Christian Bale’s son Little Dickie in the highly acclaimed feature film “The Fighter.” He caught the “acting bug” and proceeded to book numerous national commercials and movies, including Paramount’s Feature Film “Fun Size,” playing Victoria Justice’s little brother Albert. Jackson is currently filming the lead in another Paramount feature film “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.”
When Jackson isn’t working, you can try to catch him on the basketball court, where he spends 4 hours a day, or 30 miles out to sea fishing. He bought himself a small boat which he named “The Movie Star.” He likes to play with the family dog, pull pranks on people, travel, and eats every type of seafood there is…..especially lobster!
For a limited time only, beginning Friday, November 22nd, moviegoers will receive a free ticket to see #BadGrandpaMovie when they purchase two at participating locations across the U.S., like AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, National Amusements, Regal Cinemas and other participating theaters. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at participating theater [...]
For a limited time only, beginning Friday, November 22nd, moviegoers will receive a free ticket to see #BadGrandpaMovie when they purchase two at participating locations across the U.S., like AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, National Amusements, Regal Cinemas and other participating theaters. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at participating theater box offices.