How much is Chris Pontius worth?
|Net Worth:||$13 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Stunt Performer|
|Date of Birth:||July 16, 1974|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius, whose full name is Christopher Andrew Pontius, is an American television actor, host, reality star, and stunt performer. He first began acting and performing in the 1990s. He rose to national popularity in the early 2000s when he joined the cast of the MTV reality series “Jackass”, where he remained a series regular for two years. Since then, he has also taken part in multiple other “Jackass” productions such as the movies from 2002, 2006, and 2010, as well as the video game from 2007.
How did Chris Pontius earn his net worth?
Besides his funny personality and abilities to make people laugh, working as a stunt performer also helped this “Jackass” star become rich. Joining the “Jackass” family established Chris Pontius as one of the funniest and most liked reality television stars in the United States. After the series had ended, the group wrote and produced many other shows that are now part of the infamous “Jackass” franchise. In just a decade, just like all of his friends and co-producers, Pontius became a millionaire worth over $5 million.
The comedy series “Jackass” was short-lived but commercially successful. In addition to earning millions of viewers, it also helped the actors and stunt performers like Chris Pontius gain international popularity. After it ended, in early 2002, Pontius starred in “Jackass: The Movie”. The movie, created with a budget of $5 million became a box-office hit that amassed more than $80 million. It was then followed by two more sequels – “Jackass Number Two” from 2002, and “Jackass 3D” from 2010. With more than $120 million at the box-office, the last sequel became one of the best-selling movies of the year.
Why is he so famous?
Chris Pontius became famous when he joined the cast of “Jackass”. He was born on July 16, 1974, in Pasadena, California. During his teenage years, he met his “Jackass” cast-mates and collaborators Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Steve-O, and Spike Jonze. The group spent a lot of time together as they shared the same passion for basketball and skateboarding. They appeared in multiple editions of the “Big Brother Skateboarding” magazine in the early 1990s.
After he graduated from the San Luis Obispo High School in 1992, Chris began working various jobs. Among one of the odd jobs that he had at the time was being a writer for the aforementioned “Big Brother Skateboarding”. In the early 2000s, Pontius teamed up with his friends for the creation of the reality comedy television show “Jackass”, which was renewed for three seasons on the MTV network, starting from October 2000 to February 2002.
What makes him so successful?
What helped this television personality become so successful are his versatility and abilities. Outside of the many “Jackass” films and series, Chris was even featured in the video game based on the series, which was released in late 2007. Also, since the early 2000s, he became a series regular in two other shows, which he hosted – “Wildboyz” and “Totally Busted”. Both of the comedy reality series became his that amassed millions of viewers and helped the actor and entertainer make a name for himself.
In between all of the different “Jackass” projects, the daredevil also took part in several television shows and films such as “Charlie’s Angels”, “Raising Hope”, “What We Do Is Secret”, and “Somewhere”. His most recent roles on television were in the Netflix originals “Action Points” and “The Game’s Over, Man”. Apart from finding prosperity as an actor and entertainer, the comedian also became a television host, director, and writer to several television shows, starting with “Jackass” and “Wildboyz”.
Chris Pontius is an actor, comedian, and stunt performer. He started his career in the late 1990s. As of now, thanks to his comic skills, charisma, and crazy stunts, he remains one of the funniest personalities on television. Ever since he joined the “Jackass” family, his career has flourished. He has taken part in multiple crazy and dangerous stunts such as “poo cocktail”, “penis-breaking backflips”, and “anaconda ball pit” to name a few.
Apart from the television shows, films, and video games all based on “Jackass”, he has also worked in the television projects “Wildboyz” and “Totally Busted”, in which he was a host. For the past two decades, he has also starred in a large number of television productions and continues to do so even now.