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Overview (4)

Born in Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Birth NameStephen Gilchrist Glover
Nickname Squirt
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steve graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997. He says the program was more like boot camp than college. Out of 2000 applicants, only 33 were accepted and Steve-O was one of them. However, after graduation, 10 were selected for the circus and this didn't include him. So he went back home to Albuquerque, New Mexico to film himself doing dangerous and stupid stunts for submission to skateboarding companies. Steve-O's relationship with Big Brother Magazine began in 1997 when they ran a side-bar article about him catching his face on fire when their Big Brother tour came through Albuquerque. In 1999 he moved from New Mexico to Florida. For six months he worked as a performer on Royal Carribean Cruise Lines and was then offered a job at the Hanneford Family Circus as a clown. During this time he was featured in several more issues of Big Brother Magazine and even filmed a part for the Big Brother video "Boob". This is when he became involved with Jackass. He says he did all his filming for the first season of Jackass within three days.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Brittany McGraw (2006 - 2008) ( divorced)
Candy-Jane Tucker (2002 - 2003) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (6)

His dangerous, controversial stunts
Strange, bizzare tattoos
Leopard skin thong
Often vomits in Jackass
Raspy voice
Catchphrase: "Yeah, dude!"

Trivia (17)

Was never a clown for Ringling Brothers, but did graduate from Clown College in 1997.
Worked as a circus clown on cruise ships and worked for the Hanneford Family Circus.
Says the first concert he ever went to was Twisted Sister and the first album he ever owned was Michael 'Jackson's Thriller.'
Graduate of the American School in London, England (a high school) in 1992 and attended the University of Miami, but dropped out in 1993. Graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997
His father holds a high-level executive position with the Nabisco Corp.
Following the departure of Adam Carolla from Loveline (1996), Steve-O periodically guest co-hosted in his place and was being considered, among many others, as a possible replacement. Loveline producers eventually chose KROQ DJ Stryker to replace Carolla on the show.
Among his more dangerous and/or controversial stunts are: has lit his head on fire, swallowed live goldfish and attempted to regurgitate them alive, drank wine that had first passed between someone's buttocks, stapled his scrotum to his thigh, had a tattoo drawn on his body while sitting in a violently rocking jeep, administered alcohol directly into his veins with an IV drip, snorted wasabi up through his nose, pierced his cheek with a fish hook and played live bait in the ocean, let the cast throw darts in his buttocks and carved an upside down cross in his shoulder with a knife followed by rubbing ink into the wound.
In 2005 he launched his own shoe company called Sneaux Shoes.
On July 18, 2006, he became a late contestant on the British reality show Celebrity Love Island (2005) broadcast on ITV from Fiji in an effort to boost ratings. Despite stating he had stopped drinking, he asked for beer while on the show, and on July 19, 2006, he abruptly left because he was not allowed the beer and chocolate that he requested.
He was tattooed by a "holy man" in Thailand who had previously tattooed Angelina Jolie. The tattoo drawn by the holy man is located on his right shoulder blade.
Before he got his big break in Jackass (2000), he did many stunts in front of his friends at parties. One of the stunts involved him lighting his hair on fire and then doing a back flip. While doing this stunt something went wrong and he burnt all the skin on his face off. He had to wear a face mask for a month.
His mother, Donna, passed away on November 7, 2003, five years after suffering an aneurysm.
Was extremely upset and offended by the joke Amy Schumer said during the Charlie Sheen roast regarding his friend Ryan Dunn, who had passed away only a few months prior.
Around the world on tour performing his stunts live [June 2003]
The first thing on Jackass he was supposed to do was jump into a pile of elephant feces. But as the crew was following Steve-O to his house, Steve-O's car broke down in the middle of a pet store parking lot. There Steve-O did his famous "swallow goldfish and puke it up" stunt. The next day, people instantly knew who he was and he got fired at his flea market circus job.
His father was American, with English, Northern Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was Canadian, with French-Canadian roots. Steve-O's paternal grandparents were Richard Gilchrist Glover, an English-born historian, and Constance (White), of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Steve-O's paternal great-grandfather, Terrot Reaveley Glover, was a prominent classical scholar and the son of a Baptist minister.
He has his own YouTube channel.

Personal Quotes (42)

[on quitting drinking] The whole last year before I got sober, I really became a nasty, mean-spirited guy. I think I felt so bad about myself that I took it out on everybody else. I put together this mass e-mail list with the most influential people in my life, and I would blast everyone all these ridiculous e-mails, thinking that it was all, like, really cool at the time...Like, I would describe hallucinations I was having. Or I would talk about jacking off. And I was copying my own family on all this crazy bullshit. And I would just attack people for the benefit of this list of 100 different people. It was all really embarrassing, man. I thought some really inappropriate shit was okay. And that's the scariest thing, to think that if I pick up a drink or a drug, I'll go back to that place...I would love to be able to smoke pot. But the problem is if I do that, my weed bone's connected to my booze bone. And my booze bone's connected to my coke bone. And then it's all this crazy shit. I used to try to quit piecemeal and ultimately I always wound up going back to everything. So the only thing I'm sure of is that if I do choose to drink or get high again, it's all bad -- Not even downhill. You pick up where you left off. And where I left off was a really bad place, man.
My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.
Abuse yourself all you want - just leave animals out of it. Don't wear fur.
I don't care if people think I'm boring.
Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal.
I don't think I'm a gay icon. I have no axe to grind. I mean, I'm clearly not homophobic! I'm not pro or con.
I have a rescue dog named Walter, and Walter and I are such fans of the 'Jersey Shore' that we changed his name to DJ Wally D.
I keep my iPod on shuffle most of the time, but I'm most into Cirque du Soleil soundtracks.
I think it's important for me to show the world that sobriety hasn't made me soft. I'm on a mission to prove I'm still a nutcase.
I think people will be surprised to find that I'm not as much of an idiot as they think I am. I'm not a real moron.
I'm a proud vegan, whistle-blower, and animal rights activist.
Almost as soon as I went vegan, people started telling me that my skin looked great, and that I appeared younger, slimmer, and healthier. I'm convinced that of all the changes I've made to my lifestyle, it's the adoption of a vegan diet that has been best for me - physically, mentally, and certainly spiritually.
There really is no ethical difference between eating a cat or a chicken, a dog or a pig.
The psychiatric ward was a really creepy place and, hindsight being 20/20, the creepiest thing about it was that I truly belonged there.
I'm the perfect kind of personality for making YouTube videos. I deal in short attention span theater. I do wild things.
I'm definitely a ham for the paparazzi.
At this point, I've really failed at a lot of things. It's nice to be able to say that, in a way. I've failed at music. I've failed at dance. And acting - there have been times when I went out and read lines to audition for acting parts. I believe that if anybody wrangled together those audition tapes, it would be pretty hysterically funny.
Anybody that's not supportive of me staying sober obviously has to go. But on the other hand, there are not really a lot of people who don't want me to stay sober. I was a nightmare.
I don't go around lecturing people and telling them they shouldn't eat meat. I just don't think that's terribly effective. I just try to tell people how I have personally benefitted from the vegan lifestyle.
I came to San Antonio, and it's known for the River Walk. So I was just doing some sightseeing, I looked at the bridge and I thought, 'Man, if I do a flip off this bridge, that would be super-cool.' I don't recommend anybody jump off that bridge.
For me to make a living acting silly for as long as I can get away with it, I think the most viable way to make that happen is to evolve into more traditional comedy. I've really been putting in the work.
I have been really enjoying making a project out of seeking out an extremely healthy diet of raw, organic, vegan foods - and I plan on continuing to do so.
I have a tough stomach, and I've put myself through a lot. But when I first found out what happens to animals on modern factory farms and in today's slaughterhouses, I wanted to throw up - I literally couldn't believe it.
I guess I just always imagined that I was going to die, like, somehow on top. I was going to, like, go out in some sort of blaze of glory. I never thought about sort of fading into obscurity. And I've worked so hard at having a life, an identity, in obscurity and finding peace with that.
I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems.
I felt like it was inevitable that I was going to fail in life and die young. So I was frantically scrambling to document my stunts and pack my message into a bottle. I thought maybe I could be discovered after I'd died, like Van Gogh.
It's commonly said that if slaughterhouses had clear glass walls, nobody would eat meat. I think people go out of their way to remain ignorant about how factory farm animals are treated.
Initially, my decision to stop eating meat was motivated by fear of spiritual consequences, but right away I found that not eating meat made me feel good about myself. It increased my self-esteem, which I found so rewarding, I wanted to do more.
I wouldn't have really committed myself to any kind of spiritual lifestyle, I don't think, if I had not endured great suffering. I think that's the case with a lot of people.
I started out making skateboard videos. Soon, it dawned on me I just wasn't that great at skateboarding. So I put down the skateboard and just kept going with the camera.
I never contemplated any kind of existence or identity after my career. I never thought at some point the entertainment industry is going to be through with me. And when it first occurred to me that my career was going to cease to be ascendant, then I freaked out.
My first call is always to my dad. It's really rad. What had initially drove my dad and me apart - all my stunts and antics - has brought us together, closer than we've ever been. My dad's been a huge part of my team.
Rather than wait to be discovered, discover yourself. Whatever it is that you intend to do later, start doing it now, get good at it, and show people what you've done. Actions speak louder than words.
There's definitely some parallels between me and Joaquin Phoenix, I think. The line gets so blurry. My rap career wasn't a hoax, but it was absolutely intended to be a joke. The problem was that I really was on a quest to somehow be a Caucasian Ol' Dirty Bastard.
The idea is to improve somebody's day. That's how I've always viewed my job. I'm a distraction therapist. I make people's problems go away for just a little bit.
The first thought that I had about really trying to get sober was, 'Man, I could do a lot of good in the world. I can lead by example and just be this heroic recovery guy.' And that's just a bad reason to get sober. You can't get sober for anybody's benefit, let alone the world at large. You really got to do it for yourself.
When I first became recognizable from appearing on television, I abused my notoriety as much as I possibly could, at the expense of both my health and personal relationships.
What brings you closer to God is being in service to others. I think any religion or spiritual way of life will indicate that service to others will lead to a connection with a higher power.
When I first became involved with PETA, it was on an 'issue-by-issue' basis - they interviewed me in my old apartment about animal abuse in the circus as I sat on a leather sofa.
When I was fifteen years old, my dad won a video camera in a corporate golf tournament. I snatched it from his closet and began filming skateboard videos with my friends.
When I was a kid, I loved a heavy metal band called Motley Crue. I was thirteen when they came to my city, and I called every hotel in the Yellow Pages asking for a room by the name of their manager in hopes of meeting the band. After two or three hours of calling hotels, I got through, and the manager's brother answered the phone.
I skew quite blue. A lot of my stuff is really, really pretty filthy and raunchy, which I don't think would be much of surprise. And I include some physicality as well. I suppose it's an exercise of being faithful to my brand, but I do enjoy doing physical stunts and tricks, and I always incorporate them into the show as well.

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