Bam Margera, TV Personality / Skateboarder
Born: 28 September 1979
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Best Known As: Skateboarding star of Jackass and Viva La Bam
Name at birth: Brandon C. Margera
MTV once described Bam Margera as "a skate guru who's skidded face-first down the vert ramp one too many times." At first a professional skateboarder, Margera became a popular regular on the MTV series Jackass, in which Margera, co-star Johnny Knoxville and other goofy young men performed outrageous, dangerous and just plain dumb stunts for the camera. The series ran from 2000-2002 and spawned a 2002 feature film, Jackass: The Movie. In 2003 Margera began appearing in his own MTV series, Viva La Bam, which featured various staged stories and Jackass-style stunts taking place at the Margera family homestead in Pennsylvania. Margera also wrote, directed and starred in the 2003 film Haggard: The Movie and has directed a series of skate-and-stunt videos in the series known as CKY.
Margera's name is pronounced mar-JER-uh... CKY (or Camp Kill Yourself) is also the name of a band in which Margera's brother Jess plays drums; the band's music is closely associated with skateboarding... Skateboarder Tony Hawk has made cameo appearances in Margera's programs.
Birth Date: August 4, 1981
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Marques Barrett "Batman" Houston (born August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and R&B singer, best known as lead singer of boy band Immature/IMx.
Born in Los Angeles to Michael and Carolyn Houston, Marques had been talented all his life. He started band Immature with his childhood friends Jerome "Romeo" Jones and Kelton "LDB" Keessee. Chris Stokes became the manager of the group and they scored chart-topping hits on their debut album "On Our Worst Behavior" in 1992. It was released on Virgin Records. Which led to other albums like "Playtime Is Over", "We Got It" and "The Journey. In 1997, Marques' mother Carolyn died of Cancer. He wrote songs "Alone" and "Please Don't Go" at the time of her death. In 1999 him and his band changed their name to IMX to show off how mature they had became. They later disbanded.
Houston began his musical career as the frontman of boy band Immature (IMX)
In 2003, Houston recorded his first solo album with producer Jermaine Dupri, entitled MH. It was moderately successful, but with no major hits.
He recently released sophomore album, Naked. The first single, "All Because Of You", was an Urban chart hit. The video for the second single "Naked", the title track for the album, became controversial when music networks including BET and MTV refused to air it because of the content. It was edited and now is shown on BET.
He is currently signed to TUG.