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Philip John Clapp, known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville, is an actor, comedian and daredevil. He has been featured in a number of films, but is best known as the co-creator and principal star of the MTV series Jackass and its subsequent films.
Relationship with Weezer
Knoxville knew the members of Weezer when they lived in the Amherst House in the early 1990s. Over the years, Knoxville and Weezer have crossed paths several times. In 2008, Knoxville and the band drove around to their old stomping grounds and played basketball for several MTV Promotional clips that were aired when The Red Album was released. In 2010, Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass crew co-starred in the video for "Memories"
Cuomo explained Weezer's relationship with Knoxville to MTV News during the filming of "Memories": "Yeah, Weezer and 'Jackass,' in a way, we go back a long way, since before any of us were successful. [In] '91, '92, we were hanging out together in Hollywood, Johnny Knoxville was known as 'PJ' back then, and I remember playing basketball with him a lot back then. He was like this good-looking, aspiring-actor guy, but for some reason, he was super sweet and nice to me, which I thought was interesting. He had nice manners."
Pat Wilson added: "I used to play tennis with Johnny Knoxville. He nicknamed me 'the Albatross' because I had the long wingspan. I would always get to the ball. He wasn't very good."