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Bam Margera

Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera (born September 28, 1979) is the skateboarder star of Viva la Bam and member of the Jackass crew, both shows broadcasted by MTV. He makes his own skate videos known as the CKY quadrilogy, which is also the name of his brother Jess's heavy metal band (see CKY band). Bam's crew includes Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Rake Yohn, Raab Himself, his ever suffering parents, Phil and April, and his uncle Vincent Margera ("Don Vito").

Bam is also known to be a good friend of HIM's frontman, Ville Valo. Bam worked as a director for a few HIM videos. He even got heartagram tattoos, a symbol invented by Ville Valo.

Bam endorses and is a member of Element Skateboards, as well as Adio Footwear.

Bam also directed a film called Haggard, starring Bam and most of Bam's friends. The film is based on a true story about Ryan Dunn's ex-girlfriend and their adventures spying on her.

Bam was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a southwestern suburb of Philadelphia. Before ascending to professional status, he could be found frequenting the local skate spots, performing at area fairgrounds, and loitering at Fairman's skate shop.

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Last updated: 05-13-2005 07:56:04