Birth Date: September 28, 1979 / Age: 37
Birth Place: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Biography: 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"). Until early 2005, he was romantically linked to Jenn Rivell, his longtime girlfriend and fiancee.
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's sponsors include Element Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Adio Footwear, and Fairman's skate shop.
Bam directed and co-wrote (with Brandon DiCamillo) 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 also has a small speaking part in the skater movie "Grind".
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. The CKY Crew, when still in the area, often frequents the 15 North bar.
Like many celebrities, one of his pornographic home videos (with girlfriend Jenn Rivell) was leaked onto the internet. Unlike other celbrities however the video was originaly found as an easter egg on selected copies of his, CKY 4: Latest and Greatest DVD.