Steve-O

Steve-O


Real name: Stephen Gilchrist Glover
Nickname: Steve-O
Home: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Age: 27
Sign: Gemini

Biography: Steve graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997. He says the program was more like boot camp than college. "It was only eight weeks long and we trained fourteen hours every day." Out of 2000 applicants, only 33 were accepted and Steve-O was one of them. However, after graduation, only 10 were selected for the circus and this didn't include him. "Perhaps I was seen as more of an insurance risk than a clown." 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. "I was able to save up all that elephant shit from the three circus elephants" he says. So far for next season he has already had 13 days of filming, so look forward to seeing much more of Steve-O's antics in the next few months.

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