Stephen Gilchrist Glover, better known as Steve-O, was born on June 13, 1974 in London. Steve-O’s father served as the president of the South American division of Pepsi-Cola keeping his family in London for several years, and moving them around to Brazil, Venezuela, and Uganda.
At the age of four his family moved to Darien, Connecticut then Miami, Florida two years later until they returned to London for Steve-O to begin high school. He then attended the University of Miami for one year before he dropped out and attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. He was not selected for their circus, so he worked as a clown in a circus at the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop flea market. Here Steve-O began filming his stunts and sent them in to Big Brother Magazine editor Jeff Tremaine.
Soon after Tremaine recruited Steve-O for Jackass an instant hit on MTV. Jackass turned into four movies with his co-star Bam Margera. After starring on MTV’s Wildboyz with Chris Pontius, Steve-O most recently was on Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and was the star of Jackass 3D which released in October of 2010.
Was never a clown for Ringling Brothers, but did graduate from Clown College in 1997.
- In 2005 he launched his own shoe company called Sneaux Shoes.