Wildboyz
Overview
 
Wildboyz is a spin-off and follow-up to Jackass, which debuted in 2003 on MTV
MTV
MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

 and moved to MTV2
MTV2
MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to analogue cable lineups across the nation...

 in its third season. Steve-O and Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius
Christopher Andrew "Chris" Pontius is an American entertainer and daredevil. Pontius is a member of Jackass, and along with Steve-O, was the co-host of Wildboyz.-Life and career:...

 are the stars of the show, who perform stunts and acts with animals, often putting themselves in situations for which they are not trained. The two are both stars in the hit movies Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie is a 2002 American reality film directed by Jeff Tremaine with the tagline "Do not attempt this at home." It is a riskier and uncensored continuation of the stunts and pranks by the various characters of the MTV television series Jackass, which had completed its unique series...

, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D is a 2010 American 3D comedy film and the fourth film in the Jackass series. It was released on October 15, 2010 by Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to American theaters and marked the 10th anniversary of the franchise, which started in 2000...

. They travel to different parts of the globe, performing their stunts in exotic environments while educating their audience on wildlife and local culture.
Encyclopedia
Wildboyz is a spin-off and follow-up to Jackass, which debuted in 2003 on MTV
MTV
MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

 and moved to MTV2
MTV2
MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to analogue cable lineups across the nation...

 in its third season. Steve-O and Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius
Christopher Andrew "Chris" Pontius is an American entertainer and daredevil. Pontius is a member of Jackass, and along with Steve-O, was the co-host of Wildboyz.-Life and career:...

 are the stars of the show, who perform stunts and acts with animals, often putting themselves in situations for which they are not trained. The two are both stars in the hit movies Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie is a 2002 American reality film directed by Jeff Tremaine with the tagline "Do not attempt this at home." It is a riskier and uncensored continuation of the stunts and pranks by the various characters of the MTV television series Jackass, which had completed its unique series...

, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D is a 2010 American 3D comedy film and the fourth film in the Jackass series. It was released on October 15, 2010 by Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to American theaters and marked the 10th anniversary of the franchise, which started in 2000...

. They travel to different parts of the globe, performing their stunts in exotic environments while educating their audience on wildlife and local culture. Season 4, the show's final season, made its debut on January 6, 2006, at 9 pm EST as a part of Sic 'Em Fridays on MTV2.

Format

Wildboyz follows the antics of Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius
Christopher Andrew "Chris" Pontius is an American entertainer and daredevil. Pontius is a member of Jackass, and along with Steve-O, was the co-host of Wildboyz.-Life and career:...

 and Steve-O
Steve-O
Steve-O is an American stunt performer and television personality. His entertainment career is mostly centered around his performance stunts on the American TV series Jackass and accompanying movies....

, as they travel all around the globe. Over the course of 4 seasons, Pontius and Steve-O have traveled to 19 different locations. At each location the pair would both interact with the wild as well as learn the culture of the natives. Some of their antics include dressing up and running with the animals they encounter, subjecting themselves to the defense mechanisms of the animals, and eating the food of the countries' cultures.
The dangerous nature of the stunts arguably outstrips that of either Jackass
Jackass (TV series)
jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, ridiculous, self-injuring stunts and pranks...

or another similar spin-off, Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam is an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends and family. The show was a spin-off from MTV's Jackass, in which Margera and most of the main cast had appeared...

. In the course of the show, Steve-O has purposely subjected himself to the relatively mild sting of the Emperor scorpion
Emperor scorpion
The emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator, is a species of scorpion native to Africa. It is one of the largest scorpions in the world and lives for 5–8 years. Its body is black, but glows under ultraviolet light...

 on more than one occasion, and Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius
Christopher Andrew "Chris" Pontius is an American entertainer and daredevil. Pontius is a member of Jackass, and along with Steve-O, was the co-host of Wildboyz.-Life and career:...

 has nearly been attacked by a wild jaguar and has been bitten by a Black Bear
American black bear
The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most common bear species. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in...

. One of their most dangerous stunts showed the boys attracting a great white shark
Great white shark
The great white shark, scientific name Carcharodon carcharias, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. It is known for its size, with the largest individuals known to have approached...

 while disguised as seals, then later jumping into the open water just 10m away, as well as placing dangling meat attached to a hammock to attract wild lions. In another dangerous stunt, the pair dressed up as fake zebras in the Sahara
Sahara
The Sahara is the world's second largest desert, after Antarctica. At over , it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as Europe or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean...

 near a lion den.

Despite the crude humor, the show has educational value, as it features accurate narrations of various animals and indigenous cultures. What separates Steve-O and Chris Pontius from their animal show-host colleagues is their complete fearlessness despite their lack of training. This recklessness is also seen in their willingness to interact with the various cultures that they come in contact with. Steve-O and Chris seem open to any new experience, which has given them a chance to experience rituals and partake in events that a typical visitor or tourist may not be privy to. This has made them very popular with both animal and comedy lovers alike.

Several members of the Jackass cast and crew have contributed assistance to the show. The director of Jackass, Jeff Tremaine
Jeff Tremaine
Jeffery James "Jeff" Tremaine is an American film and television producer/director, and, along with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, one of the creators of MTV's Jackass. He directed Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D, and Jackass spinoff Wildboyz...

, returns as director and Executive Producer of Wildboyz. Cameraman Dimitry Elyashkevich
Dimitry Elyashkevich
Dimitry Elyashkevich is a producer and camera operator of the MTV series of Jackass and Wildboyz.He was born on February 23, 1975 in Minsk, Soviet Union . Dimitry has also cameoed in the series and movies, most notably the Gumball 3000 rally special as their Russian Interpreter, as well as being...

 also serves as the Director of Photography as well as Executive Producer for the show. Manny Puig
Manny Puig
Manny "Sharkman" Puig is an American wildlife educator and entertainer. Puig is known for his direct approach when dealing with dangerous animals such as sharks, black bears and American alligators...

, a wild animal expert who appeared on Jackass several times, occasionally joins the Wildboyz on their adventures. Fellow Jackass cast members Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville
Philip John Clapp , better known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, stunt performer, best known for being the co-creator and principal star of the MTV reality series Jackass, with the catchphrase "I'm Johnny Knoxville, and welcome to Jackass."-Early...

 and Wee-Man also make occasional appearances on the show.

End

The show ended in 2006, after 4 seasons. The reason for not making a fifth season came after the death of Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin
Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin , nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted...

, on which Pontius and Steve-O commented, saying "If this could happen to him, and he's a professional, we've got to look out for our own safety." In all 32 episodes were produced, more than its predecessor Jackass
Jackass (TV series)
jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, ridiculous, self-injuring stunts and pranks...

.

Though no proper series finale was created, the concept of Wildboyz was somewhat revisited during Jackass Number Two, which was filmed after Wildboyz had ended.
  • "The Fish Hook" sketch, which featured Wildboyz stars Pontius, Steve-O and frequent collaborator Manny Puig
    Manny Puig
    Manny "Sharkman" Puig is an American wildlife educator and entertainer. Puig is known for his direct approach when dealing with dangerous animals such as sharks, black bears and American alligators...

    , involved Steve-O attaching himself to a fishing rod while the fishhook was stabbed through his cheek. After this Pontius threw him out to sea full of sharks. During the commentary for Jackass Number Two, Jackass
    Jackass (TV series)
    jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, ridiculous, self-injuring stunts and pranks...

    /Wildboyz cameraman Dimitry Elyashkevich
    Dimitry Elyashkevich
    Dimitry Elyashkevich is a producer and camera operator of the MTV series of Jackass and Wildboyz.He was born on February 23, 1975 in Minsk, Soviet Union . Dimitry has also cameoed in the series and movies, most notably the Gumball 3000 rally special as their Russian Interpreter, as well as being...

     jokingly called the sketch "Wildboyz: The Movie!".
  • During the Jackass Number Two commentary for the "How to Milk a Horse" segment, producer/director Jeff Tremaine confirmed that the segment was indeed filmed for Wildboyz; but Tremaine shelved the footage after filming the segment, knowing that MTV would never air the segment. However, a part 2 of this scene was aired on Wildboyz, filmed at the same ranch on the same day, where Steve-O inseminated a horse.

Guest stars

  • Manny Puig
    Manny Puig
    Manny "Sharkman" Puig is an American wildlife educator and entertainer. Puig is known for his direct approach when dealing with dangerous animals such as sharks, black bears and American alligators...

  • Johnny Knoxville
    Johnny Knoxville
    Philip John Clapp , better known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, stunt performer, best known for being the co-creator and principal star of the MTV reality series Jackass, with the catchphrase "I'm Johnny Knoxville, and welcome to Jackass."-Early...

  • Wee-Man
  • David Hasselhoff
    David Hasselhoff
    David Michael Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman. He is best known for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US series Knight Rider and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch...

  • Method Man
    Method Man
    Clifford Smith , better known by his stage name Method Man is an American hip hop artist, record producer, actor and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He took his stage name from the 1979 film The Fearless Young Boxer, also known as Method Man. He is one half of the rap duo Method Man...

  • Juvenile (rapper)
    Juvenile (rapper)
    Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys . At the age of 19, he began recording raps, releasing his debut album Being Myself in 1995...

  • Three 6 Mafia
    Three 6 Mafia
    Three 6 Mafia are an Academy Award-winning, American rap group originating from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 1991 as Triple 6 Mafia, by DJ Paul, Juicy J, & Lord Infamous, the group at its most featured six members including; Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo and Koopsta Knicca...

  • Loomis Fall
    Loomis Fall
    Loomis Fall is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician and actor who has performed with several rock and punk bands, most notably with Wax, an early-1990s California pop-punk band, which was compared to the likes of the Ramones and the Pixies. Fall has performed as a cast member in...

  • Mat Hoffman
    Mat Hoffman
    Mat Hoffman is an American BMX rider considered one of the best vert-ramp riders in the history of the sport. He is nicknamed "The Condor" and owns the BMX Freestyle brand Hoffman BMX Bikes, based out of Oklahoma City, OK.-Bio:...

  • Tony Hawk
    Tony Hawk
    Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk , nicknamed "The Birdman" is an American retired professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk gained significant fame for completing the first 900 as well as his licensed video game titles distributed by Activision...

  • Macaque
    Macaque
    The macaques constitute a genus of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. - Description :Aside from humans , the macaques are the most widespread primate genus, ranging from Japan to Afghanistan and, in the case of the barbary macaque, to North Africa...


Season releases

DVD NameEp # Release Date!!Additional Information
The Complete 1st Season 8 October 26, 2004 Commentary by Chris Pontius, Steve-O and creators Jeff Tremaine and Dimitry Elyashkevich, Deleted scenes, "Making of Wildboyz" featurette, A "bite list", A "Wildboyz encyclopedia", Music videos, Bios, Interviews, Photo gallery.
The Complete 2nd Season 8 April 26, 2005 Commentary featuring Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Wee-man and co-creators Dimitry Elyashkevich and Jeff Tremaine, Never-before-seen bonus segments, Outtakes, Bloopers, Behind-the-scenes featurette: "Wildboyz Unclothed", "Bite list", Photo gallery, Wildboyz encyclopedia & trivia game, Easter Eggs.
The Complete 3rd and 4th Seasons 16 September 12, 2006 Commentary featuring Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Wee-Man, and More!, Outtakes, Unaired Segments, Top 10 Wildboyz Moments, Wildboyz featurette "Over & Out", Photo Gallery.
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