An alumni of the Big Brother Magazine school of skateboarding that also includes such esteemed graduates as Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Spike Jonze, shaggy-haired stuntman Chris Pontius wandered the world in search of adventure before gaining fame as a core member of the notorious Jackass crew. Driven by a constant need to explore the world and have fun in the process, Pontius turned his travel obsession into a career when, in the early '90s, be began documenting his journeys in a series of hilariously ruttish reports originally published in Big Brother Magazine. Despite the fact that Big Brother was first and foremost a skateboarding publication, the magazine ultimately proved the perfect vehicle for Pontius' irreverent voice, and before long the worldly writer had formed a fairly close bond with editor Jeff Tremaine. When the crew from that totalitarian-titled skateboard rag decided to take their outrageous stunt show to television, adventurous Pontius seemed the perfect fit to become a key member of the core Jackass crew.
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Pontius grew up skating on his family's ranch in San Luis Obispo, California. He first appeared in the second issue of Big Brother riding a skateboard down a handrail. Issue 8 featured an interview with Pontius and saw his first public appearance in the nude, when he was still under the legal age of
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