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. Pontius was
born in Pasadena, California. He grew up skating on his family's
ranch in San Luis Obispo, California. He first appeared in the second
issue of Big Brother Magazine 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
18. In Issue #9, he wrote an article titled "18 Ways to be
Pontius worked for Big Brother until 1999, when he was fired for
not showing up for a tour without notice. After parting ways with
Big Brother, he drifted from job to job, including stints at Jamba
Juice and working as a temp for Charles Schwab. After several months,
he returned to the magazine with an article titled, "Life After
Big Brother", telling of his misadventures in the 9 to 5 world.
He joined Big Brother editor Jeff Tremaine and contributor Johnny
Knoxville with the Jackass crew in 2000. After Jackass ended, he
starred in Wildboyz on MTV and later MTV2 with Jackass alumnus Steve-O.
Pontius' trademark style consists of either a male pouch thong and
a bow tie, or a headband and belt (being otherwise nude), which
he attributes to a favorite pastime as a kid where he and his brother
would play "naked natives," scaring houseguests wearing
nothing but a belt. Pontius has used the naked native motif to run
alongside animals in Wildboyz; one of the photos also hangs in director
Jeff Tremaine's office, directly behind his desk. It was put up
by Pontius himself, during the filming of the first Jackass film
He has been married to Claire Nolan since October 29, 2004. He is
a vegetarian .....