His antics eventually made their way onto the desks of MTV executives, and with the support of director Spike Jonze, the music network gave Knoxville and his team money to create a television pilot..
The show was famous for featuring dangerous stunts and pranks (Knoxville is said to have been knocked unconscious several times during the filming of the show).
Knoxville may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than he feels.
The future actor/stuntman got A's in high school but had no desire to go to college.
After graduation, he moved to Southern California, where he had won a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, but he left acting school after only two weeks.
In fact, Johnny Knoxville may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that he learned as a child.
Knoxville's tie to his mother is very strong and Johnny Knoxville also seeks nurturing and protection from his spouse and other family members as well.
Johnny is quietly supportive and faithful to his friends and loved ones.
His thinking is dictated by his feelings and Knoxville may rely on his intuitions and impressions rather than practical means.Johnny Knoxville has a kind, warm-hearted and cordial nature and he treats others with sympathetic and compassionate understanding.His emotional life tends to be a bit strange and he is likely to fantasize a lot and to weave a web of illusions.In 1995, he married Melanie Lynn Cates in Las Vegas. Knoxville says becoming a father inspired him to pursue his career seriously.His early work was brief and largely unseen: He appeared in fast-food and soft-drink commercials and wrote a novel that was never finished. "I probably didn't have the greatest plan, in hindsight.Johnny desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with his love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to him.