From Jackass to Family Therapy: The Evolution of Bam Margera

Who else loved watching Viva la Bam and Jackass?

His grandfather nicknamed him “Bam” after his habit of running into walls at the age of three, and not much has changed for Bam Margera since then! We all remember getting a kick out of watching him torture his parents with those hilarious pranks on Viva la Bam and being uncomfortably amazed by those self-injuring stunts on Jackass, but we never thought we’d see this fearless reality TV star on the first season of Family Therapy. As we watch Bam make his recovery from alcoholism and repair his relationship with mom April, let’s look backat some throwback pics of awesome moments from Bam’s career.

  • 1
    2002

    Bam backstage at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with Jackass Cast mates Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O

  • 2
    2003

    Bam during 2003 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California

  • 3
    2004

    Bam backstage during MTV’s Total Request Live in Times Square

  • 4
    2004

    Bam and Tony Hawk and during the Blender 2004 MTV VMA Pre-Party in Miami, Flordia

  • 5
    2004

    Bam and Busta Rhymes on the red carpet of Spike TV’s 2nd Annual ’Video Game Awards 2004’ in Santa Monica, California

  • 6
    2004

    Bam visiting MTV’s ’TRL at MTV Studios, in Time Square New York City

  • 7
    2005

    Bam during 2005 MTV Video Music Awards

  • 8
    2006

    Bam during the Jackass season two premiere in Hollywood, California

  • 9
    2006

    Bam during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York

  • 10
    2008

    Bam at the release party for Element X’s Kat Von D collectors series skateboard at ACTIVE Ride Shop in Westwood, California

  • 11

    Bam attending the premiere for ’Jackass 3D’ at Cinema Gaumont in Paris, France

  • 12
    2011

    Bam celebrating his 32nd birthday at Studio 54 MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 13
    2014

    Bam arriving at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles, California

  • 14
    2016

    Bam in session on VH1’s Family Therapy

    We’re rooting for you Bam! Keep up the good work!