Episode 108: Jackass and Wildboyz star Chris Pointius on his unique path to fame and why he loves kettlebell training

Chris Pontius is a core member of the MTV & movie franchise hit, Jackass and, along with Steve-O, co-host of Wildboyz. On Jackass, Pontius often went by the monikers "Bunny the Lifeguard", "Party Boy", "Chief Roberts", "Roller Bobby", "Pontius the Barbarian", "Mr. America", "Garbage Man", "Dutch Girl", "Satan", and "Bear Johnson (The Alaskan Porn Sensation)."

Chris joins us to discuss how the Jackass francise came together, living out of his car, the ups & downs of the fame that was created via Jackass, classic Steve-O moments, kettlebell training with Mike, as well as the following:

  • Chris shares how he got connected with the Jackass crew & how he parlayed their antics into a career and a brand
  • Chris explains why so many people wanted to shoot them during many scenes that were filmed for the Jackass francise
  • Is there a difference between real life, off-camera, everyday Chris & his "Party Boy" character
  • Chris explains what his financial life was like, before Jackass
  • What was/is Chris's relationship with the other Jackass members such as Johnny Knoxville, Bam Megara, & Steve-O
  • Chris shares the salary war ensued between the Jackass movie francise producers and himself, & why he held out so long for Jackass 2
  • Mike shares a story about witnessing Steve-O's junk, while Chris shares how Steve-O turned his life around for the better
  • How does Chris deal with the likes of TMZ & how artist such as Kanye West are the masters of media manipulation
  • What celebrity was Chris starstruck by, who is usually perceived as an a--hole, but was a really cool person, as well as what media darling turned out to be the meanest celebrity he's met
  • What lessons regarding the strength game did Chris learn from Mike's coaching
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing "transition" kettlebells 


All this and much more:

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