In June 2007, Johnny officially filed for divorce from wife Melanie after 12 years of marriage. Johnny has requested joint custody of their 11-year-old daughter, Madison.
In June 2007 it was revealed that Johnny, along with Jimmy Kimmel and radio personality Adam Carolla, was being sued by an actor claiming he remained unpaid for work he performed in the movie Windy City Heat in 2003.
Johnny is the cousin of Roger Alan Wade.
Johnny earned a nomination at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best Comedic Performance from his performance in Jackass: The Movie.
Johnny is a big Johnny Cash fan and bought a cabin from him just before he died.
Prior to his acting career kicking off, Johnny appeared in commercials for Taco Bell, Coors Light, and Mountain Dew.
When he was 13 years old, Johnny made a false report card with failing grades that was left out for his parents to discover, when he actually earned straight A in his school subjects.
Johnny was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was also suggested in the Worst Actor category for his roles in the films Daltry Calhoun, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The Ringer, but he didn't receive a nomination.
Johnny has his own production company called Dickhouse Productions, which co-produces most of his productions.
Johnny bares a scar on his head after getting punched from professional heavyweight boxer Eric "Butterbean" Esch during a segment of Jackass: The Movie. Johnny was knocked unconscious three times during course of filming the movie in 2002.
Johnny was writing for a skateboarding magazine called Big Brother when he did a story about self-defense equipment, which he tried on himself while Jeff Tremaine (the editor for Big Brother) filmed it. After that he was asked to do a television show, hence Jackass.
Johnny grew up in the same town as the famous director Quentin Tarantino.
Johnny suffers from asthma.
Johnny was offered a spot on Saturday Night Live, but turned it down.
The salary Johnny earned for Walking Tall in 2004 was $5,000,000.
Johnny is approx. 6'1" tall.
Johnny attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California.
At age of eight Johnny had the flu, pneumonia and bronchitis all at same time and nearly died.
Johnny grew up in southern Knoxville, Tennessee.
Johnny: (revealing he nearly lost his testicles when a Jackass stunt went wrong) I've just got back from Oklahoma where I was shooting Mat Hoffman's tribute to Evel Knievel. I had a ball, too, even though I almost lost my own balls in the process! ... let's just say before I did a back-flip on a motorcycle I should have learned how to ride one first. I have to go now. I have to empty the p**s bag on my leg that I have to wear for the next two weeks until my torn urethra heals.
Johnny: Being a complete juvenile delinquent helped me grow up a little.
Johnny: I don't want to die, but I don't mind taking a few slams for the kids.
Johnny: Hello, I'm Johnny Knoxville, welcome to Jackass.