DARIEN, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Darien’s Steve-O!
Steve-O, who has lived in Darien, turns 40 on Friday. The stunt performer, comedian, and TV personality was born June 13, 1974, in London.
Steve-O began sending videos of himself to Big Brother Magazine editor Jeff Tremaine. Tremaine recruited Steve-O for MTV's television series "Jackass," which became an instant hit.
MTV has subsequently released five movies based on the series: "Jackass: The Movie" (2002), "Jackass Number Two" (2006), direct-home release "Jackass 2.5" (2007), "Jackass 3D" (2010), and "Jackass 3.5."
In 2001, he released "Don't Try This at Home" on DVD, which contained material censored by MTV. It went on to sell 140,000 copies. He toured to promote the DVD by doing stunts, which was filmed and released as "Don't Try This at Home Volume 2: The Tour."
After the "Jackass" show ended, he co-starred with Chris Pontius on MTV's "Wildboyz," which lasted four seasons until 2006.
On July 18, 2006, Steve-O became a late contestant on the British reality show "Love Island" broadcast on ITV from Fiji. In 2007, Steve-O starred in his own television show called "Dr. Steve-O" on the USA Network.
On Feb. 5, 2008, he appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius Satellite radio to promote his upcoming rap album "Hard As a Rock." Another mix-CD released by Steve-O is called "The Dumbest Asshole In Hip Hop."
Steve-O currently tours performing stand-up comedy.