Ryan Dunn

Active - 1996 - 2012  |   Born - Jun 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio, United States  |   Died - Jun 20, 2011   |   Genres - Comedy, Sports & Recreation

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Reality TV personality and daredevil Ryan Dunn grew up in New York and later Pennsylvania, where he joined the CKY Crew with his friend Bam Margera, filming stunts and dares. He soon took his talents to the Jackass crew in 2000, appearing on the TV show and in the subsequent movies -- memorably inserting a toy car into his rectum and then going into a radiologist's office, asking for an X-ray. Dunn continued working with his co-stars on various stunt-related projects, like Viva la Bam, but his life and career were cut short in June 2011 when he drove his Porsche off the road and hit a tree. He was 34.

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  • Met Bam Margera, his partner in filming skateboard and stunt videos, on his first day of high school after moving from New York to Pennsylvania.
  • Was an original member of the CKY Crew, whose stunts were later featured on MTV's Jackass.
  • Made appearances in 2007's Blonde Ambition and in an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
  • T-shirts bearing an X-ray image taken of Dunn for a certain notorious prank he pulled were sold around the time of the release of Jackass: The Movie in 2002.