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Name: Brandon Cole Margera                                                         
Born: 28 September 1979 West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.                           
Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera (born September 28, 1979), is a professional           
skateboarder, reality television personality and daredevil. He released a series   
of videos under the CKY banner and came to prominence after being drafted into     
MTV's Jackass crew. He has since appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy   
Union, both Jackass movies, and Haggard, which he co-wrote and directed.           
Margera was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Phil and April Margera. He is   
also the younger brother of Jess Margera and nephew of Vincent Margera. His       
grandfather nicknamed him "Bam" at the age of three after his habit of running     
into walls. He attended East High School and cites friend Chris Raab as his       
only reason for attending high school, and dropped out after Raab got expelled     
for smearing feces on a locker. He later received his GED at the insistence of     
his parents.                                                                       
Margera was previously engaged to Jenn Rivell, a divorced single mother six       
years his senior. Rivell played a prominent part in several of his projects and   
the couple appeared to be co-habiting in various episodes of Viva La Bam.         
However, the relationship ended in 2005 and Margera later become engaged to       
Melissa "Missy" Rothstein, a childhood friend. In November 2006 Margera filed     
for "Protection From Abuse" from Rivell after she allegedly broke into his house. 
He further alleged that Rivell had exhibited irrational and aggressive behavior   
towards him on several previous occasions including destroying several computers   
and vandalizing his house immediately after their initial breakup. The judge       
dismissed the allegations as "speculative" and "hearsay". Their break-up was       
attributed to rumors Margera had slept with pop star Jessica Simpson, which       
Margera initially denied before admitting they had been "intimate". Margera       
reasserted that nothing untoward had happened after he and Simpson met at an MTV   
Video Music Awards after-party in 2006.                                           
Margera currently resides in "Castle Bam", a large house near West Chester, PA.   
The house has a gothic theme, a skatepark in the driveway and is situated on 14   
acres of land. In January 2007, Margera built a ramp in his backyard, near the     
old casino seen in Viva La Bam. The ramp itself caused trouble with the township   
. Margera's parents, uncle and friends lived in the house while shooting Viva La   
Margera married Melissa Rothstein on February 3, 2007, in downtown Philadelphia,   
with about 350 friends and family in attendance. The couple's honeymoon was in     
In an October 24, 2007 interview with the Cleveland Free Times, Margera stated     
that although he had completed paperwork that would legally change his first       
name to Bam, he was "still debating" filing it after a conversation with his