Steve-o Redemption Essay

547 WordsDec 15, 20113 Pages
Steve-O Redemption Sometimes in life, people do the unthinkable and believe that there is no possible way to recover from their tragic event. Stephen Glover has proved everyone wrong about this theory. Past the arrests for drugs, assault, and alcohol abuse, Stephen is a man trying to make a living. Stephen is world famous for his alter ego “Steve-O”. Steve-O is a famous idiot who makes his living from doing acts of stupidity to entertain the eyes of America. Stephen Glover was born on June 13, 1974 in London, England. Steve-O moved around a lot as a kid. He lived in England, Brazil and the United States before he reached high school. Using his father's video camera, Steve-O filmed his skateboarding antics. "Soon it dawned on me I wasn't that great at skateboarding. So I put down the skateboard and just kept going with the camera." Soon after he realized this he started filming dumb acts for laughs. Steve-O then enrolled at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. In 1997, Steve-O graduated from Clown College and ended up working for a flea-market circus. He filmed some of his stunts during this time and sent out videos of his work. One video ended up in the hands of producer and director Jeff Tremaine. Tremaine added Steve-O to a stunt-based reality show he was developing with Johnny Knoxville. The show, known as Jackass, debuted on MTV in 2000 and featured a group of young men accomplishing outrageous, and often painful, feats. The life of the rich and famous has a down fall. Steve-O had a bad drug problem when he started to make some money due to becoming famous. Steve-O huffing nitrous canisters, snorting cocaine, and guzzling booze in massive quantities were the main causes of his self-destruction. Steve-O trash’s his own apartment and when a neighbor complains, he rips a hole in the wall connecting their apartments, sticks

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