He is best known in popular culture as a cast member of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass and for his own spin-offs Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union.
Brandon Cole Margera was born on September 28, 1979, in West Chester, Pennsylvania
He is the younger brother of Jess Margera and the nephew of Vincent Margera.
He received the nickname "Bam Bam" from his grandfather, after his habit as a child of purposely running into walls.
Eventually, the nickname was shortened to "Bam" by his schoolmates.
He attended West Chester East High School and dropped out after his junior year. He later worked to receive his GED.
Margera first began his career as a professional skateboarder in 1997 and 1998, when he was sponsored by Toy Machine Skateboards.