“I'm Ryan Dunn, and I'm surrounded by morons.”
“If there's some stupid guy in the crowd, like there usually is, I'll just break the ice by kicking him ... That usually gets everyone really happy because chances are he's been annoying everyone the whole day.”
“We were both putting out videos, doing the same thing at the same time, ... It (Jackass) just kind of worked.”
Ryan Dunn (born Ryan Matthew Dunn on June 11, 1977 in Medina, Ohio) was an American stunt performer, television personality and actor. Ryan grew up in Ohio until he was a teenager. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when he was fifteen and on his first day at his new school, he met Bam Margera. A lifelong friendship was formed, and Ryan was part of Bam’s crew of stunt performers and skateboarders. Dubbed “Camp Kill Yourself,” the group caught the eye of Johnny Knoxville, and they became part of the troupe of stunt and pranksters called Jackass. Ryan appeared in the first three Jackass movies and, post-Jackass, on the Viva La Bam television show. His more conventional roles includes an appearance on Law & Order: SVU, Crank Yankers, and in movies like Criminal Mischief, Street Dreams and Close-Up. In 2006 and 2008, Ryan and Bam participated in the Gumball 3000 road race. Ryan died on June 20, 2011. He and Zachary Hartwell, a Jackass production assistant, were killed when Ryan’s Porsche 9111 flew off the road and hit a tree in West Goshen Township in Pennsylvania. A toxicology report showed Ryan had twice the state’s legal blood-alcohol limit.
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Ryan Dunn was best known as a member of Jackass.
From 2002 to the time of his death, Ryan was involved with a long-term relationship with Angie Cuturic, his co-star in Bam’s directorial debut, Haggard: The Movie. Kings of Leon paid tribute to Ryan by dedicating their song, “McFearless,” to him during a Hyde Part concert. Similar tributes were made by Alkaline Trio and Skrillex.