Jeff Tremaine

Biography: Whether you view him as one of the most fearless filmmakers in modern cinema and television or simply one of the most sophomoric, there's no denying that Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has forever changed the way viewers respond to pain. Not the kind of pain involved with seeing a stuntman fly through a glass window either; we're talking genuine, throbbing, potentially paralyzing, compound fracture-induced blunt physical trauma. Of course, what are life's little setbacks if you're not able to laugh at them? As a one-time residing editor and art director for Big Brother magazine, Tremaine was well-versed in the art of pain thanks to a constant exposure to skateboarding mishaps. Approached by Big Brother writer Johnny Knoxville to publish an article in which the fearless journalist doused himself with pepper spray, zapped himself with a Taser, and took a .38 slug though a bulletproof vest, Tremaine had the foresight to ask his eager young contributor to videotape the proceedingsWhether you view him as one of the most fearless filmmakers in modern cinema and television or simply one of the most sophomoric, there's no denying that Jackass director Jeff Tremaine has forever changed the way viewers respond to pain. Not the kind of pain involved with seeing a stuntman fly through a glass window either; we're talking genuine, throbbing, potentially paralyzing, compound fracture-induced blunt physical trauma. Of course, what are life's little setbacks if you're not able to laugh at them? As a one-time residing editor and art director for Big Brother magazine, Tremaine was well-versed in the art of pain thanks to a constant exposure to skateboarding mishaps. Approached by Big Brother writer Johnny Knoxville to publish an article in which the fearless journalist doused himself with pepper spray, zapped himself with a Taser, and took a .38 slug though a bulletproof vest, Tremaine had the foresight to ask his eager young contributor to videotape the proceedings for posterity. When the Big Brother video series hit the shelves and Knoxville's painful antics proved particularly appealing to skateboard fans who had grown numb to the familiar pavement-kissing wipeouts, the pair soon joined forces with filmmaker Spike Jonze and the East Coast CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) crew that included Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera, and Brandon DiCamillo to expand Knoxville's original concept into a television pilot. The resulting show, appropriately titled Jackass, was an immediate hit upon premiering in 2000, though after three seasons and numerous attempts by teenagers to replicate the dangerous (and sometimes nauseating) stunts, founding father Knoxville opted to cancel the series while it was still fairly fresh. Of course, Tremaine and company weren't anywhere near finished inflicting pain on themselves and their fellow cast members, and after upping the ante with the 2002 theatrical release Jackass: The Movie, the director would join Jackass regulars Steve-O and Chris Pontius for the outrageous nature show Wildboyz. Essentially Jackass-meets-National Geographic, Wildboyz took to the wilderness to see just how far Steve-O and Pontius could push mother nature before being either eaten by lions, trampled alive by elephants, or stung by some hideously venomous insect. Fortunately for fans, the show went on to become a moderate success, and in 2005 Tremaine and company were back at their old tricks to bring Jackass: Number Two to the big screen. Expand

Jeff Tremaine's Scores

Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 74 Jackass Forever
Lowest Metascore: 39 The Dirt
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Jackass 4.5 May 20, 2022 Director / Producer / Concepts By / Self tbd
74 Jackass Forever Feb 4, 2022 Director / Producer / Concepts By / Self 6.6
61 Bad Trip Mar 26, 2021 Producer / Screenplay 6.1
39 The Dirt Mar 22, 2019 Director 6.8
72 Being Evel Aug 21, 2015 Producer 7.1
54 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oct 25, 2013 Director / Producer / Writer / Screenplay / Story 6.4
56 Jackass 3-D Oct 15, 2010 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Himself / Himself tbd
66 Jackass Number Two Sep 22, 2006 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Television Series "Jackass" / Television Series "Jackass" / Himself / Himself 7.3
42 Jackass: The Movie Oct 25, 2002 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Concepts By / Concepts By 7.0
tbd Bad Axe TBA Executive Producer tbd