The beginning of the new millennium carved the path of great TV shows that, until two decades later, are still pretty much adored by viewers worldwide.
Popular shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Gilmore Girls, and Curb Your Enthusiasm started in 2000.
At around the same time, a unique show depicting a group of men deliberately performing painful stunts seemingly without purpose was also born. It was called Jackass, aired on MTV.
Creators of this peculiar show Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, and Jeff Tremaine, assembled a crew of extreme skateboarders and catapulted the reality comedy into fame.
A juggernaut of shamelessness and insolence suddenly became part of American pop culture.
Ryan Dunn was one of the original cast of Jackass. Throughout her career on TV, he was involved in countless stunts of reckless gags in the show.
Even in real life, Ryan was known to tend towards dangerous behaviors, as indicated by 23 driving convictions, including 10 for speeding.
On June 20, 2011, an instance of drunk driving ended his life after the car he drove crashed into a tree in Pennsylvania.
10 /10 Alcohol, Cars, And Speed
Ryan Dunn was the guy that the other crews turned to when the stunt appeared to be more dangerous than usual.
When everyone else was not willing to commit themselves to the insanity of the performance, Ryan always stepped up and saved the day.
Apart from Jackass, Ryan also had his shows, such as Homewrecker (MTV) and Proving Ground (G4). His real world was not far from the edge, too.
He loved alcohol, cars, and speed, and it was the combination of those things that ended up killing him.
9 /10 Life On Physical Punishment
It wouldn’t be too farfetched to say that all the stunts he performed on Jackass affected his way of life and not necessarily in a positive way.
For sure, he made a fortune from the franchise; at least three movies were released in his lifetime, including Jackass: The Movie (2002), Jackass Number Two (2006), and Jackass 3D (2010). Behind the scene, it was like building a good life from self-punishing behavior.
No one said that Jackass encouraged him to indulge in alcohol and speed, but no one denied the possible connection either.