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Jeffrey Tremaine is best known for co-creating the blockbuster reality stunt show Jackass with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze. Born September 4, 1966, Jeff Tremain is an American director, producer, and screenwriter for television and film.
What Is Jeff Tremaine’s Net Worth
He has a net worth of $40 million, earned primarily by directing and producing. His highest-grossing projects have been the Jackass films and television franchise. He’s also become heavily involved in successful MTV shows, like Rob and Big, which propelled his net worth even further.
The following article discusses Jeff Tremain’s career and net worth. It looks at his various income streams, notable projects, and investments within the context of his life.
Jeff Tremaine’s Annual Income
Tremaine earns between $2 and $3 million each year on average. His annual net worth has increased steadily since his career took off with the first Jackass film, growing from around $25 million in 2018 to $40 million by 2023.
He has his own production company called Gorilla Flicks, formerly known as Dickhouse Productions, which produces extreme sports documentaries and videos. The company has an estimated net worth of $90 million.
While he never became as wealthy as Alan Alda and Jason Alexander, but Jeff made quite a bit of money during his career. Jeff has made around $7 million on each Jackass and Bad Grandpa film, adding up to $56 million before taxes over the course of 21 years.
While exploring other areas of entertainment, Tremaine opened Camp Woodward and founded the clothing company Primitive Skateboarding. The camp earns around $180,000 per year, as it is mainly a passion project, and the clothing company takes in a whopping $20 million.
Other than his production company, clothing company, and camp, Tremaine does not have any other major assets to list. He is not active on social media and does not participate in any type of promotional work outside of his films.
Jeff Tremaine’s Life Before Jackass
After graduating from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri with a degree in fine art, Jeff was the front man for a band called “Milk.” Their music became popular within the skateboarding community and went on to score some of his later projects.
Tremaine began his career as the editor of Big Brother, a skating and culture magazine. He went on to work as the art director of GO, a major BMX magazine. His work has always centered around skateboarding, BMX, and other sub-culture sports.
While at GO he received pitch tapes from Johnny Knoxville for a new show, which later became Jackass.
|Full Name/Real Name:||Jeffery Tremaine|
|Nick Name/Stage Name:||Jeff Tremaine|
|Birth Place:||Durham, North Carolina|
|Birthday:||September 4, 1966|
|Age(How Old):||57 years old|
|Weight:||178 lbs (81 kg)|
|Height(How Tall):||6’3” (1.9 meters)|
|Parent’s Name:||Father: Steve Tremaine
Mother: Chelsea Tremaine
|Kids/Children Name:||Darlington Tremaine, Diane Tremaine|
|Siblings:||Brother (s): Frodd Tremaine
Sister (s): N/A
|College:||Washington University St. Louis|
|Profession:||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
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Most of Jeff Tremaine’s net worth has been accumulated through directing and producing television and film alongside returning collaborators Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze. The three founded Dickhouse Productions, which produced Jackass, Wildboyz, and Bad Grandpa.
Jackass began as an MTV television series, airing for a few years before being canceled in 2002. The show was an immediate cult classic and work began on the first film immediately.
From the beginning, Jeff was a co-creator, director, and executive producer of each iteration of Jackass. However, as of the first film, he was credited as the writer.
Tremaine went on to direct, produce, and write Jackass Number Two in 2006.
During this time, he was working on Wildboyz, which featured several members of the original Jackass series, and Rob and Big. Both shows furthered his career and proved to be great successes despite only running for a few years each.
In 2007, the third Jackass film, titled Jackass 2.5, was released. Jeff supplemented this project with other TV projects including Nitro Circus and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
The crew released Jackass Presents: Mat Hoffman’s tribute to Evel Knievel in 2008, Jackass 3D in 2010, and Jackass 3.5 in 2010.
Shifting from the original premise of Jackass a bit, Tremaine and his collaborators created and released Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and Bad Grandpa .5, in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
The series wrapped in 2022 with the final installments titled Jackass Forever and Jackass 4.5.
Jackass 3D was the franchise’s highest-grossing installment, earning $117 million. Behind that was Bad Grandpa at $102 million and Jackass Number Two at $72 million.
Bam Margera Lawsuit
After the release of Jackass 4, Jeff Tremaine was forced to take legal action against longtime Jackass star Bam Margera.
The actor had reportedly failed to fulfill his contract, leading Jeff to fire him. Bam continued to harass Tremaine and to ensure a smooth production the Jackass director filed a restraining order against the actor.
Personal Life and Family
Jeff Tremaine married Laura Tremaine in 2007. His wife is an author and podcaster. They have two children together, Darlington and Diane Tremaine.
The Tremaine’s live a quiet life and often donate to charity. In 2018, he donated $10,000 to the Skateland COmmunity Fund providing opportunities to youth in Los Angeles. He’s also involved with the Tony Hawk Foundation building public skateparks in underserved communities.
Tremaine received his first Primetime Emmy Award in 2001 for Jackass. He was nominated for another Emmy in 2010 for producing Nitro Circus.
In 2019, he was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.
Jeff and Laura paid $2.1 million for their home in Los Feliz in 2010. They purchased another home in Laurel Canyon for $7 million in 2021, previously belonging to Mickey Rooney.
Where did Jeff Tremaine go to high school?
Jeff attended Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Why did Jeff Tremaine move when he was younger?
Tremaine was an army brat and moved around the country until his family finally settled down in Rockville, Maryland.
How did Jeff Tremaine meet Spike Jonez?
The two Jackass creators went to the same high school. Tremaine brought Jonez in on the project after receiving the pitch from Johnny Knoxville.
How did Jackass get picked up?
After creating the show, MTV and Comedy Central entered a bidding war over Jackass. Eventually, the show was picked up with Jeff as the director.
What movies besides Jackass has Jeff Tremaine made?
Most recently, Tremaine played a role in creating The Dirt, a film about Motley Crew, and Bad Trip, starring Eric Andre. His other film projects have revolved around extreme sports, reality stunts, and skateboarding.