Ryan Dunn

  • Born: June 11, 1977
  • Died: June 20, 2011
  • Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania

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U.S reality television personality and daredevil Ryan Dunn attends the Jackass 3D UK Premiere at a central London cinema.

'Jackass' star dies in Pa. crash

By JoANN LOGIVLIO
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- "Jackass" cast member Ryan Dunn died early Monday of injuries sustained in a fiery car crash, and speed may have been a factor, police said.

Dunn and a passenger in his 2007 Porsche died after the car left the roadway and burst into flames, West Goshen Township police said. The crash occurred near the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester.

The 34-year-old Dunn appeared on MTV shows "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" and the three "Jackass" big-screen adaptations. He also was the star of his own MTV show, "Homewrecker," and hosted "Proving Ground" on the G4 cable network.

According to a biography posted on his website, Dunn was born in Ohio and moved at age 15 to Pennsylvania, where he met Bam Margera on his first day of high school.

Dunn, Margera, Christopher Raab (known as Raab Himself) and Brandon DiCamillo, under the moniker CKY for "Camp Kill Yourself," started making videos that featured them skateboarding and performing stunts.

Dunn was working as a welder and at a gas station when Johnny Knoxville, a friend of Margera's through the skateboarding circuit, asked the crew to allow their videos to be part of the series "Jackass," which became a hit on MTV and ran from 2000 to 2002.

A phone message left for Dunn's manager wasn't immediately returned.

The passenger who died in the crash had not yet been identified, police said.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Candle

Your legacy in comedy will live for ever thanks for the laughs.

Posted by jack - fan   December 31, 2011

Candle

you always made me laugh! i will miss seeing you in the future.. my heart goes out to your family and friends. RIP

Posted by paula - fan   December 28, 2011

Rest in Peace Ryan.

Posted by Uncle J - trion, GA   July 31, 2011

I did not know Ryan personally but I watched him, as so many others, on Jackass, Viva La Bam and other shows. My condolences go out to his family and close friends. Bam I feel really feel for you, hang in there it will get easier as the days go by. I am speaking from experience, I lost my mother last year to cancer. Rest Peace Ryan.

Posted by Richard Lipps - Ambler, PA - N/A   June 29, 2011

Candle

I've been a fan of Ryan ever since I first watched Jackass.I will never forget the scene from Jackass Number Two where he branded Bam on the butt and April asked him why he did it and Ryan simply responded with "because I thought it would be funny." Truely hilarious R.I.P Ryan Dunn

Posted by Matthew - Fan   June 28, 2011

Candle

From the moment I first learned who Ryan Dunn was, I was in love with him. I never knew him personally, but I always wanted to. Now, I will never even get the chance to meet him. I am grateful for all the all the years of laughs he gave me, even though I could sure kick him right now for leaving us all. RIP Random Hero.....

Posted by Heather Johnson - fan   June 27, 2011

Candle

I thank Ryan for all the smiles he put on my face, his laughter and good spirit. He will be greatly missed xoxo

Posted by Cara    June 27, 2011

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss. Even thought I did not know Ryan I sure felt like I did. All the times I saw him on TV, the laugh,the smiles, the jokes, it just felt like he was all of our friend.. May he rest in peace and may God help ease your sorrow.. Your in my thought and prayers, Anna

Posted by anna - fan   June 26, 2011

Candle

My Condolences Go Out To The Dunn Family. Ryan Was A Great Actor And His Legacy Will Live On Forever In Our hearts...

Posted by Daniel Cora - Fan   June 26, 2011

Candle

my thoughts go out to the family ur son was amazing i have every film he was ever in i loved to watch what he could do he will be greatly missed

Posted by beverly ann miszler - fan   June 26, 2011

May the God of tender mercies and the God of comfort be with the families and friends of Ryan Dunn at this difficult time in your lives because He comfort us all in all our tribulations." 2 Cor 1:3,4- I am sorry for your great loss.

Posted by Margaret Beard - Bethlehem, PA   June 26, 2011

Candle

family and friends you are in my prayers and heavy on my mind may you find peace and comfort

Posted by kelly worth - fan   June 25, 2011

In memory of Ryan Dunn:

"James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen
You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye-bye
You were to fast to live, too young to die, bye-bye
Bye-bye, Bye-bye, Bye-bye, Bye, bye"
..................
The "Eagles" got it right. Many differences, yes, but the similarities are now etched in eternity. Rest in peace, Ryan.

Ray H.
Drexel Hill PA

Posted by Ray Hathaway - Drexel Hill, PA - One Who Remembers   June 24, 2011

Candle

THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM ON TV WAS ON "MINUTE TO WIN IT" AND WON $50,000 FOR HIS CHARITY..WHAT A FUN LOVING GUY..HE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED..SHOW ALL THOSE ANGLES WHAT YOUR MADE OF AND R.I.P.

Posted by DIANNE BAKER - A TRUE FAN   June 24, 2011

Candle

the good die young and u were the best!!Rest in peace Ryan!!

Posted by carrie suarez - friend   June 24, 2011

Just totally tragic. Prayers go out to his family & friends. Hurts to lose someone in such a way. I've been there. My Ryan & his passenger rest in peace. There is no rhyme or reason as to why these things happen.

Posted by Carolyn - centereach, NY - fan   June 23, 2011

Candle

To the entire Dunn family and all of Ryan's friends, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Ryan, thank you for touching our lifes, you will be missed

Posted by Heidi - fan   June 23, 2011

Candle

We are big fans of Ryan Dunn and our hearts go out to his family.Ryan Dunn will be truely missed.

Posted by AMANDA pRUITT    June 23, 2011

Candle

my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and he will be greatly missed by everyone rip ryan dunn :'(

Posted by renee papaj    June 23, 2011

My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. I was shocked to hear this very sad news. My he rest in heaven, you were extremly loved Ryan my many! <333>

Posted by Shawna Ortega - Carpentersville, IL - Fan   June 23, 2011

My sincerest condolences go to Ryan Dunn's family, friends and fans. I will miss wondering "what is he gonna do next?" Thank you, Ryan, for making me laugh. Even though I didn't know Ryan personally, I could see how he enjoyed life and lived each day as good as he could, and he made so many people happy...you will be missed for a long, long time. God Bless...

Posted by Diane Johnson - Madison, WI - Fan   June 23, 2011

Thank u for making me laugh and smile. My son is nine and he sneaks to watch u on tv. I told him u are in heaven playing pranks on the angels.
I pray for your family and ur dear friends. May they all find peace.

Posted by Carrie kinder - Ironton , OH   June 22, 2011

Candle

My thoughtsand prayers go out to the family. Ryan Dunn will truely be missed

Posted by Amanda Pruitt    June 22, 2011

Candle

what a great guy Ryan was,Mr & Mrs. Dunn we are so sorry for your loss.you will be in my thoughts & Prayers,Ryan will always be remembered for his kindness and loveable personality.BAM'S UNCLE kEVIN & AUNT TERERY

Posted by theresa margera - friend   June 22, 2011

Candle

R.I.P. RYAN....TO ALL OF HIS FAMILY & FRIENDS..CELEBRATE HIS LIFE & THANK GOD FOR THE TIME YOU HAD THE JOY OF HAVING RYAN IN YOUR LIVES....

Posted by Amy - FAN   June 22, 2011

Candle

you will be greatly missed and you are loved by millions! my thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and families of ryan and zac! R.I.P Ryan <3>

Posted by Meagan Conley - fan   June 22, 2011

Candle

Our Thoughts and Prayers are being sent to Ryan Dunn's Family and friends.Time is the only healing tool for this lost.He maybe gone but he is still here in memories.God Bless and take care of each other.

Posted by Christine Jordan - fan   June 22, 2011

RIP Ryan. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family and friends. So Sorry for your kids. He will always be with you all.

Posted by Lorie G - udall, KS   June 21, 2011

Candle

RIP Ryan Dunn, such a loss...

Posted by kyacko - just a fan   June 20, 2011

Candle

So sorry. May you rest with the Lord.

Posted by romantic kitty - a fan   June 20, 2011


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U.S reality television personality and daredevil Ryan Dunn attends the Jackass 3D UK Premiere at a central London cinema.