Jess Margera Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Band and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Jess Margera. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Jess do for a living?
  2. Who are Jess’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Jess’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Jess married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Jess have any children?
  6. Where is Jess now?
  7. How tall is Jess?
  8. How much money does Jess earn?
  9. What is Jess’s net worth?

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Who is Jess Margera?

Jess Margera is an American musician. He is best known as drummer and Co-founder of West Chester-based heavy metal band CKY, which he co-founded in 1998.

Jess chose to play the drums as he had two uncles who played it, one of whom later worked as a drum technician on one of the CKY tours. Margera’s “biggest influence” was Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. As a young musician, he also took an interest in jazz drummers such as Elvin Jones.

How Old is Jess Margera?

Margera is 43 years old as of 2021. He was born Jesse Phillip Margera on August 28, 1978, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Jess shares his birthday with other famous people such as Alfonso Herrera, Barbara Bach, Cassadee Pope, Daniel Goddard, Daniel Stern, David Fincher, Florence Welch, among others.

Jess Margera Family

Who are Jess Margera’s Parents?

Jess Margera is the son of April Margera and Phil Margera. Both his parents are reality television personalities. They have both appeared on MTV’s Viva La Bam, Jackass, the CKY videos, Minghags: The Movie, and Bam’s Unholy Union.

Does Jess Margera have Siblings?

He has a younger brother Bam Margera. Bam is a professional skateboarder and filmmaker. Jess and Bam are considered founding members of the CKY Crew which worked on the video series of the same name.

A photo of Jess Margera
A photo of Jess Margera

Jess Margera Wife

Jess has been married to Kelly since 29 October 2005. Together, the couple has three children.

Jess Margera Children

Her first child, Ava Elizabeth Margera was born on 8th April 2005. Their second daughter Scarlet was born on January 18, 2007. They have a son named London Philip Margera.

Jess Margera Band

Jess first played in a band between 1991 and 1992. He began playing for Soalroach, which featured his brother Bam and friend Ryan Dunn. He later formed Foreign Objects with future CKY vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller. Jess originally met Deron at high school.

In 1995, Foreign Objects released its debut extended play (EP) The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors. Along with bassist Ryan Bruni, Jess and Deron later performed under the name Oil, before meeting guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. Chad was then working as an audio engineer, they changed the name of the band to CKY. Speaking about the band formation, Jess recalled in a 2003 interview that the main reason he joined CKY was Miller’s guitar playing ability, particularly his ability to write “complicated [guitar] riffs that are catchy”.

As a member of CKY, Jess performed drums on all four of the band’s studio albums. He was also credited for contributing to songwriting on Infiltrate•Destroy•Rebuild. He was also a member of the CKY-related comedy band Gnarkill, formed in 2002, alongside Brandon DiCamillo on vocals, guitarist Rich Vose and brother Bam on keyboards. Margera performed on both studio albums: 2002’s Gnarkill and 2006’s GnarKill vs. Unkle Matt and the ShitBirdz.

Jess Margera Viking Skull and The Company Band

In November 2006, it was announced that Jess had joined the English band Viking Skull. He replaced founding member Gordon Morrison. In September 2007, the new lineup released the album Chapter Two. It was mixed by CKY guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. Viking Skull and Ginsburg (this time as producer) worked together again for the follow-up album Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey, which was recorded and released in 2008 in the US. The CKY collaboration was extended further, as Joe Frantz and Bam Margera directed the music video for the song “Hair of the Dog”.

In addition to his work with CKY and Viking Skull, in 2007 Jess formed The Company Band. The band is a supergroup featuring Clutch frontman Neil Fallon and Fireball Ministry frontman James Rota.

Both bands had toured with one another between 2005 and 2006. The group then began jamming together and eventually formed into an official band. With addition of guitarist Dave Bone and bassist Jason Diamond, the band recorded its debut EP Sign Here, Here and Here with producer Andrew Alekel and released it later the same year. In 2009, the band recorded its full-length debut 2009 and released it in November that year as The Company Band. In 2012, another EP, Pros & Cons, was released 2012.

Jess Margera Fuckface Unstoppable 

The fate of the CKY band was cast into doubt in 2011 when they released a video in which each member spoke about their desires for the future of the band; all the members but Ginsburg wanted to record solo albums, while the guitarist favored releasing another CKY album.

Miller later claimed that Ginsburg had left the band, while Jess tried to calm the situation by suggesting that the frontman had problems with alcohol abuse and that he needed “support … not insult[s]”. Jess along with Ginsburg and bassist Matt “Matty J” Janaitis, returned as CKY in 2012 with Year Long Disaster frontman Daniel Davies in place of Miller. This lineup (with Matt Deis in place of Janaitis) later reunited in 2015, following another split with Miller. Jess has claimed that Davies offered to join the band during a phone call with the drummer after he had performed on the singer’s solo album.

He also performs drums in his brother’s group Fuckface Unstoppable and has also contributed to both studio albums: Stórfréttir Í Reykjavík and Fuckface Unstoppable.

Jess Margera Net Worth

The American musician has an estimated net worth of $2 million.