Jason Ellis

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Jason Ellis
BornJason Ellis
(1971-10-11) October 11, 1971 (age 42)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceHollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationRadio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, actor
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Andrea Brown (2006–2012; 2 children)
ChildrenDevin Michelle (March 2005)
Tiger Lee (February 2009)
 
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For the basketball player, see Jason Ellis (basketball).
Jason Ellis
BornJason Ellis
(1971-10-11) October 11, 1971 (age 42)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceHollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationRadio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, actor
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Andrea Brown (2006–2012; 2 children)
ChildrenDevin Michelle (March 2005)
Tiger Lee (February 2009)
NationalityAustralian
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionMiddleweight
Fighting out ofHollywood, California, United States
TeamTeam Quest, Fortune Boxing, Wolfknives
Mixed martial arts record
Total1
Wins1
By submission1
Losses0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jason Ellis (born 11 October 1971) is an Australian satellite radio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, and actor. Based in the United States, Ellis hosts The Jason Ellis Show weekday afternoons (3:00 PM-7:00 EST) on the Sirius XM Radio channel, Faction.

Athletics and Sports[edit]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Ellis moved to the United States (US) at the age of seventeen to become a professional skateboarder and subsequently achieved professional status for nearly two decades before retiring in 2006.[1]

One of the six Big Air competitors to compete in both 2004 and 2005, Jason was suffering from a concussion in 2005 and didn't make the final, finishing 10th overall.[2] Still involved in the skate community, Ellis has recently performed Skate Demos alongside Tony Hawk, is a perennial X-Games competitor in the Mega Ramp competition, and was the host of the annual 'Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam'.[3]

In 2001, Ellis set the Guinness World Record for the biggest drop on a skateboard, jumping into a 70-foot skateboard ramp.[4] However, this record was broken in 2006 by fellow professional skateboarder Danny Way at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Café.[5]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Ellis formerly trained in the Team Quest camp located in Murrieta, California under the direction of Dan Henderson, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, and Muhammed Lawal.[6] He also trains with Justin Fortune at Fortune Boxing Gym in Hollywood California.[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Ellis made his mixed martial arts debut against Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Tony Gianopulos on 6 February 2009 winning via guillotine choke submission.[6]

After a three year hiatus from MMA, Ellis returned to the sport on 14 July 2012 defeating UFC veteran Gabe Ruediger via KO (punches) in the second round in a celebrity non-professional boxing fight. Gabe Ruediger has since challenged Ellis to a re-match, citing that he did not take the first fight seriously.

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win1–0United States Tony GianopulosSubmission (guillotine choke)Sheckler Foundation: Down for Life – Fight for a Cause6 February 200922:21Anaheim, California, United States

Truck racing[edit]

For the 2011 season, Ellis raced in the Lucas Oil SuperLite Series for Dethrone. At a number of events he did his Friday morning radio show from his R.V.[8]

Media[edit]

Radio host[edit]

Main article: The Jason Ellis Show

Following his skateboarding career, Ellis became a host for the Sirius XM satellite radio station and launched "The Jason Ellis Show".

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1993Impending DoomDoom
1996Whiskey 2: The Adventures of Boozy the ClownHimself
2001CKY3Himself
2002ESPN's Ultimate X: The MovieHimself
Gigantic Skate Park TourHimselfTV
Wild World of SpikeHimself
xXxVan Video Shooter
2003Haggard: The MovieCactus at Record Bin
Viva La BamHimselfTV
2004SakenaraManny
ZolarHimselfCameo
2005Tony Hawk's American WastelandHimselfVideo Game – Playable Character
2006Fuse Celebrity PlaylistHost – HimselfTV
2008Ninja CheerleadersHimself
2009Paul Blart Mall CopPrancer
2010The WoodsmanThe WoodsmanInternet
2011EllismaniaHost - HimselfTV
2012Big Fucking MegaboatSkeet McRibInternet

Music[edit]

Ellis was also the founding member and vocalist for the comedy rock/metal band, Taintstick, which achieved chart success with its debut album Six Pounds of Sound. Taintstick has since become known as "Death! Death! Die!".[9]

Sponsorship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ Grind TV Profile. Grindtv.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
  3. ^ [2]. xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  4. ^ "Jason Ellis". SuperLite Champioship. SuperLite Champioship. 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  5. ^ D. Gabrielle Jensen (29 July 2006). "X-Games' Danny Way and Skateboarding's Mega Ramp". Yahoo! Voices. Yahoo!. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Skateboarder Jason Ellis wins MMA debut. mmafighting.com (2009-02-09).
  7. ^ Fortune Gym. Fortune Gym. Retrieved on 2012-06-27.
  8. ^ jburns. "Video: SuperLite Racers Set their Sights on Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park". 
  9. ^ [3]/ deathdeathdie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21

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