Zach Holmes is a stuntman and television personality who is best known as the star and co-creator of MTV’s Too Stupid to Die, and the new Jackass member in Jackass Forever (2022). He is also known as Zackass, a nickname he earned for his extreme and often painful stunts. But how much is Zach Holmes worth, and how did he become a part of the Jackass crew? Here is everything you need to know about his net worth, career, and personal life.
Zach Holmes Net Worth
According to Tycoonworth, Zach Holmes has a net worth of $25 million as of June 1, 2023. This is based on his earnings from his stunt videos, his TV show Too Stupid to Die, his podcast Maximum Zach, and his appearance in Jackass Forever. However, other sources have different estimates for his net worth. For example, We Publish News claims that his net worth is $1.5 million as of 2023, while Market Realist ranks him as the least wealthy member of the Jackass cast with a net worth of $2.5 million. Therefore, it is hard to determine his exact net worth, but it is clear that he has made a fortune from his stunt career.
Zach Holmes Career
Zach Holmes was born in Hobart, Indiana in 1991, and he grew up watching Jackass on MTV. He was inspired by the show and started filming his own stunts with his friends when he was 10 years old. One of his first stunts involved lighting himself on fire, which he researched online to do it safely. He uploaded his videos to YouTube and eBaumsWorld, where they went viral and gained him a fan base. However, he also got terminated from YouTube three times for violating their policies.
He then moved to Instagram, where he continued to post his stunts and got the attention of Jackass stars Steve-O and Bam Margera, who invited him to do some stunts with them. He also caught the eye of the CEOs of video production company Gunpowder & Sky, who offered him a deal to make a TV show out of his stunts. This led to the creation of Too Stupid to Die, which aired on MTV in 2018. The show featured Holmes and his friends doing outrageous and dangerous stunts, such as electrocuting his lips with two stun guns, shooting a flare at his own crotch with a flare gun, and wearing a firecracker vest and igniting it. The show was co-created and executive produced by Holmes, and had former Jackass and CKY crew member Chris Raab as the cinematographer.
After the show ended in 2018, Holmes continued to upload more stunts to his Instagram account, which got the attention of the Jackass crew, who then put him on Jackass Forever, the fourth film in the franchise. Holmes became the new cast member of the film, along with other newcomers such as Sean “Poopies” McInerney, Eric Manaka, Jasper Dolphin, Rachel Wolfson, and Compston “Darkshark” Wilson. Holmes also contributed as a writer for the film, which premiered in February 2022.
In addition to his stunt work, Holmes has also ventured into other projects, such as hosting a web series called Fail News on Snapchat with Rachel Wolfson and Chad Tepper, who were also in Jackass Forever and Too Stupid to Die, respectively. He also hosted a podcast called What The Fudge? with Vinny Imperati in 2022, and currently hosts another podcast called Maximum Zach. He has also made guest appearances on other shows, such as Tosh.0, Ridiculousness, How Far Is Tattoo Far?, WWE SmackDown, UFC 270, The Wrld on GCW, Jackass Shark Week 2.0, Celebrity Family Feud, and The Eric Andre Show.
Zach Holmes Personal Life
Zach Holmes is currently single, but he has been in a few relationships in the past. He dated a girl named Kaitlyn for about two years, but they broke up in 2017. He then dated another girl named Kelsey, who appeared on his show Too Stupid to Die, but they also split up in 2018. He has not revealed if he is dating anyone at the moment, but he has stated that he is not looking for anything serious right now.
Holmes is very close to his family, especially his mother, who has supported him throughout his career. He has a younger brother named Jake, who is also a stuntman and has appeared on his show and his Instagram videos. He also has a dog named Chopper, who is his best friend and companion.
Holmes is a fan of tattoos and has several of them on his body. Some of his tattoos include a portrait of Steve-O on his chest, a portrait of Bam Margera on his arm, a portrait of Johnny Knoxville on his leg, a portrait of Chris Pontius on his back, and the word “Jackass” on his stomach. He also has a tattoo of a smiley face on his penis, which he got as a prank on Too Stupid to Die.
Holmes is a Christian and has a cross tattoo on his arm. He grew up in a religious household and attended a Christian school. He has said that he believes in God and that he prays before every stunt. He has also said that he hopes to inspire people with his stunts and show them that anything is possible.