|Date of Birth
||September 28, 1979,
|Place of Birth
||West Chester, Pennsylvania
Margera was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Phil and April Margera. He is also the younger brother of Jess Margera and nephew of Vincent Margera. His grandfather nicknamed him "Bam" at the age of three after his habit of running into walls. He attended East High School and cites friend Chris Raab as his only reason for attending high school, and dropped out after Raab got expelled for smearing feces on a locker. He later received his GED at the insistence of his parents.
Margera was previously engaged to Jenn Rivell, a divorced single mother six years his senior. Rivell played a prominent part in several of his projects and the couple appeared to be co-habiting in various episodes of Viva La Bam. However, the relationship ended in 2005 and Margera would later become engaged to Melissa "Missy" Rothstein, a childhood friend. In November 2006 Margera filed for "Protection From Abuse" from Rivell after she allegedly broke into his house. He further alleged that Rivell had exhibited irrational and aggressive behavior towards him on several previous occasions including destroying several computers and vandalizing his house immediately after their initial breakup. The judge dismissed the allegations as "speculative" and "hearsay." Their break-up was attributed to rumors Margera had slept with pop star Jessica Simpson, which Margera initially denied before admitting they had been "intimate". Margera reasserted that nothing untoward had happened after he and Simpson met at an MTV Video Music Awards after-party in 2006.
Margera currently resides in "Castle Bam," a large house near West Chester, PA. The house has a gothic decorative theme, a skatepark in the driveway and is situated on 14 acres of land. Margera's parents, uncle and friends lived in the house while shooting Viva La Bam.
Bam married Melissa Rothstein on February 3, 2007, in downtown Philadelphia, PA, with about 350 friends and family in attendance. The couple's honeymoon was in Dubai.