Anorak News | Knoxville Introduces Rocko Akira Clapp

Knoxville Introduces Rocko Akira Clapp

by | 24th, December 2009

JOHNNY Knoxville and girlfriend Naomi Nelson have give life to – brace yourselves – Rocko Akira Clapp. Knoxvill and Nelson have the Clapp.

Johnny is not Johnny’s name at all but a cray-zee moniker dreamt up for his Jackass show. His real name is the far less starry Phillip John Clapp. Phil Clapp.

Mr Clapp is so much better than Knoxville, which is self-consciously American – the kind of name a Scots stand-up comic would give himself in a wry anti-American skit.

But what sticks in the craw, literally, is the Rocko – with a ‘k’. For the rest of his life he will have to say, “No, with a ‘k’”. Unless he’s in Germany , where he will be Mr Klapp…

Posted: 24th, December 2009 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink