Robert Craig Knievel

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Robert Craig Knievel Wiki Biography

  • Robert Craig Knievel was born on 17 October 1938, of German descent, in Butte, Montana, USA, and passed away in Clearwater, Florida, on 30 November 2007. 
  • He was famous for being a stunt performer, but best known for his motorcycle performances. 
  • He also included more than 433 bone fractures in the Guinness Book of World Records for pain. 
  • According to sources, Evel’s total net worth was reported to be over $3 million, earned through his work as a professional stunt artist. 
  • Evel Knievel was the son of Robert and Ann Marie Keough Knievel, but his parents abandoned him, so Ignatius and Emma Knievel were raised with their younger brother. 
  • Evel attended the Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevil Show when he was just eight years old, and from that time on, he realized what he wanted to be in life. 
  • He completed elementary school and went to high school later, but he left to find a job to support the family. 
  • Evel had several jobs in order to support his family before he wanted to become a motorcycle daredevil, including becoming a professional hockey player for the Eastern Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, and he also founded Sur-Kill Guide Service, which provided people with hunting and fishing trips for a certain fee, but this company fell apart as he broke the law by taking his customer He also competed in ski-jumping and was also an insurance agent, but after a few months, he left that job. 
  • Kneivel relocated to Moses Lake, Washington, and opened a dealership store for Honda motorcycles, but it closed pretty soon, as it was difficult to sell Japanese motorcycles in America in the 1960s. 
  • After that, Evel found a job at the Sunnyside, Washington, motorcycle shop of Don Pomeroy, where he became friends with Jim Pomeroy, who taught him to do a ‘wheelie’ and ride while standing on the bike’s bench. 
  • “He performed over 70 spectacular stunts during his career, which earned him the everlasting nickname “American Daredevil” and also an induction to the 1999 Motorcycle Hall Of Fame. 
  • Jumping over 16 motorcycles, over Snake River Canyon, over 14 Greyhound buses, and several other distances jumps over 100 feet were some of his stunts. 
  • Over those years, these shows were the principal source of his net worth. 
  • Some of his jumps, however, were not as successful as others, resulting in a record-setting of 433 broken bones over the course of his career, which won him the most broken bones a Guinness Book of Records induction. 
  • Evel signed an agreement with composer Jeff Beck some years after his retirement to produce a rock opera about his life, which also contributed to his net worth, and to further talk about his life after retirement, Evel collaborated with the Six Flags St. Louis, resulting in the development of a roller coaster named after Evel. 
  • With respect to his personal life, Evel Knievel was twice married. 
  • Linda Joan Bork, with whom he had four children, was his first wife, and the couple was married for 38 years before they divorced in 1997. 
  • She remained with him until his death, even though they divorced in 2001. 
  • IMDB Wikipedia $3 Million 1938-10-17 2007-11-30 Action film Actor Alicia Amusement park Ann Kehoe Atlantic Community High School Butte Clearwater Death Defiers (1977) Delray Beach Don Pomeroy Emma Evel Knievel Net Worth Florida Guinness World Records Jim Pomeroy Kelly Krystal Kennedy Libra Montana Nic Knievel October 17 Pep rally Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel (2007) Ricky Charles Robbie Robbie Knievel Robert Craig Knievel Robert Edward Knievel Stunt double Stunt performer The Last of the Gladiators (1988) Tracey USA Viva Knievel! 1977) (1977) 

Robert Craig Knievel Quick Info

Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of Birth17th October 1938, in Butte, Montana USA
Died30th November 2007 in Clearwater, Florida
Height1.83 m
ProfessionActor, stunt performer,
EducationButte High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseKrystal Kennedy, Linda Joan Bork
ChildrenKelly, Tracey, Alicia, Robbie, Kelly, Tracey, Alicia, Emma, Robbie
ParentsRobert Edward Knievel, Robert Edward Knievel, Ann Kehoe
SiblingsNic Knievel
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/evelknievel
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0460773
AwardsGuinness Book of World Records, Motorcycle Hall Of Fame
MoviesBeing Evel, Evel Knievel: Spectacular Jumps
TV ShowsJoie Chitwood Auto Daredevil Show

Robert Craig Knievel Trademarks

  1. His red, white, and blue suit with cape he wore when he performed his stunts.
  2. Famous for his spectacular motorcycle jumps in the 1970s and his equally spectacular accidents while doing them.

Robert Craig Knievel Important Facts

  • Some of his motorcycle crashes happened because, once his bike left the ramp, he did not try to maintain control and was simply “hanging on for the ride”. Later stunt riders discovered that by continuing to throttle and steer (as though the bike were still on the ground), they could maintain control and avoid crashing.
  • Inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio in 1999.
  • Was a high school dropout.
  • A delinquent in his early life and frequently in trouble with the law, he picked up the nickname “Evel”.
  • His fortunes reversed by the end of the 1970s, after news of his assault and battery conviction broke, and he fell into alcoholism and depression in the 1980s. He enjoyed a mini-comeback in the 1990s in TV commercials and promotional appearances, but expressed regret that he had set no money aside during his heyday, to take care of his family later.
  • Contracted Hepatitis C in 1993 due to blood transfusions required from his many accidents. Underwent a 1999 liver transplant and numerous other surgeries that left him largely disabled.
  • Caught in the moment, after a dangerous 1999 stunt on Fox Network, proudly proclaimed, “White men *CAN* jump!”, in humorous defiance to the basketball movie, White Men Can’t Jump (1992).
  • Settled a lawsuit with singer Kanye West, who had used Knievel’s image and motifs in a music video, a few weeks prior to his death. West’s own mother passed away only weeks before the case was settled.
  • Remained romantically involved with his second wife, Krystal Kennedy-Knievel-Knievel after their divorce, and they continued to live together.
  • Grandfather of Krysten Knievel.
  • Father of Robbie Knievel, Alicia Knievel, Emma Knievel, Kelly Knievel and Tracy Knievel.
  • Owned a Honda dealership in Moses Lake, Washington in the mid-1960s; any potential buyer who could beat Knievel at arm-wrestling got $500 off their car purchase. He formed a traveling stunt show called “Evel Knievel’s Motorcycle Daredevils” with other cyclists, as publicity for the dealership.
  • When first written about by the press, he insisted that his nickname not be spelled with an I; knowing his fans were mostly youngsters, he didn’t want parents to perceive him as “evil”, or as an evildoer. As a public figure, Knievel promoted a healthy, active lifestyle for young people.
  • Is the cousin of NFL Kicker Adam Vinatieri.
  • Suffered 35 broken bones as a result of his motorcycle daredevil antics; a Guinness-certified world record.
  • Born at 2:40pm-MST
  • His son, Robbie Knievel, took over his father’s mantle as stuntman and daredevil, even completing the jump over the fountains at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, which Evel failed in 1968.

Robert Craig Knievel Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
The Bionic Woman1977TV SeriesEvel KnievelActor
Freebie and the Bean1974Motorcyclist (uncredited)Actor
Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Wide World of Sports 40th Anniversary Special2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Touch of Evel2000TV Movie documentarySelf
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
ABC’s Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimselfSelf
Good Morning America1978-1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Showtime Championship Boxing1989TV SeriesHimself – Audience MemberSelf
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Last of the Gladiators1988DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Devil at Your Heels1981DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Death Defiers1977TV SpecialHimself – HostSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1977TV SeriesHimself – Stuntman / Himself – Co-Host / Himself – Motorcycle DaredevilSelf
ABC’s Wide World of Sports1967-1977TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Viva Knievel!1977HimselfSelf
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Andy Williams Presents1974TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1974TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Not So Easy – A Motorcycle Safety Film1973Documentary shortHimself – RiderSelf
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651968TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Aim for the Roses2016DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Being Evel2015DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – StuntmanArchive Footage
True Evel2013TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Great Ride2011TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle2010TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself – Legendary DaredevilArchive Footage
The O’Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself (segment “American TV Icon”)Archive Footage
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2006TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage