Jason Ellis (radio host)

Jason Nicholas Ellis (born 11 October 1971) is an Australian satellite radio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, actor, and author. Based in the United States, Ellis hosts The Jason Ellis Show weekday afternoons 5:00pm ET - 8:00pm) on the Sirius XM Radio channel 103, Faction Talk.

Jason Ellis
BornJason Ellis
(1971-10-11) 11 October 1971 (age 48)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceHollywood, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Fighting out ofHollywood, California, United States
TeamTeam Quest, Onnit Fortune Boxing, Wolfknives
Years active1987–present
Mixed martial arts record
By submission2
OccupationRadio host, professional skateboarder, mixed martial arts fighter, truck racer, boxer, rock singer, actor, author
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Athletics and SportsEdit

Professional skateboardingEdit

Ellis moved to the United States 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 artsEdit

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]

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

On May 6, 2017, Jason "Shark Heart" Ellis defeated Gabe "The Hitman" Rivas via an Americana submission, 1 second away from the end of the 3rd round. Advancing Jason Ellis to 2-0 in professional mixed martial arts. They fought at 190 lbs (86.2 kg) in San Jacinto, California.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
2 matches 2 wins 0 losses
By submission 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–0 Gabe Rivas Submission (americana) KOTC: Ground Breaking 6 May 2017 3 4:59 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 1–0 Tony Gianopulos Submission (guillotine choke) Sheckler Foundation: Down for Life – Fight for a Cause 6 February 2009 2 2:21 Anaheim, California, United States

Truck racingEdit

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]


After a three-year hiatus from MMA, Ellis returned to the sport on 14 July 2012 defeating UFC veteran Gabe Ruediger via KO 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. After being dropped by Ellis, Gabe lost their rematch to a decision.

On 15 October 2016, Ellis participated in a boxing exhibition match against former UFC champion Shane Carwin at EllisMania 13. Per the unique rules, Carwin literally had one of his arms duct-taped to his body to box Ellis. Ellis lost the bout via knockout in the second round.


Radio hostEdit

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


Year Film Role Notes
1993 Impending Doom Doom
1996 Whiskey 2: The Adventures of Boozy the Clown Himself
2001 CKY3 Himself
2002 ESPN's Ultimate X: The Movie Himself
Gigantic Skate Park Tour Himself TV
Wild World of Spike Himself
xXx Van Video Shooter
2003 Haggard: The Movie Cactus at Record Bin
Viva La Bam Himself TV
2004 Sakenara Manny
Zolar Himself Cameo
2005 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Himself Video Game – Playable Character
2006 Fuse Celebrity Playlist Host – Himself TV
2008 Ninja Cheerleaders Himself
2009 Paul Blart Mall Cop Prancer
2010 The Woodsman The Woodsman Internet
2011 Ellismania Host - Himself TV
2012 Big Fucking Megaboat Skeet McRib Internet
2017 I'm A Super Huge (unit), Own It Himself Internet/Post Production


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]

Other MediaEdit

Ellis co-authored "I'm Awesome: One Man's Triumphant Quest to Become the Sweetest Dude Ever" in 2013, and "The Awesome Guide to Life: Get Fit, Get Laid, Get Your Sh*t Together" in 2014.

Personal lifeEdit

In August 2017, Ellis married Katie Gilbert.[10] In 2016, Ellis publicly came out as bisexual.[11] Ellis again affirmed his sexuality on Twitter on 31 October 2019, stating: "Bit scared to talk about it. But I am a bi guy and I think it’s ok. Not here for a shoutout just letting others know it’s ok to be you too. I’m happy".[12]

In December 2016, Ellis and then fiancée Katie Gilbert appeared on the This Life With Dr. Drew and Bob Forrest podcast where he spoke about his past addictions and sobriety, as well as the trauma he experienced after the death of his brother Stevie.[13][14]


  1. ^ Espn.go.com. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ Grind TV Profile Archived 30 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Grindtv.com. Retrieved on 27 June 2012.
  3. ^ Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Jason Ellis". SuperLite Championship. SuperLite Championship. 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  5. ^ D. Gabrielle Jensen (29 July 2006). "X-Games' Danny Way and Skateboarding's Mega Ramp". Yahoo! Voices. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b Skateboarder Jason Ellis wins MMA debut. mmafighting.com (9 February 2009).
  7. ^ Fortune Gym. Fortune Gym. Retrieved on 27 June 2012.
  8. ^ Burns, Josh. "Video: SuperLite Racers Set their Sights on Utah's Miller Motorsports Park".
  9. ^ Deathdeathdie.com. Retrieved 21 June 2013
  10. ^ "Jason Ellis". Facebook. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Jason Ellis is Staying Out Sober but Staying Outrageous". Howard Stern. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Jason Ellis". Twitter. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Calling Out Jason Ellis and Katie Gilbert". Calling Out with Susan Pinsky. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Jason Ellis and Katie Gilbert". Dr. Drew. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019.

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