Introduction from Greg Tracy. “One of my stunt brothers, Eddie Braun, is going to finish what Evel Knievel didn’t have the chance to finish. So proud to call Eddie my friend.” GT
“Touching Superman’s Cape, How Do You Describe That?” – Eddie Braun
Eddie Braun was born November 1961 in Southern California, where he was raised. Eddie began his career as a professional stuntman in 1979 after an inspirational meeting with his hero, Evel Knievel.
When Eddie was a young man in the 1970’s, he went to see Evel Knievel perform at the Ascot Raceway in Gardenia, California. After the event, Eddie personally met Knievel. The great daredevil put his arm around him and said,
“Hey, listen kid, no matter what happens, don’t let people say you can’t do anything.”
– Evel Knievel
In over 30 years as a professional stunt coordinator, stuntman and performance driver, Eddie has appeared in over 1000 national commercials, motion pictures, television shows and music videos. Some of his film stunt credits include The Avengers, Sons of Anarchy, Two and a Half Men. Braun has worked alongside great actors and talent such as Jackie Chan, Charlie Sheen, Robert De Niro, and Madonna.
After a long and successful career inspired by Mr. Knievel, Eddie hopes to achieve the crowning highlight of his career by successfully coordinating and piloting the “Evel Spirit” rocket over the Snake River Canyon, thus fulfilling of the dream of his hero, Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel 40 years later.
#Repost @kblock43 proud to have @mylifeatspeed on the rocket- can’t wait to see #BeingEvel @gt555 Evel Knievel’s SkyCycle was parked outside of the theater here in Park City where they premiered the movie “Being Evel” for the Sundance Film Festival last night. Evel strapped himself into this thing back in the day in an attempt to jump/clear the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. That’s absolutely insane. I can’t fathom strapping myself to a rocket to jump over a giant canyon, especially in the 70s! The original jump failed (mechanical issue), and Evel survived. So wild. #rocketman #nopenopenope #EvelKnievel #BeingEvel #SundanceFilmFestival