Jarppi Leppälä

Jarppi Leppälä

Jarppi Leppälä in Roihupelto, Helsinki in 2010

Jarppi Leppälä in Roihupelto, Helsinki in 2010
Born Jarno Juhani Leppälä
(1979-08-11) 11 August 1979
Seinäjoki, Finland
Occupation Stuntman, actor
Known for The Dudesons
Spouse(s) Elina Karttunen
Children 1

Jarno Juhani "Jarppi" Leppälä (born 11 August 1979) is a Finnish actor and stunt performer. He is a member of the stuntgroup The Dudesons. In Finland, he also goes by the nickname "no thumb", but is mostly known as Jarppi.


Leppälä was born in Seinäjoki, Finland. Around 2001, he (along with childhood friends Jarno Laasala, Jukka Hilden and HP Parviainen) began filming "The Dudesons", originally seen on MoonTV. Shortly after that, The Dudesons began touring and performed a live show along with the band The Odorants. In 2004, he started a new show entitled “Duudsonielämää”.

In 2005, Leppälä, along with Dillerfar, made guest appearances on the MTV series Viva La Bam with Jackass star Bam Margera. Jarno has been said to be the funniest of the group.

Jarppi is most commonly known as the 'Funny Fat Guy', known for poking fun at co-star Jukka Hilden's stupidity. From The Dudesons official website: "Jarppi is the king of one-liners and the physically clumsiest Dudeson. He is also the most practical of the bunch and can build anything; cars, rockets and other contraptions Dudesons use to hurt themselves with."

Jarppi's catchphrase is "two thumbs up" because he is missing the thumb on his right hand. The common explanation is that it was lost while Jarppi wrestled a polar bear. According to the movie, he lost his thumb during a motorcycle stunt, while in an interview in 2001, he said he lost it when using a power tool. The doctors tried to put it back on but failed. The preserved thumb can be seen in Season 3, Episode 7: "Return of Jarppi's thumb".

Personal life

Leppälä has a son with his wife, singer Elina Karttunen, born in April 2010.[1]





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