The Dirty Dozen: Porn’s Most Famous Male Performers

| March 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ever since there are some people becoming more sexually liberated watching porn movies or clips. Watching porn makes an arousing and enticing effect in sexual life especially to females. Male porn actors are very popular with female or gay viewers of adult videos, websites and movies.  Who are these famous actors in the adult industry? Below are the porn’s most famous male performers that are well recognized to patron of adult films.

  • Ron Jeremy

Famous Adult PornRonald Jeremy Hyatt in real life is known to be the one of the best male porn stars of all time. He was born on March 12, 1953 to a middle class Jewish family in Queens, New York.  Since education is important to him, he earned a bachelor’s degree in education and theatre and a master’s degree in special education from Queens College in New York. Before entering adult entertainment in the late 70′s he used to work as a special education teacher for blind and mentally handicapped children in New York City area.

What made him famous?

Ron Jeremy’s body was covered with tiny which earned him the pet name “Hedgehog”. He is famous for his large love muscle , at the sized of 9 and 3/4″. Meanwhile his talent in the adult entertainment was his capability to execute oral sex on himself. He also acquire huge amounts of sexual endurance which he had experienced sex with fourteen different ladies in a four hour period. Ron was ranked no. 1 by the AVN ( ) for their “The 50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. He was also listed in Guinness Book of World Record for “Most Appearances in Adult Films”. Ron was the only male adult performer who has performed in more than 2,000 films. Also, is credited with directing an additional 281 films, according to the Internet Adult Film Database.

Interesting facts

  • When he was born, one of the nurses was overheard making a comment about the size of his penis “very large for a baby.”
  • He lost his virginity around the age of 16 and says that he accidentally put the condom on backwards since it was his first time.
  • His girlfriend submitted a picture of him to Playgirl magazine which made him be discovered by an adult film director that triggered an amazing career for decades.
  • During his first adult film, it was difficult for Ron to maintain and erection in front of the camera. He had to run off stage and get aroused by a fluff girl to get aroused to continue the filming.

  • John Holmes

Famous Porn StarHe was the king of porn, appearing in almost 2,500 productions between 70′s and 80′s. Holmes was born on August 8, 1944 in the small rural town of Ashville, Ohio. His career began while he was in Gardena, CA a photographer saw his penis size and encouraged him to become a porn actor. Holmes was a model and was keeping his porn work as a secret from his wife (Sharon Gebenini). He was doing his movies with a different name from his real one, because he didn’t want his family to know. By the early ‘80s, a severe cocaine addiction had taken its toll. He wasn’t able to “perform” as well as he used to. Desperate for money and drugs, Holmes began prostituting himself and his new young girlfriend to men and women. He became involved in drug trafficking with various gangs, and was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of four drug dealers on Wonderland Avenue, in Laurel Canyon. He was later released due to lack of evidence. Holmes was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, probably from having sex with an HIV-positive man on film in the early ‘80s. He died from complications of the disease on March 13, 1988 in Los Angeles veteran’s nursing home at the age of 43

What made him famous?

Holmes was famous for his large penis which was 13 1/2 inches and remembered as one of porn’s icons. He was the first male porn superstar and he remains the most famous male porn performer ever. He played porn’s first continuing character, Johnny Wadd – a hardboiled, hardcore detective who scored with every chick who crossed his path, and he made hundreds of other films. John Holmes was estimated to have had sex with about 3,000 women (and several men) including Seka, Linda Lovelace, Marilyn Chambers and Cicciolina. He was the main character of some books and for a large essay in the magazine Rolling Stone and for two length documentaries and also was the inspiration for the movies “Boogie Nights” and “Wonderland”. The documentary movie “The Life and Times of John C. Holmes” described like “John Holmes was to the adult film industry what Elvis was to rock ‘n’ roll. He simply was The King.” His most successful movies were “Deep Throat”, “The Devil in Miss Jones” and “Behind the Green Door” becoming a historical porn male.

Interesting facts

  • Together with his mother, John attended Millport Chapel Church Sunday School for twelve years where he had a perfect attendance.
  • He lost his virginity at the age of 12 with a 36 years old woman.
  • He was one of the first uncircumcised actors who became popular in American porn.
  • In 1986 he was diagnosed HIV-positive, but continued to make films without informing any of his partners of his status.
  • John Leslie 

Famous Porn ActorAn award-winning adult film actor and director, who appeared in more than 300 movies during porn’s so-called Golden Age in the 1970s and ’80s,. He was born on January 25, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania whose real name was John Nuzzo.  John Leslie died on December 5, 2010, from a heart attack, at his home in Mill Valley, California at the age of 65

What made him famous?

His status as one of porn’s leading men solidified especially in his most noteworthy roles in Talk Dirty to Me (1980), Nothing to Hide (1981), and Talk Dirty To Me, Part II (1982). A lot of people really wanted to work with him because he took a lot of pride in his work, and paid attention to details. Leslie was one of the first actors to cross over to directing, which he did well because of an artistic eye for detail and talent for handling actors. Leslie won pornography industry awards for acting and directing. He was inducted into the Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, as well as AVN’s Hall of Fame.

Interesting facts

  • Used variety of pseudonyms, including John Leslie Dupree, Frederick Watson, and Lenny Lovely. John Lestor, Lenny Kent and Louie T. Beagle
  • In the early 1970s, he was a vocalist and harmonica player for the The Brooklyn Blues Busters.


  • Harry Reems

Famous PornHe was born as Herbert Streicher on August 27, 1947 in Bronx, New York. Harry Reems served briefly in the US Marine Corps before electing to pursue an acting career, principally in off-Broadway theater.

What made him famous?

Harry Reems is the nom de film of one of the most notorious pornographic actors of the 1970s and star of the 1972 cult classic Deep Throat. He eventually went on to appear in approximately 140 feature-length sexploitation and hardcore films between 1971 and 1989, with Deep Throat in 1972, for which production he was hired to be part of the lighting crew, but the director was unable to cast one of the roles and asked him, and The Devil in Miss Jones in 1973 being the best known, as well as roughies like Forced Entry in 1973 and Sex Wish in 1976.

Interesting facts

  • After years of drug abuse, Harry Reems began his recovery in 1989. He married and converted to “Christianity”


  • Peter North 

Famous Male PornPeter was born on May 11, 1957 in Halifax, Canada as Alden Brown in real life.  He named himself “North” because he was from a northern country.  He went to James Lorimer IIsley High School and after he graduated he moved to California, USA in 1982.

What made him famous?

He is mostly famous for controlling masturbation and ejaculating voluminous amounts of semen during the “cum shot” scenes. Now he is member or the organization X-Rated Critics and he is hosting Adult Video News for AVN.

Interesting facts

  • He didn’t like to have his hair touched during sex because he was losing his concentration.
  • North performed in gay pornography under the name Matt Ramsey.


  • Rocco Siffredi 

Male Porn StarRocco was born as Rocco Antonio Tano, 4 May 1964, in Ortona Mare, Italy. An Italian pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies, notable for his rough sex scenes.  Siffredi is married to Rosa Caracciolo, whom he met in 1993 in Cannes, and performed with 2 years later in Tarzan X: Shame of Jane. Together they have two sons Lorenzo and Leonardo.

What made him famous?

He is famous for anal sex which built him a great porn career. He is also known as Italian Stallion for his large penis size. While he was working at Vivid he had a lot of romantic roles such as John Stagliano’s movie Evil Angel where he cut his hair and sometimes he cried.  Martin Amis Stagliano said about Rocco “Rocco has far more power in this industry than any actor” after he directed the movie “Animal Triner 11″ where he had the lead. After that he had his own named movie “Rocco pii¹ che mai a Londra 2″ and a drug dealer role in “Marchese de Sade”. He played in over 1300 porn movies.

Interesting facts

  • He made some TV commercials for Amica Chips and 48248 with his wife Rosa Caracciolo, a porn actress.
  • He appeared in “Scherzi a Parte” a show similar to MTV’s show “Punk’d”


  • Lexington Steele

Famous Porn Male starHe was born on November 28, 1969 in New Jersey as Clifton Todd Britt in real life. After attending Morristown High School, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia for two years but graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences with a double degree in History and African-American studies in 1993. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He started to act in adult movies in the later part of 1997, in New York City. He moved to Los Angeles and joined the industry full-time in March 1998.

What made him famous?

Steele is a successful American award winning pornographic actor, director and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures. Steele won AVN Male Performer of the Year Awards in 2000, 2002 and 2003, the first actor to win three times. In 2005, Steele was awarded the AVN Award for Best Anal Scene and the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Award for Best Sex Scene, Couple for a scene he did together with his co-star Katsuni in “Lex Steele XXX 3″. He specializes in interracial pornography.

Interesting facts

  • he worked in New York City as a stock broker in the World Trade Center starting as a trainee in Euro Brokers Inc and working his way up the chain of command.
  • He was licensed as a financial adviser and working on Wall Street within months of graduating

  • Manuel Ferrara

Male famous pornManuel was born on November 01, 1975 as  Gagny, France.  Is a prolific French pornographic actor and adult film director. He works in both European and American pornography. He is married to Dana Vespoli.

What made him famous?

Ferrara was originally a protégé of Rocco Siffredi, and had an award winning acting career, making his American acting debut in John Stagliano’s Fashionistas. In 2002 he appeared in Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.In 2003 he started directing gonzo pornography for Platinum X Pictures, a subsidiary of Red Light District Video. In 2004 he began directing for Red Light. He appeared with Stefani Morgan in Sunny, her first film for Vivid Entertainment in 2005.

Interesting facts:

  • On January 22, 2012 he became the first actor in history to win AVN’s Male Performer of the Year four times.


  • Choky Ice

Male pornHe was born on April 23, 1972 as Attila Csáky in Miskolc, Hungary.

What made him famous?

He used to worked as a model prior toward the adult entertainment in 1996. Given that he has starred in a big funds movies like Porn Wars Episode 2 and 3. In September 1999, Attila was selected to pose nude in a pictorial for adult mainstream magazine Playgirl. Accompanying him was the caption, “Love Seat: Make Room for Amorous Jimmy Nchols!”

Interesting facts

  • Won as  2003 Szexkorona-Hungarian Porn Oscar – Best Actor


  • Justin Slayer 

Male porn starJustin was born in Los Angeles on September 10, 1972 with a birth name of as Eugene Belle. One  of the African American male porn star who starred in Phatty Girls and Mami Culo Grande. He directed Phatty Girls and Mami Culo Grande.

What made him famous?

Slayer teamed with New York partner under the name Buck Brothers Films. He shot some scenes in Costa Rica, directed and distibuted the four-volume series ”Whose Pussy Is This”. Meanwhile, Diana Devoe was a West-Coast producer and convinced Slayer to work there by performing many group sessions in flicks like ”Black Craving 9”. This led to a directing gig with West-Coast and the series ”Freshly Slayed”. Soon afterwards he moved to Exquisite Multimedia and started ”Slayer Unleashed”, the ”Phatty Girls” and ”Black Pipe Layers” series and ”Big Butt Brotha Lovers” which caught the eye of John Stagliano.

Interesting facts

  • Slayer’s career in porn started during his college days, where he was heavily involved in the underground swinger scene, throwing sex parties that became very popular.
  •  He was working as a personal trainer and winning bodybuilding competitions – he had placed ninth in the World National Championships.
  • Brandon Iron 

Male pornHe was born July 14, 1968 in Alberta Canad. Iron is pornographic actor and director. He gained a degree in English, and then spent several years in unfulfilling jobs.

What made him famous?

He is well known within the Porn industry for his exceptionally large penis and very professional work ethic. Iron’s first film was with Ashley Nicole in Bonfire of the Panties in 1991; however he did not start performing on a full time basis until 1997. Iron is the creator of two rough sex video franchises, Slap Happy and I Love it Rough.Iron directed several films for Platinum X Pictures, a sister-studio of Red Light District Video.[

Interesting facts

  • 2008 AVN Award – 'Best Anal Sex Scene (Video)' for Big Wet Asses 10.


  • Julian Rios

Male PornRios was born October 12, 1970 in Santiago, Chile. He is also known for pseudonyms Julian, Julián Ruíz, Julian Andretti or Jordan Rivers. Julian's ethnic origin is Lebanese (Eastern Mediterranean/Levant Arab) and Latin American; he is the second of six brothers and sisters. Before embarking on his adult industry career, he was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for six years (1988–1994). He is a veteran of the Gulf War

What made him famous?

Ríos' early days in porn were marked by two separate scenes where he received oral sex from a male co-star in bisexual videos produced by Chi Chi LaRue. Julian performed under the name Jordan Rivers. Shortly afterwards, Rios began concentrating exclusively on heterosexual porn. Julian is one of the few male porn stars to be offered a production contract with a large adult production company and the only male performer to hold a dual contract with Vivid and VCA Pictures at the same time. In fact, he was under contract multiple times also with New Sensations and Metro Interactive. Scott Taylor, president of New Sensations, stated, "Having a performer of Julian's caliber is a tremendous asset and we're pleased to have him in the New Sensations family. Julian's wonderful to work with and elevates the quality of every project to the highest level. We will be working together to build a line around Julian that I know will expand his status as a superstar." Julian has been featured in Hearts & Minds, Sweetwater and Naked Eye, as well as installments in the popular series Naughty College School Girls and Young as They Cum.

Interesting facts

  • Julián Ríos entered the world of adult films at the age of 25, after serving as a Marine in the Gulf War and working as a personal trainer.
  • Mandingo

Famous male pornHe was born February 25, 1975 in Missisipi as Frederick Lamont. He grew up in the Carson/Torrance area of Los Angeles, California, and did not choose his name based on the movie "Mandingo" but rather because it was given to him as a nickname in college. He has Mandinka West African ancestry.

What made him famous?

He is believed to be the actor with the largest male genitalia in the film industry, at approximately one foot long, larger than John Holmes. He started to appear in porn movies in 1999, his debut being "Booty Talk #9", through West Coast Productions, which starred himself along with two newcomers. His first major scene was a Video Team production, "My Baby Got Back #30", starring Obsession and Byron Long In 2002, Mandingo launched his own series called 'Mandingo' through West Coast Productions, with every movie involving four girls in one-on-one sex acts with him. Since 2002 Mandingo has focused mainly on interracial pornography, specially with models in their late teens and early twenties like Chiquita Lopez, Holly Wellin, Kelly Wells, Liliane Tiger, Leah Luv, Maya Gold, Julia Bond, Katsuni, Nautica Thorn, Monica Sweetheart and Nikita Denise working with him early in his career.

Interesting facts

  • So far the only actresses who have managed to deep throat Mandingo are Obsession, Juanita Chong, Bobbi Bliss and Alana Moore
  • He also raised an asthmatic daughter as a single parent.

These are just some of the famous male porn actors who have made it “big” in the business. They earn millions of dollars in this kind of industry though health is a big risk for them. Being vulnerable to diseases and drugs is associated in this kind of job they chose.  Now, is it worth to be a male porn actor?

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    Oh gosh! They are now old! Have you ever seen Harry Reems in a Porn Movie?

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