Born March 12, 1953 in Long Island, New York, USA
Birth Name Ronald Jeremy Hyatt
The Porn King
Height 5′ 7½” (1.71 m)
Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don’t confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/’80s adult film star, Harry Reems, who has long since retired from the adult film industry. Portly Ron is not blessed with film star looks and a chiseled six-pack (a decidedly unchiseled 12- or 18-pack would be more like it) – his appeal and talents lie in other areas (which happen to be in his long ‘member’ measuring nearly 10 inches, erect!) and his “regular guy” appearance and amazing endurance in front of the camera have undoubtedly contributed to his phenomenal success in an industry notorious for dumping those men who can’t perform on cue.
He’s also one of the very few adult film stars to make the jump into mainstream cinema, with minor appearances in movies such as Reindeer Games (2000), Detroit Rock City (1999) and The Boondock Saints (1999). He was born Ron Jeremy Hyatt on March 12, 1953, in New York City and graduated from Cardozo High School (Queens, NY) in 1971, attained a masters degree from Queens College and then commenced special educational teaching in the New York City area. In 1978, a girlfriend sent his photo off to “Playgirl” magazine for appearance in its “Boy Next Door” pages. It was an understatement to say that Ron was deluged with female fan mail, and letters of interest from adult filmmakers!
Beginning in 1979, he has appeared in well over 800 adult feature films including Inside Seka (1980), Debbie Does Dallas Part II (1981), Terms of Endowment (1986) Lust of Blackula (1987), 21 Hump Street (1988) and Natural Born Thrillers (1994). At 50+ years of age, the charismatic and often comedic Ron Jeremy is still appearing in front of the camera in adult films and he’s definitely attained iconic status in the adult entertainment industry and beyond.
Used to be the host of 1980s Manhattan public access late-night nude/porn talkshow: Interludes After Midnight.
He was a former high school teacher in New York City.
According to Jeremy in an interview with “Time Out New York” magazine, in order not to upset nor alert executives at Disney, Jeremy’s role as Blisterface in the children’s series Bone Chillers (1996) was kept secret. Producers disguised Jeremy so much that he is unrecognizable, which helped them from alerting pro-family studio executives that a pornstar was on their payroll.
He holds a master’s degree in Special Education.
Is quite a talented piano player (and pipe organ by extension) — yet for whatever reason has never pursued a career as a silent film organist or general organist.
Played small parts in five films for director John Frankenheimer, 52 Pick-Up (1986), Dead Bang (1989), George Wallace (1997), Ronin (1998), and Reindeer Games (2000). His part in Ronin (1998) was cut by the studio but he still was credited.
Appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Appearances in Adult Films” (1,750, and counting).
He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity.
Directed “Penthouse” Pet turned adult film star Racquel Darrian in Charlie’s Girls 3 (1990). The two never performed on-screen together officially, but Racquel has referred to him as “hands-on director.” The two have been friends for years.
Is a millionaire but is well known around Hollywood to be extremely frugal with his money. According to the documentary, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001), he allegedly hates spending his own money on anything, even going so far as using garbage bags as luggage when he travels.
The rap single “Freak Of The Week”, by D.J. Polo and featuring Jeremy, stayed 27 weeks in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
His father Arnold was a physicist, his mother a book editor.
Classmate of former CIA director George Tenet and Reginald VelJohnson at Cardozo High School in Queens. WWE pro wrestler Matthew Kaye (aka Matt Striker) also attended Cardozo High.
Frequently cast in bit parts in Roger Avary’s films.
Host of “Techsmart”, a technology review series on the website Heavy.com. [April 2007]
Opened an “18 and over” “Gentlemen’s” club in Portland, OR, in October of 2009..
Bears a striking resemblance to Pakistani legend Folk singer Arif Lohar.
I still have a valid teaching license. But if parents see me with a kid, they’ll want to call 911.
Freedom of speech doesn’t protect speech that you like, freedom of speech protects speech that you hate.
World’s Biggest Anal Gang Bang (1998) $150
Crazy Animal (2007) $4,000 .00