James Deen

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James Deen
James Deen 2010.jpg
Deen attending the XBIZ Awards at Avalon, Hollywood, California on February 10, 2010
BornBryan Matthew Sevilla
(1986-02-07) February 7, 1986 (age 27)
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Other namesJimmy Deen, James Dean[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight150 pounds (68 kg)[2]
No. of adult films1405 as actor, 11 as director[1] as of April 2013
Website
jamesdeenblog.com
 
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James Deen
James Deen 2010.jpg
Deen attending the XBIZ Awards at Avalon, Hollywood, California on February 10, 2010
BornBryan Matthew Sevilla
(1986-02-07) February 7, 1986 (age 27)
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Other namesJimmy Deen, James Dean[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight150 pounds (68 kg)[2]
No. of adult films1405 as actor, 11 as director[1] as of April 2013
Website
jamesdeenblog.com

Bryan Matthew Sevilla (born February 7, 1986), better known by his stage name James Deen, in reference to the popular actor James Dean, is an American pornographic actor and director.[3][4][5] He entered the porn industry in 2004 at the age of 18. He has gained attention due to his lack of resemblance to stereotypical male actors in the pornography industry.[2]

Early life[edit]

James Deen was born Bryan Matthew Sevilla in Los Angeles County, California, and raised in Pasadena, California.[6][7][8][9][10] His father is a mechanical engineer and his mother is a computer electronic engineer,[11] one of them worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.[12] He is Jewish and identifies with Judaism as "a culture more than anything else".[13][14][15] At 17, Deen moved in with his father. He worked at a Starbucks for two years and took classes at Pasadena City College.[11][16]

Career[edit]

According to Deen, performing in pornographic films was his ambition since he was in kindergarten.[17] After entering the pornography industry in 2004, he initially worked with older female performers.[2] In 2009, Deen was named the "Male Performer of the Year" by Adult Video News at the age of 22, making him the youngest actor to have won this award.[2] Deen has a fan-following among teenage girls, a demographic that is typically not associated with the pornographic industry.[2] In February 2012, ABC Nightline aired the feature "Porn's Boy Next Door", which included interviews with both Deen and his fans. One fan described him as the Ryan Gosling of porn.[18]

ln September 2012, Deen was a participant in a press conference, along with others opposing Los Angeles County Measure B, an initiative which would require condom usage in the pornographic film industry.[19] Deen questioned the measure's constitutionality.

Deen’s collaborations include work with popular NSFW site WoodRocket.com. As the host of original web series, “James Deen Loves Food”, Deen has been featured reviewing top restaurants, to ordering every item on a drive-thru menu at once, and creating a $580 burrito.[20]

In January 2013, Deen took to crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com to raise funds for the mainstream steampunk Western film Cowboys And Engines.[21][22] Deen is listed as the producer of the Bryn Pryor vehicle. The campaign surpassed its goal of $100,000 in just 58 days.[23] Actors Malcolm McDowell, Richard Hatch, and Walter Koenig have signed on to the project.[24] In February 2013, Deen was invited to return to his alma mater, Pasadena City College, to speak to students about his career. The appearance, initially open to the public, was restricted by college administrators due to “public safety concerns” over “protesters”.[25] Deen was restricted to speaking to the students of PCC’s “Navigating Pornography” class.[26] Deen participated in a “Night With The Stars: Life, Love, and Sex in the Workplace” panel as part of “Sex Week”, held at Washington University in St Louis, MO.[27]

Deen has been invited to college and university campuses across the country to speak with students on legislation, condom use and contraception, relationships, media, and sexuality.[28] Deen also spoke to students at the University of WisconsinMadison on April 18, dubbed “A Night with James Deen: Pornography & Sex Ed”, as the keynote for the university’s Sexual Health Fest.[29]

Deen was featured in a July 2012 GQ multi-page article, chronicling his work and personal life.[30] GQ interviewed Deen again for an article about his workout regimen, in which he credited healthy eating habits, a “Jew stomach”, and lots of sex.[31]

In 2013, Deen was listed as the only male performer to make the CNBC "Dirty Dozen" list of the porn industry's popular stars.[32]

In April 2013, information was leaked about Deen’s involvement in the mainstream Samuel Gonzalez, Jr. movie, based on events surrounding D.B. Cooper and the novel Catcher In The Rye.[33] Deen said, “I am not going anywhere” in response to questions about his intention to leave porn.[34]

In April 2013, Deen filmed a pornographic scene with reality television participant Farrah Abraham, who had been in one of the Teen Mom series. Deen indicated that he was asked to pretend to be dating Abraham as part of a ploy to market the scene as an accidentally released sex tape, but refused to do so, arguing, "If you're going to make a celebrity sex tape and try to pass it off as an amateur home video, you don't hire a well-known porn star!"[35]

Deen co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in Paul Schrader's 2013 film The Canyons, written by Bret Easton Ellis.[7][36]

In July 2013, Deen teamed with American pornographic actress Andy San Dimas, adult app store MiKandi, and adult industry news source XBIZ, to release the first adult video production recorded with Google Glass. Within 24 hours, the censored trailer reached 1 million views on YouTube.[37] The uncensored adult video can be found for free on MiKandi's website.

Deen filmed a scene with Huffington Post blogger and comedienne Jenn Tisdale in late 2013, in a New York City hotel room, after she responded to an open invitation by Deen on Twitter.[38]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview with the Huffington Post, porn actress Stoya confirmed that she was dating James Deen.[39]

He dated fellow porn star Joanna Angel from 2004-2010.[40]

Awards[edit]

List of accolades received by James Deen
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals1292
YearCeremonyCategoryWork
2008XRCO AwardsBest On-Screen Chemistry (with Joanna Angel)N/A
Unsung SwordsmanN/A
2009AVN AwardsMale Performer of the YearN/A
XRCO AwardsBest On-Screen Chemistry (with Joanna Angel)N/A
Male Performer of the YearN/A
2010XBIZ AwardsMale Performer of the YearN/A
2013AVN AwardsBest Three-Way Sex Scene - Girl/Girl/Boy (with Asa Akira and Brooklyn Lee)Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3
Crossover Star of the YearN/A
Male Performer of the YearN/A
XBIZ AwardsCrossover Star of the YearN/A
Male Performer of the YearN/A
Star Branded Pleasure Product of the YearJames Deen Signature Collection
EXXXOTICA Fanny AwardCocksman Of The YearN/A
XRCO AwardsMainstream Adult Media FavoriteN/A

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