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Simon Rex
BornSimon Rex Cutright
(1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 39)
San Francisco, California, United States
Other namesDirt Nasty
OccupationActor, comedian, TV host, rapper, model
Years active1992–present
Website
www.dirtnastymusic.com
 
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Simon Rex
BornSimon Rex Cutright
(1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 39)
San Francisco, California, United States
Other namesDirt Nasty
OccupationActor, comedian, TV host, rapper, model
Years active1992–present
Website
www.dirtnastymusic.com

Simon Rex Cutright (born July 20, 1974),[1] better known as Simon Rex or Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, comedian, television host, recording artist, record producer, former VJ and former pornographic film actor. He is known for being an MTV VJ turned rapper/comedian with his alter ego, Dirt Nasty, which has received a cult following on social media websites. He has starred as Jeff Campbell in the first season of What I Like About You, as the clumsy George Logan in Scary Movie 3 and 4, and as Dan Sanders in 5.

Personal life[edit]

Rex was born Simon Rex Cutright in San Francisco, California, and is the only child of Paul and Zoe Cutright, a relationship coach and an environmental consultant. He attended Alameda High School in Alameda, California. He is Jewish on his mother's side.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Adult films[edit]

In 1993, at age 19, he appeared solo in scenes for two masturbation porn films, Young, Hard & Solo II; Young, Hard & Solo III. In 1998, at 24, he appeared in Hot Sessions III. He appeared in two movies in 2000: Hot Sessions XII11 and Hot Sessions XIII.[4][5][6]

Acting[edit]

In 1995, Simon Rex was introduced to television audiences by MTV who hired Rex to work as a VJ and kept him on the air for over two years.[7]

Rex soon after hit fame and popularity delving into acting and in 1999 was cast in the television show Jack & Jill, which ran for two seasons. He appeared as "Eli" in the TV show Felicity and television guest appearances followed including Baywatch, Everwood, and Summerland. In 2002, the pilot for the show What I Like About You was picked up by The WB, which now has become The CW. Rex starred in the first season. He later appeared on the Lifetime show, Monarch Cove which ran for 11 episodes in 2006. He also co-produced a pilot for a show called Rex, with supporting roles performed by Paris Hilton, Lance Bass and Jaime Pressley.[citation needed]

Rex has appeared in The Forsaken, Scary Movie 3, Superhero Movie, Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 5, and The Karate Dog. He also starred in National Lampoon's Pledge This! with Paris Hilton.

Music[edit]

Rex entered the music industry as a rap artist after becoming friends with Mickey Avalon. Rex adopted his alter-ego "Dirt Nasty" and formed the rap group Dyslexic Speedreaders, along with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo. Rex often toured with the group and collaborated to create the Shoot To Kill mixtape. The group ended abruptly, as Mickey Avalon left due to personal problems involving Rex and Andre Legacy.[citation needed]

In 2007, he released his self-titled debut album which included viral exposure from the single "1980". Rex has appeared on Paris Hilton's My New BFF in his "Dirt Nasty" persona and in Kesha's video for her song "Tik Tok". He appeared in the LMFAO music video for "Yes" and "Sexy and I Know It" .

In 2011, he created a rap duo called Chain Swangz with Grammy Award-winning producer Jack Splash, leading up to the release of his second album titled Nasty As I Wanna Be which featured guest appearances from artists such as Too Short, Warren G, Kesha, LMFAO. It debuted and stayed at the top of Billboard (magazine)'s comedy charts for weeks.

In 2012, he created the rap trio Three Loco, with Andy Milonakis, previously known for The Andy Milonakis Show, and RiFF RaFF. In November, the trio teamed up with producer Diplo and released the group's eight-song EP on Diplo's own Mad Decent label which garnished them critical acclaim from the likes of MTV, Pitchfork Media, Vice magazine and Perez Hilton. He is credited under his Dirt Nasty persona.[8]

Business ventures[edit]

Rex was a co-owner of the New York City nightclub Plumm with partners Noel Ashman, Samantha Ronson, Chris Noth, and others. However, Plumm is now closed.[9]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Young, Hard & Solo #2SebastianAdult film
Young, Hard & Solo #3SebastianBrad Posey's
1994Hot Sessions 3Sebastian97 AVN Awards Winner
1996BaywatchHimselfTV series - 1 episode
1998SnappedHimself
1999Katie JoplinTiger FrenchTV series
FelicityEliTV series - 4 episodes
Jack & JillMichael 'Mikey' RussoTV series - 32 episodes
2000Hot Sessions 11SebastianAdult film - archive footage
Hot Sessions 12SebastianAdult film - archive footage
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the ThirteenthSlab O'Beef
2001Drum SoloBlondie
Going GreekThompson
The ForsakenPen
2002What I Like About YouJeff Campbell1 season - 22 episodes
2003Scary Movie 3George LoganLead Role
2004The Karate DogDet. Peter Fowler
SummerlandSunTV series - 2 episodes
She Wants to MoveHot GuyMusic video by N*E*R*D
2005CutsHarrisonTV series - 2 episodes
EverwoodCliff FentonTV series - 1 episode
2006Mindy and BrendaJoshTV movie
Scary Movie 4George LoganCameo
Pledge This!Derek
Monarch CoveEddie LucasTV series - 14 episodes
Rise: Blood HunterHank
2008Hotel CaliforniaPete
Superhero MovieHuman Torch
An American CarolHimself
20092 Dudes and a DreamDirt Nasty
Silver StreetJohn
RexSimonTV movie
The Truth About AngelsKane Connor
Sonny DreamweaverHunter
TiK ToKBarryMusic video by Kesha
2010Slightly Single in L.A.J.P. Cipolettipost-production
Boy ToyClivepost-production
King of the AvenueTazpost-production
YesDirt NastyMusic Video by LMFAO
Nick Swardson's Pretend TimeBrianTV Series - 1 episode
2011Sexy and I Know ItBicycle ManMusic Video by LMFAO
2012Project XHimselfsmall cameo (rapper in extended version)
2013Scary Movie 5DanLead Role

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Rex - Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  2. ^ — 15 September 2010 (2010-09-15). "The Ultimate Alter-Ego: Dirt Nasty vs. Simon Rex | KidChronic.com". Webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.immaculateinfatuation.com/friday-fives/simon-rex
  4. ^ "Concert notice: Gay-porn-star-turned-comedy-music-act Simon Rex, aka Dirt Nasty, comes to the Loft in October". Dallas Voice. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  5. ^ <http://news.oneindia.in/2008/02/09/paris-hilton-porn-star-simon-rex-1202555700.html
  6. ^ Lester, Shallon (2008-10-29). "Former MTV VJ/porn star Simon Rex is trying his hand at rap music - NY Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Simon Rex". TV.com. CBS Interactive. unk. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  8. ^ "Three Loco's Facebook page". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  9. ^ Ehrich, Kathy (2006-05-24). "The Plumm is the new place in NYC". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/white-boys-feat.-dirt-nasty/id842780241

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