Billy Herrington

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Billy Herrington
Billy Herrington.jpg
Billy Herrington in Tokyo, January 2011
Born (1969-07-14) July 14, 1969 (age 45)
North Babylon, Long Island, New York
Nationality European-American
Other names Billy Marcus, Jake Mason, William Herrington, Aniki
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg)[1]

Billy Herrington (born July 14, 1969, North Babylon, Long Island, New York) is a bisexual American actor best known for his work in gay pornography.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Herrington grew up in Long Island learning karate from his father, a sensei. He had interests in boxing, wrestling and martial arts, but did not start bodybuilding until he was 24 years old, after moving to New York City.[1]

Herrington began his erotic career when a friend surreptitiously submitted his nude pictures to Playgirl magazine. The photographs won him a "Real Men of the Month" contest and a $500 prize.[1] His appearance in the magazine caught the eye of famed photographer Jim French, but, it was two years before Herrington filmed his first Colt calendars for French.[1] Soon after, Herrington was filming hardcore same-sex adult films for All Worlds Video. Herrington became one of the best known same-sex adult film stars of the late 1990s, appearing on mainstream TV programs such as Love Connection and the Ricki Lake talk show.[1][3] Herrington says the adult film industry helped him to understand his bisexuality.[2]

Among his starring roles is the Roman emperor in the Danish feature film HotMen CoolBoyz (2000), produced by Lars von Trier's company Zentropa, also known for such films as the Oscar-nominated After the Wedding (2006) and Dogville (2003) starring Nicole Kidman.

Herrington's scene in Conquered with Nino Bacci, Colton Ford, Blake Harper, and Jay Ross won the "Best Group Sex Scene" at the 2001 Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards ("Grabbys").

Herrington's first son was born in Autumn 2002[citation needed]. Occasionally, Herrington still performs a striptease act at gay clubs in the United States.[4][5]

Internet meme[edit]

Herrington has become an internet meme among East Asia's online communities after a clip from one of his videos Workout was posted on Nico Nico Douga, a Japanese video sharing website. Thousands of mash-up parody videos of him have been made, many of which utilize deliberate mishearings (soramimi) of lines from his films.[6] He is affectionately called "Big Brother" (兄貴 aniki?) among the Nico Nico Douga community, and most of his videos are deliberately mistagged with "Wrestling Series" (レスリングシリーズ resuringu shirīzu?), "Forest Fairy" (森の妖精 mori no yōsei?), "Philosophy" (哲学 tetsugaku?), or all three.[7]

Herrington visited Japan in February 2009 to attend in a live online event hosted by Nico Nico Douga and garage kit maker Good Smile Company.[8] Herrington said that he is flattered and humbled by his fans' creativity.[9][10] A limited-edition Herrington figure was announced for a July 2009 release.[11] Two other limited-editions Herrington action figures were announced for the Halloween and Christmas holiday. The Halloween figure was released in October 2009 and the Christmas one was released in December 2009; both are Nico Nico Chyokuhan exclusives.[12]

Videography[edit]

  • 9½ Inches 1998 (Thor Productions)
  • Wrestlers: Muscle Fantasies 2 1998 (Can-Am Productions)
  • Workout: Muscle Fantasies 3 1999 (Can-Am Productions)
  • Minute Man 17 1999 (Colt Studios)
  • Minute Man 18 1999 (Colt Studios)
  • Body Shop 1999 (All Worlds)
  • Summer Trophies 1999 (Pacific Sun Entertainment)
  • Tales from the Foxhole 1999 (All Worlds)
  • Playing with Fire 2 2000 (All Worlds)
  • The Final Link 2000 (All Worlds)
  • Lords Of The Lockerroom 2000 (Can-Am Productions)
  • HotMen CoolBoyz 2000 (Zentropa)
  • Conquered 2001 (All Worlds)
  • Flesh Trap 2001 (Fox Studios)
  • Naked Muscles 2002 (Colt Studios)
  • Ryker's Web 2003 (Arena)
  • Minute Man Solo 27: Big Shots 2006 (Colt Studios)

Awards & nominations[edit]

  • 2000 - Colt Man of the Year[2]

Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards

  • 2002 - Winner - Best Group Sex Scene (for Conquered)[13]
  • 2002 - Nominated - Best Actor (for Conquered)[13]
  • 2002 - Nominated - Best Three-Way Sex Scene (for Conquered)[13]

GayVN Awards

  • 2002 - Nominated - Best Actor (for Conquered)
  • 2002 - Nominated - Best Group Scene (for Conquered)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lambert, Vincent (1999-07-21). "Porn Star Interview: Billy Herrington". Manshots. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b c LaFrance, Richard (2002-06-18). "A Conversation With... Billy Herrington". As The Grove Turns. Archived from the original on 2004-03-24. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Ricki Lake Musclemen Dating Game". 11 January 2007. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  4. ^ "ATKOL Forums". Atkol.com. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  5. ^ "Body Building DVD - BodyBuilders". JimmyZ. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  6. ^ "兄貴の肉体にみんな夢中!". Windows100% 2008 (6) (Tokyo: Shinyusha). 2008-05-13. 
  7. ^ Billy Herrington on Nico Nico Douga
  8. ^ http://anime-ch.nicovideo.jp/static/wonderful_hobby9
  9. ^ 歪みねぇ兄貴の強く生きる言葉、ニコニ国賓が来日, ASCII.jp. 2009-02-13. (Japanese)
  10. ^ "Billy Herrington interview in Japan". YouTube. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  11. ^ "figma ビリー・ヘリントン ニコニコ直販". Niconico. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  12. ^ "ニコニコ直販". Niconico. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  13. ^ a b c http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0380685/awards

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