Peter North (pornographer)
North attending the Exxxotica Adult Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 10, 2010.
11 May 1957
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|No. of adult films||2583 as actor
61 as director
Peter North (born Alden Brown on 11 May 1957) is a Canadian-born American pornographic actor, director, dancer and producer.
In a 1996 interview published in North's hometown newspaper, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, he stated that he was "discovered" while modeling athletic wear at a private party in Los Angeles in the early '80s. A man within the adult industry, whom North did not name, attended the party, was impressed by North's physique and gave him his business card.
North states that he "entered the adult business in the spring of 1984 by accident. I was approached to do it but never really contemplated it or even thought I would be in the adult business". Initially, North performed in gay pornography under the name Matt Ramsey. He later transitioned to straight porn and became an in-demand performer.
North has appeared in over 2,000 adult films and also directed more than 70 movies (notably, his North Pole and Anal Addicts series), most of them between 1998 and 2007. He also produced over 20 movies, including 15 in the North Pole series. In 2001, he successfully launched his own production company, Northstar Associates.
Achievements, scandals and legacy
North became involved in the U.S. government's 1986 investigation of Traci Lords' underage involvement in the industry. Lords was underage when she made most of her movies, including several sex scenes with North. The government eventually dropped the investigation.
In 1994, North had a book published, a guide to meeting and bedding beautiful women entitled Penetrating Insights.
Veteran pornstar Christy Canyon confirmed a longstanding rumor in her 2003 autobiography Lights, Camera, SEX!, revealing that North does not like to have his hair touched during a scene, as it causes him to lose his concentration.
It is unclear where his pseudonym "North" originated. It may refer to his Canadian or northern roots. Writer Steven Strager speculated that North's stage name, like that of many other male pornographic actors, "expresses the controlling man-as-penis metaphor while precisely articulating the masturbator's big-dick fantasies.". "Peter North Stars" is also the name of a competition level, New York based hockey team which is sponsored by North.
In 2004, North was featured in a book and film project, Thinking XXX by photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders who took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. The film of the same name, which was made for HBO, chronicled Greenfield-Sanders' photography of his subjects, and includes interviews with them.
- 1990 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
- 1991 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
- 1992 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
- 1998 AVN Best Group Scene - Video for Gluteus to the Maximus
- Peter North's Official Bio
- MySpace.com - Peter North
- "Straight Guy for the Queer Eye: Porn Sites featuring heteroguys are the hottest thing in gay adult entertainment - but at what cost to the gay community?". business.avn.com. 2006-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- "Rusty Nailed: Porn stud Tim Rusty talks about his new site, TimRusty.com, and why "extreme" content is so hot.". business.avn.com. 2006-07-24. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- G. Zisk Rice (2008-01-04). "Bijou Theater Shines Spotlight on Rick Donovan". business.avn.com. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- Amazon.com: Penetrating Insights: Books: Peter North
- Peter North. Pornstar Key Facts - AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame references listed
- Biography of the cumshot legend Peter North - vippeternorth.com
- Stephen Strager. "What Men Watch When They Watch Pornography," Sexuality & Culture, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2003), pp 50-61. Quotation from p. 57.
- Official site of Peter North Stars, the hockey team
- "Adult Video Awards", CanBest.com. Retrieved January 26, 2007.
- "Past AVN Award Winners". Retrieved 2008-01-26.
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