Shane Diesel

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Shane Diesel
Born Saul Seward Armstrong
(1963-07-28) July 28, 1963 (age 50)[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada
Other names Blackzilla, Shane Saul Diesel, Big Shane, Shane D., Big Diesel Shane, Big Diesel, Mike Osuhor, Shane Hudson
Ethnicity African-American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)

Shane Diesel (born July 28, 1963) is an American pornographic actor.

Diesel moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Los Angeles, California at the age of 23 in pursuit of a career in bodybuilding. At the age of 28, he began posing solo for several magazines. After the events of 9/11, he received a huge paycut from his airline job and began his main venture into pornography.[2]

Diesel signed an exclusive performing contract with Digital Sin in 2005.[3] He eventually became known for his role as Blackzilla in several series produced by Hush Hush Entertainment. In January 2008, looking to pursue a career in directing, he retired from the role.[4]

In February 2008, Diesel signed an exclusive directing contract with Vengeance XXX, the ethnic line of New Sensations, to develop, star in and direct films. His directorial debut for the company was the film She Only Takes Diesel.[5]

Diesel and Ashlynn Brooke were jointly interviewed by AskMen in 2008 on how to audition for porn.[6][7]

For 8 years, Diesel was married to Jessica Dee (born Jana Romancakova), a porn star who came to media attention after contracting HIV from Darren James in the 2004 outbreak. Diesel became a widower in 2012 when his wife (then known as Jana Armstrong) died in a car crash in Trinidad, where she was reportedly visiting on business. [8] [9]

Awards[edit]

  • 2007 FAME Awards finalist - Favorite Male Star[10]
  • 2008 XBIZ Awards nominee - Male Performer of the Year[11]
  • 2008 XRCO Awards nominee - [12]
  • 2009 Hot d'Or Awards nominee - Best American Male Performer[13]
  • 2009 XBIZ Awards nominee - Male Performer of the Year[14]
  • 2010 XBIZ Awards nominee - Male Performer of the Year[15]
  • 2010 XFANZ Awards nominee - Male Star of the Year[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HDSIN Shane Diesel Mini-Bio
  2. ^ John Scura (2006-09-12). "Shane Diesel". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Rhett Pardon (2005-03-21). "Digital Sin Signs Shane Diesel to Exclusive Contract". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Tod Hunter (2008-01-17). "Hush Hush Entertainment Retires Shane Diesel as Blackzilla". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Steve Javors (2008-02-26). "Vengeance XXX Signs Shane Diesel to Direct". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Tod Hunter (2008-11-11). "Brooke, Diesel Tell AskMen.com 'How To Audition for Porn'". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Ashlynn Brooke; Shane Diesel. "How To: Audition For A Porn". AskMen.com. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  8. ^ http://www.newsday.co.tt/crime_and_court/0,162851.html
  9. ^ http://tntmonitor.blogspot.com/2012/07/american-husband-of-killed-czech.html
  10. ^ Tod Hunter (2007-04-30). "2007 F.A.M.E. Awards Finalists Named". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  11. ^ Steve Javors (2008-01-17). "2008 XBIZ Awards Official Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  12. ^ David Sullivan (2008-02-15). "XRCO Announces 2008 Awards Nominees". AVN. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Hot Video Announces Hot d'Or Awards Nominees, Venue". AVN. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  14. ^ Tod Hunter (2008-12-03). "XBIZ Awards 2009 Official Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  15. ^ Steve Javors (2009-12-16). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  16. ^ Ariana Rodriguez (2010-05-05). "XFANZ Awards 2010 Unveiled, Official Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 

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