Simon Rex

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Dirt Nasty" redirects here. For the album, see Dirt Nasty (album).
Simon Rex
Born Simon Rex Cutright
(1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 40)
San Francisco, California, United States
Other names Dirt Nasty
Occupation Actor, comedian, TV host, rapper, model
Years active 1992–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. Archived footage was used in two movies in 2000: Hot Sessions 11 and Hot Sessions 12.[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]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Young, Hard & Solo #2 Sebastian Adult film
Young, Hard & Solo #3 Sebastian Brad Posey's
1994 Hot Sessions 3 Sebastian 97 AVN Awards Winner
1996 Baywatch Himself TV series - 1 episode
1998 Snapped Himself
1999 Katie Joplin Tiger French TV series
Felicity Eli TV series - 4 episodes
Jack & Jill Michael 'Mikey' Russo TV series - 32 episodes
2000 Hot Sessions 11 Sebastian Adult film - archive footage
Hot Sessions 12 Sebastian Adult film - archive footage
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Slab O'Beef
2001 Drum Solo Blondie
Going Greek Thompson
The Forsaken Pen
2002 What I Like About You Jeff Campbell 1 season - 22 episodes
2003 Scary Movie 3 George Logan Lead Role
2004 The Karate Dog Det. Peter Fowler
Summerland Sun TV series - 2 episodes
She Wants to Move Hot Guy Music video by N*E*R*D
2005 Cuts Harrison TV series - 2 episodes
Everwood Cliff Fenton TV series - 1 episode
2006 Mindy and Brenda Josh TV movie
Scary Movie 4 George Logan Cameo
Pledge This! Derek
Monarch Cove Eddie Lucas TV series - 14 episodes
Rise: Blood Hunter Hank
2008 Hotel California Pete
Superhero Movie Human Torch
An American Carol Himself
2009 2 Dudes and a Dream Dirt Nasty
Silver Street John
Rex Simon TV movie
The Truth About Angels Kane Connor
Sonny Dreamweaver Hunter
TiK ToK Barry Music video by Kesha
2010 Slightly Single in L.A. J.P. Cipoletti post-production
Boy Toy Clive post-production
King of the Avenue Taz post-production
Yes Dirt Nasty Music Video by LMFAO
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Brian TV Series - 1 episode
2011 Sexy and I Know It Bicycle Man Music Video by LMFAO
2012 Project X Himself small cameo (rapper in extended version)
2013 Scary Movie 5 Dan Lead 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

External links[edit]