Simon Rex

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Simon Rex
Born Simon Rex Cutright
(1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 40)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Other names Dirt Nasty
Occupation Actor, comedian, rapper, record producer, model, VJ
Years active 1992–present
Website
dirtnastymusic.com

Simon Rex Cutright (born July 20, 1974),[1] better known as Simon Rex or Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, comedian, rapper, record producer, model, and former VJ. He is known for being an MTV VJ turned rapper and comedian under an 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 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 one of two children 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 and modeling[edit]

In 1993, at age 19, Rex responded to a modeling advertisement in a Los Angeles magazine and agreed to be photographed nude for photographer Brad Posey and his Club 1821 studio. The following year, under the alias Sebastian, he appeared in solo masturbation scenes for three Club 1821 pornographic films: Young, Hard & Solo #2, Young, Hard & Solo #3, and Hot Sessions III. Archive footage was used in the 2000 films Hot Sessions 11 and Hot Sessions 12.[4][5][6] Rex also went on to appear in mainstream modeling gigs for Calvin Klein, Levi's, and Tommy Hilfiger.[4][7]

Acting[edit]

In 1995, 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.[8]

Rex soon after hit fame and popularity delving into acting, and in 1999, he was cast in the comedy-drama television series Jack & Jill, which aired on The WB for two seasons. He appeared as Eli in the TV show Felicity and television guest appearances followed including Baywatch, Everwood, and Summerland. From 2002 to 2003, he starred in the first season of The WB's sitcom What I Like About You. He later appeared on the Lifetime primetime telenovela Monarch Cove, which ran for fourteen episodes in 2006. In 2009, Rex starred opposite Paris Hilton, Jaime Pressley, and Lance Bass in a pilot titled Rex, created by Guy Shalem.[9][10]

Rex has appeared in the films The Forsaken, Scary Movie 3, The Karate Dog, Scary Movie 4, Superhero Movie, and Scary Movie 5. He also starred in National Lampoon's Pledge This! with 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 LMFAO's music videos 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, and Vice magazine. He is credited under his Dirt Nasty persona.[11][unreliable source?]

Business ventures[edit]

Rex was a co-owner of the New York City nightclub The Plumm with partners Noel Ashman, Samantha Ronson, Chris Noth, and others. However, Plumm is now closed.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Young, Hard & Solo #2 Sebastian
1994 Young, Hard & Solo #3 Sebastian
1994 Hot Sessions 3 Sebastian
1998 Snapped Himself
2000 Hot Sessions 11 Sebastian Archive footage
2000 Hot Sessions 12 Sebastian Archive footage
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Slab O'Beef
2001 Forsaken, TheThe Forsaken Pen
2001 Going Greek Thompson
2001 Drum Solo Blondie Short film
2003 Scary Movie 3 George Logan
2004 Karate Dog, TheThe Karate Dog Det. Peter Fowler Television film
2006 Scary Movie 4 George Logan Cameo
2006 National Lampoon's Pledge This! Derek
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Hank
2008 Superhero Movie Human Torch
2008 Hotel California Pete Also co-producer
2008 American Carol, AnAn American Carol Himself
2009 2 Dudes and a Dream Dirt Nasty
2009 Silver Street John Short film
2009 Sonny Dreamweaver Hunter
2010 King of the Avenue Taz
2011 Truth About Angels, TheThe Truth About Angels Kane Connor
2011 Boy Toy Clive
2012 Sperm Donor Greg Short film
2012 Slightly Single in L.A. J.P. Cipoletti
2013 Scary Movie 5 Dan Sanders
2014 Student Bodies Mike
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Baywatch Himself Episode: "Beachblast"
1999 Felicity Eli 4 episodes
1999 Katie Joplin Tiger French Main role; 5 episodes
1999–2000 Jack & Jill Michael "Mikey" Russo Main role; 32 episodes
2002–03 What I Like About You Jeff Campbell Main role (season 1); 21 episodes
2004–05 Summerland Sun 2 episodes
2005 Cuts Harrison 2 episodes
2005 Everwood Cliff Fenton Episode: "So Long, Farewell..."
2006 Monarch Cove Eddie Lucas Main role; 14 episodes
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Brian Episode: "I Just Got Voodoo'd"
2014 Happyland Tony Episode: "Park Maintenance"
Music videos
Year Title Artist Role
2004 "She Wants to Move" N.E.R.D Hot guy
2009 "Tik Tok" Kesha Barry
2010 "Yes" LMFAO Dirt Nasty
2011 "Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO Guy on bicycle
2012 "Bird on aWire" Action Bronson / Riff Raff Dirt Nasty

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Catching Up to Wilt (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo) (2004)
  • Dirt Nasty (2007)
  • Shoot to Kill (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo) (2008)
  • Nasty as I Wanna Be (2011)
  • Palatial (2013)
  • The White Boys (with Andre Legacy and Beardo) (2014)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The White Album (2010)

Extended plays[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Mickey Avalon – "My Dick" from Mickey Avalon (2005)
  • Luckyiam – "Nevermind" from Most Likely to Succeed (2007)
  • Verb – "1980 Gutter" from The East Side Extraterrestrial EP (2009)
  • Mac Lethal – "My Cadillac" from Postcards from Kansas EP

Productions[edit]

  • The Grouch & Eligh – "Can't Catch Me" from No More Greener Grasses (2003)
  • Luckyiam – "Rap, Rap, Rap" from Most Likely to Succeed (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Rex". AllMovie. All Media Network. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Treez (September 15, 2010). "The Ultimate Alter-Ego: Dirt Nasty vs. Simon Rex". Print Killer. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Simon Rex – Friday Fives". The Infatuation. April 12, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Ferguson, Michael (2003). Idol Worship: A Shameless Celebration of Male Beauty in the Movies. Sarasota: STARbooks Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-786-40983-5. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lopez, Rich (July 12, 2010). "Concert notice: Gay-porn-star-turned-comedy-music-act Simon Rex, aka Dirt Nasty, comes to the Loft in October". Dallas Voice. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Lester, Shallon (October 29, 2008). "Former MTV VJ/porn star Simon Rex is trying his hand at rap music". NY Daily News. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Benza, A. J.; Lewittes, Michael (February 13, 1996). "Rex flexed pecs for skin pics". NY Daily News. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Simon Rex". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bio". guyshalem.com. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ayers, Dennis (August 12, 2009). "Driven to Distraction video blog (Ep. 16) "Rex" screening". TheBacklot.com. Logo TV. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Three Loco's Facebook page". Facebook. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  12. ^ Dowd, Kathy Ehrich (May 24, 2006). "The Plumm is the new place in NYC". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 

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