Jay Grdina

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Jay Grdina
Jay Grdina.JPG
Grdina in 2005
Born (1967-10-11) October 11, 1967 (age 54)
Ohio, U.S.
Other namesJustin Sterling
OccupationBusinessman, pornographic actor
(m. 2003; div. 2006)

John G. "Jay" Grdina[1] (born October 11, 1967) is an American businessman and former pornographic actor. His family originates from Croatia.[2] He is often credited under the stage name Justin Sterling.[3]

Early life[edit]

Grdina was born in Ohio[4] to a wealthy cattle ranching family who immigrated from Karlovac, Croatia.[3][5] He spent portions of his grade school years at Naples Christian Academy (NCH) in Naples, Florida,[6] and his high school years at Gilmour Academy, a prep school in Gates Mills, Ohio. He attended the University of San Diego majoring in business and psychology.


After graduating college, Grdina pursued a variety of careers and business ventures until 1992, when he began investing in adult films directed by Michael Ninn.[4] From 1995 to 1999, he wrote and directed several pornographic films in Ninn's style, often under the name 'Michael Santangelo, Justin Fine and Justin Sterling.[7]

Grdina met Jenna Jameson, already a famous porn star, in 1998.[3] They married in a Roman Catholic-style ceremony on June 22, 2003.[8] The couple resided in Scottsdale, Arizona, in a 6,700-square-foot (620 m2) Spanish-style mansion purchased for $2 million in 2002. They later moved to Paradise Valley in a 10,000 sq ft (930 m2) home for $4.5 million.[8]

In 2000, Grdina co-founded ClubJenna, first as an Internet pornography company then as a multimedia adult entertainment business.[3][8] On June 22, 2006, Playboy Enterprises announced the acquisition of Club Jenna and related companies in conjunction with personal service agreements by both Jameson and Grdina.[9]

Grdina produced, directed, and wrote several Club Jenna films including Briana Loves Jenna, The Masseuse, I Dream of Jenna, and Krystal Method. Grdina also acted in some of these films, as the only man that Jameson would have intercourse with on screen.[3]

In 2006, Grdina was a judge in the second season of Playboy TV's Jenna's American Sex Star, where prospective porn stars compete in sexual performances for a contract with Club Jenna.

In June 2010, Grdina started the celebrity gossip website, Kikster.com.[10] As of May 2013, there is no Kikster.com.

In December 2010, Grdina was named CEO of NOHO, a hangover prevention beverage.[11]

On June 20, 2011, NOHO and Grdina were the subject of a feature for CNBC, detailing the creation of an emerging brand.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Grdina married Jenna Jameson in June 2003.[14] Jameson filed for divorce in December 2006.[15][16]

Grdina lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.[17]


  • 1998 AVN Award – Best Videography – Diva, The Series (shared with Barry Harley)[18]
  • 2004 NightMoves Award – Best Director (Fan's Choice)[19]
  • 2005 AFW Award – Best Actor – The Masseuse[20]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Actor (Film) – The Masseuse[21]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Couples Sex Scene (Film) – The Masseuse (shared with Jenna Jameson)[21]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Editing (Video) – Bella Loves Jenna[21]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best Editing (Film) – Jenna's Provocateur (shared with Johnny 5)[22]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 26, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Dnevno.hr Archived November 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Ratko Martinović: Loš PR u dijaspori – Koje su svjetski poznate osobe podrijetlom Hrvati, a da to niste ni znali, 28. listopada 2012. (Croatian)
  3. ^ a b c d e Miller, Matthew (July 4, 2005). "The (Porn) Player". Forbes. Archived from the original on June 18, 2005.
  4. ^ a b Brand Access Forum May 8, 2006, Los Angeles, California speaker profile. Archived from [1] on May 8, 2006, by the Internet Archive
  5. ^ "U novom SVIJETU sve o PORNOGRAFSKOM MOGULU iz Karlovca: Kako se zaljubio u Jennu Jameson i stvorio američku PORNO SCENU". jutarnji.hr. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=3157364&id=508133997[user-generated source]
  7. ^ "Justin Sterling" Archived October 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine page about the director at lukeford.com
  8. ^ a b c "At Home with Jenna Jameson: Off Camera, Cashmere and Crosses" by Dinitia Smith, The New York Times, April 15, 2004
  9. ^ "Playboy gets more hardcore with new acquisition", by William Spain, MarketWatch, June 22, 2006
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "NoHo Sees Hangover Defense Sales at $100 Million". Bloomberg.
  12. ^ http://classic.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=3000028243&play=1[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Jay Grdina, NoHo". CNBC. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  14. ^ Powell, Brian. "Jenna Jameson's husband accused of assault". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Jenna Jameson files for divorce", United Press International, December 12, 2006
  16. ^ "Jenna Jameson 'a devout Catholic' and pregnant too - Monsters and Critics". www.monstersandcritics.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  17. ^ "Club Jenna exec shares tips on being a good PV neighbor". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "AVN Awards – 1997". RAME. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  19. ^ Dirty Bob (September 21, 2004). "Winners of the Nightmoves Entertainment Awards Announced". AVN. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  20. ^ Chip Baker (April 27, 2005). "Jameson, Sterling Earn AFW Honors". AVN. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  21. ^ a b c "2005 AVN Awards Show Winners Announced". AVN. January 8, 2005. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  22. ^ "2007 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. January 14, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2015.

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