Jon Dough

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Jon Dough
Jon Dough 2005 AVN Expo.jpg
Dough at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, January 2005
Born Chester Anuszak
(1962-11-12)November 12, 1962
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died August 27, 2006(2006-08-27) (aged 43)
Chatsworth, California, U.S.
Cause of death Suicide by hanging
Other names Chuck Long, John Doe, Chad Sanders, Jan Sanders, Rock Taylor, Chet Sanders, Chet Anuszek, John Doc, Jon Doc, Sam Snatch, The Jester from Leicester
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Spouse(s) Deidre Holland (m. 1989–1994)
Monique DeMoan (m. 1994–2006; his death)[1]

Jon Dough (born Chester Anuszak; November 12, 1962 – August 27, 2006) was an American pornographic actor who worked steadily from 1985 to 2006.

Early life[edit]

Dough grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At eight years old, his mother's boyfriend began sexually abusing Jon and his younger brother. At age 15, Jon was sent to live with his uncle.[2]


After graduating from college, Dough moved to Los Angeles, where he initially tried breaking into soap operas. However, a photo shoot at Hustler quickly resulted in steady work in the adult industry.[3]

His first film was a short loop he made for Lance Kinkaid in 1985.[4] In 1999, Vivian Valentine received a black eye after being hit by Dough during the filming of Anabolic Video's Rough Sex; however, she has said: "I have no regrets or bad feelings about it".[5]

As Dough or one of his other performing aliases, he was a veteran of nearly 1,100 adult videos and had directed 71 titles, according to the IAFD. One of his most noteworthy achievements was participating in a gangbang with 101 women,[6] as well as the first DVD published by the adult-magazine publisher Hustler.

He appeared in an episode of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends devoted to the San Fernando Valley's pornographic film industry, granting BBC Two presenter Louis Theroux several interviews on- and off-set.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Dough's first marriage was to Deidre Holland, a pornographic actress, whom he later divorced.[8] He married pornographic actress Monique DeMoan,[1] with whom he had a daughter in August 2002.[9]


Dough died on August 27, 2006, in Chatsworth, California of suicide by hanging. He was 43 years old. DeMoan discovered his body in a closet in their home.[10] DeMoan subsequently left the industry and is raising their daughter in an undisclosed location.[citation needed]

In a 2012 interview with Louis Theroux, she cited his struggle with a long-term drug addiction and insolvent porn business as a catalyst for his worsening depression and eventual suicide.[11]

Dough was best friends with fellow actor Randy Spears, having entered the business at around the same time. Spears said of Dough that he was "like a brother" to him. Following Dough's death, Spears set up a memorial fund on MySpace to help pay for the funeral costs.[8][12][13]


  • 1991 XRCO Award – Best Actor (Brandy & Alexander)[14]
  • 1992 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor, Film (Brandy & Alexander)[15]
  • 1993 XRCO Award – Best Actor, Single Performance (New Wave Hookers 3)[16]
  • 1994 XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[16]
  • 1995 AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[15]
  • 1995 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor, Film (Sex)[15]
  • 1995 XRCO Award – Best Actor, Single Performance (Latex)[16]
  • 1996 AVN Award – Best Actor, Video (Latex)[15]
  • 1997 AVN Award – Best Actor, Video (Shock)[15]
  • AVN Hall of Fame inductee[17]
  • XRCO Hall of Fame inductee[18]


  1. ^ a b "monique demoan". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Jon Dough: Celebrity Biography". Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Adult film star Chet Anuszak a.k.a. "John Dough" (44) took his own life by overdosing on pills". Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived August 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Martin Amis (2001-03-17). "A rough trade". Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  6. ^ "The World's Luckiest Man (1997)". IMDb. November 20, 2000. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: Season 1, Episode 3: Porn". IMDb. April 13, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Jon Dough Passes Away – AVN". AVN. 
  9. ^ "Monique DeMoan". Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Monique Demoan back working". Archived from the original on December 12, 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  11. ^ "Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars". IMDb. December 21, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Adult film star Chet Anuszak a.k.a. "John Dough" (44) took his own life by overdosing on pills –". 
  13. ^ "Randy Spears, Demi Delia Establish Jon Dough Memorial". XBIZ. 
  14. ^ "rame awards list". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Past AVN Award Winners". Archived from the original on January 18, 2014. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  16. ^ a b c "XRCO past winners". Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  17. ^ "AVN Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  18. ^ "XRCO Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on October 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 

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