Dough at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, January 2005
November 12, 1962
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
August 27, 2006 (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)|
Deidre Holland (m. 1989–1994)|
Monique DeMoan (m. 1994–2006; his death)
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.
His first film was a short loop he made for Lance Kinkaid in 1985. 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".
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, 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.
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. DeMoan subsequently left the industry and is raising their daughter in an undisclosed location.
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.
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.
- 1991 XRCO Award – Best Actor (Brandy & Alexander)
- 1992 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor, Film (Brandy & Alexander)
- 1993 XRCO Award – Best Actor, Single Performance (New Wave Hookers 3)
- 1994 XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year
- 1995 AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year
- 1995 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor, Film (Sex)
- 1995 XRCO Award – Best Actor, Single Performance (Latex)
- 1996 AVN Award – Best Actor, Video (Latex)
- 1997 AVN Award – Best Actor, Video (Shock)
- AVN Hall of Fame inductee
- XRCO Hall of Fame inductee
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