Michael Stefano

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Michael Stefano
Michael Stefano AVN Expo 2005.jpg
Stefano at the 2005 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Born (1969-08-29) August 29, 1969 (age 47)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.[1]
Other names Luciano, Mike Long
No. of adult films 1,184 (per IAFD)[2]

Michael Stefano (born Michael Vito Menta; August 29, 1969) is an American pornographic actor and director.[2] He appeared in over 1,000 films and, by his own estimate, performed in over 3,000 scenes.[3]

An injury forced Stefano to take a break from performing and in the interim he learned how to edit.[4] He began his directing career with Extreme Associates in the mid-1990s under the name Luciano.[5] In 2001 he started directing for Red Light District Video.[6] In 2003 Platinum X Pictures was launched by Stefano and Jewel De'Nyle (whom he would later marry), bankrolled by Red Light.[6] Platinum X featured directors Manuel Ferrara, Brandon Iron and Steve Holmes, and produced very similar content to Red Light.[6] Around the same time Red Light began distributing the films of Amateur District and Candy Shop, a studio headed by Stefano specializing in interracial content.[6]

In 2010 Stefano announced his retirement from pornography,[3] but in 2011 he announced his return to pornography full-time. In 2012, he again retired from the Adult Industry, but returned in 2013.



  1. ^ Ashley Kennedy (January 2001). "LUCIANO: Salami of Steel". AVN. Archived from the original on April 11, 2001. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Stefano at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ a b Miller, Dan (2010-08-27). "Michael Stefano Retires From Porn". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Our Favorite Michael Stefano Story: The Day His Dick Almost Exploded, Nearly Ending His Career". AdultFYI. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  5. ^ Steve Javors (2008-01-31). "Hush Hush Entertainment Inks Michael Stefano". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  6. ^ a b c d Anne Winter (2007-08-22). "Red Light District". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  7. ^ a b "PREVIOUS WINNERS and NOMS". xrco.com. 
  8. ^ Trent Brown. "AVN Awards Nominations". AVN.com. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  9. ^ Crucifixio_Jones, "Adam Film World Awards Winners", AdultDVDTalk.com, April 27, 2005 (Retrieved Sept. 25, 2012)
  10. ^ David Sullivan (2009-01-11). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  11. ^ "2010 Nominees". AVN.com. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  12. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN.com. 2011-01-09. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

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