Peter North (actor)
Alden Joseph Brown
May 11, 1957
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
Alden Joseph Brown (born May 11, 1957), known professionally as Peter North, is a Canadian retired pornographic actor, director and producer. He has 2,588 credits as an actor (plus 13 as a director).
In a 1996 interview published in North's hometown newspaper The Chronicle Herald, North stated that he was "discovered" while modeling athletic wear at a private party in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. A man within the adult film industry, whom North did not name, attended the party, was impressed by North's physique and gave him his business card.
North began his adult film career in 1983. Initially, North performed in gay pornography under the name Matt Ramsey. He later transitioned to straight pornography. North has appeared in over 2,000 adult films and also directed more than 70 films (notably, his North Pole and Anal Addicts series), most of them between 1998 and 2007. He has also produced over 20 films, including 15 in the North Pole series. In 2001, he successfully launched his own production company Northpole Entertainment. According to North's official website, he chose his stage name because "Your penis is also referred to as your Peter and when you are erect, it faces North. Plus, I am from the North."
North became involved in the U.S. government's 1986 investigation of Traci Lords' underage involvement in the industry. Lords was underage when she made most of her movies, including several sex scenes with North. The government eventually dropped the investigation. In a 1996 interview in Details magazine, North commented on his involvement in the scandal by saying: "Traci Lords didn't do much for me. She reeked sex, looked good and young. But I didn't know that she was that young. When the scandal broke, I thought it was a lot of baloney on her part. She knew what she was doing and she deceived a lot of people. She was sexually aggressive off camera to many people, so the whole 'innocence corrupted' scenario she came up with was a total farce."
In 1994, North published a guide to meeting and bedding beautiful women entitled Penetrating Insights.
North is a member of the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame. In 2004, North was featured in a book and film project Thinking XXX by photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Peter and Nadia North married in the summer of 2014; the couple have performed together in several adult videos.
On July 15, 2019, TMZ reported that Nadia North was granted a restraining order against her husband following two episodes of domestic violence in June of that year. One of the incidents reportedly left her with a concussion, and she alleges that there have been a total of about 20 such violent encounters with North.
- 1990: F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
- 1991: F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
- 1992: F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
- 1998: AVN Best Group Scene – Video for Gluteus to the Maximus
- Street, Sharan (December 2, 2016). "Peter North Back to Shooting ... With Mrs. North: 'Faithfully Unfaithful' series offers real-life hotwifing action". AVN.
- "Straight Guy for the Queer Eye: Porn Sites featuring heteroguys are the hottest thing in gay adult entertainment - but at what cost to the gay community?". business.avn.com. August 1, 2006. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
- "Rusty Nailed: Porn stud Tim Rusty talks about his new site, TimRusty.com, and why "extreme" content is so hot". business.avn.com. July 24, 2006. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
- Frequently Asked Questions for the Cumshot Legend Peter North, peternorth.com; accessed September 26, 2017.
- Heath, Chris (September 1996), "Peter North", Details, USA, no. 9
- Amazon.com: Penetrating Insights: Books: Peter North, amazon.com; accessed September 26, 2017.
- Peter North. Pornstar Key Facts - AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame references listed, pornstaremart.com; accessed September 26, 2017.
- "Porn Star Peter North Arrested For Domestic Violence Against Wife". TMZ. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
- "Adult Video Awards", CanBest.com. Retrieved January 26, 2007.
- "Past AVN Award Winners". Retrieved January 26, 2008.
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