Simon Rex

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Simon Rex
Born Simon Rex Cutright
(1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 43)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Other names Dirt Nasty
Occupation Actor, comedian, rapper, record producer, model, VJ
Years active 1992–present
Website dirtnastymusic.com

Simon Rex Cutright, known as Dirt Nasty (born July 20, 1974),[1] is an American actor, comedian, rapper, record producer, model, and former VJ. Rising to fame as an MTV VJ, Rex turned rapper and comedian under an alter ego, Dirt Nasty, and received a cult following on social media websites. As an actor, he starred as Jeff Campbell in the first season of What I Like About You, as George Logan in Scary Movie 3 and 4, as Dan Sanders in 5, and as Derek in National Lampoon's Pledge This!

Career[edit]

In 1993, at age 19, Rex responded to a modeling advertisement in a Los Angeles magazine and agreed to be photographed nude for photographer Brad Posey and his Club 1821 studio. The following year, under the alias Sebastian, he appeared in solo masturbation scenes for three Club 1821 pornographic films: Young, Hard & Solo #2, Young, Hard & Solo #3, and Hot Sessions III. Archive footage was used in the 2000 films Hot Sessions 11 and Hot Sessions 12.[2][3][4]Simon Rex began his career in 1994 modeling while on tour for Tommy Hilfiger, he also went on to appear in mainstream modeling gigs for Calvin Klein, Versace, and Levi’s.[2][5][2]

In 1995, Rex was introduced to television audiences by MTV who hired Rex to work as a VJ and kept him on the air for over two years.[6] Rex soon after hit fame and popularity delving into acting, and in 1999, he was cast in the comedy-drama television series Jack & Jill[7] , which aired on The WB channel for two seasons. He appeared as Eli in the TV show Felicity[8][9] and television guest appearances followed including Baywatch,[10] Everwood,[11] and Summerland. From 2002 to 2003, Rex starred in the first season of The WB's sitcom What I Like About You.[12] He later appeared on the Lifetime primetime telenovela Monarch Cove,[13] which ran for fourteen episodes in 2006. From television into film, Rex has held the lead role in feature films including Scary Movie 3, 4, & 5, [14] Hotel California,[15] Karate Dog,[16] King Of The Avenue,[17] and Superhero Movie. Rex currently co-star’s along-side comedian Nick Swardson in the Comedy Central show, Typical Rick.[18]

Rex entered the music industry in 2005 as a rap artist after becoming friends with and discovering Mickey Avalon.[19] Rex adopted his alter-ego [Dirt Nasty]][20] and formed the rap group Dyslexic Speedreaders[21], with Avalon & Andre Legacy. Rex both produced and was featured on the group’s hit song My Dick.[22] Again the group paired with Lil Jon to create the song What Do You Say which was featured in 2009’s blockbuster comedy film, The Hangover.[23]

In 2007, Rex released his self-titled debut album which included viral video exposure from the videos for the songs 1980, Cracker Ass Fantastic & Dropping Names.[24] He followed up this release with his second album - Nasty as I Wanna Be[25] - in 2011 which featured Ke$ha, LMFAO, Too Short, Warren G and more. Viral videos for I Can’t Dance & Nasty As I Wanna Be helped further build his online persona.[26] Since then, Rex has released a few other musical projects under his Dirt Nasty alias including his third album Palatial and the super-group Three Loco which features Andy Milonakis and Riff Raff. As Three Loco the group teamed up with producer Diplo and released the group’s eight-song EP on Diplo’s own Mad Decent label. His music and online persona have excitedly received a massive cult following which are not only dominant on his social media, but at his sold out shows and concerts across the globe.

Business ventures[edit]

Rex was a co-owner of the New York City nightclub The Plumm with partners Noel Ashman, Samantha Ronson, Chris Noth, and others. It opened in 2006 and closed three years later.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Slab O'Beef
2001 Forsaken, TheThe Forsaken Pen
2001 Going Greek Thompson
2001 Drum Solo Blondie Short film
2003 Scary Movie 3 George Logan
2004 Karate Dog, TheThe Karate Dog Det. Peter Fowler Television film
2006 Scary Movie 4 George Logan Cameo
2006 National Lampoon's Pledge This! Derek
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Hank
2008 Superhero Movie Human Torch
2008 Hotel California Pete Also co-producer
2008 American Carol, AnAn American Carol Himself
2009 2 Dudes and a Dream Dirt Nasty
2009 Silver Street John Short film
2009 Sonny Dreamweaver Hunter
2010 King of the Avenue Taz
2011 Truth About Angels, TheThe Truth About Angels Kane Connor
2011 Boy Toy Clive
2012 Sperm Donor Greg Short film
2012 Slightly Single in L.A. J.P. Cipoletti
2012 Project X Guest Appearance
2013 Scary Movie 5 Dan Sanders
2014 Student Bodies Mike
2016 Halloweed Joey
2016 Do It All Over Dirt Nasty
2017 Alexander IRL Owen
2017 Blue & Green Detective Sharpe
2017 Too Shorts Boombox Guest Star
2017 Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars (post-production)[28] Dark Jokester
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Baywatch Himself Episode: "Beachblast"
1999 Felicity Eli 4 episodes
1999 Katie Joplin Tiger French Main role; 5 episodes
1999–2000 Jack & Jill Michael "Mikey" Russo Main role; 32 episodes
2002–03 What I Like About You Jeff Campbell Main role (season 1); 21 episodes
2004–05 Summerland Sun 2 episodes
2005 Cuts Harrison 2 episodes
2005 Everwood Cliff Fenton Episode: "So Long, Farewell..."
2006 Monarch Cove Eddie Lucas Main role; 14 episodes
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Brian Episode: "I Just Got Voodoo'd"
2014 Happyland Tony Episode: "Park Maintenance"
2015 NCIS (season 12) Scott Bleeker Episode: 18
2016 Typical Rick Rick Episode: "Schmooze You Lose, The Antisocial Network, Headshot, Sit Down Stand Up, The Audition, Up in the Club"
Music videos
Year Title Artist Role
2004 She Wants to Move N.E.R.D Hot guy
2009 Tik Tok Kesha Barry
2010 Yes LMFAO Dirt Nasty
2011 Sexy and I Know It LMFAO Guy on bicycle
2012 Bird on a Wire Action Bronson featuring Riff Raff Dirt Nasty
2015 Jordan Belfort Wes Walker & Dyl Dirt Nasty
2016 World Wide Lamper Kool Keith featuring B.a.R.S. Murre & Dirt Nasty Dirt Nasty

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Catching Up to Wilt (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo) (2004)
  • Dirt Nasty (2007)
  • Shoot to Kill (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo) (2008)
  • The White Album (with DJ Stretch Armstrong) (2010)
  • Nasty as I Wanna Be (2010)
  • Palatial (2013)
  • The White Boys (with Andre Legacy and Beardo) (2014)
  • Breakfast In Bed (with Smoov-e) (2015)
  • Dirt Nasty Sux (2016)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The White Album (2010)
  • Shoot To Kill Mixtape (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, & BEARDO) (2008)

Extended plays[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Mickey Avalon – "My Dick" from Mickey Avalon (2005)
  • Mickey Avalon – "What Do You Say" from Mickey Avalon (2006)
  • Luckyiam – "Nevermind" from Most Likely to Succeed (2007)
  • Verb – "1980 Gutter" from The East Side Extraterrestrial EP (2009)
  • Mac Lethal – "My Cadillac" from Postcards from Kansas EP
  • Kool Keith – "World Wide Lamper" from Feature Magnetic (2016)

Productions[edit]

  • The Grouch & Eligh – "Can't Catch Me" from No More Greener Grasses (2003)
  • Luckyiam – "Rap, Rap, Rap" from Most Likely to Succeed (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Rex". All Movie. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Ferguson, Michael (2003). Idol Worship: A Shameless Celebration of Male Beauty in the Movies. Sarasota: STARbooks Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-786-40983-5. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lopez, Rich (July 12, 2010). "Concert notice: Gay-porn-star-turned-comedy-music-act Simon Rex, aka Dirt Nasty, comes to the Loft in October". Dallas Voice. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Lester, Shallon (October 29, 2008). "Former MTV VJ/porn star Simon Rex is trying his hand at rap music". NY Daily News. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Benza, A.J.; Lewittes, Michael (February 13, 1996). "Rex flexed pecs for skin pics". NY Daily News. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Simon Rex". TV.com. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jack & Jill". TV.com. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Felicity lost her virginity with the wrong guy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  9. ^ "The Cast of ‘Felicity’: Where Are They Now?". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  10. ^ "Simon Rex". Tv.com. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  11. ^ "Simon Rex". Tv Guide. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  12. ^ "Amanda Bynes in 'What I Like About You". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  13. ^ "Monarch Cove". TV.com. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  14. ^ "Actor Simon Rex talks ‘Scary Movie V’". AXS. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  15. ^ "Simon Rex Interveiw at HOTEL CALIFORNIA Premiere". World News. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  16. ^ "ERIC'S BAD MOVIES: 'KARATE DOG' (2004)". MTV. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  17. ^ "King of the Avenue (2010) with Ving Rhames, Esai Morales, Simon Rex Movie". World News. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  18. ^ "Nick Swardson gets another shot with Comedy Central". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  19. ^ "Q-and-A with Mickey Avalon; rapper set to take wild story to the stage in Arcata Thursday". Times Standard. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  20. ^ "Mickey Avalon’s True Hollywood Stories". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  21. ^ "A Moment with Mickey Avalon". City On A Hill Press. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  22. ^ "Simon Rex Dirt Nasty—Furries, Boners, Haberdashery, Chicks in Bikinis—Just a Regular Day For #1Daddy". Pop Dust. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  23. ^ "Songs and music featured in The Hangover:". Tune Find. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  24. ^ "The 13 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend". Phoenix New times. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  25. ^ "Simon Rex returns to South Lake Tahoe as Dirt Nasty". Tahoe Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  26. ^ "ACTOR SIMON REX TACKLES HIP-HOP AS DIRT NASTY". Parle Magazine. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  27. ^ Dowd, Kathy Ehrich (May 24, 2006). "The Plumm is the new place in NYC". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  28. ^ "AVENGERS OF JUSTICE: FARCE WARS". Variety. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 

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