Tommy Gunn (actor)

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Tommy Gunn
Tommy Gunn 2010.jpg
Tommy Gunn - Los Angeles, January 2010
Born Thomas Joseph Strada[1]
(1967-05-13) May 13, 1967 (age 51)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Spouse(s) Shana Hiatt (divorced)
Rita Faltoyano (2005-2008) (divorced)[citation needed]

Thomas Joseph Strada (born May 13, 1967), known by his stage name Tommy Gunn, is an American pornographic film actor.

Early years[edit]

During his early years, Tommy grew interested in sports, BMW bicycles, motorcycles, and soccer. He was shy around girls for quite some time until he noticed how girls were interested in bigger and "buffer" guys, so he took up bodybuilding. He entered a "hot body" contest in a local bar, and although he lost the contest, he met a man who offered him work as a stripper. For ten years Tommy worked as a male stripper, traveling all over the country and the world.

Career[edit]

Beginning his career in pornographic films in 2004, Gunn was soon recognized as the 2005 AVN Best Male Newcomer award. He likewise received the 2006 AVN Best Supporting Actor for his role in Pirates and a second AVN Male Performer of the Year for 2007.

In 2007, Gunn appeared in the music video for "The Moneymaker" by American indie rock band Rilo Kiley.[2] He also appeared in the music video "Too Drunk" by the band Buckcherry. In 2010 Gunn appeared in an episode of Entourage.[3] In 2011 he had an unbilled role in Mommy & Me, a comedy film, directed by Jennifer James. In 2012 he appeared in the Louis Theroux documentary "Twilight of the porn stars" discussing the porn industry and his personal experiences within it. In 2014, he appeared in the horror film Wolves, directed by David Hayter.[1]

In 2009, Gunn directed and starred in a 3-D choose-your-own-adventure movie titled Cummin' At You 3D.[4]

Business ventures[edit]

In February 2012, he launched his own underwear line.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gunn's father is Italian and his mother was one-half Chinese.[5][6] He was married to porn actress Rita Faltoyano from 2005-2008. When asked during an August 2007 interview if there was a romance between him and fellow porn star Ashlynn Brooke, Gunn's reply was, "I think we are becoming something more." Gunn and Brooke have since ended their relationship.[7]

Gunn had a zombie-proofed van, which he sold on the TV show Pawn Stars for $11,000.[8]

Awards[edit]

Gunn in 2007.
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Male Newcomer[9]
  • 2005 XRCO Award – New Stud[10]
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Couples Sex Scene (Video) – Porn Star (with Brittney Skye)[11]
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor (Video) – Pirates[11]
  • 2006 Eroticline Award – Best International Actor[12]
  • 2006 NightMoves Award – Best New Director (Fan's Choice)[13]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best Group Sex Scene (Film) – FUCK (with Carmen Hart, Katsuni, Kirsten Price, Mia Smiles, Eric Masterson, Chris Cannon & Randy Spears)[14]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best Oral Sex Scene (Film) – FUCK (with Ice LaFox, Eric Masterson, Marcus London & Mario Rossi)[14]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best POV Sex Scene – Jack's POV 2 (with Naomi)[14]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Male Performer of the Year[14]
  • 2007 XRCO Award – Male Performer of the Year[15]
  • 2008 NightMoves Award – Best Male Performer (Fan's Choice)[16]
  • 2009 NightMoves Hall of Fame inductee[17]
  • 2011 NightMoves Award – Best Male Performer (Editor’s Choice)[18]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award – Male Performer of the Year[19]
  • 2015 XBIZ Award – Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release – Untamed Heart (with Anikka Albrite)[20]
  • 2016 AVN Hall of Fame inductee[21]
  • 2018 XBIZ Award - Best Sex Scene — Vignette Release - Sacrosanct[22]

AVN Awards[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2005[23] Nominated Best Group Sex Scene - Video (with Jessica Drake, Monica Sweetheart, Lezley Zen and Trevor Zen) Eye of the Beholder
2006[24][25] Won Best Sex Scene Coupling - Video (with Brittney Skye) Porn Star
Nominated Best Sex Scene Coupling - Film (with Jessica Drake) Sold
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene - Film (with Jessica Drake, Brad Armstrong and Chris Cannon) Sold
2007[26][27] Won Best Group Sex Scene - Film (with Carmen Hart, Katsumi, Kirsten Price, Mia Smiles, Eric Masterson, Chris Cannon and Randy Spears) FUCK
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (with Nikita Denise and Sandra Romain) Nikita’s Extreme Idols
Nominated Best Sex Scene Coupling - Film (with Monique Alexander) To Die For
Won Best POV Sex Scene (with Naomi) Jack’s POV 2
Won Best Oral Sex Scene - Film (with Eric Masterson, Marcus London and Mario Rossi) FUCK
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene - Video (with Sandra Romain) Porno Revolution
2008[28] Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Jayna Oso) Zen
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Film (with Tera Patrick) Fashion Underground
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene - Video (with Courtney Cummz) Jack's Playground 34
Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Best Supporting Actor - Video Kill Jill
2009[29] Nominated Male Performer Of The Year N/A
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Stoya) Jack's POV 9
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Ashlynn Brooke) Tommy Gunn: Point Blank POV
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Shay Jordan, Alexis Texas, Camryn Kiss, James Deen and Johnny Sins) Cheerleaders
Nominated Best Actor Hearts and Minds II: Modern Warfare
2010[29] Nominated Best Supporting Actor This Ain't Happy Days XXX
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Pure Play) Cummin' at You 3D
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene (with Pure Play) Cummin' at You 3D
Nominated Best Actor Heaven
2011[30] Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Crossover Star of the Year
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Julia Ann, Natasha Marley, BobbiStarr, Dylan Ryder, Paul Chaplin, Will Powers and Billy Glide) Bonny & Clide
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Kayden Kross) The Smiths
Nominated Best Actor Rawhide 2: Dirty Deeds
2012[31] Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane) Bad Girls 6
Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Rebeca Linares and Scott Nails) Bad Girls 5
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Fighters
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei, Kirsten Price, Brandy Aniston, Nikki Daniels, Lucky Starr, Puma Swede, Randy Spears, Marcus London, Ron Jeremy, Jack Vegas, Dick Chibbles, Rocco Reed and Mac Turner) The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Stoya and Selena Rose) Top Guns
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Jack Vegas and Inari Vachs) Harder
2013[32] Nominated Best Supporting Actor Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning
2014[33] Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Andy San Dimas) Wolverine: An Axel Braun Parody
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Ramon Nomar) DP My Wife With Me 2
Nominated Best Safe Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas) T&A
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Meant to Be
2015[34] Nominated Best Actor American Hustle XXX Porn Parody
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Lola Reve, Britney Amber, Lola Foxx, Anikka Albrite, Dahlia Sky, Abby Cross, Romi Rain, Alina Li, Kush Kush, Coco, Toni Ribas, Mick Blue, Alan Stafford, Keni Styles, Bill Bailey, Giovanni Francesco, Karlo Karrera and Richie Calhoun) Orgy Initiation of Lola
Nominated Mainstream Star of the Year N/A

Eroticline Awards[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2006 Won Best International Actor N/A

F.A.M.E. Awards[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2007 Nominated Favorite Male Star N/A
2008 Nominated Favorite Male Performer
2009 Nominated Favorite Male Star

Hot d'Or[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2009 Nominated Best American Male Performer N/A
Nominated Best American Actor Hearts and Minds 2: Modern Warfare

NightMoves Awards[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2006 Won Best New Director (Fan's Choice) N/A
2008 Won Best Male Performer (Fan's Choice)
2009 Won Hall of Fame
2011 Won Best Male Performer (Editor’s Choice)

XBIZ Awards[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2008 Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A
2009 Nominated Male Performer of the Year
2010 Nominated Acting Performance of the Year - Male This Aint Happy Days XXX
2011 Nominated Acting Performance of the Year - Male Rawhide 2: Dirty Deeds
Nominated Crossover Star of the Year N/A
Won Male Performer of the Year
2012 Nominated Supporting Acting Performance of the Year - Male Top Guns
Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A

XRCO Awards[edit]

Year Result Category Film
2005 Nominated Group Scene (with Jessica Drake, Lezley Zen and Monica Sweetheart) Eye of the Beholder
2008 Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A
2009 Nominated Single Performance – Actor Hearts and Minds 2: Modern Warfare
Nominated Male Performer of the Year N/A
2011 Nominated Best Actor

References[edit]

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