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 50)
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, BMX 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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tod Hunter, "Adult Who's Who: Tommy Gunn", AVN Magazine, Vol. 29/No. 2, Issue 362, February 2013, p.32.
  2. ^ "Rilo Kiley Shakes 'The Moneymaker'". NewNowNext. July 6, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Ariana Rodriguez (2010-06-29). "Porn Star Tommy Gunn Lands Role on 'Entourage' - XBIZ Newswire". XBIZ. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  4. ^ Alison Hart (2009-09-23). "Tommy Gunn Interview". pornochromatic. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Because my mother was half Chinese and my father Italian". Twitter. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jukeboxx Live," January 14, 2015, Playboy TV
  7. ^ Gene Ross (2007-08-13). "Ashlynn Brooke, Tommy Gunn Visit KLSX; Romance in the Wind?". AdultFYI. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  8. ^ Cowart, Leigh (2013-06-05). "London's Calling: Part Two". Nsfwcorp.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  9. ^ "2005 AVN Awards Show Winners Announced". AVN. 2005-01-08. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  10. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (2005-06-02). "XRCO Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  11. ^ a b "2006 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  12. ^ "EroticLine und GAY eLine-Awards 2006". German Adult News. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  13. ^ Dirty Bob (2006-10-09). "2006 Nightmoves Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  14. ^ a b c d "2007 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2007-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  15. ^ Tod Hunter (2007-04-06). "Hillary Scott Big Winner at XRCO Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  16. ^ David Sullivan (2008-10-14). "NightMoves Crowns 16th Annual Award Winners". AVN. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  17. ^ "Past Winner History". NightMoves. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  18. ^ "NightMoves Awards Announces 2011 Winners". AVN. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  19. ^ Dan Miller (2011-02-11). "2011 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  20. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2015
  21. ^ "Class of 2016: The AVN Hall of Fame Inductees". Retrieved 19 December 2015. 

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