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Tony Eveready, Freddy Elle (2006)
|Born||Duane Reed Moore
March 12, 1971
Riverside, California, U.S.
|Other names||Tony Eveready, Tony Everready, Tone, "Thug of Porn", Dr. Eveready|
|Years active||1994-2003, 2005-2008, 2013-present|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg)|
Tony Eveready (born Duane Reed Moore, March 12, 1971) is an American hardcore porn actor who entered the industry in 1994. He is known as the self-styled "Gangsta of Porn" and "Thug of Porn", easily recognizable by his distinctive cornrow hairstyle. During his two-decade-long career, he has appeared in thousands of pornographic movies. Notable roles include the bestselling Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle (2001) and the internet video "1 Man DP".
Eveready made his first documented professional porn appearance in 1994, with Black Gang Bangers 3. However, he had also made amateur films dating back to 1991. After a string of black-themed pornos, the up-and-coming Eveready soon became known for his "gangsta" style and memorable interracial sexual encounters. Since entering the business, he has starred in nearly 300 studio-released movies and countless internet shorts.
Rapper Snoop Dogg cast Eveready in his first well-known roles. The "Thug of Porn" appeared in the documentary/hip-hop music video/adult film Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle (2001) and its blockbuster follow-up, Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp (2002).
In 2003, Eveready was sentenced to five years in prison on an assault charge. He served two and a half years before being paroled.
In July 2007, Eveready was stopped by police along Haskell Avenue while driving his Chrysler sedan without license plates. At the time, Eveready had been on parole for his aforementioned assault charge. During a search of his vehicle, officers found 4 grams of cocaine and $389 on his person. In addition, his vehicle contained a digital scale, an unloaded semiautomatic handgun, and a collapsible baton on the driver’s seat. Eveready initially claimed to the police that the weapons were used in his videos as props, but in his post-arrest interview, he revealed that he sold drugs when his porn work was slow. He was indicted the following October.
On May 12, 2008, Eveready pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. A federal jury acquitted him of trafficking cocaine, but convicted him of possession of cocaine on May 23. The case was investigated by both the ATF and the LAPD. On August 26, authorities announced that Eveready had been sentenced to 77 months in federal prison. Eveready was incarcerated at Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan in Oregon, among other locations. On August 9, 2013, Eveready was released from custody.
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