Van Damage

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For the Hollywood actor known as Van Damage, see Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Van Damage
Van Damage, June 2006.JPG
Born Van Brunt
(1966-09-28) September 28, 1966 (age 50)
Rome, New York, U.S.
Other names "'Damage"
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)

Van Damage (born Van Brunt September 28, 1966 in Rome, New York, U.S.), is a retired porn star, and also serves as a director, cameraman and producer in the pornography industry.[citation needed]


Van Damage began his career in the pornography industry in 1995, producing a series of videos featuring local amateur girls located in Pacific Beach, a community in San Diego, after retiring from the army.[citation needed] After that first year of directing and producing he was nominated by AVN in three different categories, solidifying his place in the adult industry.[citation needed] He retired from the adult film industry August 2008.

Then he spent 13 months beginning in 1997 as a contract director for a then newly formed company called Elegant Angel, producing fifteen movies for that company which garnered seven AVN Award nominations that year and an XRCO win.[citation needed] After the 1997 AVN awards (January 1998) show in Las Vegas, a mass exodus of Elegant Angel’s directors ensued after a wage and personality dispute between them and the company’s owner, Patrick Collins.[citation needed]

In 1998, Van spent nearly a year directing videos for Extreme Associates.[citation needed] For his efforts there, Van Damage received several more AVN nominations and another XRCO win for best group sex scene.[citation needed] Van Damage left that company after one year and a legal battle arose when he sued fellow directors for holding back revenues due to him.[citation needed]

During 1999, Van Damage directed only two movies for the entire year, and yet still received nine AVN, and three XRCO nominations in a market that released over 9,000 adult videos.[citation needed] Adam Film World Magazine's, 2000 Yearly Directory quoted: Van Damage is one of top five directors to watch for in the new millennium.[citation needed]

At the end of 2000, Van Damage formed the production company and website "Pagan Pictures" ([citation needed] Pagan's titles are highly praised by trade magazines, especially the initial release A Toe Story, an award winning titles, "The Good Whore" as well as the AAAA rated (AVN Media Network) "The Damage Files" (1 & 2"), (declared "classics" by AVN Magazine)[citation needed]

Van Damage was married to wife, Cynthia Damage, in 2008. (Porn Valley Observed, 03/21/2008) This is his first marriage. Cynthia does not perform as female talent in the adult industry, although she appears alongside her husband in a cameo appearance for the upcoming Pulpo, Inc. feature release: "Dirty Queen", as a television anchorwoman (AVN, 2/25/2008) and "Three's Company XXX" (Hustler 2009) and "One Last Ride" (Adam & Eve 2009). The couple live in the San Fernando Valley. His mother, Maria and stepfather, Ken Howell reside in San Diego.



  1. ^ "AVN Award Winners for 2000". 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 

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