Birthdate:March 12, 1953 (age 55)
Birth location:Bayside, Queens, U.S.
Birth name:Ronald Jeremy Hyatt
Penis size9.75 in (24.8 cm)
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
No. of films:1986
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt (born March 12, 1953 in Bayside, Queens, best known as Ron Jeremy, is an American pornographic actor. Nicknamed "The Hedgehog",he was ranked by AVN at #1 in their "100 Top Porn Stars of All Time" list
.Jeremy has also appeared in non-pornographic films with studios such as Troma Entertainment.
He is well known for his large-sized penis, self described as being 9.75 inches in length, and gained some notoriety for being capable of autofellatio (which he first demonstrated on-screen in Inside Seka) but he has since stated in a 2003 interview that all he can do these days is kiss the tip of his penis due to his weight gain.
Jeremy left the teaching profession (his self-described "ace in the hole") to pursue an acting career in New York City, and says he learned what it was like to make no money as an actor who "starved Off-Broadway".Jeremy posed for Playgirl after his then-girlfriend submitted his photo to the magazine,and subsequently moved into the adult film industry as a means to support himself.His first appearance in a porn film was in a film by Chuck Vincent called Snap (though later renamed COD).He started using his first and middle name professionally in the adult industry, after his grandmother Rose was pestered by people calling her thinking they were contacting him."His grandma Rose — listed at that time as R. Hyatt in the phone book — was pestered at all hours by prospective suitors who’d seen Jeremy in Playgirl. 'She had to move out of her apartment for a month,' he confides. 'My father told me, "If you want to get into this naked, crazy business, so be it, but if you use the family name again, I’ll kill you."’"
Jeremy had his nickname of "The Hedgehog" bestowed upon him by Bill Margold after an incident on the set of Olympic Fever, shot in 1979.Jeremy had flown in from New York to shoot the movie and had dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, expecting warm weather. During his motorcycle ride to the set, located in near Lake Arrowhead in the California mountains, the weather had deteriorated to blizzard conditions which chilled him to the point of hypothermia. Upon arriving at the set, Jeremy was immediately whisked away to warm up in a hot shower. When he had finished, his skin had taken on a pink hue from the temperature extremes and the hairs on his body were standing on end. Margold's comments on seeing Jeremy after the shower were "You are a hedgehog, my friend. A walking, talking hedgehog."Contrary to popular belief, the nickname had nothing to do with Jeremy's later weight gain, as he was quite physically fit at the time.
Jeremy is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Most Appearances in Adult Films"; his entry on the Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD) lists more than 1,900 films in which he has performed and an additional 275 films which he directed.By way of comparison, John Holmes — the next highest-ranked male star on the AVN Top 50 porn stars — has only 384 acting credits listed on the IAFD.
One joke that made the rounds within the industry at that time was "the kinkier acts some actresses would not perform were bestiality, sado-masochism and sex with Jeremy".However, he has since been recognized for his contributions to the adult industry by being inducted into both the AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame. Additionally, Jeremy's work earned him a spot on the Adult Star Path of Fame located in Edison, New Jersey. He saw a resurgence in popularity into the new millennium, as his star power combined with a desire from many actresses to work with men not aided by drugs like Viagra.Awards
1983 AFAA Best Supporting Actor for Suzie Superstar
1984 AFAA Best Supporting Actor for All the way in
1986 AVN Best Supporting Actor - Film for Candy Stripers II
1991 AVN Best Supporting Actor - Video for Playin' Dirty
2006 F.A.M.E. Award for Favorite Adult Actor