Ron Jeremy is an American pop culture icon and one of
the porn industries most prolific male performers.
Jeremy’s foray into the world of smut occurred around 1977, during the so-called “Golden Age of Porn.”
With the advent of the home video market, scores of once embarrassed patrons were now able to watch porn in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. As sales skyrocketed accordingly, Jeremy’s success followed suit.
By the early-to-mid 1990’s Jeremy began to let himself go physically.
As a lone relic in a sea of increasingly buff-bodied young studs, Jeremy stood out like a sore thumb. Ironically enough, however, scores of aging male consumers seemed to identify with Jeremy more for exactly this reason, turning him into a quasi-folk hero.
From the mid-1990s into the next decade, Jeremy continued to scrounge legit work everywhere and anywhere he could find it.
Almost invariably, these jobs took the form of “blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em’” cameos in such upscale projects as:
“Detroit Rock City” (1999),
“The Boondock Saints” (1999) among other works.