There was a moment during the 2014 Academy Awards when host Seth MacFarlane, before strapping on a pair of enormous skis and jumping the shark, playfully admitted that he possibly wasn't the first choice as compere. "From Whoopi all the way down to Ron Jeremy, it eventually found its way to me," he joked; The very fact that most of the audience got the reference to Jeremy is proof in itself that the portly adult star has transcended the medium of adult films to become a genuine cultural icon. But who is the man behind the legendary genitals? Let's delve a bit deeper into the world according to Ron.
A native of Queens, New York, Ronald Jeremy Hyatt was born in March 1953, unto a physicist and a book editor. His childhood was happy and ordinary - his adulthood has been anything but. While many reading this article will have heard of Ron and his huge...talent before, there are some lesser known facts about the man nicknamed 'The Hedgehog' that may surprise or baffle those who perceive adult stars to be of a seedy, distant species. The more you read about Ron, the more he seems like a nice, regular bloke that you could happily sit and have a pint with - albeit an ordinary bloke with a far more interesting job than yours. There are an abundance of interesting facts contained in this article, even if we do say so ourselves, from the unlikely story of Ron's first job to his bewildering success in the music charts, but for anybody wanting to ask the obvious question, we're not covering it here. Though it's 9 1/2 inches, apparently.
15 He's A Qualified Teacher
14 His Grandmother Made Him Drop His Surname
13 He's Nicknamed "The Hedgehog"
12 You'll Often See Him In Music Videos...
11 ...And Gamers Will Recognize Him Too
10 He Does Regular Films As Well As Adult
9 He Supports PETA
8 We Almost Lost Him To An Aneurysm
7 He Looks After His Money
6 He Released A Successful Rap Single
5 He Operates A Gentleman's Club
4 He Never Wants To Retire
3 He Released A Disturbing Miley Parody Video
2 He Has His Own Rum
1 He's The Most Prolific Adult Star Ever
All hail Ron Jeremy, captain of his industry, King Dong, nothing less than the Greatest Adult Star of All Time, according to The Sex awards, who handed him a lifetime achievement award in 2013. Ron stands up on his own (fnarr) as the most prolific adult star in history, having acted in an astonishing 2,000 films and directed another 281. With no plans or indeed wish to retire, he may well put himself out of reach of any other performer. Just to put this achievement in perspective, second on the list is the legendary John Holmes, who had completed 384 films before his premature death.
Sources: todayifoundout.com, askmen.com, imdb.com, slate.com
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