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While the porn industry spotlight often shines on leading ladies, the top male porn stars deserve their share of acclaim. Unless you’re talking about a solo female masturbation scene or a lesbian porn flick, you need at least one man to help create the magic. After all, there’s no hardcore without the hard.

Where would Victoria Voxxx be without Tommy Pistol? How would Sky Bri manage without Johnny Sins? Would we have so much hardcore if it wasn’t for James Deen or Rocco Siffredi? 

In this guide to the best male adult movie stars, we look at what shot these men to fame, what keeps them there, and what makes them unique in the adult entertainment industry. We’ll also point you towards some of the best work from both straight and gay porn gods. 

As well as considering who’s tops in 2023, we’ll look back over porn history and pay homage to the kings of past porn. Who are the top male porn stars of all time? And where are they now? 

We’re going to look at the 10 best male porn stars in straight porn, as well as the 4 best male porn stars in gay porn. We’ll see who has the most industry awards, the highest net worth, and much more.

Let’s get to it. These are the Kings of Porn…

Who Are The Top Male Porn Stars In The World Today?

The most popular male pornstars appearing in straight porn in 2023 are:

  1. Tommy Pistol
  2. Johnny Sins
  3. Rocco Siffredi
  4. James Deen
  5. Manuel Ferrera
  6. Lexington Steel
  7. Seth Gamble
  8. Mick Blue
  9. Jordi ENP
  10. Dredd

The most popular male pornstars appearing in gay porn in 2023 are:

  1. Dante Colle
  2. Joey Mills
  3. William Seed
  4. Diego Sans

There are many more, but we’ve chosen these legendary male stars based on their reputation, industry award nominations and wins, their output and consistency, and their fanbase popularity.

Some of these guys have been in the industry since the early 1990s and are still going hard and fast, while some are newer to the scene. Among them are male porn actors who have gone on to start their own sites and production companies, but all are currently working in porn either in front of the camera or behind the scenes.

10 Top Male Pornstars Appearing in Straight Porn

Let’s start with the top men in straight porn.

1. Tommy Pistol

Tommy Pistol top male pornstar

Born in July 1976, Tommy Pistol’s real name is Aramis Sartorio (which in itself sounds like a porn name!). Starting out as a comedy actor and singer, Tommy’s first claim to porn fame is being the first male porn actor to appear on Burning Angel, Joanna Angel’s legendary porn site.

His second claim to fame is being the first male pornstar in twenty years to host the annual AVN awards in Las Vegas (2015).

Tommy’s porn career began when he met Joanna Angel in 2005 and made his first porn flick for Burning Angel. It wasn’t long before he found fame, and the following year picked up an AVN Award for ‘Re-Penetrator’, a scene he made with Joanna. From then on, it’s been a life of porn, and even though he is approaching 50, he’s still going strong.

Tommy Pistol has appeared in over 1,500 porn flicks in his career and has banged just about every top female porn star you can name. He’s also been in all kinds of porn from taboo to parody, proving he’s super versatile (but he’s never done gay porn, that we know of).

Among Tommy’s many awards and nominations are: 

15 AVN Awards including: 

  • Best New Male Performer, 
  • Best Actor, Best Scene, 
  • Male Performer of the Year (2022)

He is the 2023 recipient of the AVN Award for Best Actor in a Featurette, and was also nominated for his part in the Best Gangbang Scene.

Tommy has been nominated for 38 AVN Awards, eight XBIZ Awards (winning four of them), and has also been nominated for others including NightMoves and XCritics awards.

Although Tommy worked as a director for Naughty America for several years, he isn’t known as a porn producer or director, but it’s fair to say he’s had his hand and other body parts in the making of many porn flicks. However, he is also known for the independent movie, ‘The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol’, which he starred in, wrote, produced, and directed. 

Tommy doesn’t have his own website, but if you want to see what he’s up to now, he has recently appeared for Wicked Pictures working with Katie Morgan in ‘Last Resort: Meet the Parents’, and with Adria Allure in ‘Is it Wrong He’s My Stepdad?’ 

His porn career continues, and we’re sure the pistol of porn will continue to shoot for many years to come…

2. Johnny Sins

Johnny Sins best male pornstar

Johnny Sins’ real name is Steven Wolfe, and just like a wolf, he has prowled and slayed the porn world for more than 17 years. 

Born in December 1978, Johnny is known for his distinct appearance — shaved head, massive cock — and for appearing in more than 2,500 porn movies.

He was married to Kissa Sins, with whom he appeared in many X-rated videos, and together, they produced Sins Life, a porn site where they shared each other and other pornstars in a range of hardcore movies. There are 350 movies available on Sinslife.com, but the last was released in 2020, and none have been added since. Perhaps that’s because Johnny and Kissa separated in in 2019.

Among Johnny Sins’ many claims to fame are his industry award nominations and wins. Between 2008 and 2018, he was nominated for 38 industry awards and walked off with six, including:

  • Favourite Male Pornstar (AVN, 2018)
  • Unsung Male Performer of the Year (AVN 2013). 

Fans have been singing his praises (and fapping to his videos!) for years, and in 2023, he was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame. Also to his credit are three XBIZ nominations and one win (Male Performer of the Year, 2014), and, years ago now, the nomination for Best New Stud (XRCO Award, 2009).

No longer the new kid on the block, Johnny has gone on to work with most of the top USA porn production houses including Brazzers, Naughty America, and Reality Kings.

In 2015, PornHub came up with the wacky idea of having Johnny star in the first adult movie filmed in space. Along with Eva Lovia, he was to be launched into the stratosphere to shoot a hardcore porn flick while orbiting the earth. Sadly, the crowdfunding campaign failed to reach even 10% of the budget, and the project was, literally, never launched.

While it is estimated that Johnny Sins has appeared in over 1,500 porn scenes (some say over 2,500), he also directs and produces porn.

However, Johnny continues to sin in the most delightful way, by appearing in hardcore movie after hardcore movie, and delighting his fans as much as he delights his female co-stars. In the first six months of 2023, he appeared in four scenes for Brazzers, and has nailed Adriana Chechik, Mia Malkova and Phoenix Marie.

Mr. Sins shows no sign of repenting anytime soon. 😉

3. Rocco Siffredi

Rocco Siffredi male pornstar legend

Rocco Siffredi is one of the best-known names in porn. He is certainly one of the oldest stars still working in the industry, though recently, his work has been behind the camera rather than in front. As well as having his own site, he has appeared in over 1,500 porn movies for all the top porn houses, and remains one of the industry’s biggest star names. 

Rocco was born in Italy (May 1964) as Rocco Antono Tano, and is a self-confessed sex addict. This led to issues within his family life, and that led to him retiring from porn (twice). 

Rocco has many claims to fame. He has appeared on mainstream TV, a Polish punk rock band has written a song about him, as have others, and his name is now used with wild abandon in many areas of popular culture. What with a Netflix TV series and references to the original ‘Italian Stallion’ in novels, Siffredi is a household name.

We know him for his porn work, of course, and he has enjoyed a long and varied career. Working for John Stagliano on Buttman, appearing with star names such as Valentina Nappi and Kiara Lord, and allegedly bedding over 3,000 women, he is known for his skill at portraying rough sex.

With all this work, it’s no wonder he has been nominated for over 120 industry awards. His first AVN Award came in 1991 for the Best Group Sex Scene (it was on video back then), and through the years, he has received AVN accolades for:

  • Male Foreign Performer of the Year
  • Best Anal Sex Scene
  • Best Director

Nominations and awards have also come from XBIZ, NightMoves, Ninfa, and XRCO.

Rocco has his own website where you can enjoy 597 movies and 556 galleries, featuring 679 models, most of whom he has banged on camera. Not a bad way to keep track of them, eh? The female ones, that is. As far as we know, Rocco has never made a gay porn movie.

These days, Rocco Siffredi is a family man who works behind the scenes in the adult industry. However, his online record stands as a testimony to his many achievements as the Italian Stallion, and his archive of movies is legendary. Rocco is unquestionably one of the best male porn stars of all time.

4. James Deen

James Deen most famous male pornstar

Born in February 1986, James Deen’s real name is Bryan Matthew Sevilla. He is known for his slender build and everyman appeal.

Not without controversy, Deen’s career has seen him become a favourite among fans and porn actresses alike. He started in porn aged 18, now has his own website, and it is estimated that he has appeared in over 4,000 porn scenes. That’s quite possible, as he shoots around eight scenes per week.

James Deen has many claims to fame. His meteoric rise to the top of the porn industry at an early age, for one, but there’s another that’s less palatable. In 2015, he was accused of sexual violence by several porn actresses, and some porn companies severed their ties with him, notably Kink.com and Evil Angel. 

That didn’t stop him from working, however, and he is now known for the exclusive scenes he uploads to his website. The most recent one starred James alongside and deep inside Carmen Caliente as part of his ‘Latin Asses’ series. He’s also known for his clean-cut appearance, and, it goes without saying, the size of his cut cock, which has been measured at 7.5 inches.

In an interview, Deen said his porn career started when he was fourteen, but what he meant was he started having sex with girls at parties in front of crowds, and this fed his exhibitionism. Later, when he was 18, he entered the porn world, and soon became popular because of his youth, good looks and slim, natural body. Since then, he has worked with just about every top name in porn, including every top model and director. 

When he was 22, James Deen was the youngest porn actor to receive the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year (2009), and since then, he has been nominated for over 31 industry awards. The amazing thing about him is that up until 2016, he won every award he was nominated for, including:

  • Mainstream Star of the Year
  • Favourite Male Star (fan award)
  • Male Performer of the Year (AVN)

He has also won awards from NightMoves, XBIZ, and the XRCO Awards.

Not only has James Deen appeared in thousands of porn movies for Evil Angel and others, but he also appeared in the mainstream movie, ‘The Canyons’ (2013), and now directs and produces his own content for his website (JamesDeen.com). The site holds 1,091 scenes dating from 2014 to the present day, many of which feature Deen in action. The most recent clips are all shot in 4K HD.

5. Manuel Ferrara

Manuel Ferrara best male adult star

Born in France in 1975, Manuel Ferrara (originally Manuel Jeanin), is a 48-year-old porn star who started in porn at the age of 22 after answering a modelling advert in a magazine. The shoot went well, he took up more porn work, and is now one of the most famous male stars in the porn world. 

Manuel has worked with the greats. He was mentored by Rocco Siffredi, made his American debut in John Stagliano’s ‘Fashionistas’, appeared in Snoop Dogg’s hardcore porn/hip hop music video, ‘Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp,’ and started directing for Platinum X Pictures in 2003. 

These days, he is a much sought-after male porn model specialising in hardcore, DP, and gangbangs, in fact, anything involving ‘nasty’ sex. It is estimated that Manuel Ferrara has appeared in more than 2,200 videos in his career, but as he is still making porn, that number is likely to be much higher.

One of Manuel’s claims to fame is his knack of winning industry awards, and up to 2012, he had been nominated for 69. Of the 49 nominations at the AVN Awards, Manuel won 41, among them:

  • Best Anal Sex Scene
  • Male Performer of the Year (he’s now won it six times)
  • Best Gonzo Series

He has also been nominated for Best Director, and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2013. He has also been awarded by XBIZ, NightMoves, XRCO and others, making him one of the world’s most-acclaimed male pornstars.

In the fashion of many top porn guys, Manuel has his own website, which advertises him as the principal attraction. ‘Watch your favourite French man, uncut, go up many a fine, young butt’ is one of its headlines, reinforcing his passion for anal sex with the stars. The site hasn’t added anything new since 2022, but holds 720 movies dating from 2007 to 2022, many of them starring the great man and his massive dick in hardcore anal.

After divorcing from his wife, porn actress, Dana Vespoli, Manuel Ferrara dated porn actress and director, Kayden Kross. Manuel has commented on ‘a mess of complexity’ surrounding such a relationship. However, the couple worked to self-imposed, non-jealousy rules, and the end results spoke for themselves.

Manuel is still active in directing and producing porn, giving interviews, and has an ambition to appear in more mainstream movies.  

6. Lexington Steele

Lex Steele porn legend

In 2003, Lexington Steele (real name: Clifton Todd Britt) became the first man to be awarded the AVN Male Performer of the Year Award three times, and had been inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.

As well as being one of the USA’s top black pornstars, Lexington Steele is also the owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures, and Black Viking Pictures. He is known for his massive dick and his porn, of course, and his own porn site features top pornstars. His greatest achievement is being the most-celebrated ethnic performer in the history of adult entertainment. 

He’s also known for his ‘Highly productive ejaculation capability.’ In other words, he shoots a lot of cum.

Lexington started out working in the finance industry, and that led — via a series of wild parties and contacts — to him attending a porn convention. In turn, that led him to switch careers, and in 2008, he signed up with Red Light District Video. 

Since then, he’s known to have shot his massive load in at least 1,300 porn flicks. He’s a versatile model in that he’s up for anal, threesomes, interracial, gangbangs, muff diving, Milf diving, and dumping his impressive load wherever the director suggests.  

Lexington’s award nominations are legion, and his wins are many. They include:

  • Male Performer of the Year
  • Best Anal Sex Scene
  • Best POV scene (AVN) 
  • American Male Performer of the Year (2004, AFW Awards)
  • Best Actor (Fan Award, NightMoves, 2004) 

He has been nominated for at least 44 industry awards and has won 31.

Like many top porn guys, Lexington now also directs and produces porn. This is through his production companies, and for his own website. Along with this, he has also produced his own magazine, ‘Lexington Steele’s Black Diamonds’, and he has created and produced a stand-up comedy jam in LA.

LexSteeleXXX is his personal website, where you can find 238 scenes from 2019 to 2022, 50 DVDs, and 260 models. Lex appears in 126 of his own scenes, so if you want to check out the cum dump legend, you know where to go.

These days, you can get your Lex fix from the videos on his site, or on any self-respecting Tube, VOD or video site. For a long while, he was everywhere, and heavily involved in the porn world. However, news about Lexington Steele has gone a little quiet following his hip surgery in 2019. 

7. Seth Gamble

Seth Gamble Porn Star

Seth Gamble (real name: Seth Craig Abbe) has also worked under the names Dimitri Long and Troy Gabriel, and has appeared in many Milf productions, probably because those older matrons are keen on his youthful, polished looks. 

Gamble is known for his fresh-faced appearance, working with Milfs, rising to stardom quickly, and for winning a heap of industry awards for his straight porn.

As Troy Gabriel, he has appeared in gay porn. You can find him on College Dudes 247 which covers solo masturbation, oral and anal, and he has worked with Kurt Wild and Tommy Defendi, among other gay pornstars. 

Seth was a print model before joining the world of adult entertainment, which he did when he signed a contract with Bang Bros in 2008. Since then, he has worked for Reality Kings, Naughty America, Score, Devil’s Films, and many other top-rated porn outlets. He’s now a sought-after male pornstar of the highest degree, and he’s about versatile as they come.

It’s hard to count the number of Seth Gamble porn flicks, because he has worked in both straight and gay porn. Therefore, his work is distributed across both genres. However, it’s been estimated that his contribution to straight and gay porn adds up to over 2,000 scenes all shot between 2008 and 2013, which is just about one per day for six years.

In 2016, Seth won the NightMoves Award for Male Performer of the Year. He has also been nominated for 24 other porn awards and has won 19 of them, including the 2023 AVN Award for Best Leading Actor, and for Outstanding Directing. He has been nominated ten times in the XBIZ Awards, winning seven of them, including the 2023 Male Performer of the Year.

Since he started directing in 2021, Seth is credited as having directed 14 movies including scenes for:

  • Wicked Pictures
  • PervOut
  • Wicked.com
  • PureTaboo.com

Seth doesn’t have his own dedicated porn site, but you can find him on social media, and his work is listed on the main VOD sites, DVD stores and Tubes. 

The last we saw of Seth he was appearing in ‘Delivered’, a new DVD from Zero Tolerance Films, released in 2023. So, he’s still working and will no doubt be adding to his pile of awards and his massive output of porn in the future.

8. Mick Blue

Mick Blue porn star

In 2015, Mick Blue (real name: Michael Omelko) was named Male Performer of the Year at the AVN Awards, while, on the same night at the same ceremony, his wife, Anikka Albrite, won the award for Female Performer of the Year.

Mick was born in Graz Austria, and is known for his porn appearances with Zero Tolerance, Evil Angel, and many other top porn producers. He’s also known as a director under the name ‘Grazer’, and has been working in the business for 23 years. As well as being known for his marriage to Anikka Albrite, his on-set stamina, and his versatility, he is a behind-the-scenes porn businessman.

Mick decided he wanted to be a pornstar when he was 18, but it took several years before his dream became reality. After trying out some local, Austrian amateur companies, Thomas Janiseh contacted him in 2000, offering him a gangbang competition/shoot for his magazine, ökm. Mick won, and offers of porn work soon followed. This led to an exclusive contract with Zero Tolerance Entertainment, and stardom came when he began winning industry awards in 2007.

Mick has worked for many of the top studios, and some lesser-known ones. Between 2004 and 2006, he worked for Suze Randall, later, in 2014, he appeared for Angel White, and since then, has worked for Evil Angel, Jules Jordan, and the DDF Network, among others. 

Mick’s first industry award came in 2007 when he won Best European Male Performer at the AFWG Awards. 

Since then, he has won over 28 awards, including Male Performer of the Year 2017 at AVN, where he was also inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame. That was the second time he’d won the award at AVN, and in 2022, he won the Male Performer of the Year Award at the XBIZ Awards. He has won the same title at the XRCO, and the Captain Jack Off Awards.

Mick Blue’s directorial debut came in 2005 with ‘Meet the Fuckers’ which he shot and starred in for Zero Tolerance. Mick has also directed for Evil Angel, where went by the name of Grazer. When that work came to an end, he directed for a German company, Magma Film, which distributes in Europe, and was involved in setting up BAMvisions.

More recently, in 2022, Mick Blue was described as a family man, a professional race-car driver, and was appearing in mainstream productions. The last we saw of him, he was appearing in a hardcore scene for Digital Playground, released in August 2023. The Austrian action man of porn is very much in demand.

9. Jordi ENP

Jordi ENP porn

Jordi El Nino Polla (real name: Ángel Muñoz García) is known as one of the more successful European pornstars. The Spaniard is also famed for his amazingly large dick. 

Jordi rose to fame via his YouTube channel, and since 2015, has scooted to the top of the porn ladder thanks to his youth, versatility, sense of fun and humour. Oh, and his large dick.

His career was boosted by his YouTube channel, but his first big break came via FaKings (2013) where he earnt the name El Nino Polla (the dick boy). In 2016, a message came in from Brazzers, and he was soon offered an exclusive contract.

Since 2017, Jordi has made over 70 hardcore scenes, mainly for Brazzers and Reality Kings, and he continues to appear in sex videos today.

2017 saw Jordi win the AVN Awards nomination for Best Porn Actor, and in 2018 and 2019 he won Pornhub’s Most Popular Performer of the Year award. So far, he has been nominated for 13 industry awards and has won five, including Funniest Performer (Pornhub Fan Award). 

Oh, and he’s also won Pornhub’s award for Top Big Dick Performer, of course.

As with many top stars, Jordi has also got into directing and producing, but not so many pornstars get behind the camera so soon after starting their careers. 

Although Jordi has his own YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts, he doesn’t have his own website. If you want to see more of him, check out Brazzers and Reality Kings.

The latest info is that Jordi is working and living in L.A., California, and continues to work for big-name USA porn companies. That’s probably because of his big dick.

10. Dredd

Dredd famous male porn actor

Dredd holds the unofficial title of the pornstar with the biggest cock in the industry; it’s estimated at 10 inches – and that’s in real life, not on a dating site. Actually, the reported size varies from 8.5 inches (or the size of an iPad Mini) to twelve, but as we all know, it’s not the length, it’s what you do with it.

In this case, he’s used it to take him all the way to the top.

Dredd began in porn at the age of 38, and having recently turned 51, is known as one of porn’s older male stars. He’s showing no sign of slowing down, and continues to pound pussy with his many manly inches.

Dredd says his career in porn started when he sent in some photos to a casting call organised by Hush Hush Entertainment via the Howard Stern Show. Of course, he was snapped up, and soon went on to work with industry giants such as Francesca Le, India Summer and Riley Reyes.

Since then, he has made over 309 scenes for a variety of sites and companies, but that may well be an underestimation, and the number is more like 500. Since 2009, Dredd has worked for Evil Angel, DogFart, Pulse Distribution, Jules Jordan, and Blacked, among others, and he is still working today. 

Dredd was nominated for the Best Anal Sex Scene (with Keisha Grey) at the 2018 AVN Awards.

Dredd has not yet directed any porn movies.

Although Dredd doesn’t have his own website, he can be found on just about any top interracial site such as Blacked and DFXtra, and he has an OnlyFans subscription account.

Dredd has recently been shooting for Jules Jordan, and has appeared on several recent DVDs, proving that age is no barrier to success, or to porn. Dredd continues to work in the industry he loves.

4 Top Male Pornstars Appearing in Gay Porn

The interesting thing about gay movie pornstars is that they tend to fall into categories more easily than straight movie pornstars.

In the straight porn world, you have studs, and you have… Well, you have studs. Even plumbers, pool boys and car mechanics are studs in straight porn. Gay porn, of course, also features studs, but there’s a bit of a wider choice. You find jocks, bears, twinks, teens, dads, stepsons, nerds, emos, alt guys and twunks.

Here are our top four gay pornstars based on current popularity. If you want to see these guys in action, we’d recommend signing up to Men.com, which is home to some of the biggest names in gay porn.

1. Dante Colle

Dante Colle male adult star

Dante Colle (real name: Alec Mark Kompanik) is something of a genderfluid crossover. Describing himself as a bisexual porn star, he’s our link between straight porn and gay porn, and he has worked on both sides of the industry fence. He won the 2020 Grabby Award for Performer of the Year (with Michael Delray), and in 2012, was the first XBIZ Awards gender-neutral Performer of the Year.

You could say Dante Colle is known for being the living embodiment of the classic gay niche, ‘gay-for-pay.’ He started out as a straight guy who got into gay porn, and now works in all genres of adult moviemaking. He’s best known in the industry as a gender-neutral porn actor, and is comfortable taking on any role. We might call him Any-role Colle, and he certainly excels in any movie he makes.

Dante started out in porn when he was 18, and responded to an advertisement on the Backpage website. This soon landed him work with Corbin Fisher. Although he initially described himself as straight, he soon signed a four-year contract under the name Ryder, and has gone on to shoot gay, straight, bi and trans porn.

Dante Colle has shot at least 300 porn videos, including 86 movies for Men.com alone, and he has worked for many of the top porn studios, both gay and straight. Among them are: Brazzers, Bromo, Hot House, Kink Men, Men at Play, Say Uncle, Virtual Real Gay, and Devil’s Films.

In 2020 and 2021, Dante won six awards including:

  • AVN Best Transgender Group Scene (Evil Angel Films)
  • The GayVN Award for Best Bi-Sex Scene (Why Not Bi)
  • XBIZ Performer of the Year (2012)

There is no sign of Dante turning to directing or producing porn just yet; he is probably far too busy in front of the camera.

Dante has his own website, however, this isn’t a ‘show it all’ porn site, but more of a model site offering clothed photos and contact links. On it, you will find links to his social media and some classic model shots that you won’t find anywhere else.

You can sometimes find Dante on Flirt4Free (as Ryder Fisher), and you can find his work on a range of websites as diverse as Men.com, Evil Angel and Trans Sensual. Dante continues to thrive in porn, and being so versatile, remains in high demand.

Interesting fact: After making six gay sex scenes in the summer of 2018, Dante entered the military to train for the special forces. Word of his porn work got about, and he was eventually processed out… because of his asthma. At least, that was the official line!

2. Joey Mills

Joey Mills gay porn star

Joey Mills’ biggest claim to fame comes from his looks, and the fact that when he started in porn aged 18, he was a boyish, slim, and smooth young twink with cute braces, a tight little ass, and a big appetite for cock. Since then, he has won several industry awards, appeared in hundreds of gay porn flicks, and yet, is still only 25.

Joey (real name: Matthew William Cooksey) is known for starting out as a classic twink bottom, working for Helix Studios which specialise in classic twink, smooth-youth porn. 

Joey started in porn in 2016 as an exclusive model for Helix Studios when he was just 18. Later, he became an exclusive model for Men.com.

Since 2016, Joey has appeared in 48 movies for Men.com, and is one of their top twinks. He also made over 50 scenes for Helix Studios before he left them in 2019.

At the Str8UP Gay Porn Awards in 2018, Joey walked away with four wins for Helix:

  • Favourite Gay Pornstar (Viewers’ Choice)
  • Best Bottoming Performance
  • Favourite Scene (Viewers’ Choice)
  • Best Group Scene

Joey also won Twink of the Year at the 2018 GayVN Awards, and was the Hottest Twink of 2022 at the Grabby Awards. He had been nominated for several other awards.  

Joey Mills has his own website, which is more of a modelling showcase than a porn site. It holds some contact details, photos and a few G-rated videos, and you can also send him messages. Joey can be found on Twitter and other social media. He also has an OnlyFans page to which you can subscribe for updates.

We last saw Joey Mills in ‘Boys Weekend part two’ for Men.com. Released on their site in July 2023, Joey appears with Kane Fox in a classic Men bareback scene. This was his 11th movie for the site in 2023, so we can assume he’s not going anywhere else anytime soon.

Interesting fact: Joey says he has only ever once been with a woman, and he would never do it again. Looks like he’ll be sticking to gay porn.

3. William Seed

William Seed porn star

William Seed (real name: Guillaume Daoust) is mainly a top, but he can also bottom, and while he’s underneath grinding his teeth, he has the ability to cum while being fucked. This, his looks, build and big dick, can all be considered his claims to fame.

Seed is known for being ruggedly handsome and yet maintaining a boyish charm. He comes from Quebec, Canada, and is renowned for his eight-inch cock which he has put to good use on a variety of top gay hardcore sites.

William says that he was working in the construction industry when a model recruiter contacted him saying they were looking for models in Montreal. He sent in pictures, they invited him in, and he ended up making ‘Closet Peepers’, his first gay porn film.

Since then, Wiliam has appeared in 79 movies for Men.com, putting his uncut cock to good advantage as a top. He’s also worked for Why Not Bi, proving, as he says, he is a bisexual model, which means he is versatile, and although he’s never bottomed off camera, he has bottomed for Ryan Bones on film.

The Pornhub Awards gave William the M4M: Favourite Gay Model, and Most Popular Gay Performer Awards in 2018. 

Willam’s not said anything about directing porn as yet, but there is still plenty of time. He doesn’t have his own website, but you can find him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and he has an entry in the Men.com model index. 

Right now, Wiliam Seed is probably drilling the ass off some hot twink or stud over at Men.com, as he continues to work for the studio, adding to its catalogue of 3,600+ movies.

Interesting fact: In an interview, William once said his ambition was to fuck Joey Mills, and who can blame him? His wish came true in April 2023, when the pair teamed up for ‘Double Timing Bottom’ for Men.com.

4. Diego Sans

Diego Sans

Diego Sans (real name: Luiz Faria) is best known for his work on Men.com with whom he worked successfully for six years.

Sans is Brazilian, and he’s known for being a porn actor, but also for being a go-go dancer and a personal trainer. He’s fit, and he fitted right into Men.com for whom he has made over 152 scenes.

Diego’s porn career started in 2010 when he was 21 years old. Then, he was making movies with Pulse Distribution as a bottom, but when he then worked for Randy Blue, he played both bottom and top roles. He worked for the same two companies up until 2015 when he was taken on by Men.com. These days, he is appearing for Naked Sword and Cocky Boys.

As well as 152 scenes for Men, Diego has also worked for Johnny Rapid, Ben’s Boys and Randy Blue. One listing has him appearing in over 225 gay porn scenes.

Between 2017 and 2020, Diego Sans was nominated for 22 awards, but won only one, the 2019 GayVN Award for Best Actor in ‘Pirates: A Gay XXX Parody’ (released in 2017). 

Among his nominations are those for:

  • Performer of the Year (twice for GayVN)
  • Hottest Top at the 2019 Grabby Awards
  • Best Porn Star at the 2020 CyberSocket Awards 

There is no news of Diego taking up directing or producing as yet, and he doesn’t have his own, personal website. However, you can find him on OnlyFans where he has a subscription, and on Twitter and Instagram. 

The last scene Diego made was for Edward James Productions and titled ‘Johnny Rapid: For the Fans’ where Diego was the top.

Who Is The Greatest Male Porn Star of All Time? 

Most famous male porn stars

Ask anybody “Who is the greatest male porn star of all time?“, and you will likely receive a different answer each time.

  • Is it Rocco Siffredi, who was the first porn actor to receive an AVN Award in 1993, and has since won ten awards from AVN alone? 
  • Is it Richard Peter Johnson who, until he retired in 2015, was considered by IMDB as the world’s most famous male pornstar?
  • Perhaps you would say it’s Frenchman, Manuel Ferrara, recipient of six Male Performer of the Year awards at AVN, and a heap of others?
  • Would you say Evan Stone, famed for making over 2,000 porn scenes?
  • Maybe you could make an argument for the disgraced Ron Jeremy, a man synonymous with porn… before it all went so badly wrong?

It’s not possible to state categorically that there is a greatest male pornstar of all time — because there are so many factors involved. 

Choosing a King From The Kings

To illustrate the difficulty of choosing a single best male porn star, we’re only talking straight porn acting here.

Gay porn would come up with a list of names of its own. The number of awards a porn actor has won can increase with every awards season, and the guy with the most awards can have his record broken by someone else.

Voting by the public gives different results depending on which site they are voting on, and tastes change over time. There is no single body or organisation that can officially dub somebody the ‘Pornstar of the Year‘, let alone the greatest of all time. An award is only subjective.

Take Jeremy Hyatt (or Ron Jeremy), for example.

Ron Jeremy

Born in 1953, Jeremy was said to have appeared in well over 2,000 movies. He was top of AVN’s list of the fifty top male performers of all time, and even had an entry in the Guinness Book of Records because he was so prolific in the adult film industry. Does that make him the greatest male pornstar of all time?

We can’t leave out John Holmes, either. Born in 1944, and renowned for his incredibly long penis, Holmes was the star of 70s porn, and the inspiration behind the hit movie, ‘Boogie Nights.’

There’s no clear choice for the number one porn star of all time. It’s a subjective choice, it depends on the time and the zeitgeist, and it’s not just about the number of wins and the number of movies.

Rocco Siffredi has been the subject of documentaries. Does that make him the number one? For a time, John Holmes had the biggest white dick in porn, and now, Mandingo has the biggest black dick in porn; does that make either of them the fan’s top porn star?

Some of these guys are long gone, some are still working, and others are now directing porn, so do we consider the crossover into directorial work or mainstream culture a mark of success?

Maybe the question should be, ‘Who is your greatest male porn star of all time?’ because although you can prove some things with statistics, in the end, it’s all down to personal taste.

Which Male Porn Star Has Won The Most Awards?

There are many different award ceremonies paying tribute to the adult industry every year, and we’re not just talking about within the USA. Porn awards are given out around the world, and at the last count, there were 20 separate award ceremonies for countries other than the USA. 

However, the USA-based awards are probably the most well-known, and there are at least 16 different organisations and ceremonies for top porn stars to attend in America alone.

Included in the 16 USA awards are: XBIZ, XRCO, the Erotic Movie Awards sponsored by Hustler, and of course, AVN (considered the Oscars of the adult world). 

The Big One: AVN Male Performer of the Year

AVN Male Performer of the Year

The highest accolade for any male porn star is to win the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year.

Here are some interesting stats for this prestigious prize (correct as of 2023):

  • Most Wins (6): Manuel Ferrara
  • 3-Time Winners: Lexington Steele, Mick Blue and Evan Stone
  • 2-Time Winners: Rocco Siffredi, James Deen, Small Hands and Tom Bryon.
  • First Ever Winner: Rocco Siffredi (1993)
  • Oldest Winner: Tommy Pistol (2022, aged 45)
  • Youngest Winner: James Deen (2009, aged 22)
  • Most Recent Winner: Seth Gamble (2023)

It is also worth mentioning that, 30 years after the awards ceremony started, Rocco Siffredi is still winning awards. In 2023, he won Best International Group Sex Scene for ‘Rocco’s Double Trouble 5, Scene 2.’

It goes to show that just like Rocco Siffredi’s erection, you can’t keep a top male pornstar down. 😉

How Much Do The Best Male Porn Stars Earn? 

Porn is a multi-million-dollar industry, but how much does a male performer get paid for each scene?

The answer of how much porn stars get paid depends on various factors:

  • Experience. Newbies get paid less than established stars.
  • Type of sex act. A standard duo scene pays less than a specialist kink scene.
  • Company hiring the model. Some porn studios have bigger budgets than others.
  • The model’s representation. How good is the agent at selling the star?

Payments to male pornstars can start as low as $200 for an amateur first-timer, and climb to $2,000 or more for a ‘name.’

The Kings of Porn, such as Rocco Siffredi, undoubtedly pay themselves much more. But as they are often running their own production companies, their salary is not as clear cut as saying one scene pays X number of dollars.

Top Male Porn Star Earnings vs Top Female Porn Star Earnings

Male porn star earnings

Porn is one industry where women get paid as much as (or more than) men. This is because, for straight porn, the women are the main attraction.

For a day’s work, an established female pornstar with good representation can expect to receive around $800 minimum, and up to $1,500 depending on the scene. Lesbian scenes tend to pay less well, but speciality scenes and those involving extreme acts can pay up to $2,500 for a video shoot. The best female porn stars will earn considerably more.

Again, payment depends on several factors, and on many occasions, a female pornstar will earn the same as a male pornstar. Taking a mid-range company paying a reasonably well-established cast, the numbers might look like this:

GenderSceneAverage Pay
Female PerformerMan/Woman$300 to $1,500
Male PerformerMan/Woman$500 to $1,500
Female PerformerWoman/Woman$700 to $1,200
Male PerformerMan/Man$500 to $1,000

Which Male Porn Star Has The Highest Net Worth? 

When asking who is the highest-paid male pornstar, you have to remember that these guys don’t exactly go around telling everyone how much they earned last year.

The exact financial information is between the adult star, his agent and the tax man.

What is easier to discover is how much they are worth from a career perspective. And again, we’re only speculating:

Male Porn StarEstimated Net Worth
Rocco Siffredi$275 Million
Peter North$11 Million
John Stagliano$9 Million
Ron Jeremy$7 Million
Lexington Steel$4 Million
Manuel Ferrara$4 Million
Keiran Lee$4 Million
Evan Stone$3 Million
James Deen$3 Million
Johnny Sins$3 Million

Keep in mind, though, that for the likes of Rocco Siffredi, his fortune is also amassed from TV appearances, retail, and other porn and stardom-related work. It’s not all made on set!

Who Are The Next Big Male Porn Stars?

Lucky Fate next big male star

Which male stars will rise to the top of the porn industry in 2024 and beyond?

Each year, the AVN Awards present a gong for the Best New Starlet (awarded to Charly Summer in 2023), and the Best Male Newcomer (awarded to Lucky Fate in 2023). These are the men and women who are set to keep porn alive, driving subscriptions to the top pay porn sites.

Previous winners of the Best Male Newcomer Award include Chris Rail (2012), Will Pounder (2020), and Alex Jett (2019).

  • Lucky Fate is currently working for Cherry Pimps, Mile High, and Reality Kings.
  • Will Pounder has made 434 scenes, more than 50 of them in the first six months of 2023.
  • Alex Jett has made 567 scenes, and this year is working for TugPass, Bang.com, TeamSkeet and Pulse Distribution.

Young and with stamina to burn, these are the guys who will keep porn alive. Hopefully they will one day fill the shoes of the likes of Rocco Siffredi, Peter North and James Deen, earning top bucks, worldwide fame and becoming the next generation of top male pornstars.

That wraps up our coverage of the best male porn stars in the world today. It’s inevitable that our readers will have very different lists — so how is yours looking? Are there any Kings of Porn that this list isn’t complete without?

Let us know your favorite men in porn!


Jackson Marsh

Jackson has written for the adult industry for over 17 years. He has contributed to major review sites reviewing straight, gay and trans porn, and has written for print and online porn publications. When not writing about the adult industry, he writes and publishes historical mystery and romance novels, and has won a European Gay Porn Award for his erotic fiction. Follow Jackson's work on his website, or his latest releases on Amazon.
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