- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
American porn star who has starred in bisexual, gay, and straight adult films. Filmmaker and author John Waters called Jeff Stryker “the Cary Grant of porno.”
Jeff Stryker is primarily known as a performer in gay pornography films, although Jamie Loves Jeff was one of the biggest selling heterosexual adult movies of all time. He describes himself (in a somewhat joking fashion) as sexually "universal". He has also said, "I don’t define myself as anything."
He also tried his hand at acting, starring in a 1989 Italian-produced horror movie called After Death (Revenge of the Zombies). Stryker also starred in the short film by German cult director Rosa Von Praunheim Can I Be Your Bratwurst Please?. Under character Jeff Stryker, Charles also co starred in "The Judge who loved death" starring James Brolin. As well as a feature titled "Dirty Love".
Stryker was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame for his body of work in adult films. He featured in a 1991 portrait by artists Pierre et Gilles. Stryker was inducted into the Hustler Porn Walk of Fame (outside the West Hollywood store and cafe) on January 15, 2004.
The “Jeff Stryker Cock and Balls,” a dildo fashioned from a cast of his penis, is widely sold in sex stores. The sex toy is notable not only for being popular, but also as Stryker and the manufacturer of the item litigated for the rights to its likeness as part of Stryker's "intellectual property". In a 1999 salon.com article written by Jeff Stryker, a New York journalist and the porn actor's namesake, the dildo is even described as an object of higher culture.
Stryker sued Health Devices Inc. and California Publishers Liquidating Corp. for over $1 million for breach of contract and piracy when they sold a bootleg dildo of his genitals without paying him sufficiently. The case was heard before a judge in Los Angeles, who eventually brokered a deal whereby the case was dismissed upon payment of $25,000 to Stryker and the return and right to reproduce all items which Stryker endorsed.
Stryker has released a compact disc (Wild Buck) of country music that he performed, and in his pornographic video, Bigger Than Life, he performed a rock song of the same name.
A licensed line of Jeff Stryker products is available: calendars, playing cards, T-shirts, greeting cards, Stryker Lube and the Jeff Stryker Action Figure.