Posted December 2, 2013 4:05 PM by with 16 comments

The reclusive Jeff Stryker recently sat down with the Rialto Report podcast for an extensive interview about his gay porn career, his love life and his four (!) children. Some of the choicest bits, after the jump …

The interview with Stryker was fascinating (aside from one I did earlier this year, which focused mainly on Chuck Holmes and Falcon Studios, he’s mostly retreated from the camera). But that didn’t stop the gay porn Marlon Brando from dishing dirt on something, coming clean on others and talking about some of the lesser known parts of his life.  



1. During his VHS heyday, Stryker used to live in a mansion next to Robin Leach.

Jeff said told Rialto that he never regretted getting into porn — it gave him an amazing life.

“Coming from where I came from to be in a big old mansion, most of the time on a float in the pool, next door neighbors with Robin Leach? Lovin’ life!”


You hear things like this, and you realize that Los Angeles is indeed everything that David Hockney ever promised.

2. Jeff used to make up to $40,000 AN HOUR.

“I made as much off personal appearances, if not more, that I would from doing a movie. It was ten grand for doing fifteen minutes on stage.”

3. Jeff has four children — including a one year old baby!

 In addition to his 23-year-old son (by a stalker who tracked him down when she was ovulating), Stryker has two young sons: a five-year old, a three-year old — and a one-year old baby girl — by a marriage to a lawyer whom he is in the process of divorcing. 

4. He’s got an amazing trove of home movies.

Stryker say he’s got footage of himself going back to his parent’s Super 8. 

“Throughout my entire career I’ve filmed my personal life and my movies and my appearances and everything I had ever done … I had a production company that was going to sell a reality series based on me.”

Is it wrong to want to hope for a porn star’s sex tapes? 

5. His proudest moment is his role in Rosa Von Praunheim’s “Can I Be Your Bratwurst Please”

Stryker says his true calling was always as an actor — it’s something he’s wanted as a little boy. And Von Praunheim’s 1999 art-house classic brought him closer to that goal than ever.



6. Jeff caused the break-up of one of the great porn production teams: John Travis and Matt Sterling

John Travis discovered Jeff after seeing a picture of him in  biking shorts. John groomed him, and set him on a “three-year” plan. Somewhere in the mix, John Travis fell in love with Stryker. But when the money got big, John Travis’s friend (and sometime production partner) Matt Sterling gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

“HUGE Video had made me an offer for a lot of money, and to put me on a weekly salary and … a lot of money on top of that. That broke up the friendship between John Travis and Matt Sterling.”

Jeff says he’s still friends with John Travis to this day, and dismisses any talk of a casting couch.

7. Jeff Stryker got his start delivering balloon-a-grams.

Jeff tells Rialto Report that in the mid-80s, before he got into films, he would go to office in a Speedo, and sing you the balloon-a-gram song. SOMEONE GET ME A TIME MACHINE.

8. Stryker used a stunt dick in most of his movies.

(But of course, you knew this already.)

9. Jeff Stryker is not impressed by John Holmes.

“I saw a John Holmes loop — it was I think an 8mm loop — and I thought, I don’t get it. I thought, if he can be the King of Porn, I’ll be the King of Porn.”

10. He once thought that his dick was too small.

Gay porn star Jeff Stryker Naked

Jeff Stryker claims that “looking down” offers a different perspective than looking across. Hmmm.

11. He’s never discussed his career with his family.

His religious mother found out when a male nurse for his autograph, and recognizes that he is a celebrity, but they’ve never talked about it.

12. He still intends to be a mainstream Hollywood Star.

Stryker says he still gets offers to act in adult films, but it’s out of the question.

You can listen to the full Jeff Stryker Interview below. And be sure to check out the Rialto Report, a NY-based oral history and interview project dedicated to preserving adult film history.



  1. tangelo December 2nd, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    i find him detestable … and yet so compelling


  2. sfjock72 December 2nd, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I was OBSESSED with Mr. Stryker in my youth. But I have to say that the idea of this man with a one year old baby, looking to break into Hollywood is more Cassavetes than Matt Sterling. Good interview though.


  3. SethLord December 2nd, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    guys, that image at the top is possibly the gayest thing I’ve ever seen. I wonder if the gaybros on this site even know who the women are.


  4. Mike December 2nd, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    @sethlord left to right: Lypsinka, Courtney Stodden, Justin Bieber


  5. Mike December 2nd, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    I was more worried about people not knowing who Robin Leach was …


  6. Eric from Sweden December 2nd, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    I totally agree with SethLord! Where did that pic come frome? Who made it?


  7. Aramis December 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    More info about the picture, please.


  8. Jett Blakk December 3rd, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Another claim to almost-Hollywood fame is Mr. Stryker’s appearance in the 1989 Italian horror opus ZOMBIE 4: AFTER DEATH, directed by Claudio Fragasso, who had no idea about his star’s claim to fame (Stryker did the film under his real name Chuck Peyton). It’s a hoot, too!



  9. Peter Everhard December 3rd, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Congratulations, you are probably the only other gay oriented blog in North America to use the name Rosa Von Praunheim, or to even know who he is. If Harvey Milk is a legendary Gay Icon then that means Rosa Von Praunheim must be God.


    • Mike December 4th, 2013 at 6:44 AM

      Peter, you never cease to thrill me.


  10. Mark F. December 4th, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Well, good for Jeff for cleaning up in gay porn (back in the days when that was possible), but unfortunately he was first in a long line of goodlooking but dull gay for pay stars. No kissing , no affection, no versatility, stunt dicking. You can have it.


  11. John December 4th, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Just listening to Jeff’s foul mouth when he was screwing another guy got me off! As far as kissing, no affection, etc, I’m afraid this was the early gay for pay.


  12. the one December 6th, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    He always looked like the best looking boy in the trailer park.


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