Like an adult industry version of his namesake James Dean, porn stud James Deen has become a pop idol. His mainstream appeal reaches farther than that of many of his fellow male performers. Many of his fans create blogs about him. It could be that he's a cute guy with a big dick, or maybe it's just that he makes it clear how much he's enjoying sex with every girl, or it could be his charm. Most likely it's all that and more.
At age 18, James got his start in the adult industry by doing web scenes with MILFs. He did his first feature with alt-porn auteur Eon McKai. Soon major studios took notice and he began working with some of the biggest, including Zero Tolerance, New Sensations, and Hustler. Along the way, James also appeared in many alt-porn titles. When he was first cast in a Burning Angel production, he met his match in alt-porn goddess Joanna Angel. The two were romantically involved for a while as James continued to work for Angel's company Burning Angel on camera and behind the scenes.
The popularity of porn parodies has been a boon to James, who has used his sexual and comic talents in such roles as Bobby Ewing in Adam & Eve's Dallas XXX A Parody, Robin in Vivid Entertainment's smash hit Batman XXX A Porn Parody, and Egon Spengler in Hustler's This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX. James has also been cast in dramatic roles, including Last Tango from Sweet Sinema and The Stepmother 4 from Sweet Sinner. He's a reliable stud in any gonzo or fetish flick, giving starlets the rough treatment they love in movies like Manhandled 4 from Belladonna Entertainment/Evil Angel. Porn star Lexi Belle chose James as her partner for her first anal sex scene in Elegant Angel's Lexi and the result is jaw-dropping in its heat and sensuality.
At the 2008 XRCO Awards, James was the Unsung Swordsman and shared Best On-Screen Chemistry with Joanna Angel. In 2009, he became the youngest to win AVN and XBIZ awards for Male Performer of the Year. James was once again the Male Performer of the Year for both XBIZ and AVN in 2013. He also tied with superstar Sunny Leone for AVN Crossover Star of the Year in 2013 and took home the same award from XBIZ. One look at the way he makes any partner seem like the hottest woman alive and you'll see why James is in high demand. Since 2004, he has performed in more than 1,500 films.
Mainstream attention for James has steadily grown, too. In August 2013, James made his mainstream movie debut in The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader (American Gigolo, Auto Focus) and written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Less Than Zero). During and after filming, James never stopped filming porn and XXX remains his first love.