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Five Gay Porn Stars That Share Names With Non-Porn Stars

conner-habib-t-shirt1Ever wonder how your favorite porn star got his name? Does everyone in porn actually name themselves after pets and streets, or is there a giant sorting hat—like in Harry Potter—that chooses porn names to shout as each newcomer fills out an application?

Neither, actually. In an essay for BuzzFeed, porn star, intellectual, and social media enthusiast Conner Habib talks about the daunting task of choosing one’s porn name, how he chose his, and why he thinks they contribute to the “discrimination against and misunderstanding of porn stars.”

Conner’s name has two origins:

“My name was carved from bits of my history. Conner: The name of one of two drunken Irish boys I saw dry humping each other at a pub in Killarney when I was 15. “Oh, Conner!” one jokingly yelped to the other, as they played at being gay. And Habib: the Arabic word for “sweetheart” or “beloved one.” I’m Syrian and Irish, and the name reflected my origins and displayed my Middle Eastern heritage, which is all-but-unrepresented in porn. It also helped me avoid innuendo names like Dick Powers or Johnny Thrust. Conner Habib sounded like a real person’s name (and it was!); it’s slightly clumsy, easy enough to remember.”

But Conner isn’t the only porn star that shares a name with a real person, or rather, a person not in porn. There are plenty of unsuspecting people on Google that share precious Google image search space with some pretty hardcore competition. Gay Porn Blog found at least 10 other people (NSFW) that share names with porn stars (or would it be the other way around?)

Some of our favorites include:

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Samuel Colt, the exclusive Falcon Studios model that shares a name with one of the first men to exploit the assembly line to mass-produce firearms in North America.

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Aiden Shaw, the Sex and the City character Darren Star named after his favorite ’90s British porn star.

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Dale Cooper, the hunky hipster porn star that named himself after Kyle MacLachlan’s character in Twin Peaks.

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Jeff Stryker, the New York Times reporter that has “NOT THE PORN STAR” plastered across his personal website.

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And another, not included in GPB’s list, Dred Scott, the Titan exclusive model that named himself after the historic Dred Scott v. Sanford case of 1857.

Check out the rest at Gay Porn Blog. Do you know any others?

By:           Queerty Editor
On:           Aug 3, 2013
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  • 15 Comments
    • James in Hollywood
      James in Hollywood

      Erik Rhodes, character actor from Top Hat and other 1930s movies.

      Aug 3, 2013 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Glad you mentioned Dredd, since I feel like he doesn’t get enough props.

      Aug 3, 2013 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MudgeBoy
      MudgeBoy

      How about Belami star Adam Archuleta?

      Aug 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      Dred Scott? Good grief. Although I’m imagining a great scene, “Dred Scott tagged by Brown and Loving.”

      Aug 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      I didn’t realize that Conner Habib was so hot. Love those hairy armpits and that sexy mustache. And Dred Scott just disappeared. He was one sexy man …

      Aug 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      “Sam Crockett” and “Cliff Parker” certainly sound like they should have some historical namesakes. Then there’s that certain porn actor named Tommy Cruise…

      Aug 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dhuiz23
      dhuiz23

      Author Tom Wolfe and sexy muscle daddy Tom Wolfe.

      Aug 4, 2013 at 1:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade
      Wade

      One of my favorite porn stars from kris Bjorn, IIRC, was Mark Anthony!!! He had the body of a rugby player with an ass that’d make this Power Bottom want to Top him mercilessly! I miss him in porn, and it’s hard to find his vids. on-line because of his common name. :(

      Aug 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Wade: Hey, Wade, did you know that Mark Anthony did a video for UKNakedMen in like 2007? I haven’t watched, but I found it when I googled him.

      Aug 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enrique
      Enrique

      I am guessing Austin Wilde takes his surname from gay writer Oscar Wilde.

      Aug 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade
      Wade

      @fredo777: No, I haven’t! If you can find it for me, for free somewhere, I’d really appreciate it! My all-time fav. vid. featuring him is “The Anchor Hotel”. My FB profile is: https://www.facebook.com/MacMorrighan

      Aug 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      Chris Rock
      Tommy Cruise

      Those guys weren’t from so long ago, about 9-10 years? Tommy Cruise of course looked like Tom but Chris Rock was a muscular white/part Asian guy. I know neither is in porn anymore but they are more recent than Jeff Stryker.

      Aug 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Wade: I think for a vid from a site like UKNakedMen, your best bet at watching the whole thing for free is to check some of the big gay torrent sites + download it.

      Aug 5, 2013 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GymJockTX
      GymJockTX

      I love it when porn stars have the light of attention shone on them–beyond the movie sets where they work. Porn stars, IMO, are the purveyors of a priceless service, namely, keeping oversexed horndogs like me off of the streets and out of the bars (temporarily, anyhow, hehehe)by allowing us to have sex with their likenesses in glorious full color HD videos. I’m a self-admitted porn fiend, which means I’ve been with over a thousand men in real life, and about 10,000 men if you factor in the HD studs.

      It’s tough to single out one studio or even a few dozen amazing studs, there are so many ridiculously HOT ones out there. But I’d have to say Kristen Bjorn, William Higgins, Blue Lagoon and Bel Ami studios all have astoundingly beautiful, horse hung east European muscle studs I’d love to be stranded on a desert island with. Oh yeah. Max Veneziano–just tell me how many $$$ I need to lay out for you, if I can’t have you for free. Ditto for “Tadeusz” a/k/a Tod Miller, the beefed up handsome muscle stud with a jacked up, meat hungry jock butt to die for. LOL.

      Oh yeah, and “Wade #8″: I concur about Mark Anthony. Check him out in a TitanMen vid from the early 2000’s called PACKERS. That boy’s bubblebutt is a carnivorous animal. Slurp and Oink.

      Aug 6, 2013 at 4:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade
      Wade

      @GymJockTX: GymJockTX it sounds like we have a lot in common! So, hit me up over at B i you ave a moment: https://www.facebook.com/MacMorrighan I am an utter porn-fiend, as well!!!

      Sincerely,
      Wade #s 8-and-11

      Aug 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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