He was born Ronald Jeremy Hyatt on March 12, 1953, in New York City and graduated from Cardozo High School (Queens, NY) in 1971, attained a masters degree from Queens College and then commenced special educational teaching in the New York City area.
In 1978, a girlfriend sent his photo off to “Playgirl” magazine for appearance in its “Boy Next Door” pages. Ron was deluged with female fan mail, and letters of interest from adult filmmakers! He first appeared on screen in a hardcore production in Coed Teasers (1983).
Now Ron “the Hedgehog” Jeremy is the most famous male adult entertainment star in the world ever. He is a worldwide legend, ranked by AVN as number one in “The 50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Appearances in Adult Films” with more than 2,000 films in which he has performed, and an additional 281 films, which he directed. Ron has been inducted into both the AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame and earned a spot on the Adult Star Path of Fame.
Ron is also a cross over star. Outside the adult film industry, he worked as a “special consultant” for 9½ Weeks and Boogie Nights and the movie The Chase, in which he has a small cameo as a news cameraman. He played the monster “Blisterface” in ABC’s children’s show Bone Chillers.
He also appeared in the 1999 film The Boondock Saints, played a bartender in 2002’s Spun, and also acted in 2003’s cult film Zombiegeddon. He was an extra in Ghostbusters, played a male strip-club announcer in Detroit Rock City, and had a cameo in the film Killing Zoe and in the porn spoof Orgazmo.
In addition, he appeared in several productions released by Troma Entertainment, such as Terror Firmer, The Toxic Avenger IV: Citizen Toxie, and Poultrygeist. In 2003, Jeremy appeared as himself in, and lent his name to, the comedy film Being Ron Jeremy, a parody of Being John Malkovich.
He once again appears as himself in the 2009 release One-Eyed Monster, a horror film parody predicated on the premise that an alien force takes over Jeremy’s penis and begins killing people in the woods.
Ron has appeared in numerous music videos, video games, stand up shows, talk shows and reality shows. His memoir, titled Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz was NY Times bestseller. Documentary of his life Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy has been shown worldwide.
Portly Ron is not blessed with film star looks and a chiseled six-pack, his appeal and talents lie in other body parts and his regular guy appearance, comedic talent and amazing endurance in front of the camera.
For a Living Legend Ron is a really nice guy. Let’s drink to that!
Ron de Jeremy sips perfectly, neat or savored over the rocks, and mixes beautifully to make superb drinks.