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Jeff Griggs’ gay porn past

TV actor Jeff Griggs in the gay porn movie Head Struck. (C1R)

These days Jeff Griggs is a blue-eyed silver fox who can occasionally be found on TV shows like NCIS, Criminal Minds, Shameless or the Amazon original Bosch — a series that also features James Ransone and Nicholas Gonzalez. But in the late ’80s and early ’90s this mainstream TV actor had a youthfully indiscreet career as a gay porn actor under the aliases Tony Erickson and Tony Sinatra.

After tabloids outed his gay porn past, he was allegedly fired from the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives because a female co-star refused to perform love scenes with a “faggot.” But he continued to find work on such ’90s TV staples as Beverly Hills, 90210, Babylon 5 and Silk Stalkings. I’m especially fond of his memorable turn as a psychotic male stripper in the erotic crime thriller Breaking Point, which co-starred Gary Busey and a pre-Sex And the City Kim Cattrall.

In these stills from Catalina Video’s Head Struck, Griggs plays a homophobic hetero who forgets his sexual orientation because of amnesia. This leads to a whole lot of experimental cock sucking and butt fucking as he tries to figure out if he’s gay or straight. Sure, it could happen…

You can find some of his other XXX-rated “Tony Erickson” videos at Channel 1 Releasing.

h/t: C1R; via Flesh ‘n’ Boners


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White House artist & Kaiser Permanente “dad” has a gay porn past

Remember this commercial about the businessman who goes to a meeting, check eats a healthy lunch, healing gets stuck in rush hour traffic, pills and then arrives home to find out his wife is having a baby? All of this aided by an unseen-but-omnipresent “entourage” of guardian angels from Kaiser Permanente?

Here’s a picture of the proud papa getting a hummer from another guy — and also returning the favor. You know what they say. The wife is always the last to know.

Jeff Griggs blowjob

Not quite on the level of Proctor & Gamble discovering the wholesome young mother on the Ivory Snow box was 99 and 44/100% impure, but still…

His real name is Jeff Griggs, and he has quite a few mainstream acting gigs under his belt, including appearances on “Babylon 5” (season 4), “Scrubs” (season 5), and “24.” (He was the first person killed by the terrorists in the first hour of Day 4.) But if you scroll down to the very bottom of his profile you’ll find titles like Hard Steal and Lifeguard on Duty, credited as Tony Sinatra or Tony Erickson. These, of course, are his gay porn titles.

Actor Jeff Griggs (aka Tony Erickson, Tony Sinatra)

The trailers for some of Griggs’ “Tony Erickson” videos are posted at Channel 1 Releasing. The Secret Boys Club preview is especially amusing. Set at a roller rink — (Do they call it Xanadu?) — Griggs plays a roller skating waiter. His response to a bitchy queen (Chip Matthews) who orders a “wiener” is a boner-fide porn classic.

Jeff Griggs (aka Tony Erickson) in the hardcore video 'Head Struck'

Geaorge W Bush & actor Jeff Griggs

Griggs moonlights as a portrait painter. In 2001 his X-rated resume sparked a mini-scandal after a friend scored him an invitation to the White House where he presented our former “Commander in Chimp” with a commemorative 9/11-themed painting.

For his part, when Griggs was interviewed about the controversy in 2003 he verbally fellated Bill Clinton’s successor…

“As we stood there and looked at my painting, as we were reminded of the loss,” [Griggs] says, “I was convinced that he was completely aware of his own humanity and of his failings. But I was also aware that — damn it — he was the president of the United States and he was going to do his damnedest to see that this never happens to our country again.”

My God! The man’s delusional.

Funny though. When George W. Bush promised to restore “honor and dignity” to the White House most people took that as code for, “I’ll keep the cocksuckers off the Oval Office rug.” Chalk this up as another failure from an ignominious administration. This also means Jeff Gannon wasn’t the first gay sex worker to be granted special access to the Bush White House.

Griggs once had a recurring role on “Days of Our Lives” as the villainous Jude St. Clair, and sparked another minor controversy when he left the show. Producers were accused of firing him because of his porno past — an allegation that Griggs himself now denies. (It’s worth noting similar denials preceded the abrupt firing of fellow “Days” cast member Marcus Patrick after fans started swapping his go-go boy photos and nude Playgirl pix.)

Jeff Griggs as a male stripper in Breaking Point

But Griggs transition from hardcore porn to mainstream acting was a gradual one. He starred in a handful of softcore straight-to-video features in the interim. One of them is an erotic thriller called Breaking Point, starring Gary Busey and Kim Cattrall (sans Sex and the City fabulousity). That alone should tell you it’s a campy hot mess of a movie, but it’s worth a look to see Griggs as a male stripper who is literally hiding a dark secret behind his bowtie collar. You get to see him bump and grind in little more than a thong.

Useless porn trivia

One of Griggs’ early mainstream gigs was a guest starring role on “Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Series,” which starred Peter Scolari of “Bossom Buddies” and “Newhart” fame. It just so happens that Peter Scolari has a porn connection of his own. His first acting job was a non-sexual bit part in a pornographic spoof of classic Hollywood movies, aptly titled Take Off.

Footage from Take Off appears briefly in the ’80s romantic comedy Working Girl. It’s the video Kevin Spacey pops into the VCR when he’s trying to seduce Melanie Griffith. A few years prior to her Oscar nominated role in Working Girl Griffith gave a breakthrough performance playing a porn star in the Brian De Palma thriller Body Double. Her role was originally offered to real-life porn actress Annette Haven — a featured player in Take Off.

Wade Nichols, Take Off‘s leading man, also has some mainstream connections. Like fellow adult film star Andrea True, he rode the ’70s porn chic wave to one-hit wonderville with the totally gay disco single “Like an Eagle.” And — like Jeff Griggs — Nichols eventually landed a mainstream acting job on a daytime soap opera (“The Edge of Night”) credited as Dennis Parker.

Related link: Mark Consuelos’ male stripper past

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