tommy gunn
Tommy Gunn 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Gunn in 2019
Born
Thomas Joseph Strada[1]

(1967-05-13) May 13, 1967 (age 55)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesThomas Gunn, Tommy Gun
Years active2004-present[2]
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Spouse(s)Shana Hiatt (divorced)
Rita Faltoyano (m. 2005, div. 2008)[citation needed]

Thomas Joseph Strada (born May 13, 1967), better known by his stage name Tommy Gunn, is an American pornographic actor and director. He has made several mainstream appearances, including an episode of Entourage and music videos for Buckcherry and Rilo Kiley. In 2016, Gunn was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.

Early years

In his early years, Tommy grew interested in sports, BMX bicycles, motorcycles, and soccer. Gunn was shy around girls until he noticed girls were interested in bigger and "buffer" guys, so he took up bodybuilding. He entered a "hot body" contest in a local bar, and although he lost the contest, a business man offered him work as a stripper. For ten years, he worked as a dancer, traveling all over the world.

Career

Gunn in 2007
Gunn in 2007

Beginning his career in pornographic films in 2004, Gunn was soon recognized as the 2005 AVN Best Male Newcomer award. He likewise received the 2006 AVN Best Supporting Actor for his role in Pirates and a second AVN Male Performer of the Year for 2007.

In 2007, Gunn appeared in the music video for "The Moneymaker" by American indie rock band Rilo Kiley.[3] He also appeared in the music video "Too Drunk" by the band Buckcherry. In 2010 Gunn appeared in an episode of Entourage.[4] In 2011 he had an uncredited role in Mommy & Me, a comedy film, directed by Jennifer James. In 2012 he appeared in the Louis Theroux documentary Twilight of the porn stars discussing the porn industry and his personal experiences within it. In 2014, he appeared in the horror film Wolves, directed by David Hayter.[1] He also had a small part in the 2017 movie Gangster land.

In 2009, Gunn directed and starred in a 3-D choose-your-own-adventure movie titled Cummin' At You 3D.[5]

Gunn appeared in about 2,500 videos in his pornographic career.[2]

Business ventures

In February 2012, he launched his own underwear line.[1]

Gunn appeared in an episode of the History Channel show, Pawn Stars where he sold a "Zombie Apocalypse" vehicle for $11,000.

Personal life

Gunn with Rita Faltoyano
Gunn with Rita Faltoyano

Gunn's father is of Italian descent and his mother was half Chinese.[6][7] He was married to porn actress Rita Faltoyano from 2005 to 2008. When asked during an August 2007 interview if there was a romance between him and fellow porn star Ashlynn Brooke, Gunn's reply was, "I think we are becoming something more." Gunn and Brooke have since ended their relationship.[8]

Gunn has family in the Philadelphia area, including award-winning instructor of the ECCRSD Percussion Ensemble, Tom Harbora. Gunn had a zombie-proofed van, which he sold on the TV show Pawn Stars for $11,000.[9]

Awards and nominations

Gunn with Lizz Tayler in AVN Awards, 2011
Gunn with Lizz Tayler in AVN Awards, 2011
List of accolades received by Tommy Gunn
Total numbers of wins and nominations
Totals 10 59
References

AVN Awards

Year Result Category Film
2005[24] Nominated Best Group Sex Scene - Video (with Jessica Drake, Monica Sweetheart, Lezley Zen and Trevor Zen) Eye of the Beholder
2006[25][26] Won Best Sex Scene Coupling - Video (with Brittney Skye) Porn Star
Nominated Best Sex Scene Coupling - Film (with Jessica Drake) Sold
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene - Film (with Jessica Drake, Brad Armstrong and Chris Cannon) Sold
Nominated Best Actor - Video AGP: All Girl Protection
2007[27][28] Won Best Group Sex Scene - Film (with Carmen Hart, Katsumi, Kirsten Price, Mia Smiles, Eric Masterson, Chris Cannon and Randy Spears) FUCK
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (with Nikita Denise and Sandra Romain) Nikita’s Extreme Idols
Nominated Best Sex Scene Coupling - Film (with Monique Alexander) To Die For
Won Best POV Sex Scene (with Naomi) Jack’s POV 2
Won Best Oral Sex Scene - Film (with Eric Masterson, Marcus London and Mario Rossi) FUCK
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene - Video (with Sandra Romain) Porno Revolution
2008[29] Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Jayna Oso) Zen
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Film (with Tera Patrick) Fashion Underground
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene - Video (with Courtney Cummz) Jack's Playground 34
Nominated Male Performer of the Year
Nominated Best Supporting Actor - Video Kill Jill
2009[30] Nominated Male Performer Of The Year
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Stoya) Jack's POV 9
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Ashlynn Brooke) Tommy Gunn: Point Blank POV
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Shay Jordan, Alexis Texas, Camryn Kiss, James Deen and Johnny Sins) Cheerleaders
Nominated Best Actor Hearts and Minds II: Modern Warfare
2010[30] Nominated Best Supporting Actor This Ain't Happy Days XXX
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Pure Play) Cummin' at You 3D
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene (with Pure Play) Cummin' at You 3D
Nominated Best Actor Heaven
2011[31] Nominated Male Performer of the Year
Nominated Crossover Star of the Year
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Julia Ann, Natasha Marley, BobbiStarr, Dylan Ryder, Paul Chaplin, Will Powers and Billy Glide) Bonny & Clide
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Kayden Kross) The Smiths
Nominated Best Actor Rawhide 2: Dirty Deeds
2012[32] Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane) Bad Girls 6
Nominated Male Performer of the Year
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Rebeca Linares and Scott Nails) Bad Girls 5
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Fighters
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Alektra Blue, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei, Kirsten Price, Brandy Aniston, Nikki Daniels, Lucky Starr, Puma Swede, Randy Spears, Marcus London, Ron Jeremy, Jack Vegas, Dick Chibbles, Rocco Reed and Mac Turner) The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Stoya and Selena Rose) Top Guns
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Jack Vegas and Inari Vachs) Harder
2013[33] Nominated Best Supporting Actor Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning
2014[34] Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Andy San Dimas) Wolverine: An Axel Braun Parody
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Ramon Nomar) DP My Wife With Me 2
Nominated Best Safe Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas) T&A
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Meant to Be
2015[35] Nominated Best Actor American Hustle XXX Porn Parody
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Lola Reve, Britney Amber, Lola Foxx, Anikka Albrite, Dahlia Sky, Abby Cross, Romi Rain, Alina Li, Kush Kush, Coco, Toni Ribas, Mick Blue, Alan Stafford, Keni Styles, Bill Bailey, Giovanni Francesco, Karlo Karrera and Richie Calhoun) Orgy Initiation of Lola
Nominated Mainstream Star of the Year

Eroticline Awards

Year Result Category Film
2006 Won Best International Actor

F.A.M.E. Awards

Year Result Category Film
2007 Nominated Favorite Male Star
2008 Nominated Favorite Male Performer
2009 Nominated Favorite Male Star

Hot d'Or

Year Result Category Film
2009 Nominated Best American Male Performer
Nominated Best American Actor Hearts and Minds 2: Modern Warfare

NightMoves Awards

Year Result Category Film
2006 Won Best New Director (Fan's Choice)
2008 Won Best Male Performer (Fan's Choice)
2009 Won Hall of Fame
2011 Won Best Male Performer (Editor's Choice)

XBIZ Awards

Year Result Category Film
2008 Nominated Male Performer of the Year
2009 Nominated Male Performer of the Year
2010 Nominated Acting Performance of the Year - Male This Aint Happy Days XXX
2011 Nominated Acting Performance of the Year - Male Rawhide 2: Dirty Deeds
Nominated Crossover Star of the Year
Won Male Performer of the Year
2012 Nominated Supporting Acting Performance of the Year - Male Top Guns
Nominated Male Performer of the Year

XRCO Awards

Year Result Category Film
2005 Nominated Group Scene (with Jessica Drake, Lezley Zen and Monica Sweetheart) Eye of the Beholder
2008 Nominated Male Performer of the Year
2009 Nominated Single Performance – Actor Hearts and Minds 2: Modern Warfare
Nominated Male Performer of the Year
2011 Nominated Best Actor

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