Tommy Gunn (actor)

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Tommy Gunn
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Gunn in 2019
Born
Thomas Joseph Strada [1]

(1967-05-13) May 13, 1967 (age 53)
Nationality American
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.

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Early years

In his early years, Tommy grew interested in sports, BMX bicycles, motorcycles, and soccer. Gunn had always recognized that he was shy around girls for quite some time until he noticed how 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, he met a man who offered him work as a stripper. For ten years, he worked as a male stripper, traveling all over the country and the world.

Career

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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

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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

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Gunn with Lizz Tayler in AVN Awards, 2011
List of accolades received by Tommy Gunn
Total numbers of wins and nominations
Totals1059
References

AVN Awards

YearResultCategoryFilm
2005 [24] NominatedBest Group Sex Scene - Video (with Jessica Drake, Monica Sweetheart, Lezley Zen and Trevor Zen)Eye of the Beholder
2006 [25] [26] WonBest Sex Scene Coupling - Video (with Brittney Skye)Porn Star
NominatedBest Sex Scene Coupling - Film (with Jessica Drake)Sold
NominatedBest Oral Sex Scene - Film (with Jessica Drake, Brad Armstrong and Chris Cannon)Sold
Nominated Best Actor - VideoAGP: All Girl Protection
2007 [27] [28] WonBest Group Sex Scene - Film (with Carmen Hart, Katsumi, Kirsten Price, Mia Smiles, Eric Masterson, Chris Cannon and Randy Spears)FUCK
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene (with Nikita Denise and Sandra Romain)Nikita’s Extreme Idols
NominatedBest Sex Scene Coupling - Film (with Monique Alexander)To Die For
WonBest POV Sex Scene (with Naomi)Jack’s POV 2
WonBest Oral Sex Scene - Film (with Eric Masterson, Marcus London and Mario Rossi)FUCK
NominatedBest Anal Sex Scene - Video (with Sandra Romain)Porno Revolution
2008 [29] NominatedBest Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Jayna Oso)Zen
NominatedBest Couples Sex Scene - Film (with Tera Patrick)Fashion Underground
NominatedBest Anal Sex Scene - Video (with Courtney Cummz)Jack's Playground 34
NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedBest Supporting Actor - VideoKill Jill
2009 [30] NominatedMale Performer Of The YearN/A
NominatedBest Supporting ActorPirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
NominatedBest POV Sex Scene (with Stoya)Jack's POV 9
NominatedBest POV Sex Scene (with Ashlynn Brooke)Tommy Gunn: Point Blank POV
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Shay Jordan, Alexis Texas, Camryn Kiss, James Deen and Johnny Sins)Cheerleaders
NominatedBest ActorHearts and Minds II: Modern Warfare
2010 [30] NominatedBest Supporting ActorThis Ain't Happy Days XXX
NominatedBest POV Sex Scene (with Pure Play)Cummin' at You 3D
NominatedBest Oral Sex Scene (with Pure Play)Cummin' at You 3D
NominatedBest ActorHeaven
2011 [31] NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedCrossover Star of the Year
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Julia Ann, Natasha Marley, BobbiStarr, Dylan Ryder, Paul Chaplin, Will Powers and Billy Glide)Bonny & Clide
NominatedBest Couples Sex Scene (with Kayden Kross)The Smiths
NominatedBest ActorRawhide 2: Dirty Deeds
2012 [32] NominatedMost Outrageous Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane)Bad Girls 6
NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Rebeca Linares and Scott Nails)Bad Girls 5
NominatedBest Supporting ActorFighters
NominatedBest 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
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross, Riley Steele, Stoya and Selena Rose)Top Guns
NominatedBest Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Jack Vegas and Inari Vachs)Harder
2013 [33] NominatedBest Supporting ActorSpartacus MMXII: The Beginning
2014 [34] NominatedBest Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Andy San Dimas)Wolverine: An Axel Braun Parody
NominatedBest Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Ramon Nomar)DP My Wife With Me 2
NominatedBest Safe Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas)T&A
NominatedBest Supporting ActorMeant to Be
2015 [35] NominatedBest ActorAmerican Hustle XXX Porn Parody
NominatedBest 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
NominatedMainstream Star of the YearN/A

Eroticline Awards

YearResultCategoryFilm
2006WonBest International ActorN/A

F.A.M.E. Awards

YearResultCategoryFilm
2007NominatedFavorite Male StarN/A
2008NominatedFavorite Male Performer
2009NominatedFavorite Male Star

Hot d'Or

YearResultCategoryFilm
2009NominatedBest American Male PerformerN/A
NominatedBest American ActorHearts and Minds 2: Modern Warfare

NightMoves Awards

YearResultCategoryFilm
2006WonBest New Director (Fan's Choice)N/A
2008WonBest Male Performer (Fan's Choice)
2009WonHall of Fame
2011WonBest Male Performer (Editor's Choice)

XBIZ Awards

YearResultCategoryFilm
2008NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A
2009NominatedMale Performer of the Year
2010NominatedActing Performance of the Year - MaleThis Aint Happy Days XXX
2011NominatedActing Performance of the Year - MaleRawhide 2: Dirty Deeds
NominatedCrossover Star of the YearN/A
WonMale Performer of the Year
2012NominatedSupporting Acting Performance of the Year - MaleTop Guns
NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A

XRCO Awards

YearResultCategoryFilm
2005NominatedGroup Scene (with Jessica Drake, Lezley Zen and Monica Sweetheart)Eye of the Beholder
2008NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A
2009NominatedSingle Performance – ActorHearts and Minds 2: Modern Warfare
NominatedMale Performer of the YearN/A
2011NominatedBest Actor

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