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Jules Jordan (born May 25, 1972) is an American adult film actor, director, and producer known for his work in gonzo pornography.

Jules Jordan
Jules Jordan 2014.jpg
Jordan in 2014
Born
Ashley Gasper[1]

(1972-05-25) May 25, 1972 (age 46)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Websitejulesjordan.com

Jordan entered the adult film industry as a clerk for a video store. While working in sales, he recruited models and began shooting amateur scenes. In 2006, he launched his production and distribution company Jules Jordan Video. Jordan has been inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.

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Early lifeEdit

Jordan was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[2] An only child, he was raised by his mother in Hershey; he never met his father.[2] As a teen, Jordan worked at an amusement park, a skateboard shop, an Italian restaurant, a pizza joint, and a Subway.[2] He attended Hershey High School, where he maintained a varsity position on the wrestling team all four years.[2]

One of his first exposures to pornography was looking through his grandfather's explicit movie collection on 8 mm film.[2]

After trying out a semester of college, Jordan dropped out to work full-time.[2] He began working as a clerk for an adult video store he frequented as a customer.[3][4]

CareerEdit

One of Jordan's first big breaks into the adult film industry was meeting Frank Kay, owner of International Video Distributors (IVD). Kay initially hired Jordan for sales, and then he gave him a chance to shoot movies under his established Pleasure and Rosebud labels.[2]

 
Jordan at Exxxotica Miami 2011

In 1998, Jordan directed the first full-length movie of his career for Pleasure Productions, releasing Live Bait. One of the women he shot, Chastity, helped propel the tape to national notoriety because she was a pro wrestling valet for World Championship Wrestling (WCW).[2] Jordan sold several individual scenes prior to releasing Live Bait, selling early scenes to Odyssey Group and Elegant Angel. He produced more than 50 videos for Pleasure and Rosebud during a two-year span.[2]

In 1999, Jordan moved to Los Angeles after finding it difficult to produce films on the East Coast.[3] He spent his first two months living in an Econo Lodge.[2] After jobs with Vivid Entertainment and Elegant Angel failed to materialize, he started working for IVD again out of his apartment with just a fax machine.[2]

Jordan helped re-invigorate IVD's Rosebud line in 1999-2000, producing, directing and selling titles such as Bottom Feeders (1-4), Deep Cheeks (6-7), Anal Sluts & Sweethearts (4-5) and Heavy Metal (1-2). Jordan won the first AVN Award of his career in 2002 for Heavy Metal, which was honored as the Best Anal-Themed Release.[2]

Jordan signed a DVD distribution deal with John Stagliano's studio Evil Angel in 2001, becoming their top-selling director in his first year on their roster.[2] While working with Evil Angel, he launched of signature titles such as Ass Worship, Flesh Hunter and Feeding Frenzy, all three of which would go on to become AVN award-winning series.[2] When Jordan left Evil Angel in 2006 he was their top-selling director. Jordan said, "I wanted to control my own destiny, with where my product was headed."[2]

In 2013, Jordan closed a distribution deal with Kink.com to bring their content to DVD for the first time.[5]

In 2015, Jordan signed Jesse Jane to an exclusive performance contract. Under the two-year deal, Jesse will perform in eight movies per year for Jules Jordan Video.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Jordan was in a relationship with pornographic actress Jenna Haze.[7][8] He voiced his support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[9]

AwardsEdit

List of accolades received by Jules Jordan
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 35 4
AVN Awards
Year Result Award Film Ref.
2007 Won Best New Video Production Company for Jules Jordan Video N/A [10]
Won Best Oral-Themed Release Feeding Frenzy 8 [11]
Won Best Specialty Release - Big Bust Breast Worship
2008 Won Director of the Year (Body of Work) N/A [12]
Won Best Interracial Release Black Owned 2
Won Best Oral-Themed Series Feeding Frenzy
2009 Won Best Director, Ethnic Video Lex the Impaler 3 [13]
Won Best Anal-Themed Release Jules Jordan's Weapons of Ass Destruction 6 [14]
Won Best Big Bust Release Big Tits at School
Won Best Ethnic-Themed Release - Black Black Ass Addiction 2
Won Black Ass Addiction
Won Best Internal Release All Internal 7
Won Best POV Series Double Vision
Won Best Young Girl Release Jailbait 5
2010 Won Best Director, Ethnic Video Lex the Impaler 4 [15]
2011 Won Lex the Impaler 5 [16]
Won AVN Hall of Fame inductee N/A [17]
2017 Nominated Best Director - Non-Feature Face of an Angel Mind of a Devil [18]
F.A.M.E. Awards
Year Result Award Film Ref.
2006 Won Favorite Director N/A [19]
2010 Won [20]
NightMoves Awards
Year Result Award Film Ref.
2008 Won Best Director (Editors' Choice) N/A [21]
2017 Nominated Best Non Feature Director N/A [22]
XBIZ Awards
Year Result Award Film Ref.
2007 Won Up-and-Coming Studio of the Year N/A [23]
2008 Won Gonzo Director of the Year [24]
2010 Won Studio of the Year [25]
2011 Won Ethnic Release of the Year Black Ass Master 4 [26]
2012 Won Gonzo/All-Sex Studio of the Year N/A [27]
2013 Won Gonzo Series of the Year Ultimate Fuck Toy [28]
2014 Won [29]
Won All-Black Release of the Year Black Heat
2015 Won Latin-Themed Release of the Year Latinas on Fire 2 [30]
2018 Nominated Director of the Year - Body of Work N/A [31]
XRCO Awards
Year Result Award Film Ref.
2001 Won Best Director [32]
2002 Won Best Threeway Sex Scene Trained Teens
2003 Won Director of the Year N/A [33]
2006 Won Best Director (Non-Features)
2008 Won
2009 Won XRCO Hall Of Fame Inductee (Film Creators)
2017 Nominated Best Director (Non-Features) [34]

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ John Sanford (March 6, 2013). "Kink.com Signs DVD Distribution Deal With Jules Jordan Video". XBIZ. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  6. ^ John Sanford (January 21, 2015). "Jesse Jane Signs Exclusive Contract With Jules Jordan Video". XBIZ. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
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  9. ^ Morris, Chris (January 28, 2016). "Who America's Porn Stars Support For President". Fortune. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
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  19. ^ Warren, Peter (June 24, 2006). "About the 2006 FAME Awards". AVN. Archived from the original on June 24, 2006. Retrieved June 24, 2007.
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  21. ^ Sullivan, David (October 14, 2008). "NightMoves Crowns 16th Annual Award Winners". AVN. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  22. ^ Santana, Melissa (July 17, 2017). "2017 NightMoves Awards Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  23. ^ "2007 Winners". XBIZ. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
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  25. ^ Katz, Lyla (February 11, 2010). "XBIZ Awards 2010 Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  26. ^ Miller, Dan (February 11, 2011). "2011 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  27. ^ Miller, Dan (January 12, 2012). "2012 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  28. ^ Miller, Dan (January 12, 2013). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  29. ^ Miller, Dan (January 25, 2014). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  30. ^ Miller, Dan (January 16, 2015). "2015 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  31. ^ Freixes, Alejandro (November 16, 2017). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2018 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
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