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Michael Stefano (born Michael Vito Menta; August 29, 1969) is an American pornographic actor and director.[2] He appeared in over 1,000 films and, by his own estimate, performed in over 3,000 scenes.[3]

Michael Stefano
Michael Stefano AVN Expo 2005.jpg
Stefano at the 2005 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Born (1969-08-29) August 29, 1969 (age 49)
Other namesLuciano, Mike Long

An injury forced Stefano to take a break from performing and in the interim he learned how to edit.[4] He began his directing career with Extreme Associates in the mid-1990s under the name Luciano.[5] In 2001 he started directing for Red Light District Video.[6] In 2003 Platinum X Pictures was launched by Stefano and Jewel De'Nyle (whom he would later marry), bankrolled by Red Light.[6] Platinum X featured directors Manuel Ferrara, Brandon Iron and Steve Holmes, and produced very similar content to Red Light.[6] Around the same time Red Light began distributing the films of Amateur District and Candy Shop, a studio headed by Stefano specializing in interracial content.[6]

In 2010 Stefano announced his retirement from pornography,[3] but in 2011 he announced his return to pornography full-time. In 2012, he again retired from the Adult Industry, but returned in 2013.

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  1. ^ Ashley Kennedy (January 2001). "LUCIANO: Salami of Steel". AVN. Archived from the original on April 11, 2001. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Michael Stefano at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ a b Miller, Dan (August 27, 2010). "Michael Stefano Retires From Porn". XBIZ.com. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Our Favorite Michael Stefano Story: The Day His Dick Almost Exploded, Nearly Ending His Career". AdultFYI. August 27, 2010. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  5. ^ Steve Javors (January 31, 2008). "Hush Hush Entertainment Inks Michael Stefano". XBIZ. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d Anne Winter (August 22, 2007). "Red Light District". XBIZ. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "PREVIOUS WINNERS and NOMS". xrco.com. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Trent Brown. "AVN Awards Nominations". AVN.com. Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2007.
  9. ^ Crucifixio_Jones, "Adam Film World Awards Winners", AdultDVDTalk.com, April 27, 2005 (Retrieved Sept. 25, 2012)
  10. ^ David Sullivan (January 11, 2009). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN.com. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "2010 Nominees". AVN.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2009.
  12. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN.com. January 9, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2017.

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