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Steve Holmes (born March 23, 1961) is a Romanian-born German American pornographic actor, producer, and director. He has received several adult industry awards, including the AVN Award for Male Foreign Performer of the Year in 2005 and 2006.[2] In 2017, Holmes was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.[2]

Steve Holmes
Steve Holmes at 2005 AEE Awards.jpg
Holmes in 2005
Born (1961-03-23) March 23, 1961 (age 58)
NationalityGerman
OccupationPornographic actor
Years active1996-present
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Spouse(s)Sylvia[1]

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Early lifeEdit

Holmes was born to Transylvanian Saxon parents in Sibiu, Romania.[3] In the Summer of 1968, while on holiday in Bulgaria, Holmes and his family crossed the Turkish border.[3] Upon arrival at the Federal Republic of Germany in Istanbul, they sought political asylum.[3] Holmes eventually returned to Romania to visit family.[3]

After dropping out of school, Holmes began working in fashion.[4] He eventually became an assistant buyer for several clothing stores.[4] While attending a computer show in Munich, he decided to enter the tech industry.[4] On January 1, 1986, Holmes started working as a sales representative for an IT company.[4] He continued to work in the tech industry for several years.[5]

CareerEdit

 
Holmes (front right) on set for the film Da Vinci Load

Holmes spent most of 1996 attempting to break into the adult film industry with little success.[6] On November 22, 1996, he performed in his first pornographic scene in Dortmund, Germany.[6] The scene was part of an amateur series called Have a Wish.[6] Holmes wasn't compensated for the shoot.[3] While giving an interview, he was instructed by a reporter to adopt the stage name "Steve Holmes" due to his similar appearance to that of actor John Holmes.[4][7]

In 2001, Holmes won the NINFA Award for Best Supporting Actor at the Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival.[8] That same year, he met Manuel Ferrara on a shoot for Rocco Siffredi.[9] After hitting it off, the two went on to produce the film series Euro Girls Never Say No and The Pussy Is Not Enough.[9][10] In 2003, Holmes performed in over 280 scenes.[9] That same year, Holmes became one of five charter directors for Platinum X Pictures; other notable directors included Jewel De'Nyle, Michael Stefano, and Ferrara.[11][12]

In 2004, Holmes received the XRCO Award for Unsung Swordsman.[13] He also received the AVN Award for Male Foreign Performer of the Year for two consecutive years in 2005 and 2006.[14][15] In 2006, Holmes signed a directing deal with Mach 2 Entertainment to direct one film a month.[16] In late 2007, he performed in his first scene featuring bondage for Kink.com.[6] He developed the site Public Disgrace with fellow performer Princess Donna.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Prior to performing in porn, Holmes sought permission from his wife.[6] In 2017, the couple celebrated 26 years of marriage.[6] He is close friends with directors Greg Lansky and Mike Adriano.[17]

While shooting a scene for Public Disgrace in Budapest, Holmes and Princess Donna were arrested by local authorities.[1] The two were released shortly after.[1]

AwardsEdit

List of accolades received by Steve Holmes
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 11 46
AVN Awards
Year Result Award Film
2004[18] Won Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production Katsumi's Affair (with Katsumi)
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Video Acid Dreams (with Mercedes Ashley)
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene - Video 2 Dicks in 1 Chick 2 (with Brooke Ballentyne & Ben English)
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene - Video Mason's Dirty Trixxx 2 (with Julie Night & Manuel Ferrara)
2005[14] Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene Gilvert 5 (with Gia Paloma & Mr. Pete)
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene The Pussy Is Not Enough 2 (with Monique & Michael Stefano)
Won Male Foreign Performer of the Year N/A
2006[15] Won Male Foreign Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene Cum Guzzlers 4 (with Renee Pornero & Toni Ribas)
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene Sex Fiends 2 (with Trina Michaels & John Strong)
2007[19] Won Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production Outnumbered 4
2008 Nominated Best Group Sex Scene Fashionistas Safado: Berlin
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene Rich Little Bitch (with Riley Shy & Mike Adriano)
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene Slutty and Sluttier 3
2009 Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene Butthole Whores 2 (with Belladona)
2010[20] Nominated Best Group Sex Scene Ass Worship 11 (with Jenny Hendrix, Jerry and Mr. Pete)
Nominated Male Foreign Performer of the Year N/A
2011[21] Nominated Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene Bra Busters (with Mason Moore & Erik Everhard)
Won Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production Tori Black Nymphomaniac (with Tori Black & Jazz Duro)
2012[22] Nominated Best Double-Penetration Scene Anal Fanatic 2
Nominated Best Double-Penetration Scene Bad Girls 5
Nominated Best Double-Penetration Scene Bra Busters 2
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Savanna Samson Is the Masseuse
2013[23] Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene Anal Boot Camp
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene Anal Invitation
Nominated Best Supporting Actor Voracious
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene Asa Akira To the Limit
2014[24] Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene I Am Asa Akira 2
Nominated Best Sex Scne in a Foreign-Shot Production Savannah's Secret
2015[25] Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene Climax
2016[26] Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene Ass Worship 16
2017[27][2] Nominated Best Actor One I Lust
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene My DP
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene Flesh Hunter 13
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene - B/B/G One I Lust
Won Hall of Fame Inductee N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene MILFs, Old Men and Young Whores
F.A.M.E. Awards
Year Result Award Film
2007[28] Nominated Favorite Male Star N/A
NINFA Awards
Year Result Award Film
2001[8] Won Best Supporting Actor Eternal Love
XBIZ Awards
Year Result Award Film
2012[29] Nominated Foreign Male Performer of the Year N/A
2013[30] Nominated Foreign Male Performer of the Year N/A
2014[31] Nominated Best Sex Scene - Non-Feature Release I Am Asa Akira 2
2015[32] Nominated Best Sex Scene - Non-Feature Release V for Vicki
2017[33] Nominated Best Sex Scene - Feature Release Sexbots: Programmed For Pleasure
2018[34] Nominated Best Sex Scene - Gonzo Release Pump My Ass Full of Cum 4
Nominated Best Sex Scene - Gonzo Release Anal Savages 2
Nominated Best Sex Scene - Vignette Release Stags & Vixens
Won Foreign Male Performer of the Year N/A
2019[35][36] Nominated Best Actor - Comedy Release Dirty Grandpa
Nominated Best Sex Scene - Comedy Release Dirty Grandpa
Nominated Best Sex Scene - Taboo Release My Dad, Your Dad
Nominated Best Sex Scene - Taboo Release Joanna Angel Gangbang: As Above, So Below
Won Foreign Male Performer of the Year N/A
XRCO Awards
Year Result Award Film
2004[13] Won Unsung Swordsman N/A
Won Best Three-Way Sex Scene Mason's Dirty Tricks
2017[37] Nominated Best Actor One I Lust

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