Who is Ron Jeremy?

Ron Jeremy is an American pornographic actor, filmmaker, actor, and stand-up comedian. He has appeared in over 1,500 adult features since his debut in 1978. His playful onscreen manner, as well as his instantly recognizable mustache and gut, have earned him popularity not only with consumers of pornography but mainstream audiences too, making his name shorthand for comedians and mentor who need to reference the adult film industry. He is famously known by his nickname ”The Hedgehog.” AVN ranked him at No. 1 in their “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. He has also garnered a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Appearances in Adult Films. He has appeared in more than 2000 adult films and directed more than 280 of them, and has had roles in more than 60 mainstream movies and more than a dozen music videos.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameRon Jeremy
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Stand-up Comedian
Birth DateMarch 12, 1953
Birth PlaceQueens, New York, US
Full NameRonald Jeremy Hyatt
Star SignPisces
Height5 feet 7 inches (168 cm/1.68 m)
Weight93 kg (205 lbs)
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlack and White
Net Worth$6 million

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Ron Jeremy’s birth name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt. He was born on 12 March 1953 in Queens, New York, to a Jewish family from Russia and Poland. His father Arnold, was a physicist, and his mother was a book editor who also served as a cryptographer for the O.S.S..S.S. during World War II. He also has a sister named Susan. Currently, he is 67 years old with a Pisces sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats (Height & Weight)

Ron Jeremy holds an American nationality. His religious views are Jewish and belong to White ethnicity. Besides this, he is a man with a bold personality. He stands 5 feet 7 inches (168 cm/1.68 m) tall and weighs around about 93 kgs (205 lbs).  He has a pair of blue eyes and black and white hair color.

Ron Jeremy Education

Ron Jeremy graduated from high school in Benjamin N. Cardozo High School. Likewise, he completed his college MSEd in Special Education from City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, New York, United States.


Ron Jeremy has an active Instagram account (@realronjeremy) with 60.4 thousand followers. He is also active on Twitter (@RealRonJeremy), with 111 thousand followers. His verified Facebook page has 143 thousand likes, and more than 140 thousand people follow his page.


Pornographic Film

Ron began his career as a teacher but left it to pursue a career on Broadway. He used to starve for money in the early days. Soon he got a chance to pose for Playgirl, and this leads him to make his way to the adult film industry. He got nicknamed ”The Hedgehog” on the sets of porn film ”Olympic Fever. The Guinness Book of World Records listed him for ”Most Appearances in Adult Films”. He has appeared in more than 2000 adult films and directed more than 280 of them, and has had roles in more than 60 mainstream movies.

One joke that made the rounds within the industry at the time was ”the kinkier acts some actresses would not perform were bestiality, sado-masochism, and sex with Jeremy”.

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Ron Jeremy Non-pornographic appearances

Apart from the adult film industry, Ron also worked as an individual consultant for 1986 films. He appeared in horror movies in 1996 ”They Bite” and ”Humanoids from the Deep”. In 1997, Jeremy was a consultant in the film ”Boogie Nights” which chronicled the emergence of the fictional porn star Dirk Diggler.  Also, he featured in several productions released by Troma Entertainment, such as Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and Poultrygeist.

Similarly, in 2003 Ron lent his name to the comedy film ”Being Ron Jeremy” and appeared as himself in a parody of Being John Malkovich. He was also starred in 2008 in the erotic horror film ”I Am Virgin” which was released in 2010.


Ron Jeremy released his book in February 2007 named ”Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz”. This book was published by Harper Collins.


Besides movies and film, he also appeared in several television shows and music videos. In 1980, Jeremy competed on the game show ”Wheel of Fortune”, using his real last name as Ron Hyatt. He also did the second season of ”The Surreal Life”. Additionally, he made appearances on Penn and Teller’s ”Bullshit!” in episodes regarding penis enlargement and circumcision. Ron also appeared as a guest commentator on the Fox News Channel late-night news and comedy talk show ”Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld” in 2007.

Furthermore, he has also been seen in music videos. He has released a rap single called ”Freak of the Week” which peaked at 95 on the Billboard rap charts. Recently, he has appeared in a parody of the music video for Miley Cyrus’s’s ”Wrecking Ball” by YouTuber Bart Baker. Jeremy has also posed in an advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.) to raise awareness of the overpopulation of domesticated animals.

Sexual assault allegations

Ron has been accused of sexual assault by a dozen women. The organizers of the Exxxotica national adult conventions permanently banned Jeremy from their shows in October 2017 after a social media campaign by webcam model Ginger Banks.

Recently, in June 2020, he was charged with four counts of sexual assault by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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Personal Life of Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy has had frequent severe chest pain; doctors discovered that he had an aneurysm near his heart. He was operated on 30 January 2013, and three weeks later, he was released from the hospital. Talking about his love life, it is private, so we don’t know who he is dating or married to.


Ron Jeremy has won the 2004 F.I.C.E.B. Award for Best Actor, and in 2006 also he won F.A.M.E. Award as Favourite Adult Actor.

Ron Jeremy Net Worth

Ron Jeremy is a popular actor who has been acting in more mainstream projects and serving as a consultant for many years now. His net worth as of 2020 is $6 million.