10 Forgotten Celebrities Who Later Did Porn

There is a huge stigma when it comes to actors in adult films. But it looks like things are slowly changing. There have been adult actors who made it into mainstream TV. It also has gone the other way around! There are celebrities who later made celebrity porn after working in Hollywood. Sometimes it was because they had sadly fallen on hard times. Other times they made the transition in order to get their fame back. So who made the switch? Here are 10 forgotten celebrities who later did porn.

1. Dustin Diamond

Saved By the Bell

Dustin Diamond in Saved by the Bell | NBC

Pretty much everyone knows him as Screech on Saved by the Bell. He didn’t really continue his acting career after the show. He eventually admitted to making a sex tape in order to shed his Screech persona. However, the tape didn’t lead to anything except for headlines.

But not everything in his nude scenes are what they seem. He admitted to not actually using his own body for the scenes, according to The Daily Beast.

I got a stunt wang. I’m not an idiot. I’m not going to really put myself out there. So I got a stunt person to come in. And I thought, what if this thing makes $3 million? That’s nothing to scoff at. But after that people looked at me dirty, like, ‘He does porn.’ No, I don’t! I faked that one at a chance for millions. I’m an opportunist, really. Needless to say it did not make millions. But I had to take the shot.

2. Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore in Dreamcatcher | Warner Bros.

The actor was in some big movies like Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down. But then he started going on a downward spiral by getting arrested and addicted. He eventually became homeless and he turned to making a sex tape with six women for money, according to the New York Daily News. Years later the former actor wrote a memoir called, By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There: A Memoir. He also appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

3. Chyna

Chyna

Chyna on WWE | WWE

The professional wrestler was billed as the “Ninth Wonder of the World” during her time on WWE. She was also one of the biggest stars of the Attitude Era. After wrestling, she later entered the adult industry in 2004 with a video called 1 Night in China. She did a few more movies including a porn parody of The Avengers.

She did get out of the industry. In 2005 she was on the reality show, The Surreal Life. Also in 2008 she went on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Sadly the famous wrestler died from an accidental overdose in 2016.

4. Adam West

Adam West in Batman: The Movie

Adam West in Batman: The Movie | Fox

He played Batman in the campy Batman TV show in the ’60s. The show lasted for three seasons before it ended. He actually got some more work after the show, but he also made some risky movies in the ’80s. One of them was Young Lady Chatterley II, which is comparatively tame to the average porno. It’s actually categorized as a drama on IMDb, but it is erotic and appeared on Skinemax.

The interesting thing is that West easily went back to more mainstream movies, and even went on to do very child-friendly entertainment. That includes voicing a caricature of himself on The Fairly OddParents. Now, he is the voice of Mayor Adam West on Family Guy.

5. Scott Schwartz

A Christmas Story

(R) Scott Schwartz in A Christmas Story | MGM

You probably wouldn’t recognize him as an adult, but the actor played the infamous kid who got his tongue stuck to a lamppost in A Christmas Story. Years later in the ’90s, he appeared in some adult flicks including Scotty’s X-Rated Adventure and The Devil in Miss Jones 6. Although sometimes he was in front of the camera, he was also managing projects in the industry. The career switch didn’t last long though and he quit in 2000, according to Biography.

6. Jaimee Foxworth

Family Matters

(L) Jaimee Foxworth and (R) Kellie Shanygne Williams in Family Matters | ABC

She played the cute Judy Winslow on Family Matters for four seasons before she was written off the show. After that she fell on some hard times. By age 19 she started doing porn and became addicted to drugs and alcohol. Luckily she was able to get clean to raise her son. She eventually went on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and talked about her struggle.

7. John Bailey (aka Jack Baker)

Wonderbug

(L) Jack Baker in Wonderbug | Sid & Marty Krofft Television Productions

The actor played the character “Sticks” the drummer in Happy Days. He also got roles on M*A*S*H, Wonderbug, and The Jeffersons. Years later, he appeared in several adult films including The Devil in Miss Jones 3: A New Beginning and New Wave Hookers. It seems like he continued to work in the industry for several years. He died in 1994.

8. Pumkin

VH1

(L) Pumkin (R) Mo’Nique in Charm School | VH1

You might remember the reality show contestant, Pumkin from the Flavor Flav dating reality show, Flavor of Love. She was one of the biggest stars of the show due to her getting into a fight and spitting on another contestant. After that, she went on to another VH1 reality show, Charm School. Eventually, she wasn’t getting any other appearances on reality TV so she ended up doing porn. She got into the reality adult dating series, Foursome which includes some other former reality stars.

9. Paul Thomas

Jesus Christ Superstar

(L) Paul Thomas in Jesus Christ Superstar | Universal Pictures

You might recognize the actor from his role as Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, but after that he pretty much left mainstream acting for the adult film industry. Since then he has acted and directed many adult films. He had a pretty long career in the industry, and acted in it up until 2012 and directed until 2013.

10. Tami Erin

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Tami Erin in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking | Columbia Pictures

She once starred as the titular character in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. After the show her career slowed to a halt in 2010. She then made headlines for coming out with a sex tape. She sold it to Zero Tolerance Entertainment, but her hand was pretty much forced. “My ex-boyfriend is trying to release it with or without me,” she told TMZ. “I’m beating him to the punch.” She got $10,000 for the tape and never did another nude video again.

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