Would you believe that porn star Ron Jeremy was a special education teacher before making perhaps one of the most drastic of career changes? I know, it’s weird hey? It took me a little while to wrap my head around it to begin with. To be honest, I thought it was a myth. But it’s true.
Now, if I were to ask you anything about Ron Jeremy I bet that most people would think of porn. For the uninitiated among us, Ron Jeremy is perhaps the best known porn star that has ever lived, surpassing that of even the most glamorous women in the industry. This is despite the fact that he, how can we say it without sounding hollow? Not your average muscle bound, toned and hot male. He is called the hedgehog for a reason, although the nickname did originate from an event that has nothing to do with his day to day looks. But this hasn’t stopped him from stamping his mark on the industry, and gaining a cult following. In fact, despite his lack of rugged good looks he has come to personify the world of porn. But as remarkable as his rise to the top has been, the facf that Ron Jeremy was a special education teacher before moving into porn is stunning.
Ron Jeremy’s transition from special education teacher to porn star was almost an accidental one, and certainly one of necessity. As we all do, Ron had dreams and ambitions. His dream was to become an actor. One day he decided to leave teaching and pursue his dream of acting in New York City. But it was tough. Roles and money were scarce, and his dream of becoming an actor was fading. Until he was persuaded to do something awkward by his girlfriend at the time.
His girlfriend at the time sent a photo of him to Playgirl. She persuaded him to pose for the magazine, which gained him so much fame that potential suitors who had seen him in the magazine started phoning his grandmother believing it was him. His real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt[, and his grandmothers name is Rose. Oops.
Ron Jeremy made what can be considered a far more natural transition from that to porn as a method of supporting himself. He has since gone on to become the biggest star in the porn world, holding the world record for most appearances in adult films, over 2,000.