DeAngelo Jackson is the GayVN Performer of the Year
There’s a lot to admire about DeAngelo Jackson.
Based in Atlanta, DeAngelo films with Noir Male and Men.com, as well as creating super-hot content for his fan-subscription channels.
He’s also just been named the Performer of the Year at the 2021 GayVN Awards.
“Just trying to let this win sink in…” said DeAngelo, reflecting on his Performer of the Year award. “I cannot believe that I was able to still get recognition after all that has happened in 2020.”
“DeAngelo is a force of nature and is so deserving of this honour…” said Jon Blitt of Mile High Media – the parent company of Noir Male. “We are so excited for him. He is a true professional and always working to be his absolute best as an actor and performer. We are so fortunate to have him represent our brand.”
Who is DeAngelo Jackson?
A self-described ‘Army brat’, DeAngelo was born and raised in Germany – making the move to live in the US when he was 21.
“I moved to Atlanta to become a police officer…” explains DeAngelo. “Destiny has led me in a very different direction, as you can see.”
“I got my start in the industry with the studio Flavaworks. That was in the Fall of 2008.”
“I’d been thinking of getting into the industry, ever since the age of 19. I’d always been open with my body. My body was decent at the time – looking at the other models, I thought I’d make a good fit.”
“I’m not a massive exhibitionist. On a scale of 1-10, I’d describe myself as a six.”
“I didn’t reach out to any companies until I went to college and needed the extra cash. I really knew very little about the industry, or what it takes to be a porn star.”
“I never suggest anyone get into porn…” says DeAngelo, when we ask him if he had any advice or guidance for guys thinking about giving porn a try. “This business can eat you up and spit you out.”
“It’s rare for anyone to last more than a year. It’s not for everyone – this is an industry that can destroy you if you aren’t ready for it. Once you start, there’s no going back – you have to be 100 percent sure that it’s what you want.”
“I’d honestly like to do some mainstream modelling…” says DeAngelo, talking about how he hopes to continue to expand his career. “I’d also like to try my hand at acting – in something outside of the porn industry.”
“I saw an interview with Class Comics where they said that I’d be perfect to play the role of Space Cadet. I’d love the challenge of taking on a character like that. It would also give me an excuse to go blond again.”
Directed by Bruce LaBruce, this was a reimagining of a Tom of Finland scene, produced by Men.com.
“It was an honour to work with Bruce LaBruce…” said DeAngelo, when we asked him about the scene. “It was a long, hard day of filming but the end-results were definitely worth it.”
“I honestly knew nothing of the Tom Of Finland series before Men.com reached out to me about the project. After they contacted me, I did a lot of research on my own and now I’m a huge fan. I was honoured to be part of such a beloved series, and I applaud Men.com for mixing it up and including men of colour.”
One of the stereotypes of porn is that the acting isn’t very good. What are some of the challenges in delivering a strong acting performance in a porn production?
“My only challenge was delivering a believable performance…” explained DeAngelo, talking about the challenges of transferring his acting skills into a porn scene. “I wanted the audience to enjoy the acting as well as the hot sex scenes. I memorised not only my dialogue but also my co-stars’ dialogue. I wanted to be completely confident with the lines so I could add my own personality to the character.”