JD Daniels is ready to for you to admire his ass
Having landed a GayVN nomination, JD Daniels is currently on a career high. A 20-year veteran of the adult entertainment industry, JD has plenty of experience of the highs and lows of the porn game.
I caught up with JD to talk career choices, relationships, and plans for the future.
The origin story
“I was 18 – fresh out of high school and just starting college…” remembers JD, when I ask him what led him to starting a career in porn. “I was studying psychology. A friend mentioned to me that with my talent – by which he meant dick size – that I should go into porn.”
“I didn’t think that it would be something that would work for me, but it was kind of a truth-or-dare situation so I agreed to give it a go. I met up with Bacchus Video, who were looking for models. They loved my ‘talent’ and things started from there. It was a great opportunity to earn some fast cash, and I enjoyed doing it.”
“I was nervous at first, but I really enjoyed the exhibitionist element of porn. I’d done some pretty raunchy things before I got into porn, but filming porn scenes helped me realise that I’m a total exhibitionist – whether that’s pleasuring other men for my own gratification or for the gratification of the guys watching.
“At the beginning, it was mainly amateur-style clips that probably don’t exist anywhere anymore. My first proper film was Black Jail Orgy – I think that was released in 2006.”
“My work with Bacchus led to other opportunities, with studios such as Treasure Island Media, Breed Me Raw, Older 4 Me, and SX Video. One of my favourite scenes was with Marco Paris and Josh Weston for SX Video – it was an honour to work with those guys.”
“Eventually, I gave up the psychology and focused full-time on porn.”
“Now, after being in the industry for over 20 years, I feel like I’ve paid my dues. I’m still learning, still growing, and I’m seeing success. The patience and hard work is paying off.”
“I’ve been married to T Willcox for nearly a year…” confirms JD, when I ask him about his husband. “We have a wonderful marriage. It’s way easier to be in a relationship with someone who’s in the business – you can relate to the same things, no one feels threatened by anything, our work doesn’t jeopardise our relationship, we both know where the boundaries are.”
“When it comes to studio work, we do that separately as required. But our JustFor.Fans content is all done together.”
“You’re your own boss in terms of JustFor.Fans. We choose to do it together because we enjoy it. We work so much better when we’re together. You might only see one of us on screen, but the other one will be behind the camera filming or directing the scene.”
“My husband is my cheerleader. He’s been pushing me to be the greatest that I can be in this business. I’m his cheerleader in the same way. He’s my rock, and I’m his.”
“It’s the most beautiful and wonderful feeling in the world…” says JD, when I ask him about his GayVN nomination. “Words can’t describe how honoured I am. The GayVN Awards are a big thing – they’re pretty much the Oscars of gay porn.”
“I wouldn’t have ever guessed that I’d be nominated in the category of Favorite Butt – I’m a total top, but I guess guys are admiring my ass. It’s a nominated ass – I’m okay with that. The nomination is a huge honour.”
“I’m also nominated in over 50 categories for the Raven’s Eden Awards. Getting nominated and winning awards is hugely important for anyone in this industry. It’s acknowledgement, and recognition. It helps to build my brand, it helps me to get booked for filming and appearances.”
“Over the next 12 months, my husband and I are planning to open our own porn studio…” says JD, when I ask him about his plans for the months ahead. “It’s going to be a bit of a boutique studio. We’ll have more details on this soon.”
“I love being a performer. It’s incredibly gratifying when fans recognise that I love being in this business. My desire is to bring out the best in gay erotica. If I can give pleasure and happiness to fans through my performances, then that gives me enormous pleasure and happiness. My goal is to keep bringing that joy.”