Porn Profiles: JD Daniels
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’m married to T Willcox…” 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.”
With the current restrictions required by the Covid-19 pandemic, filming opportunities are limited. But JD has confirmed that they have plenty of scenes already filmed that are just waiting to be edited and distributed.
“We were in Las Vegas recently, for the JustFor.Fans conference…” explains JD. “Over five days, we shot a whole heap of scenes with lots of different performers who were also in town for the event.”
“I’ve also recently filmed with Stevie Trixx…” adds JD. “We filmed together when I was in New York City before all of the travel restrictions came into force.”
JD received a nomination for Favorite Butt in the 2019 GayVN Awards, and he was a big winner at the recent Raven’s Eden Awards.
He’s now got his sights set on the trophy for Hottest Daddy – the category that he’s been nominated for at this year’s Grabby Awards.
“I love being a performer.” says JD, when I ask him about his plans for the months ahead. “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.”