Jerry Butler Biography

Jerry Butler BiographyJerry Butler: AKA (Arthur West, Gerry Butler, Jerry Buttler, Jerry Rillios, John Hamilton, Paul Siederman, Paul Sutton )
Birthday: March 13, 1959

Astrology: Pisces
Birthplace: New York ,
Years Active: 1980- 2009
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality/Heritage: Jewish, American
Hair Color: Brown, Blond
Measurements: n/a
Height: n/a
Weight: n/a
Tattoo: Yes (Script on right buttock (later career?))
Piercing: n/a
Frequent partners: Buck Adams, Joey Silvera, Paul Thomas, Ron Jeremy, Tom Byron

Jerry Butler BiographyJerry Butler (born May 13, 1959) is an American retired pornographic film actor, a popular male performers in a career which lasted from 1981 to 1993 in more than 500 films.


Butler was born Paul Siederman in Brooklyn to a Jewish father and a mother of half German/Irish and half Cherokee Native American descent. His paternal grandfather, Sam Siederman, was the half-brother of Russian Communist leader Leon Trotsky.

Butler initially tried his luck at mainstream acting, performing in a variety of Off-Broadway plays. He also had a few walk-ons on the long-running soap One Life to Live (1978) as well as an uncredited appearance in Frank Henenlotter’s horror classic Basket Case (1982). He was generally unhappy with the constant pressure to sleep with men in exchange for parts, and began to slowly grow tired of the wasted effort.

He first got into hardcore in 1981 after answering an ad in "Backstage Magazine" looking for hardcore actors. He went in to audition for a non-sex role and after a little persuading, ended up with a hardcore sex role in the 1981 film Young, Wild and Wonderful.

His stage name was inspired from hearing the Jerry Butler song "Only the Strong Survive" on the radio while he was picking up his first paycheck. Butler was touted as the most talented male actor in his day with turns in Chuck Vincent’s bigger budget adult efforts Roommates (1981) and In Love (1983), the latter winning him Hustler’s Best Actor Award.

During his adult film career, Butler made appearances in three more mainstream films, playing a comedic role in Preppies (1984), the dramatic lead in psychological thriller Deranged (1987) both directed by Chuck Vincent, and in the horror film Evils of the Night (1985) with Aldo Ray, John Carradine, Tina Louise and Julie Newmar.

In 1987, Butler married former child star Lisa Loring who was best known for playing Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family television show in the 1960s. They met on the set of the adult film Traci’s Big Trick (1987), where Lisa was working as a make-up artist. In the ensuing years of their marriage, Loring voiced her dissatisfaction with Butler’s continued involvement in pornography, and eventually Butler began secretly participating in porn shoots without her knowledge. In an interview with NBC’s Dateline in the 1990s Butler described himself as "addicted to the lifestyle", ashamed of his clandestine behavior and its effect on his marriage. The couple later appeared on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show, again discussing the damage Butler’s porn career was causing to their marriage. Butler and Loring divorced in 1992, which was also the year he began to drop out of the hardcore industry, and evidently by choice virtually disappeared from the public eye for many years.

Jerry Butler BiographyButler released an autobiography (as told to Robert Rimmer and Catherine Tavel) called Raw Talent in the early ’90s, giving an insider’s account of the porn scene. He was very forthcoming in the book, giving very intimate details of some of his fellow co-workers in the business, and citing the existence of widespread drug abuse in the industry. This angered many of his colleagues, including Ron Jeremy who, in his own biopic film specifically registered his displeasure with the unflattering way in which Butler portrayed him in the book.

Butler re-surfaced in 2003 in a non-sex role in a porn film entitled Sexy Sluts: Been There, Done That (2003), which was directed by underground rapper Necro. Butler was also a featured guest on Necro’s album The Sexorcist (2005). He went on to work as a concession stand cashier and usher at the Blue Pussycat Pornographic Movie House in Scranton.

1985 AFAA Best Actor for Snake Eyes
1985 XRCO Best Actor for Snake Eyes
AVN Hall of Fame

Filmography (non-pornographic)

Basket Case (1982) (uncredited) …. Casey Greeter No. 1
Preppies (1984) (as Paul Sutton) …. Dick Foster
Evils of the Night (1985) (as Paul Siederman) …. Eddie
Deranged (1987) (as Paul Siederman) …. Frank
Electric Blue 53 (1987) (V) …. Dr. Lamarr


One Life to Live – Multiple uncredited appearances, 1978
The Morton Downey Jr. Show – playing "Himself", September 1988
Frontline – playing "Himself" in episode: "Death of a Porn Queen", 1987
The Sally Jesse Raphael Show – playing "Himself" alongside his then-wife Lisa Loring, 1991


One of the most popular male stars of the 1980’s, Jerry Butler was a blonde-haired hunk whose popularity didn’t stem from his size alone. In fact, Jerry was a fairly normally-endowed young man, but his passionate and caring sexual style quickly caught on with female co-stars and fans alike. His handsome features and more-than-decent acting skills made him one of the most sought-after studs on the 80’s porno circuit, and his performances rarely disappointed.Jerry was born Jerry Butler in New York City in the late 50’s and led the normal life of a young Jewish guy in the city. He was attending junior college in the late 70’s when he got bitten by the acting bug, and soon he was enrolled in one of the top acting schools in New York. He landed a role in an off-Broadway play that called for him to appear nude onstage, which brought out a bit of the exhibitionist in him.Soon, he answered an ad in a local paper seeking men for hardcore features. A prodigiously sexual young man, Jerry took the job and soon found himself one of the hottest young talents in the business. Jerry first hit porno screens in 1981, and appeared in over 500 features during his ten-year-plus career. Some of his hottest work can be found in ’10 1/2 Weeks,’ a take-off of the mainstream hit that found him in an obsessive relationship with Barbara Dare. His romping with Heather Hart in ‘God Daughter 3’ and with Kristara Barrington and Keisha in ‘Real Men Eat Keisha’ also stand out.Jerry released an autobiography called "Raw Talent" in the early 90’s, giving an insider’s account of the hardcore scene. His sometimes severe honesty angered many in the business, and by 1992 he had left the scene completely. Rumor has it that he worked driving a bus for the handicapped in Staten Island before a recent move to upstate New York. He remains one of the most popular studs of his era.

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Movie Title Studio Notes Year
10 1/2 Weeks     1986
12 ans après… Gorge profonde II VCA   1984
69 Minutes Evening News Gourmet   1986
69 Minutes Evening News 1     1986
A Handful Of Lust VTO   1989
A Tasty Kind Of Love Las Vegas Video   1987
Abracadabra Classic X   1989
AC/DC     1990
Adolescentes Vicieuses LA Video   1985
Adult 45 1     1985
Adventures of Buttgirl and Wonderwench     1992
Afro Erotica 17 Wet Video   1987
Afro Erotica 20     1987
Afro Erotica 23     1988
Ali Boobie And The 40 Ds Trident   1988
Ali Lust AVC   1985
Amber’s Desires     1985
Amberella     1986
Amberella – Agent Of Lust Gourmet   1986
America’s Most Wanted Girl     1989
Anal Attractions 2     1993
Angel Buns     1981
Angel Gets Even Fantasy Home Video   1987
Angel’s Got To Have It     1987
Angela Baron Behind the Scenes     1988
Another Dirty Western     1992
Aroused     1989
Asses To Asses Lust To Lust KBeech   1988
Baby Face 2 VCA   1986
Babylon Pink 2     1987
Babylon Pink 3 Command Video   1987
Baccarat     1992
Baccarat 2     1992
Back On Top     1989
Back To Class 2     1988
Backdoor Bonanza 9 Wet Video   1989
Backdoor Lust Caballero Classics   1988
Backdoor Summer 2 Paradise Visuals   1989
Backside Out     1992
Balling For Dollars Spread Eagle Video Productions   1985
Bar Flies KBeech   1990
Barbara Dare’s Prime Choice     1987
Beauty and the Ogre 1     1988
Beetle Cum VTO   1989
Best Butte in the West Coast To Coast   1992
Best Little Whorehouse In San Francisco KBeech   1985
Best of Atom     1984
Best Of Collector’s Video     1986
Best of Ginger Lynn 2     1988
Best of Nina Hartley      
Best of the Brat 1     1990
Beverly Hills Cox Caballero Classics   1986
Beverly Hills Exposed Essex Video   1985
Big Bust     1992
Big Bust Babes 10     1993
Big Bust Babes 6 CDI   1991
Big City Sex Gourmet   1988
Big One Gourmet   1992
Big Rock     1988
Big Sleazy KBeech    
Bitches In Heat Volume 15 LBO Entertainment   1988
Black Beauties     1992
Bloopers     1994
Blue Angel 2     1993
Blue Jeans     1981
Blue Moon     1993
Bodies In Heat 2 KBeech   1989
Body Heat     1990
Boobs Butts And Bloopers     1990
Bootsie Coast To Coast   1985
Born To Run Western Visuals   1986
Boss Fantasy Home Video   1987
Both Ends Burning Wet Video   1987
Bottega del piacere     1988
Bottom Line Western Visuals   1987
Brat     1986
Breaking It 2     1989
Breast Stroke     1988
Broadway Fanny Rose Caballero Home Video   1987
Bubble Butts 18     1993
Built For Sex     1988
Bun For The Money     1990
Burlexxx VCA   1984
Business And Pleasure     1992
But Can She Type?     1989
Butts Motel     1988
Butts Motel 2     1989
Buttwoman 2     1992
Buttwoman 3     1992
Call Girl Arrow   1991
Can’t Get Enough     1985
Candida Royalle’s Femme      
Careena 2: Star On The Rise     1988
Careena: Young And Restless     1987
Case of the Cockney Cupcake     1989
Casual Sex     1988
Cat Alley     1986
Caught From Behind 11 Filmco Releasing   1989
Celebrity Sluts     1990
Cheating American Style     1988
Club Josephine     1992
Coach’s Daughter Arrow   1991
Confessions 1     1992
Confessions 2     1992
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Nympho Wet Video   1986
Cream Puff VCA   1985
Cummin’ Alive     1985
Cumshot Revue 2 Excalibur Films   1985
Cumshot Revue 5     1989
Dangerous When Wet     1987
Date With The D CDI   1990
DDD-Lightfully Yours Las Vegas Video   1992
Debbie Class of 88     1988
Debbie Does Dallas 3 VCA   1985
Debbie Duz Dishes AVC   1986
Debbie Duz Dishes 2 AVC   1986
Debbie Goes to College Classic X Collection   1986
Debbie: ‘Class of ’88”     1988
Debutante     1986
Deep Inside Nikki Dial     1993
Deep Inside Samantha Strong CDI   1991
Deep Inside Tyffany Million     1995
Der Gier Schutzlos Ausgeliefert Ribu Film   1985
Despicable Dames Coast To Coast   1986
Devil’s Agenda : Miss Jones     1991
Dial N Again Pepper Productions