The great thing about The Surreal Life is that every season the cast is always an odd but incredibly compelling mix of celebrities, everyone from A-Listers all the way down to... well, not A-Listers. The hierarchy of the casts' fame and the question of the level of each person's celebrity always seems to come into question. Well, now it's time for those questions to be answered and find out who is more famous than whom in the first ever Surreal Life All-Star Challenge! The Surreal Life All-Star Challenge is a show where 12 cast members from previous seasons of The Surreal Life will compete against each other in a fun and out-of-control elimination-style contest to see which celebrity is the most famous of them all! Throughout this 10-episode challenge, the celebrities will constantly fluctuate between the A-List, the B-List and the dreaded "Thanks for playing, see you later"- List, but by the competition's end, only one celebrity will remain to claim the grand prize of \$100,000, bragging rights and the title of the most famous Surreal Life All-Star!
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Surreal Life: Fame Games - Ron Jeremy - Netflix
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt (born March 12, 1953), better known by the stage name Ron Jeremy, is an American pornographic actor, filmmaker, actor, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed “The Hedgehog”, Jeremy was ranked by AVN at No. 1 in their “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. Jeremy has also made a number of non-pornographic media appearances and director Scott J. Gill filmed a documentary about him and his legacy entitled Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy, which was released in 2001.
The Surreal Life: Fame Games - Pornographic film career - Netflix
Jeremy left the teaching profession (he called it his “ace in the hole”) to pursue a legitimate acting career on Broadway. He has said that he learned then what it was like to be broke, making no money as an actor who “starved Off-Broadway” Jeremy soon found work posing for Playgirl after his then-girlfriend submitted his photo to the magazine. Jeremy utilized this opportunity as a springboard into the adult film industry, which he viewed as a reliable means of supporting himself. Jeremy began using his first and middle name professionally in the adult industry, after his grandmother Rose was pestered by people calling her thinking they were contacting him. Rose, listed at that time as R. Hyatt in the phone book, was reportedly pestered at all hours by prospective suitors who'd seen Jeremy in Playgirl. “She had to move out of her apartment for a month,” he has said. “My father told me, 'If you want to get into this naked, crazy business, so be it, but if you use the family name again, I'll kill you.'” He quickly dropped his last name professionally for fear of embarrassing his family. Jeremy had the nickname “The Hedgehog” bestowed upon him by fellow porn actor Bill Margold in 1979 after a situation on the set of the porn film Olympic Fever. Jeremy flew in from New York to shoot the movie. Expecting warm California weather, he wore only a T-shirt and shorts and brought no additional clothing. During the long motorcycle ride to the set, located near Lake Arrowhead in the California mountains, the weather deteriorated to blizzard conditions, which chilled him to the point of near hypothermia. Upon arriving at the set, Jeremy was immediately whisked away to thaw out in a hot shower. When he finished, his skin had taken on a pinkish hue from the temperature extremes, and all the many hairs on his body were standing on end. Margold's comment upon seeing Jeremy at that moment was “You are a hedgehog, my friend. A walking, talking hedgehog.” Jeremy is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Appearances in Adult Films”; his entry on the Internet Adult Film Database lists more than 2,000 films in which he has performed, and an additional 285 films which he directed. By way of comparison, John Holmes, the next highest-ranked male star on the AVN Top 50 porn stars, has 384 acting credits listed on the IAFD. One joke that made the rounds within the industry at the time was “the kinkier acts some actresses would not perform were bestiality, sado-masochism and sex with Jeremy.” However, he has since been recognized for his contributions to the adult industry by being inducted into both the AVN and its Hall of Fame. Additionally, Jeremy's work earned him a spot on the Adult Star Path of Fame located in Edison, New Jersey.
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