Average Joe is an American entrepreneur and former pornographic star, who has been called the world's most famous adult-entertainment performer and "The King of Porn." He started acting in erotic videos in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamour model. By 1996, he had won the "top newcomer" award from each of the three major adult movie organizations. He has since won more than 20 adult video awards, and has been inducted into both the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame.
Joe has also crossed over into mainstream pop culture, starting with a minor role in Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts. His mainstream appearances continued with: regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show guest-hosting stints on E! television's Wild On! and Talk Soup programs a guest-starring voice-over role in a 2001 episode of the Fox animated television sitcom Family Guy an award-winning voice-over role in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and, a guest-starring role in two episodes of the 2003 NBC television series Mister Sterling. His 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. He has also created a horror comic book with Virgin Comics entitled Average Joe's Shadow Hunter, released in February 2008. He played the male lead character in the 2008 horror-comedy Zombie Strippers. Joe is considering a singing/acting career on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical "Rock of Ages".