A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted a one-time gay porn star Tuesday of attempted murder for smashing his girlfriend over the head with a toilet tank lid.
Marc Anthony Donais, 47, known in his x-rated movies as Ryan Idol, was taken into custody and held without bail after his conviction for the Sept. 5, 2009 attack in the woman's home on 48th Street in Sacramento.
According to testimony at trial, the 41-year-old woman had broken up with Donais, who claimed to be bisexual. She testified she moved out of their West Sacramento condo when he knocked on her door the night of the attack while she was taking a bath.
She told jurors she let Donais into the house and that he immediately told her he wanted to kill her. He testified at trial that he thought she had pulled a knife on him during their discussion in her bathroom and that he grabbed the toilet tank lid and hit her with it out of self defense.
Donais is a former model who once appeared as a centerfold in Playgirl magazine, according to assorted web sites. Several of the sites described him as a popular actor in gay pornograhic films who appeared in several movies in the 1990s under his stage name of Ryan Idol.
This famous future CAGEMEAT will have Momma's mussy BUBBLIN' like a leaky TOILET!
You mean a 47 year old ex porn star wasn't an equity partner in a big law firm, like DL's porn addict queens would lead you to believe?
I thought they all made tons of money and had fabulous lives we commoners were supposed to envy.
He is bi.
He came on to a waitress when he was in town for a club appearance way back when.
To be fair, R2, he WAS living in a condo and not a van down by the river.
Major Fucked-up loser like all gay for pay and or bisexual porn "models".
Not such an "idol" now, is he?
You think surviving a suicide attempt would give a person some perspective on how not to screw up their life.
I saw him in the revival of The Ritz and he was quite hot.
This story is useless without. . . photos!
Didn't he scam a trick out of surgery for his bitch titties?
I agree R8. Hot daddy. I hope he has to return to porn to pay his legal bills.
Things sure have changed. I had a great career from murdering scripts and knocking 'em dead in a toilet.
He's 45, not 47.
[quote]I hope he has to return to porn to pay his legal bills.
I am not a legal expert but I am quite certain they don't let you film porn for cash after you are convicted of murder and held without bail while awaiting sentencing.
A few years ago, he was embroiled in a political scandal here in Birmingham -- the director of a taxpayer-funded kids' charity founded by our crooked-ass ex-mayor hired him to "fix computers," or so that's what the director said when the charity got audited. (The director and the ex-mayor had been treating the charity as their own personal mad-money stash, using the money to buy clothes, pay credit-card bills, take trips, gamble in Vegas, etc.)
Aged fine. Hotter now.
Didn't age well? I was going to post that same pic to show what a hot daddy he's become.
Kinda looks like Alec Baldwin and Kurt Russell had a lovechild, not necessarily a bad thing... we now know he shaved his chest back in the day.
When I saw the threat title, I thought it read "Ryan Seacreast of American Idol convicted of attempted murder".
[quote]we now know he shaved his chest back in the day
We knew then. Are you slow on purpose?
Yes R14 and R16, my post was meant to be taken seriously.
He has a pretty nice dick too. I don't think I've ever seen one of his "films"? Was he a good actor?
Does anyone know how much time Ryan could do?
He was one of the biggest gay porn stars of his day - 2nd only to Jeff Stryker.
It's a shame how far he has fallen.
I think he looks MUI DELICIOSO in R15's picture! Far sexier than he did in his early days in porn IMO.
The anger probably came from the fact that he was still trying to convince himself he was straight.
It's ridiculous for a gay guy his age to still have a "girlfriend". His repressed homosexuality likely led to this violence.
He could have had it all. I'd like to see one of those Korean animated reenactments of the bathtub assault though.
"far he's fallen" R28.He was doing porn!Getting paid to whore himself in front of a camera.
R4- and who was paying for that condo, hmmm?
Stop trying to make successes out of this swine.
Lots of porn stars find a new lease inprison. Straight porn star Earl Slate made a fortune in the can promising to send a handwritten response if gay fans sent him money.
"He was so hot in his porn days."
If you're into shaved, plucked tanorectics with thong tan lines and gelled hair.
Yeah the over trimmed bush and thong tan were big turn offs.
R37, you may not want to admit it, but this guy was huge back in the early 90's
"He's 45, not 47."
So... in other words, you're saying his studio press was telling the truth about him being born in 1966, and the California legal system is lying when they state he was actually born in 1964?
Honey, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'm just dying to sell to you...
We all were back in 1987, r39. That was the style.
[quote]So... in other words, you're saying his studio press was telling the truth about him being born in 1966
The court records indicate that he was born in '66 as well.
No, he really was born in 1966. So was I so I always remembered that from way back. I did check the Sac County inmate records and his dob is given as Aug. 66. I think this is just a case of sloppy reporting at the Bee.
Not buying a bridge, but thanks for looking out for me
OK, so I am against the majority opinion here (I wish I knew the ages of everyone), but when I saw the picture of how he looks now I was aghast, since I had only seen him in porn movies from the 90's when he was one of the most beautiful men (great blue eyes) on film. To suddenly be jolted from that vision to how he looks now was horrifying for me. Say what you will about jell in the hair or whatever, he was a tremendously handsome man when he was young. Now he makes me a bit sick in the stomach.
R44- the posters who are saying he's hot, well, they look worse. You know what I mean?
There are a lot of hot older guys. He looks like an old perv who waits outside the playground with a puppet on one hand and a piece of candy in the other. He's gross.
And he beats up his partners. So he's especially gross.
I say it was Miss Scarlet in the powder room with the toilet tank lid.
Fucking bisexual. Good riddance.
This is a bad break for him, but it's what happens when you go messing around with pussy.
Why was this guy still trying to pretend he could live a heterosexual life?
He is gay.
you know this how R49?
Gay men who try to act straight--or even bi--always have such demons in their heads. Whether it's suspicion, lonliness, drugs and/or alcohol, lying, anger or otherwise unable to cope with life, those demons always eventually come out.
And the underlying reason is almost always not being truthful if only to yourself about your sexual orientation.
R50, he was in GAY porn.
Straight men do not do gay porn.
What a shame! He could have been cured!
R51, and when the charade no longer convinces the man's libido, he takes it out on someone else via violence against the woman who was supposed to convince him of his "manhood".
Ryan had an obnoxious New York (Brooklyn?) accent that really ruined his porn at times. He was best when he kept his mouth shut except for cock. Someone asked if he was a good actor? Are you kidding? In porn? Yes, he was doing a porn version of MacBeth and got rave reviews! Sheesh! He had a great body, a beautiful face and he did gay sex. What more do you expect from porn?
"You're a sad and pathetic man. You're a homosexual and you don't want to be, but there's nothing you can do to change it. Not all the prayers to your god, not all the analysis you can buy in all the years you've go left to live. You may one day be able to know a heterosexual life if you want it desperately enough. If you pursue it with the fervor with which you annihilate. But you'll always be homosexual as well. Always Michael. Always. Until the day you die."
[quote]He's 45, not 47.
Thank you for pointing that out. I hate it when the media add years to a celebrity's real age.
Straight men don't bisexual ones do or at least can.I'm always shocked to find that the gay community can be as unfriendly shall we say to bisexuals as run of the mill straight poeple.Yeah we come up with this sh1t on our own,its all in our heads etc
R56, well those 2 years make all the difference in the world, don't they?
R52, you are so wrong, you sweet innocent dear. Have you never heard the "gay for pay" slogan? Trust me. A straight man who is horny can fuck anything, a couch, a rubber raft, a manikin in a department store, even another man. I know a straight guy who fucked ass while his girl friend remained out of the film picture pleasuring herself with her fingers. Got the guy really horny and he fucked male ass like a pro.
to some gay men they do, R58
It's bullshit, R59.
There is no gay for pay.
R61, Oh my god! Such denial over something that is 100% fact!!! I have another shocker for you that will send you into a wave of denial. A lot of escorts (or male whores, as the conservative flyover state queers call them), are actually straight, and just do it for the money. If you have a really hot body, you can get about $500 an hour nowadays.
Now stop being so silly. You can stamp your little foot all you want, but reality is what it is.
Ryan Idol/Marc Anthony Donais is not from New York; he's from Worcester, MA, and spoke with a classic blue-collar Massachusetts accent.
R62, to the vast majority of the straight male population, if you have sex with another guy, particularly on film, you are gay.
Why don't you ask some straight guys what they think and get back to us?
Oh for God's sake, will the "Is there such a thing as gay for pay or isn't there?" freaks start a different thread to have the same tired debate as we hear every two weeks? You're completely hijacking this thread.
Whether there is such a thing as "gay for pay" or not, the fact is he did porn, which fucks you up even more than you already are before you go into the business.
I believe these "gay for pay" guys are just plain gay. But whatever they are, porn fucks up a lot of people. And if they are truly straight and did "gay for pay," then that really screws you up because as a straight man, you spend the rest of your life denying your past that's on the Internet forever.
Gay or straight, when the porn industry tosses you aside due to overexposure or age, you don't have all that much left inside. Your self-esteem is pretty much shot for many years to come.
Hey, I watch porn just as much as the next person, but the industry and the public perception does a number on those who do porn for a living.
So, if I fuck a woman while viewing a 70 inch screen TV of men having sex, I am straight?
Ever hear of subtle things like motivation ($$$$) and the intention behind an action?
God, Americans are truly thick.
Girlfriend? I thought he was gay.
He is, R68.
That's the whole point.
R66, have you done porn? Nope? Just watched it, eh? So what makes you such an expert? Did you do your PHD research paper on this? I was a male escort for 6 years and I seem pretty sane and happy. Of course, I never got into any secondary temptations like drugs. I see a psychiatrist now, not due to escort issues, but because I was routinely beaten as a kid, loathed by my father who drank, and was forced to watch my dad beat my mother to a pulp when I was 6, then later when I was 8 he took my much loved cat and smashed its head in with a shovel while I watched, saying next time it would be me. THAT can fuck you up, not enjoying the company of adoring gentlemen or having sex with another incredibly buff and handsome guy on film.
I think you need to broaden your views and experience a lot because you are just plain wrong, honey.
R68. He is gay. He was lying to himself, his girlfriend and probably everyone else who knows him now but didn't know back then. Unfortunately--and it's sad, but like many others in a similar situation, he's a screwed up person who doesn't know how to cope with himself, those around him or his true sexual orientation.
R71, do you know him personally? If not, then your words are irrelevant. How dare you state his motivations or sexual identity?
Anyone have any idea how long he's goin away for?
R70, I'm so sorry, honey, but you're not making your point very effectively. Just think about it, OK?
R70. Maybe all that stuff you endured as a kid led you to become an escort. Everyone copes in a different way. You may have emerged from being an escort okay.
But being an escort is not the same as porn. Perhaps you maybe able to put being an escort behind you other than the thoughts in your head or your self-esteem issues if any.
However, you cannot dismiss porn as easily. It's there for all to see. So porn actors are often dealing with their childhood or whatever led them to porn--plus the fact that you can't hide porn from the public the way you can being an escort.
I could probably have gotten him off with probation. Never trust a public defender is the lesson here.
I thought he was one of the most gorgeous men in porn when he was shooting films. It's kind of sad to hear one of my fantasy guys is such a shitty person.
*** GAY GASP!!! ***
Ok. This is a totally true story.
I have a friend who is very close to Ryan Idol, and every year we have a nice, sorta boozy dinner together at Christmas in San Francisco. Two years ago, I suggested that it might be fun to have Ryan Idol join us. My friend set it up.
Ryan Idol shows up for dinner with a nice gay Filipino man who was his "friend/caretaker" and drinking one of those airplane-size bottles of J&B Scotch. They drove over from Sacramento. I remember having to run out to the corner liquor store because he wanted more of it.
He got his hackles up right away when he met my partner, who is a bit bigger than Ryan. Ryan started trying to cut him down right away. But we just laughed it off. It was clear that he wanted to be the center of attention and did a pretty good job of "holding court."
He kept insisting he was straight the entire night despite the presence of the caretaker. The caretaker didn't drink at all but Ryan was pounding them back. This was sort of a surprise, since apparently he'd been "not drinking" for awhile.
So the night gets a bit blurry because of the drinking (his AND ours) but I will never forget the moment I turned to him and drunkenly asked, "Ryan Idol, what is your favorite thing in the world?"
To which he replied, "Mah dick in a pussy!"
After that, I can only remember the moment where he almost took a swing at my partner and had to be ushered out to a waiting taxi. But before he left, he came rushing back in, bellowing, "I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY FRIENDS!!!"
I feel bad about part of it because I can't really imagine what we did to set him off. I genuinely wanted to meet him and see what kind of person he was. He's not very nice, ultimately, and supremely fucked up. I don't think any of us was cruel to him but he didn't do much to endear himself!
Oh well, it makes for a good story.
And yes, this is all true.
Thanks for sharing, R79.
"Oh well, it makes for a good story."
Some people are screwed up in porn, obviously. But the same goes for any profession. Look at how many people in mainstream movies are messed up too and have died of overdoses etc. (Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, Brittany Murphy etc.)
There are actually some people in porn who really enjoy it and want to be in it because they like sex and have dreamed of doing it since they were teens.
Straight porn star James Deen loves being in porn. He started in porn right away once he turned 18 and loves it.
too bad he's circumcised like so many other men of his generation
R82, please get some therapy, hon. This tired song you keep singing is really terribly sad.
The porn industry is an exploitative, sleazy industry. It does not attract healthy, functional people. To compare it to Hollywood just makes you look ridiculous. Many porn stars have serious addictions, and a lot of them have sexual abuse in their pasts. They're not making millions and getting perks from fame. They're used while they're still reasonably attractive, then spit out in the street.
Just shut up. We've heard your nonsense, and it's tiresome.
That was one of the worst mullets ever. It's so tragic he made so much porn while he had it--it's completely a dealbreaker aesthetically.
WTF is he doing living in Sacramento?
He's got a big dick. I'll give him that.
r87 Sacramento is pretty cheap to live in.
I only remember one movie where he sucked dick. In fact, the dick he sucked belonged to that roided out weirdo who, I think, later went fundie. Tom something.
Did he ever suck again? Or bottom?
Small compared to Jeff Stryker though, R88
Most gay porn stars do the porn specifically to advertise for their prostitution endeavors or provide money for their dope habit. Back in the day only a tiny few made any good money from it (Stryker, Idol, and just a few others). The rest made around $500.00 a scene. Today no one makes any good money at it because the economy and illegal downloads have forced the studios to drastically reduce their payouts. I hear the going rate for a fuck scene now is anywhere from $200.00 to $400.00 and only the top tier guys get the max. There really are no big stars in the gay porn business any longer. Just a bunch of unremarkable looking guys who come in and fade out without a second thought. And then you have the guys who just can't take a hint and quit before they begin to look sad, such as Johnny Hazzard.
But yes, most guys who get into gay porn are messed up in one way or another.
R90 I know he performed oral and topped in the "Idol Country" video. I think his scene partner was Steve Marks, if I remember correctly. I don't think he ever bottomed.
r82, gay guys doing gay porn or straight guys doing straight porn maybe.
But when straight guys do gay porn then they are screwed up in the head. For a straight man to do gay porn he has to be a wacko job. There seems to be a lot of gay 4 pay models who are murders, wife/ girlfriend beaters, serial rapists, who blackmail, beat up elderly people. The majority of gay for pay models are psycho, and really it takes a certain type of straight man to have gay sex on camera.
R94, No. R82 is WRONG. Completely wrong. There are no healthy, functional people doing porn. The industry itself is completely fucked up, and anyone involved in it follows suit. The "straight" guys doing gay porn, BTW, are closeted, conflicted, self-loathing people. And that describes most of the guys in gay porn, however they might label their own sexuality. This nonsense about healthy, happy porn stars is just ridiculous.
Thanks, R79. Good story.
Any pics of him sucking dick or taking it up the ass? I'd like to see those.
I read a headline that said, "Broadway actor from THE RITZ convicted of attempted murder." I thought, "Oh, no! Poor Brooks Ashmaskas!"
R79, were you really all calling him Ryan or Mark?
Unless I'm misremembering, by the time of Idol in the Sky he was kissing, rimming and sucking dick quite happily, so he did evolve quite a lot from the sub-Jeff-Stryker stand-there-and-do-nothing mode.
R95, you do not know everything and are not an expert.
Poor Ryan/Marc is really fucked up. He's from as broken home in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was basically white trash (which explains the "Masshole" accent). He joined the armed services and couldn;t hack it, so he dropped out with a dishonorable discharge when he was still of college age. Then he discovered gay porn. He became the biggest gay porn star in the world--bigger than even Jeff Stryker--because he not only had a big dick and (at the time) a model-handsome face but he was also the first major porn star aside from the Colt stars to have a fully worked-out, ripped body. (Remember at the time Jim French made it harder and more expensive to get Colt movies, and only rarely would Colt performers perform sex with other men on camera--mostly it was j/o). It seemed like they was no one else like him, and on the basis of I think only seven films over ten years Ryan Idol became one of the biggest porn stars of all time.
The fame went completely to his head, and he behaved like an asshole to lots of people. Also, his fame was very precarious because once the studios saw how well fans responded to his body they demanded other stars work out as much as he did--and he started taking steroids more frequently (he had taken them even before he started doing porn) to make his body look even bigger. But he wound up with gynaecomastia --"bitch tits"-- and he demanded his fans pay for surgery to correct it. He also tried to squeeze as much as he could from the studios by refusing to do sex scenes unless they met his exorbitant demands, and so in a few films even though he's advertised on the cover, he only does j/o.
Fans started to get pissed off, and so he told people he was going to bottom finally, but that never happened. He had his suicide attempt, and miraculously survived, but he ended up bitter and angry and refused to do porn. For several years he would do those awful "plays" where he'd go nude and set up shop immiedately afterward in the lobby to sign autographs for an exorbitant fee--well of course that dried up pretty quickly. Then he got that stunt walk-on part (as the "Crisco patron") in the Broadway revival of "The Ritz," but that wasn't enough to pay his bills for long. So now he has nothing left. Like Ken Ryker (who had a similar story, but at least wasn't as mean and as greedy as Ryan/Marc), he ended up in one of the armpits of the nation with little money and an inability to control his temper or attitude. he tried to kill his girlfriend (she's lucky he didn't actually kill her--toilet tank lids are heavy!), and now he'll have to go to jail for several years. I expect he'll be "popular" in prison, and will come out even meaner and more embittered.
do you think the guys in prison will know he was a gay porn star?
[quote] read a headline that said, "Broadway actor from THE RITZ convicted of attempted murder." I thought, "Oh, no! Poor Brooks Ashmaskas!"
I love you!!!
NOT AlanScott... Thank God!
Thanks for your detailed summary, R102.
I wouldn't say Ryan Idol was bigger than Jeff Stryker though.
Stryker still remains the most famous gay porn star from that era, and this is often stated in articles about the time. He has also more frequently remained in the mainstream media, talk shows etc.
Stryker also had a bigger cock.
Idol would probably be #2 from that period, although Joey Stephano and Chad Douglas were pretty big names too.
[quote]do you think the guys in prison will know he was a gay porn star?
R103. They will eventually--at least some of them will know. Prisoners talk. They have a lot of time on their hands. They also have family and friends who visit and get familiar with other prisoners. Ryan's past won't remain a secret.
And some prisoners are gay (genuinely gay, not just gay in prison), so they've seen Ryan in his heyday in his former "movies."
But will they recognize that bloated hilljack as the chiseled porn star they remember?
He's a white guy with blue eyes and a great head of hair, so I suspect he will have a hard time sitting down after his many "social encoungers". He can scream like a pig, but I suspect the guards are hard of hearing when it comes to gay rape. It's a prison tradition, a way for a group of the guys to let off steam and cream! And I suspect no condoms will be used.
I never was fond of the guy, he was just too made up and pretty for my tastes (Rip Colt's models danced circles around this guy IMHO). But after reading R79 and R102, you can't help but feel pity for this guy, be it ever so small.
[quote]For several years he would do those awful "plays" where he'd go nude and set up shop immiedately afterward in the lobby to sign autographs for an exorbitant fee--well of course that dried up pretty quickly.
Saw one Off Broadway, legit show, no hardons, and I had an aisle seat. He came off the stage to do a scene and his naked cock was about five inches from my face. He was still pretty then and I didn't complain.
how big was it, R110?
[quote]But will they recognize that bloated hilljack as the chiseled porn star they remember?
Not right away. But eventually, the truth will emerge especially from other gay prisoners who will remember the ever-so-slight porn glimmer from the past. Prisoners talk. They're like gossipy women with nothing to do all day--but with a much more covert and mean, jaded and sometimes violent edge. Word will get out, maybe not to everyone; but some will find out.
Since some totalitarian queers have proclaimed that all porn stars are psychos on drugs who are self-loathing and destroyed by fucking for film, can you please explain Zak Sparks (who lives near me) and Al Parker?
Al Parker was a gorgeous guy with creamy skin, beautiful brown eyes, lovely brown hair set against the contrast of a closely clipped beard and a muscular body and a 9 inch dick. He was popular on the late 70s and early 80's. He became a porn director, and also an artist (painter) in the LA home he purchased from porn profits. He died in 1992 from AIDS, part of the pre-condom generation. He was always very upfront about his porn profession, and seemed quite stable and happy in person. His biggest hit was THE OTHER SIDE OF ASPEN. I'm including his picture below, being serviced.
Zak Sparks has been in porn since the late 80s and 90s, and is still a very hot masculine man who seems quite proud of his past, and enjoys his life in LA.
Isn't it a pity when petty dictators on DL are wrong?
[quote] Since some totalitarian queers have proclaimed that all porn stars are psychos on drugs who are self-loathing and destroyed by fucking for film, can you please explain Zak Sparks (who lives near me) and Al Parker?
R113. There are exceptions to every rule. Let's just say, most porn "stars" are fucked up. Okay? Your limited anecdotal descriptions of Al Parker and Zak Spears if true likely represent the minority of most in the porn business.
I'm curious what successes Zak Spears and Al Parker have had.
Honest, sincere question...
I think we determined that the average Datalounger was a 47-yr. old male with an 8-in. dick. We should make him our mascot.
R115, I'm willing to acknowledge that 'straight' guys who go into gay porn and pretend to be gay for pay have major problems.
But you should not extrapolate that to all porn, including all straight porn.
As I said above, there are some straight porn stars like James Deen, Manuel Ferrera and Keni Styles who love sex and women and have wanted to be in porn since they were teenage boys.
This thread is so much less interesting when the two nutty freaks keep bitching about things that have nothing to do with Ryan Idol on it.
PLEASE TAKE IT TO ANOTHER THREAD. Stop shitting all over this one.
I wonder what he's been living on in the 10 or 20 years since he lost his youthful good looks?
I'm seeing a Lifetime movie of the week here. He'll convert to Islam, become a rapper and Val Kilmer will play him in the movie. Markie Post will be the toilet seat girlfriend.
Former Porn Star Convicted of Attempted Murder
A more current photo...Father Time marches on:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A pornographic film star from the 1990s is likely headed to prison for trying to kill his girlfriend in Sacramento two years ago.
Marc Anthony Donais, a onetime Playgirl centerfold who later acted under the name Ryan Idol, was convicted of attempted murder Tuesday for beating the woman over the head with a porcelain toilet tank lid. She testified he attacked her in her in-laws’ apartment in east Sacramento because she broke up with him. He said it was self-defense.
Deputy District Attorney Kevin Jones said the Sept. 5, 2009, attack resulted from long-standing jealousy on Donais’ part — despite his testimony that he never worried about his girlfriend wanting sex from other men “because ours was so great.” “I think the jury was able to recognize that his narcissism and ego basically led him to where he was,” Jones said.
Donais faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he next sees Sacramento Superior Court Judge Troy L. Nunley. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 9.
The jailed, 45-year-old defendant declined to be interviewed Wednesday. “Obviously, he’s extremely disappointed,” said his attorney, Johnny Griffin III. “He was devastated by the jury’s verdict. He believes his behavior was in self-defense.”
An Internet search showed several references to Donais’ career as a model and as a gay pornographic film star. His February 1989 appearance as a Playgirl centerfold propelled him into the gay adult film industry in which he took on the name Ryan Idol. He starred in eight pictures between 1990 and 1996.
Donais later attempted to gain entrance into legitimate Broadway theater in New York. More recently, he considered embarking on a career as a chef and had moved to Sacramento to attend culinary school, according to his girlfriend’s testimony.
The Sacramento Bee is withholding the name of the woman, now 41, because she is a domestic violence victim.
She testified that she first met Donais in Hawaii when she was on vacation and quickly began a sexual affair with him. She said she ended the relationship in 1992 when she found out Donais acted in gay porn films.
In mid-2008, the victim testified, she discovered he had become a Broadway actor and that she looked him up in New York City. After renewing their relationship, she said, they drove from the East Coast to California in his recreational vehicle.
They lived for a while in the KOA in West Sacramento before moving into a condominium, the woman testified. She said the condo was purchased by a male lover of Donais’ from New Hampshire who eventually moved in with them. She testified she moved out when she caught them having sex.
A couple days after her departure, she said, she was taking a bath around 9 p.m. in her residence when Donais knocked on her door. She said she let him in and was returning to her bath when he said, “I came over here to kill you.”
“He just grabbed me like I was nothing, and he picked me up and he threw me into the bathroom,” the woman testified at Donais’ preliminary hearing. “He came in and he started beating me with his fists. ... When he took the lid off the toilet ... I thought, ‘Oh, my God, I’m not going to live.’ And I looked down because I didn’t want him to smash it on my face, and he smashed it on my head.”
The woman said she blacked out for a minute, then “felt blood gushing down my shoulders.”
She said she was able to get some leverage and kick Donais twice, sending him careening into the bathtub. She testified she then ran from the house and called police. Telephone records showed Donais had called her 17 times in four hours before the incident.
Donais testified he’d been playing poker and had one shot of whiskey before he drove to her place to check up on her. He said he was concerned that she was being manipulated by some drug-dealing friends.
Donais said that after he entered the house, his girlfriend got upset when he accused her of cheating on him. He said she came at him with a knife. He said he grabbed the toilet tank lid and swung it at her to defend himself.
He later showed up at a hospital bleeding from a 1 1/2 -inch shard of porcelain jammed into his arm.
Hospital officials called police and Donais was arrested and booked on a charge of attempted murder. He later bailed out and remained free until Nunley remanded him into custody Tuesday.
[quote]“He just grabbed me like I was nothing, and he picked me up and he threw me into the bathroom,” the woman testified at Donais’ preliminary hearing.
He threw her away LIKE TRASH!
Why the hell was she going back to him over and over again?
She didn't deserve what happened, but she sounds like a fucking idiot.
Well, that explains how he could afford the condo: his male lover paid for it, and demanded Donais fuck him regularly to repay him.
Donais is 45 years old, and he was applying NOW to culinary school because he was thinking of becoming a chef? Prison is probably the best career move possible for him.
Thanks for posting that latest article. Lots of trashy details in there.
He was gorgeous but too plucked and perfect and not really that good a performer as I recall. I knew Jon King a bit in NYC and L.A. and he was a cool little hairy power bottom. Also knew Joe Simmons a bit and Rafael Alancar.
DL bete noir Mrs. Patrick Campbell posted on the Advocate article!
Ryan Idol's gyno always confused me because he was never "steroid big" like, say, Zeb Atlas, Caesar or Billy Herrington. At his biggest he was beautifully sculpted but never huge.
I wonder why he never went into legitimate modeling; he was certainly tall enough and had the face and body. He could have even done Chippendales.
He sounds at the very least bipolar and at worst possibly suffering from some form of schizophrenia.
[quote]Isn't it a pity when petty dictators on DL are wrong?
Indeed. Just as the "there's no such thing as gay-for-pay" queens who can't acknowledge, for instance, that megastar Jeff Stryker is straight in real life and has a kid, as do plenty of other "gay' porn stars, and occasionally straight guys even get their start in gay porn before moving to straight; Maxx Diesel did a half-dozen or so films for Falcon before doing over TWO THOUSAND straight films under his real name, Christian.
R135, most of those straight films have him sucking tranny penis.
R135, Christian is gay or bi. He is not straight. He pings and you can hear his femme voice. Some female pornstars will not work with him.
[quote]I wonder why he never went into legitimate modeling; he was certainly tall enough and had the face and body. He could have even done Chippendales.
Because those legit type of modeling/dancing professions don't get you the "fame and fortune" and excuse the pun, the "idolization" that perhaps he craved.
And oh yeah, Ryan Idol is gay. He's a gay man parading as a straight man who in large part is screwed up as a result of this closet in which he lived. People's demons manifest themselves in many ways when hiding your true sexual orientation. His were through drinking and violence...and self-delusion. It's too bad, because he was good-looking. He could have been a legit model. But even that is a tough profession to maintain despite its superficiality.
But he didn't want to be a model. He wanted to be a star.
[quote]R135, most of those straight films have him sucking tranny penis.
No, actually he's only done about a half-dozen tranny films.
[quote]Some female pornstars will not work with him.
...because of the aforementioned tranny films, some of which he did without condoms (never mind that he's been tested dozens, if not hundreds, of times since he did gay/tranny films six or seven years ago).
R139, Christian is gay or bi. He was in gay porn. And he even bottomed on a couple occasions. Once he got fucked in the ass by Tommy Brandt.
And as I said, listen to his voice.
It's because he is not straight that some female porn stars don't want to work with him.
Ryan Idol had an affair with President Johnson AND his wife. Keep it all hush hush so the CIA doesn't shut down DL.
Lyndon Johnson died when Ryan Idol was 7 years old.
R142, well, I guess President Johnson and his dear wife were into very young "chicken".
"They lived for a while in the KOA in West Sacramento before moving into a condominium, the woman testified. She said the condo was purchased by a male lover of Donais' from New Hampshire who eventually moved in with them. She testified she moved out when she caught them having sex."
This makes it pretty clear that he was gay or bi. He was definitely not straight. He was having sex with guys off camera - not exactly straight guy behavior.
This puts a bullet in the "straight guys do gay porn" theory advanced above.
Hands down, one of the sexiest porn stars ever. Crazy sexy. A deadly combination.
R144, what are you, a ferrett? Do you ever give up? So one mentally ill drugged up ex porn star is bi-sexual, that means there are no gay-for-pay porn guys out there. You are really too much! Why such an obsession about something that is so obvious to most of us? Write an email to Zak Sparks about this, he can tell stories half the night about most of the men who did gay porn in the 80's onward.
I don't quite understand what psychological button this is pushing in you?
R146, take your meds. You are the one who is excited. I have only posted about this subject a few times, and it was only in response to the person above who was trying to claim that Ryan Idol was straight and t hat lots of straight guys do gay porn.
R146= the ghost of Roy Cohn.
I loved Ryan..Id getting all excited upon seeing him in photos- films.
I dont mean to be catty, but he excite me physically, my nipples would actually pop out pointy as if to say, 'pinch n' tug em Ryan baby !'
He goes back to court today, I hope he gets off, or at least, I hope he gets a cute cellmate.
I saw him in a revival of The Ritz in NY a few years ago...was this before or after that??
Wikipedia says he was never sentenced and entered a plea for a new trial. A decision on a new trial is supposed to be made today.
Where the hell is this guy getting the money to pay for these attorneys? Surely there aren't enough desperate old queens willing to pay this guy money for sex to the point where he can afford to pay $150.00 an hour for a lawyer plus his living expenses.
Maybe he was smart enough to take some incruminating pictures of some of the guys who've hired him.
"Mr. Travolta, there's a Mr. Donais on the phone for you."
How do you know what he's paying a lawyer? I can't find that info anywhere.
Everyone going on trial is provided a defense lawyer if they can't afford to pay one.
Not a healthy business to get into, nope,not at all.Good luck Ryan.
Marc Anthony Donais, aka Ryan Idol, to File Motion for New Trial
Sacramento, CA – September 5, 2012. Marc Anthony Donais, better known in the gay community as porn star Ryan Idol, will file a motion for a new trial at his next court date on September 21, 2012. The grounds for the motion to overturn the verdict are Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in the original trial.
Convicted last September of the attempted murder of his estranged girlfriend, Donais, 46, is currently awaiting sentencing in the Sacramento County Jail. If the court grants his motion, Donais could be freed on bail pending a new trial. If his motion is denied, the judge will proceed with sentencing immediately.
Ryan Idol was one of the biggest gay porn stars of the 1990s, despite the fact that he only appeared in a handful of adult movies. He later went on to pursue a legitimate acting career and appeared in several plays in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle (Washington), Miami, Austin (Texas), and Vancouver (Canada), including a revival of Terrence McNally’s play The Ritz, directed by Joe Mantello, on Broadway in 2007. At the time of the incident that led to his incarceration, he was living in Sacramento and embarking on a new career in the culinary arts.
Donais was not available for comment but said in a written statement, “I just hope I can put this whole unfortunate episode behind me and get on with my life. I’ve made some big mistakes and let myself and others down, but I’m always amazed at how many people remember me and wish me well. My gay fans, in particular, are an amazing source of support and I really appreciate their thoughts and prayers.”
Marc Anthony Donais, who retired from adult films in 1996 after just five years, first rose to fame as a Playgirl Magazine centerfold in 1989 and later went on to become a virtual brand name in classic gay porn films like Idol Eyes, Idol Country, Idol Thoughts, and Idol Worship. Donais has said of his sexuality, "I don't like to label myself. I'd just like to say I'm a loving person. I can love a man and I can love a woman."
Members of the public who wish to show support for Donais are welcome to attend his hearing on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, 720 9th Street, Department 40, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
In 'Idol Eyes' Joey Stefano takes a stunt dick not Idols if you look closely. Defiantly gay for pay.
Posted by David Forest on the ATKOL forums:
"RYAN IDOL will find out this Friday, Sept. 21, if he'll be granted a new trial OR sentenced for his attempted murder conviction (from a year ago). The judge will make the decision. If Idol gets a new trial, he'll immediately request to be able to post bail. He's spent 12 months at the Sacramento Municipal Jail.
If the trial stands as is, Idol will be sentenced and he can then appeal the decision. Very doubtful that he'd be granted "bail on appeal."
I'll let you know the outcome as soon as I get it from the court."
[quote]Hands down, one of the sexiest porn stars ever.
Hell to the yeah.
[quote]In 'Idol Eyes' Joey Stefano takes a stunt dick not Idols if you look closely. Defiantly gay for pay.
He may have used a stunt dick in that, but he soon graduated to actually fucking the guys. He'd given many fortunate men a generous pounding over the years in all of his films.
[quote]Members of the public who wish to show support for Donais are welcome to attend his hearing on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, 720 9th Street, Department 40, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
I would actually go if I was in CA
He was always the worst performer, and was stunt-dicked on many occasions.
Just once, R165
Oh and he sucked dick on screen too. If he were truly Bi he could have gone into Straight or Bi porn and made a very good living, he only did Gay. The straight productions are 10 to 1 over gay porn.
never liked him
[quote]Oh and he sucked dick on screen too
Like a champ. That 10 minute blow job he gave Tom Katt in "Idol Thoughts" is enough to make a grown gay man's mouth water.
And he ate a lot of ass, too.
[quote]never liked him
We get it.
Latest on Idol's legal drama from his former manager David Forest on the ATKOL forums.
(Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 2:47:54 PM)
RYAN IDOL will find out this Friday, Sept. 21, if he'll be granted a new trial OR sentenced for his attempted murder conviction (from a year ago). The judge will make the decision. If Idol gets a new trial, he'll immediately request to be able to post bail. He's spent 12 months at the Sacramento Municipal Jail.
If the trial stands as is, Idol will be sentenced and he can then appeal the decision. Very doubtful that he'd be granted "bail on appeal."
I'll let you know the outcome as soon as I get it from the court.
I remember reading a few years ago that Ryan was "Friends" with JFK Jr. and that he helped Ryan get a job..
another icon falls
I want him to be my prison bitch.
Ryan Idol is Greek? That explains why he was such a fuck machine!
Any word on his appeal? I looked in the Sacto area and google. Nothing.
I'd be chomping at the bit to be his cellmate if I were a Californian prisoner.
he always did nothing for me. nothing, like he was phoning it in.
hell hath no fury like a scorned man.
[quote]I'd be chomping at the bit to be his cellmate if I were a Californian prisoner.
the correct word is champing.
For the grammar troll @ R180
[italic]The idiom is usually written chomping at the bit, and some people consider this spelling wrong. But chomp can also mean to bite or chew noisily (though chomped things are often eaten, while champed things are not), so chomp at the bit means roughly the same as champ at the bit.
In fact, chomp, which began as a variant of champ, is alive in English while the biting-related sense of champ is dead outside this idiom, so it’s no wonder that chomping at the bit is about 20 times as common as champing at the bit on the web. Champing at the bit can sound funny to people who aren’t familiar with the idiom or the obsolete sense of champ, while most English speakers can infer the meaning of chomping at the bit.[/italic]
Descriptivists can kiss my wizened white ass!
Ok just a quick bump to see if he was granted his appeal. The hearing was yesterday.
The hearing has been postponed until Wednesday, September 26th, due to a conflict in the presiding judge's schedule. Expect some news later next week.
[quote]what are you, a ferrett?
Been in jail for a year, maybe he'll get off of time served.
R193's picture REALLY shows the development of his man breasts. Not so sexy.
Wow. Those things really do look like breasts.
You're being picky. He is beyond hot in that photo.
I had the pleasure of working with him in Making Porn about 15 yrs ago. His boobs were starting to sag then. Bitch needed a bra.
The highlight of my experience was when he punched the director in the face during intermission and was led out of the theatre in handcuffs. I really wanted the two pigs to kill eachother.
Memories...light the corners of my mind
Ray, you should have kept that to yourself, dude. Not very cool.
No, no.... more info as to why the one bitch punched the other bitch in the face. C'mon Ray, don't leave us hanging.
Did Ryan have an understudy who went on in his place to finish the show?
Ryan was unpredictable. He hated one of the other actors in the show because he was great and stole every scene they were in together. One night the young actor mouthed off to Ryan, the director intervened and Ryan punched him. It's no secret. It made the papers in Chicago. Rest of the weekend shows were canceled and a replacement was flown in the following week. The following year, Ryan did the show in Miami, had a problem with another actor and ended up walking out leaving to the cancelation of the rest of the run. Again, no secret.
Another Ray Tanner
He sounds like a cunt
I saw that show Off Broadway at The Actor's Playhouse. There was a scene where Ryan was naked and was carrying a spear. He came off the stage and stood in the aisle. When I turned my head, his penis was about three inches from me. He might have still been in the scene but I wasn't paying attention to the head that talks.
he also jumped out a window....
I eat shit.
A male porn star brutally stabbed a 60-year-old married millionaire to death at his Florida beach house after he invited him back for a private dance, it has been alleged.
John Snavely, 26, allegedly stabbed Sam Del Brocco a dozen times in the chest following a fight about money in September 2010 - but he avoided suspicion for nearly three years and continued his hard-partying lifestyle of drugs, fast cars and sex as he rose the ranks of Florida's porn industry.
Snavely was finally arrested and charged with murder in August when his DNA, which had been taken at a drug arrest in Miami, matched DNA on a marijuana joint and Diet Coke can at the murder scene.
Now the Miami New Times has revealed sordid details surrounding the grisly killing, detailing Del Brocco's final hours and unraveling Snavely's troubled childhood and addictions to cash and drugs.
The reporter, Michael Miller, also spoke to Snavely, who performed both gay and straight porn under the name 'Champ', in jail in Fort Lauderdale, where he protested his innocence.
'Everyone thinks I'm a killer just because my life was taboo,' he said. 'All I have to say is that I'm innocent.'
Broward County sheriff’s detectives believe that Del Brocco, a marketing executive from Alexandria, Virginia who worked in Washington D.C., flew to Florida and bought cocaine and marijuana before he visited his favorite gay strip clubs.
He was introduced to Snavely at a club called Boardwalk, where Snavely performed as a stripper, and the pair jumped in Del Brocco's Porsche and went to his townhouse in Pompano Beach.
Detectives believe Del Brocco plied the younger man with drugs and then Snavely demanded $500 in cash up-front before Del Brocco demanded he dance for him, the New Times reported.
But then an argument ensued - the reporter suggested Del Brocco got too touchy or that Snavely cut short his performance - and Snavely stormed out.
Rather than just leaving the plush home, he reached the kitchen and had second thoughts - and pulled open a drawer and found a long butcher's knife, the paper reported.
He then allegedly returned to the bedroom and repeatedly stabbed the older man before fleeing the bloody scene - and leaving a trail of bloodied imprints from his Nike shoes.
In the kitchen, he allegedly wiped down the knife before throwing it under a rug and leaving. He had also allegedly left DNA behind on the joint and the can and fingerprints on Del Brocco's car.
Police visited the home the next day to carry out a welfare check after friends in Washington D.C. had been unable to get through to him on the phone. The investigation turned on the DNA evidence.
In the years before Snavely was linked to the crime, he rose up the ranks of the porn industry in Florida - earning as much as $4,000 a week by shooting multiple sex scenes and stripping.
It followed a troubled childhood with an absent father, criminal mother and his own arrests for petty crimes before a stint stripping in gay clubs in San Antonio, Texas - he insisted he was straight but that the gay clubs paid better.