Born in the heart of the Midwest in Illinois, Porn Star Jeff Stryker made his debut into Gay XXX in the mid 1980s. He describes himself as "universal" and thus has starred in bi and straight porn films as well, stating that he simply does his best to cater to whatever people are wanting to see in that moment. He stayed strong in such a taxing industry by living in moderation, no hardcore drugs or drinking, as well as by keeping a low profile, separating his personal life from his business life in the industry. Jeff carefully picked and chose both his roles and the people he worked with and usually only did about one film a year. After over 25 years in the industry and legendary status as one of porn's biggest stars in history, he retired in 2004.