Ken Ryker, born August 17, 1972, in Jeonju, South Korea, is the stage name of an American pornographic actor who appeared in gay, straight and bisexual pornographic movies. He was raised in Texas, but now resides in California. He is openly bisexual and has had both gay and straight relationships.[4]

Life and career

After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, but was discharged due to a car accident. At this point, in his early 20s, he moved to the San Fernando Valley with his then-girlfriend. He got an agent and began to model for pornographic magazines and perform at strip clubs.

In 1995, Ryker won "Best Newcomer" at the Adult Video News Awards. His film, The Other Side Of Aspen IV (1996), is one of the most-rented gay videos of all time. Ryker has also been very successful with bisexual movies. In 1998, Ryker and Steve Harper won the award for "Best Duo Sex Scene" at the Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards, for their performances in Ryker's Revenge (Men of Odyssey).

In 2000, he settled in Los Angeles, California, and began working for Frixion Lube, a sexual products company, distributing its products.[5] In early 2009, he stopped working at Frixion Lube and began working in real estate. He has not made a pornographic film for some years.

Partial videography


  • The Backroom
  • Big River
  • The New Pledgemaster
  • Jet Set Direct: Take One
  • The Other Side Of Aspen IV: The Rescue
  • The Renegade
  • Matinee Idol
  • Ryker's Revenge
  • The Ryker Files (1996)
  • Ryker's Web (2003)


  • Deep Inside Nicole Sheridan
  • Raw (2001)


  • Mass Appeal 1
  • Mass Appeal 2


Awards and nominations

GayVN Awards Hall of Fame[8]
Preceded by
Ryan Idol
for Idol Country
AVN Awards for Best Actor-Gay Video
for Renegade

Succeeded by
Kurt Young
for Flesh and Blood
Preceded by
Steve Marks
AVN Awards for Best Newcomer-Gay Video
Succeeded by
Kurt Young