Erik Everhard (born December 2, 1976) is the stage name of Mitchell Hartwell , [2] a Canadian pornographic actor and director, known for gonzo pornography films.


Everhard is a Canadian national of Ukrainian ancestry. In 1995, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to attend university, at which time, he made his first forays into adult films. Everhard's adult film career began in Canada, performing for web sites. At the urging of friends and colleagues, he moved to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue his career. His first shoot in the United States was for director Jules Jordan. [3]

After securing himself as a performer, Everhard began directing videos for Anabolic and Diabolic Video in 2001. In 2003, he landed a distribution deal with Redlight District. In 2005 Everhard left Redlight, suing the company for breach of contract, conversion, claim and delivery and accounting. He won the suit. [2] He was then hired by Evil Angel Video. After shooting several films with Evil Angel, Everhard returned to work with Jules Jordan.