Birthday: April 4, 1961
Birthplace: Houston ,
Years Active: 1981- 2013
Hair Color: Brown
Tattoo: Yes (Snake around a skull and flames on right shoulder)
Frequent partners: Joey Silvera, Marc Wallace, Peter North, Randy West, Ron Jeremy
Tom Byron (born Thomas Bryan Taliaferro, Jr. April 4, 1961) is an American pornographic actor, director and producer. He is of Italian descent and is an alumnus of the University of Houston. A member of the XRCO and the AVN Halls of Fame, Byron was also voted #20 in AVN’s top 50 pornstars of all time. Byron is also co-founder and co-owner of the Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) independent professional wrestling promotion.
Byron first started acting in hardcore films in May 1982, and continued to perform mostly in roles portraying the young schoolboy or "coming of age" scenarios, as he resembled a teenager even though he was in his early to mid 20s. He starred alongside the underage Traci Lords in many films including her porn debut in early 1984, What Gets Me Hot!. He was also said to have had an ongoing off-screen relationship with Lords, though he later downplayed their relationship.
He has changed his image several times throughout his career, frequently portraying a clean-shaven, adolescent virgin in his early years in porn. His late 1980s long-haired hard rock persona was no pretense, as Byron was at that time moonlighting as a struggling hard rock musician in Los Angeles with hopes of a legitimate career in music. By the early 1990s, Byron again changed his image and appearance to that of a clean cut "businessman" type.
In August 2002, Byron announced his retirement from performing to focus on his directing career, but in the fall of 2005, after just three years, he returned to performing in numerous scenes, most notably his House of Ass series for his own company Evolution Erotica.
In February 2007, Byron founded Tom Byron Pictures. In December 2012, Byron announced that he was no longer part of the company and was forming a new company Tom Byron Company
As of 2013, Byron still performs in films and works as an independent producer and social media marketer.
As of 2013, Byron has appeared in over 2500 porn titles, making him the most credited actor in Internet Adult Film Database
His earliest video that can be dated with certainty is Anything Goes from 1982.
1984 CAFA Best Actor for Private Teacher
1984 CAFA Best Supporting Actor for Sister Dearest
1984 CAFA Best Couples Sex Scene for Private Teacher
1985 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Film for Kinky Business
1985 XRCO Stud of the Year
1985 XRCO Video Stallion
1985 XRCO Best Group Grope for New Wave Hookers
1986 AFAA Best Erotic Scene for "New Wave Hookers"
1990 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Video for The Chameleon
1990 XRCO Best Couples Sex Scene – Video for The Chameleon
1991 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
1992 AVN Best Actor – Video for Sizzle
1992 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
1996 XRCO Best Actor (Single Performance) for Flesh
1996 XRCO Best Anal or DP Scene for Car Wash Angels
1997 XRCO Best Actor for ‘Indigo Delta
1997 XRCO Best Anal Scene for Behind the Sphinc Door
1997 XRCO Male Performer of the Year
1998 AVN Best Actor – Video for Indigo Delta
1998 AVN Best Gonzo Series for Cumback Pussy
1998 AVN Male Performer of the Year
1998 XRCO Best Gonzo Series for Whack Attack
1999 AVN Male Performer of the Year
1999 AVN Best Gonzo Release for Whack Attack 2
1999 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
2000 AVN Best Supporting Actor – Video for LA 399
2002 Free Speech Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award – Actor
2008 AVN Best Actor – Film for Layout
2008 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Film for Layout
2010 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor – Throat: A Cautionary Tale
2010 XBIZ Award – Male Porn Star of the Year (People’s Choice)
2011 AVN Award – Best Actor – The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody
2011 AVN Award – Best Big Butt Series – Big Ass Fixation
2012 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite
2013 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actor – Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody
Tom Byron is without a doubt one of the best-known and most prodigious porno studs of all time. He’s seen and done it all in this business, pretty much growing up in front of the porno-viewing public. Tom started off in the industry as a lanky, somewhat geeky young man whose only real claim to hardcore fame was his extra-large love organ. His first feature was 1983’s ‘GVC: Anything Goes 119,’ and he quickly became one of the hardest-working guys in the business. Tom landed lots of roles as young virgins coming of age during this period of his career, capping this era with his performance as the debauched high schooler in 1984’s ‘Kinky Business,’ for which he and Ginger Lynn won an AVN Best Couples Sex Scene Award.The late 80’s saw Tom undergo something of a metamorphosis, as he grew into a pretty sleazy looking long-haired rocker type. His greasy hair, fresh new tattoos and expanding paunch gave him the look of just what he was off-screen — a struggling wannabe rock star. On screen, though, Tom didn’t miss a beat as his image changed from young virginal geek to sex-crazed roughnut. Tom’s best performance from this era would have to be his AVN Best Actor-winning performance as a ribald rock star in 1991’s ‘Sizzle.’The mid-90’s saw Tom undergo yet another look and image change, as he chopped his hair off and grew a goatee. He lost his spare tire and emerged as a newly-energized ‘alt.rock’-looking stud. Tom’s on-screen performances got even more torrid and out of control as he steamed his way through the fresh-faced young starlets of the 90’s. He moved behind the camera to direct the hugely popular ‘Cumback Pussy’ series for Elegant Angel, proving himself to be every bit as talented a filmmaker as he is a performer. With appearances in over 1500 features and a reputation as one of the scene’s hottest up-and-coming directors, Tom Byron is a true legend of the porno business. He’s a quite deserving member of the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.