Birthday: October 12, 1947
Birthplace: New York ,
Years Active: 1969- 2010
Hair Color: Brown
Frequent partners: Joey Silvera, Marc Wallace, Mike Horner, Peter North, Tom Byron
Randy West (born Andrew Jay Abrams; October 12, 1947) is an American pornographic actor.
Early life and pre-porn career
West grew up in New York City, and later moved to South Florida. He originally hoped to play professional baseball (though he did play baseball for the University of Miami), but he instead decided to pursue a career as a singer. He was lead singer for several rock bands over the course of ten years, and also worked as a nude art model. He then moved to California in 1979. Randy was also a member of Chippendale’s dance company, and worked as stripper at private events from 1980 to 1992. For porn he went with the name Randy West instead of his original name.
West began his porn career in 1978, in the film Mystique. In August 1980 he posed as the centerfold model in Playgirl magazine; he was the first person who posed with an erection. Later he also was cast as Robert Redford’s body double in the film Indecent Proposal. He has worked with numerous porn actresses early on in their careers, including Seka, Jenna Jameson and Tera Patrick. He was the first male performer to work with Victoria Paris and Ashlyn Gere. West’s sexual performance has been likened to that of a "human pile driver." He has appeared in over 1,300 films, alongside an estimated 2,500 women co-stars.
West was also in the 2010 documentary After Porn Ends, which is about life after being a porn actor.
He became a producer of adult films in 1993. His first release as a producer was Up and Cummers 1. With this and other series like I Love Lesbians, Real Female Masturbation and others, Randy West’s videos focused on "Real people having real sex – what a novel idea!" In one final video he stated that one of his greatest pleasures was watching his female partners have orgasms. Episodes had a fairly standard format: A short interview with the female performer to establish some background facts. Whether these were somewhat fictionalized or not, the chat established the young lady as an individual. Then came a succession of sex acts, each with the female performer an avid participant, including in almost every case, her orgasm. Randy filmed Jenna Jameson’s first ever scenes for "Up and Cummers 10" & "11." All of West’s productions are distributed by Evil Angel. He is the CEO of Randy West Productions.
1993 – Lifetime Achievement Award from the Free Speech Coalition
FOXE Award for Fan Favourite (Male) in ’94, ’95, ’96 and ’97
XRCO 1994 – Best Pro-Am Series, Up and Cummers
XRCO 1995 – Best Pro-Am Series, Up and Cummers
AVN 1995 – Best Pro-Am Tape, Up and Cummers 7
AVN 1997 – Best Pro-Am Tape, Up and Cummers 33
AVN 1999 – Best Ethnic-Themed Series, Up and Cummers
AVN 1999 – Best Pro-Am or Amateur Series, Up and Cummers
AVN 2001 – Best Pro-Am or Amateur Series, Up and Cummers
AVN 2002 – Best Pro-Am or Amateur Series, Up and Cummers
AVN 2008 – Silverback of the Porn Industry, "He eats first"
Listed at number 29 on the "List of Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time" by Adult Video News.
Member of the AVN, FOXE and XRCO Halls of Fame
Nominated in the AVN ‘Best Actor’ category 15 times
Porn Star Randy West is one of the most prolific, hardest working studs in hardcore history. His carnal career has spanned almost the entire life of the genre itself, stretching from 1975 to the present day. With over 1100 videos under his belt as a performer and having directed over 150 sexvids, it’s safe to say that Randy West has more than made his mark on the business.Randy West was born on October 12, 1947 in New York. He started his performing career as a singer, belting out rock and blues numbers at small clubs around the Big Apple. He moved to Southern California in the early 70s to pursue his singing career, but he ended up getting sexily sidetracked.Randy’s swarthy surfer guy good looks soon got him noticed by adult film producers. They convinced him to try his hand at being a porn stud, and he shot a handful of features during the mid and late 70s. Among his earliest films are ‘Sexpert’ and ‘Confession of Emmanuelle,’ flicks that showcase a young stud on the rise.By the early 80s, the porn video boom was in full swing and Randy West saw that there was more money to be made in on-screen eroticism than in honky-tonk crooning. He decided to become a full-time porn stud and spent the bulk of the 80s as one of the most tireless men in the business. Randy West romped with just about every starlet on the scene, making a name for himself as a stud who brought out the best in his partners.Among Randy West’s best 80s efforts is ‘Jane Bond Meets Octopussy,’ where he hooked up with Amber Lynn in a slam-bang session. He really put in a hard day’s work in 1987’s ‘Tales of the Uncensored,’ taking on Kim Alexis, Angela Baron, Carol Titian and Angel Kelly in a quartet of searing scenes.Randy West continued working exclusively as a performer well into the 90s. He was one of the favorite partners of Ashlyn Gere, with whom he worked with very often. A couple of their best flicks together are ‘Put it in Gere’ and ‘Shifting Gere.’ In 1990’s ‘Australian Connection,’ Randy West completed the Down Under trifecta, romping with Alice Springs, Deidre Holland and Kelly Blue in a trio of scenes.After almost twenty years in the business, Randy West stepped behind the cameras in the mid-90s to helm the ‘Up N Cummers’ pro-am line. He quickly established the series as one of the premier places for young would-be starlets to get noticed, setting himself up quite nicely in the process. Randy West enjoys nothing better than watching or helping a young woman to an orgasmic explosion, and he finds that working with all the new girls helps him stay fresh and excited about his work.Since starting the ‘Up N Cummers’ line, Randy West has helped welcome just about every major female talent into the biz. In ‘Up N C 11,’ he took on a fresh-faced, pre-boob-job Jenna Jameson in a heated fling. He welcomed Raylene to the biz in ‘Up N C 40,’ and trysted with Tera Patrick in one of her first flings in ‘Up N C 73.’ Let’s face it, Randy West has gotten himself one of the best jobs in the free world with this series.Randy West continues to help fresh young talent get their feet wet in the industry, and he’s also directed such series as ‘Crazy About Asians’ and ‘Real Female Masturbation.’ As enthusiastic about his work today as when he shot those first loops back in the 70s, Randy West is one of the all-time great porn studs.