Texas-bred Tom Byron, the boyish star of over 2'000 hardcore movies, is a self-proclaimed white trash poster boy. When he was 18 years old he moved from Houston to Los Angeles where he worked at an adult store called 'Le Sex Shoppe'. In 1982, he rang the doorbell of Jim South's World Modeling agency, the industry's leading supplier of fresh meat. Tom had just turned 21 and with Jim South's help he landed roles in Bobby Hollander's video flick 'Anything Goes 19' and the Marylin Chambers vehicle 'Up & Cumming'.
Together with Peter North and Marc Wallace, Tom ranks among the most popular and successful male stars of the 80's. Between 1982 and 1990, he starred in more than 1'000 adult movies. It was during that time that he met porn queen Traci Lords. The two of them even shared the same appartment for some time (and allegedly the same bed as well). Their relationship crumbled when Traci's cover was blown and she was found out to be underage. The ensuing media frenzy and the DA's investigation almost brought the industry to its knees. Tom still swears he didn't know Traci's real age back then.
In 1991, the IRS paid Tom an unwelcome visit. He was facing jail time for tax evasion. Tom managed to escape the rope by starring in 250 movies in the same year, consequently paying off his debt. By the end of '92 he was burned out and ready to quit the adult industry. For about a year he cruised the L.A. rock scene, growing his hair long and looking for gigs as a musician. Nobody seemed to care much for his act though. So he returned to his core business in 1993, cut off his hair and grew a goatee instead.
In 1997, he signed an exclusive contract with Patrick Collins' company 'Elegant Angel'. He was to direct a series called 'Cumback Pussy'. One year later (after the series turned out to be a success), Tom left the company together with Rob Black and Van Damage and the three of them set up their own renegade enterprise: 'Extreme Associates'. Tiffany Mynx became their first contract girl and Byron subsequently directed the 'Lord of Asses', 'Whack Attack' and 'Planet of the Gapes' series. Together with his loyal buddy Rob Black he founded 'Xtreme Pro Wrestling' (XPW), which has by now become one of the leading organizations in the world of wrestling. Both AVN (Adult Video News) and the XRCO (X-Rated Critics Association) have inducted Tom into their Halls of Fame.