Marc Anthony Donais

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Ryan Idol

Birthdate: August 10, 1966 (1966-08-10) (age 44)
Birth location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Birth name: Marc Anthony Donais
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 195

Ryan Idol (born 10 August 1966)[1] is an American actor who performed in gay pornographic movies in the 1990s. He has French, Irish, and Native-American ancestry.[1] Idol describes himself as "the creation of Marc Anthony Donais."[2]

[edit] Biography
In February 1989, Idol appeared as the "Man of the Month" centerfold in Playgirl under his birth name Marc Anthony Donais.[2] This appearance launched his modeling career and introduced him to the adult film industry, in which he achieved notoriety and success under the name Ryan Idol. While Idol was working in the gay adult industry, escort service manager David Forest alleges that he managed Idol's career as an escort, with Idol allegedly bringing in $1,500 for a four hour session.[3]

On March 20, 1998, Idol was seriously injured after falling from a window of his third-floor apartment in New York City. He considers the fall to be a "near-death experience".[4] Idol has stated that he doesn't recall jumping but that "the drugs and alcohol took over."[5][6] Idol retired from the adult industry in 1996.

In 1999, Idol starred in the play Making Porn.[7] Idol next played "Bill Tom" in the gay love story Scent of Rain, written by Mark Dunn,[2] for which he was lauded for "continu[ing] to establish himself as a capable actor".[8] Idol made his Broadway debut when he played the "Crisco Patron" in the Roundabout Theater Company's 2007 revival of Terrence McNally's The Ritz.[9]


                   MARC ANTHONY DONAIS
                 a.k.a RYAN IDOL



                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                     BROADWAY.COM


Height: 6’ 1”    Weight: 195    Hair: Brown    Eyes: Blue    Age: 45

Stage Experience:

Broadway: Terrence McNally's Revival of The RITZ, directed by Joe Mantello

Dec. 2007/Ryan Idol (Crisco Patron) is the creation of Marc Anthony Donais, who began his modeling career as a centerfold for Playgirl Magazine and rose to international fame as a star in adult films before retiring to pursue a career in business, writing, and acting. He starred in Scent of Rain at the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago and Los Angeles' Tiffany Theatre and in Making Porn, off-Broadway and on tour. Marc is excited to be making his Broadway debut in this production of The RITZ Reviews.

Off-Broadway BravoTV.com

2001 – 2003 Anthony played Bill Tom in the bucolic love story, "Scent of Rain Reviews" which debuted in Chicago at the Bailiwick Repertory Theater with a subsequent production in Los Angeles.

BackStage/Drama-Log   "Ryan Idol ... is a surprisingly adept actor."

1996 – 2001 Marc Anthony Donais, a.k.a. Ryan Idol made his acting-stage debut in the acclaimed New York production of "Making Porn". Touring nationally in a number of major cities including San Francisco, Miami, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago.



Very Funny!  Chicago Tribune

"An auspicious debut for Idol, Idol displays.... more acting talent than the cynics will expect. Ryan Idol continues to establish himself as a capable actor."                                                                                                                              Frontiers




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