LOS ANGELES—Male performer Rocco Reed has decided to retire from performing in adult movies. In a statement sent to AVN, Reed said he felt it was time to pursue other business opportunities.
"I would like to state that my time in the adult industry in every aspect has now come to an end," Reed said. "I will no longer be living in the Los Angeles area and I'm taking the step to start other business ventures. I would also like to state that I am not or never have been gay, just an adult performer. I am retiring not because of any other reason than its time to move on. Thanks."
Reed was a prolific performer during his time in the straight side of the adult industry, shooting more than 300 scenes per year at the height of his popularity. He shot for virtually all of the major companies and also directed for Penthouse Studios.
Then last June, Reed surprisingly announced that he was moving over to the gay side of the industry and a six-month contract from online gay network Men.com. It was an unprecedented move for such a prolific male performer.
Before hitting the adult entertainment scene, Reed was a mainstream actor, with credits including several independent films and work for such high-profile production entities as HBO. The HBO project, Life on Top, took Reed across the globe where filming took place in Bucharest, Romania. One of his latest independent films, Who I Should Have Been, challenged the actor by playing the part of a man who appears to have everything but realizes he has nothing in his obsession to obtain it all.
Reed also was seen in print and on the runways modeling for such clients as Structure, MEK, Armani, Calvin Klein, Ed Hardy and Guess.