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Peter North
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At the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, January 2002
Birthdate: May 11, 1957 (1957-05-11) (age 52)
Birth location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Birth name: Alden Brown
Height: 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[1]
Weight: Body: 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)[1]
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Black
Ethnicity: White
â„– of films: 1,674
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Peter North (born Alden Brown on 11 May 1957)[2][3] is a Canadian pornographic actor, director and producer.[2]



Peter North is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and attended J. L. Ilsley High School. He moved to California, U.S. in 1982.[3][4] He currently lives in Hawthorne, New Jersey where he received the key to the city.

Career in pornography

He states that he "entered the adult business in the spring of 1984 by accident. I was approached to do it but never really contemplated it or even thought I would be in the adult business".[3] Early in his career, North performed in homosexual pornography under the name Matt Ramsey.[5][6][7]

In a 1996 interview published in North's hometown newspaper, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, he stated that he was "discovered" at the age of 24 while modeling athletic wear at a private party in Los Angeles in the early '80s. A man within the adult industry, whom North did not name, attended the party, was impressed by North's physique, and gave him his business card.

North became involved in the government's 1986 investigation of Traci Lords' underage involvement in the industry. Lords was underage when she made most of her movies, including some sex scenes with North.[2][8] The government eventually dropped the investigation.

North has directed more than 70 movies (notably, his North Pole and Anal Addicts series), and produced over 20 movies, including 15 in the North Pole series.[2]

North dated fellow porn actress Jewel De'Nyle for over two years.[9] Over this period, De'Nyle performed in many scenes with North for movies of the North Pole series. In 1994, Peter North released a guide to meeting and dating beautiful women called Penetrating Insights.[10] The book also includes tips on everything from grooming to personal health.

Veteran pornstar Christy Canyon confirmed a longstanding rumor in her 2003 autobiography Lights, Camera, SEX!, revealing that North does not like to have his hair touched during a scene, as it causes him to lose his concentration.

North is a member of the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame.[11]

What may be in a name

The name "North" may refer to his Canadian or northern roots.[12] Writer Steven Strager speculated that North's stage name, like that of many other male pornographic actors, "expresses the controlling man-as-penis metaphor while precisely articulating the masturbator’s big-dick fantasies."[13]

Hiatus and return to the public

In 2004, North was featured in a book and film project, Thinking XXX by photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders who took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. The film of the same name was made for HBO and chronicled the making of the book and records the photo shoots and includes interviews with the performers.

In 2009, after a long hiatus from the general public and working behind the scenes, North began making public appearances. His first official event was held at the 2009 AVN Awards and Internext Show, in which he sponsored and hosted an event alongside Tera Patrick and Rocco Siffredi at the Las Vegas Palms Hotel. Future events include the 2009 Xbiz Awards, as a guest speaker and additional appearances scheduled for the year.[3]


  • 1990 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite[14]
  • 1991 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite[14]
  • 1992 F.O.X.E Male Fan Favorite[14]
  • 1998 AVN Best Group Scene - Video for Gluteus to the Maximus[15]


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