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Overview (3)

Born in Colombia
Birth NameJulio Gonzales
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Montana was born on October 28, 1960 in Colombia as Julio Gonzales. He is an actor and director, known for Last Rites (1988).

Spouse (2)

Misty Dawn (11 April 2001 - 2005) ( divorced)
Sandra Sommers (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (5)

Raised in Colombia, but moved to the United States at age 14.
During his 15-year career (1984-1999), he appeared in over 400 adult films.
Career was brought to an end by his contracting HIV.
He got his start in the porn business by being a male exotic dancer, he toured the country as a dancer, but his main base was at the Hollywood Tropicana in Los Angeles.
Diagnosed HIV-positive in October 1999; working as a welder. [January 2000]

Personal Quotes (6)

[on getting HIV and the effect it made on his career] "Basically, the calls just stopped. People wouldn't return my calls, and when they did call it was to nervously ask me where I think I might have got it. I have no idea where I contracted it, nor do I care to speculate. The odds of what can happen ended up happening to me . . . It's a crap shoot and I lost. It's one of those things."
[on hearing that he tested HIV positive] "I was sitting in [porn agent] Jim South's office when the news came in that it was definitely positive. It was just a weird feeling . . . but it wasn't like I hit the floor or suffered great depression. I've never been one to take things too hard, but at the same time I just sort of sat there in a daze and thought, wow, out of all the people, it had to be me. But I guess thats life."
[on his 1990 arrest, time spent in jail and release] "I was what you call a K-6 security level. That means I was on 'Million-Dollar Row'. Million-Dollar Row is for what they call a flyaway risk inmates - Colombians, drug cartel. They have you in tiny cells with one other person. They monitor you 24 fucking hours a day. You spit on the floor, they'll know. If you play with yourself, they'll give you more time someplace else. All that bullshit you hear about jail about dropping your soap in the shower, that's so much bullshit. You look at another person the wrong way in a shower, somebody's going to knock you the fuck out. I was in there for kidnapping. I was arrested for kidnapping, ransom. I used to hang out with the wrong people. I'll take the fifth on all that. I've been acquitted for everything I've been arrested for. I had a $20-million bail. I couldn't afford to get out so I had to stay in jail. How was I going to bail out at 20 million? I needed $200,000 plus $18 million in property. I didn't have any of that. I sat there for 27 months until I was proved not guilty. Ron Miller was my preliminary hearing attorney. Because of him I got out."
[in an interview after being diagnosed HIV positive] "The quality of the movies has changed for the worse. We used to shoot 35mm features. Now it's digital video cameras, quick, boom, boom, goodbye. It's still fun though. Somebody calls me, 'I've got a girl for you to get laid,' I'll be there in two seconds. I've been with about 5000 women in my life. I used to be a real slut."
Ultimately the [porn] industry only cares about how much money they can make off you. I spent 20 years in this business and I could die tomorrow and they couldn't give a shit.
What belongs to another man, don't take because it will not belong to you. I did to others what I didn't want done to me. I took someone's fiancée and then when she [porn star Blondi] was with me, someone took her from me.

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