American pornographic actorDied when: 32 years 157 days (389 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Michael Stefano (born Michael Vito Menta;August 29, 1969) is an American pornographic actor and director.He appeared in over 1,000 films and, by his own estimate, performed in over 3,000 scenes.
An injury forced Stefano to take a break from performing and in the interim he learned how to edit.He began his directing career with Extreme Associates in the mid-1990s under the name Luciano.
In 2001 he started directing for Red Light District Video.In 2003 Platinum X Pictures was launched by Stefano and Jewel De'Nyle (whom he would later marry), bankrolled by Red Light.
Platinum X featured directors Manuel Ferrara, Brandon Iron and Steve Holmes, and produced very similar content to Red Light.Around the same time Red Light began distributing the films of Amateur District and Candy Shop, a studio headed by Stefano specializing in interracial content.
In 2010 Stefano announced his retirement from pornography, but in 2011 he announced his return to pornography full-time.In 2012, he again retired from the Adult Industry, but returned in 2013.he still active in industry from 2020 .