Actor Simon Rex had an auspicious entrance into the world of entertainment when he appeared in some pornographic solo scenes in a series of straight-to-video gay porn releases. He initially found mainstream fame as an MTV VJ. After doing a few roles, including Felicity (1998), he performed an acclaimed comedic turn as a spoof-on-Eminem rapper in Scary Movie 3 (2003). He created alter ego Dirt Nasty, a comedic rap character poking fun at his life as an actor in Hollywood and tours frequently between acting gigs. His latest major role is Dan Sanders on Scary Movie 5 playing Ashley Tisdale's husband.