Richard Pacheco

Howie Gordon
Richard Pacheco (born Howard Marc Gordon; May 5, 1948) is an American former pornographic film and video actor, writer and director who retired from the X-rated business in the mid-1980s.wikipedia
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Taylor Allderdice High School

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He graduated with honors from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1966 and was the president of his class.

Candy Stripers (film)

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In 1978, he was offered his first professional erotic film role in The Candy Stripers (released 1978) for $200 per day.
Richard Pacheco made his debut in the film.

Talk Dirty to Me (film)

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He appeared in that first film under the name "McKinley Howard", and used many aliases until Anthony Spinelli's Talk Dirty to Me (1980), in which he co-starred as "Richard Pacheco".
Talk Dirty to Me is a 1980 pornographic film written and directed by Anthony Spinelli and starring Jesie St. James, John Leslie, Richard Pacheco, Juliet Anderson, and Sharon Kane.

AVN Award for Best Actor

Best Actor
His other adult film awards include Adult Film Association of America awards for Best Supporting Actor for Talk Dirty to Me (1980) and Nothing to Hide (1981), the NY Critics Adult Film 1981 awards for Best Actor for Nothing To Hide, and Best Supporting Actor for The Dancers, AVN Awards for Best Actor - Film for Irresistible, Best Supporting Actor - Film for Nothing to Hide in 1984, and Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Nina Hartley) and Best Supporting Actor - Video for Sensual Escape in 1989.
First recipient of the award was Richard Pacheco, who was awarded at 1st AVN Awards in 1984 for his performance in Irresistible.

AVN Award for Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actor
His other adult film awards include Adult Film Association of America awards for Best Supporting Actor for Talk Dirty to Me (1980) and Nothing to Hide (1981), the NY Critics Adult Film 1981 awards for Best Actor for Nothing To Hide, and Best Supporting Actor for The Dancers, AVN Awards for Best Actor - Film for Irresistible, Best Supporting Actor - Film for Nothing to Hide in 1984, and Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Nina Hartley) and Best Supporting Actor - Video for Sensual Escape in 1989.
First recipient of the award was Richard Pacheco, who was awarded at 1st AVN Awards in 1984 for his performance in Nothing to Hide.

AVN Award

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His other adult film awards include Adult Film Association of America awards for Best Supporting Actor for Talk Dirty to Me (1980) and Nothing to Hide (1981), the NY Critics Adult Film 1981 awards for Best Actor for Nothing To Hide, and Best Supporting Actor for The Dancers, AVN Awards for Best Actor - Film for Irresistible, Best Supporting Actor - Film for Nothing to Hide in 1984, and Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Nina Hartley) and Best Supporting Actor - Video for Sensual Escape in 1989. He only directed one film himself, 1987's Careful, He May Be Watching, starring Seka, but that one won the Best Film award and won him the Best Director award from AVN Awards 1988.

Adult Film Association of America

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His other adult film awards include Adult Film Association of America awards for Best Supporting Actor for Talk Dirty to Me (1980) and Nothing to Hide (1981), the NY Critics Adult Film 1981 awards for Best Actor for Nothing To Hide, and Best Supporting Actor for The Dancers, AVN Awards for Best Actor - Film for Irresistible, Best Supporting Actor - Film for Nothing to Hide in 1984, and Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Nina Hartley) and Best Supporting Actor - Video for Sensual Escape in 1989.

List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame

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He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in January 1999, along with Bob Chinn and Annie Sprinkle.

Playgirl

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He was Playgirl magazine's Man of the Year in 1979 as Howie Gordon.

Orthodox Judaism

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Howie Gordon was born into an Orthodox Jewish family and grew up in Pittsburgh, the younger of two brothers.

Pittsburgh

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Howie Gordon was born into an Orthodox Jewish family and grew up in Pittsburgh, the younger of two brothers.

Esso

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Throughout school, he worked at his father's company, Gordon's Esso.

Antioch College

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His first role in pornography was during his term at Antioch College, Ohio, in an amateur student production.

Ohio

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His first role in pornography was during his term at Antioch College, Ohio, in an amateur student production.

Berkeley, California

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After graduation, he quit his job, and moved to Berkeley, California, to live in a commune.

Commune

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After graduation, he quit his job, and moved to Berkeley, California, to live in a commune.

Episcopal Divinity School

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He applied to the Episcopal Theological School at Harvard (to study history) and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Harvard University

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He applied to the Episcopal Theological School at Harvard (to study history) and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

University of California, Berkeley

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He applied to the Episcopal Theological School at Harvard (to study history) and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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He was considering studying to become a Rabbi, and according to Pacheco was accepted by the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, but when he learned that he would have to travel to Israel and study Aramaic for two years, he opted to appear in a porn film instead.

Anthony Spinelli

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He appeared in that first film under the name "McKinley Howard", and used many aliases until Anthony Spinelli's Talk Dirty to Me (1980), in which he co-starred as "Richard Pacheco".

Condom

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In November 1984, Pacheco stopped appearing in porn movies without condoms in reaction to his wife's concerns about the growing AIDS epidemic.

HIV/AIDS

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In November 1984, Pacheco stopped appearing in porn movies without condoms in reaction to his wife's concerns about the growing AIDS epidemic.

John Leslie (director)

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He worked in non-sex roles, and as an assistant director to John Leslie until 1986.

Seka

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He only directed one film himself, 1987's Careful, He May Be Watching, starring Seka, but that one won the Best Film award and won him the Best Director award from AVN Awards 1988.