Will Ryder Director Biography
Famously known as the creator of the modern porn parody, Ryder is a celebrated director, screenwriter, publicist, producer, and composer. Getting his start back in 1983, Ryder was looking for work in the industry as a composer and he had a connection through friend and starlet, Amber Lynn. Ryder went on to a successful 15 years stint as a composer. After taking a short leave from the industry, he returned as a publicist and created his own PR media firm and his own label, X-Play. In 2001, he got his first opportunity to direct -- and since then he’s crafted some of the finest porn parodies of this generation.
Ryder is a tireless worker with an extensive and impressive list of films he’s directed. Ryder has done a lot of work for Hustler Video, Adam & Eve, Digital Sin, X-Play, and New Sensations. A majority of the 131 films he’s directed were parodies like Not The Wizard of OZ and don't forget the popular parody Not The Bradys XXX.
With permission from AVN: A bona fide renaissance man, Will Ryder--the nom du porn of industry veteran Jeff Mullen- has made more strides in advancing adult entertainment as a whole, and singlehandedly commanded more facets of it, than virtually any other individual in the past two decades. Director, producer, screenwriter, publicist, cameraman, music composer and deal maker, Will Ryder is an award-winning adult movie director, that created some of the most influential and commercially successful movies in porn history and is the driving force behind the modern porn parody movement which influenced every adult movie company.
Top-selling movies Not the Bradys XXX, Grease XXX, Not the Wizard of Oz XXX, Flight Attendants, Not the Cosbys XXX, Not Married with Children XXX, Not Mash XXX Not Charlie’s Angels XXX. Not Bewitched XXX, Not Jersey Boys XXX, Love, Sex & TV News and over 140 young girl titles including Barely Legal for Hustler has allowed Ryder to carve out a spectacular resume which earned him the NightMoves Lifetime Achievement Award and over four dozen AVN, XRCO, CAVR, RogReviews and XCritic awards. Together with X-Play production partner Scott David, Will Ryder continues to create enjoyable movies and has been inducted into the AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame class of 2015.
- 2015 NightMoves Best Director Parody Editor’s Choice
- 2015 AVN Hall of Fame
- 2015 XRCO Hall of Fame
- 2015 XBIZ Best Director- Parody
- 2014 NightMoves Best Director Parody Editor’s Choice
- 2014 AVN Best Director- Parody
- 2014 XRCO Best Director Parody
- 2014 XBiz Director of the Year- Parody
- 2014 AVN Best Original Song - ‘Queen of Munchkinland’
- 2013 Nightmoves Best Director Parody Editor’s Choice
- 2012 NightMoves Best Director Parody (Editor’s Choice)
- 2010 AVN Director of the Year (Body of Work)
- 2010 AVN Best Director-Parody
- 2010 XRCO Best Director (features)
- 2010 XBiz People’s Choice- Porn Director of the Year
- 2009 XBiz Director of the Year - Individual Project
- 2009 CAVR Director of the Year
- 2009 NightMoves Lifetime Achievement Award winner
- 2009 XCritic- Director of the Year
- 2008 CAVR Director of the Year