About Tony Buff
Don’t let the youthful appearance and disarming smile fool you because when it comes to BDSM, this 40-year-old Italian-American is recognized as one of the heaviest players on the national scene. While he considers himself a power switch, it is his wicked skill set as a top that brought him industry attention and success as a performer and director.
Born in Pittsburg, PA in 1970, Buff was raised in southern California and joined the Marine Corps at age 17 after graduating high school; he then studied philosophy and political science at California State University, Long Beach.
Buff now lives in Seattle, WA where he trains, frequently traveling to demonstrate and teach BDSM skills throughout the United States and Canada in addition to being a regular contributor to Instigator Magazine. He has been a praised presenter at Chicago Hellfire’s Inferno, Thunder in the Mountains, CLAW, Great Lakes Leather Alliance, International Mr. Leather, ShibariCon, Kink Fest and Tribal Fire.
He began performing in what he refers to as ‘Art Films’ with the production of Soldiers of Misfortune, directed by GayVN Hall of Fame Director and leather/Sm community legend, Daddy Zeus. His debut performance, however, came in the September 2007 release of Titan Media‘s Fear, part of the ‘Titan/Folsom’ co-branded line of Leather/Sm features in association with Folsom Street Events. As an exclusive performer with Titan Media, Buff quickly distinguished himself within the industry, earning in 2009 a GayVN Award nomination for Best Fetish Performer, Grabby Award nomination for Best Newcomer and Best Actor (Home Invasion) nominations from both organizations. With less than two years in the industry Buff was tapped by Titan to continue his exclusive contract through the launch of a new line of R.A.C.K. (Risk Aware Consensual Kink) inspired videos in which he performs and co-directs with GayVN award winning videographer, Paul Wilde. Shot documentary style, the Rough line surveys contemporary play in the men’s BDSM community by capturing the essence and intensity of fetish sex and BDSM with real players in real scenes while strongly advocating safer sex and risk mitigation. In 2010 Buff’s work in the industry earned him Grabby nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Battle Creek Breakdown) and Grabby wins for both Hottest Cock (Cut) and Performer of the Year.
In 2011, Buff joined the Falcon / Raging Stallion family of studios where he serves as the new Director of Fetish Production and Managing Director of the FetishForce.com website and online community in association with the GunzBlazing affiliate program. He has already begun production on episodic vignettes for online distribution via FetishForce which will also be cut as full-length feature DVD releases.
But it’s his passion for the Sadomasochistic arts that has made him a recognized activist and leader in his local community. In addition to teaching workshops, performing demos and helping out with various fundraising events, Buff served as Washington State Mr Leather in 2002. He now serves as Chaplain to the Board of Generic Leather Productions of Washington and as a Board Member and Producer for the Washington Sate Mr|Ms Leather Organization. He is also a member of Seattle Men in Leather and an associate member of both the Chicago Hellfire Club. Buff’s deepest connections, however, are with the members of his leather family, the Dragon Clan and his collared boys.
For his involvement, Buff has received the Leather Emerald Award in 2003; has been sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St Joan; adopted by Sandy Reinhardt into Mama’s Family as “Mama’s Big Screen;” and was most recently recognized as Generic Leather Productions of Washington‘s Person of the Year for 2009.
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