About Tony Buff

About

Don’t let the youthful appearance and disarming smile fool you because when it comes to BDSM, this 44-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 serves as a personal trainer, traveling on occasion to demonstrate and teach BDSM skills throughout the United States and Canada in addition to being an irregular 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, Tribal Fire and frequent presenter at the Black Eagle in Toronto.

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 performed and co-directed with GayVN award winning videographer, Paul Wilde. Shot documentary style, the Rough line surveyed 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 a 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 served as the Director of Fetish Production and Managing Director of the FetishForce.com and FistingCentral.com content lines until 2014. His productions included episodic vignettes for online distribution via FetishForce which were also cut as full-length feature DVD releases. While he is currently on hiatus from the industry, Buff has every intention to continue performing and directing as appropriate opportunities and projects become available.

It has been Buff’s 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 with various fundraising and educational 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 has previously served as a Board Member, Producer for and President of the Washington State Mr|Ms Leather Organization. He is also a member of Seattle Men in Leather and was, for a time, an associate member of both the Chicago Hellfire Club and San Francisco Men of Discipline. 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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