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Jay Grdina is an American businessman and a former adult film actor

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BirthdayOctober 11, 1967
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Adult Film Stars
City/StateOhio
SpousesJenna Jameson
SiblingsKris Grdina
Known asJohn G Jay Grdina, Justin Sterling
Universities
  • Gilmour Academy
  • University of San Diego
Birth PlaceOhio
Height185cm
GenderMale
Sun SignLibra
Born inOhio
Famous asActor

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Who is Jay Grdina?

Jay Grdina is an American businessman and a former adult film actor. He started as an investor in the adult film industry and eventually went on to write, direct, and act in adult films. Following his graduation, Grdina tried out his luck in different business ventures and career options before investing in Michael Ninn’s adult films. With time Grdina spawned many adult films in Ninn's style. For some years Grdina was married to famous adult film star, Jenna Jameson. During the tenure of his relationship with Jameson, Grdina remained the only male to star opposite Jameson. The two founded the adult-entertainment company, ‘ClubJenna,’ later acquired by Playboy Enterprises. Many ClubJenna films were written, directed, and produced by Grdina. He won several awards for acting, directing, editing, and videography. His other endeavours include the celebrity gossip website, Kikster.com, hangover prevention beverage, ‘NOHO.’

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Childhood & Education

He was born John George Grdina on October 11, 1967, in Ohio, US. He hailed from an affluent cattle ranching family who had immigrated to the US from Karlovac, Croatia. He attended part of his high school years in the Naples-based Naples Christian Academy (NCH) and completed his high school education from Gilmour Academy, Cleveland, Ohio. Thereafter, he studied at the University of San Diego majoring in psychology and business.

Career

After Grdina completing his college education, he tried out different career options and business ventures before foraying into the adult film industry, in 1992, investing in Michael Ninn’s films. After a few years, starting from 1995 till 1999, Grdina contributed in several adult films as a writer and director, inspired by the style of Ninn. Grdina did many of these films under the stage names, ‘Justin Sterling,’ ‘Justin Fine,’ and ‘Michael Santangelo.’

Business Ventures

In 1998, he was introduced to famous adult film star, star Jenna Jameson. Thereafter, Grdina featured as her only male partner in all her movies. He acted under the name of ‘Justin Sterling’ in those films. In 2000, Grdina and Jameson launched ClubJenna.com. ClubJenna.com is among the first adult sites that also provided its paid members explicit diaries, advice on relationships and stock tips, apart from pictures and videos. The company later diversified into a multimedia adult entertainment business. It first administered websites of other adult film stars and then started producing adult content from 2001.

The first ClubJenna film, which also marked the first film of Jameson post her marriage with Grdina, was titled ‘Briana Loves Jenna.’ Written and directed by Grdina, the film released on November 27, 2001, in the US and grossed more than $1 million in its first year compared to a cost of US$280,000. It won ‘Top Renting Tape of 2002’ and ‘Top Selling Tape of 2002’ at the 2003 AVN Award event. Grdina went on to write, direct and produce several other ClubJenna films like ‘I Dream of Jenna’ (2002), ‘Krystal Method’ (2004) and ‘The Masseuse’ (2004); he appeared in many of these films. He won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the 2005 ‘AFW Award’ and the ‘Best Actor (Film)’ award at the 2005 ‘AVN Award’ for his performance in ‘The Masseuse’.

Grdina's sister, Kris, served as the Vice President of ClubJenna in charge of merchandising. From mid-2004, Grdina and Jameson, by then a couple, attempted to have children and the latter resolved to take retirement from adult entertainment once she becomes a mother. Jameson stepped back from featuring in starring roles, ClubJenna films’ started featuring other actresses like McKenzie Lee, Krystal Steal and Ashton Moore. ClubJenna launched an interactive website called ‘Club Thrust’ in August 2005. Grdina appeared as a judge in an adult pay-per-view reality television series. Its winners were awarded an exclusive contract with ClubJenna. The series was hosted by Jameson from November 4, 2005, to July 28, 2006. The Playboy Enterprises in June 2006 acquired ClubJenna Inc., along with associated companies.

Other Endeavours

Grdina launched a celebrity gossip website, Kikster.com, in June 2010. In December 2010, he came out with hangover prevention beverage, NOHO. He, along with NOHO, became the subject of a feature for CNBC on June 20, 2011.

Behind The Curtains

While featuring in adult films together, Grdina and Jameson got close to each other romantically. This led to their engagement in December 2000 while Jameson was still awaiting her divorce from Brad Armstrong. Jameson got her divorce from Armstrong in March 2001, and Grdina finally married the diva on June 22, 2003, in a Roman Catholic-style ceremony. The love birds started living in a plush Spanish-style mansion of 6,700-square-foot in Scottsdale, Arizona, which was bought earlier in 2002 for $2 million. Later, the couple shifted to a 10,000 sq ft home worth $4.5 million in the small and affluent town of Paradise Valley in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Jameson was diagnosed with skin cancer in November 2004, and had a miscarriage. She underwent a surgery for cancer, and failed to conceive again. She filed for divorce in December 2006 and that was the end of Grdina’s love story with the diva.

Although not much is known about his private life post his split with Jameson, according to sources, Grdina left the adult film business and re-married. He has two children from the marriage. It is reported that the Scottsdale Christian Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, did not allow Jayden, one of his two children, to attend the school due to his past association with the adult film industry.

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Jay Grdina biography timelines

  • // 11th Oct 1967
    He was born John George Grdina on October 11, 1967, in Ohio, US. He hailed from an affluent cattle ranching family who had immigrated to the US from Karlovac, Croatia. He attended part of his high school years in the Naples-based Naples Christian Academy (NCH) and completed his high school education from Gilmour Academy, Cleveland, Ohio. Thereafter, he studied at the University of San Diego majoring in psychology and business.
  • // Nov 2004 To Dec 2006
    Jameson was diagnosed with skin cancer in November 2004, and had a miscarriage. She underwent a surgery for cancer, and failed to conceive again. She filed for divorce in December 2006 and that was the end of Grdina’s love story with the diva.

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    Jay Grdina's nationalities is American

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    Jay Grdina's spouses is Jenna Jameson

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    Jay Grdina's siblings is Kris Grdina

  • What was Jay Grdina universities?

    Jay Grdina studied at Gilmour Academy, University of San Diego

  • How tall is Jay Grdina?

    Jay Grdina's height is 185

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