Chicago — Will Pounder is the proud recipient of two 2022 AVN Awards nominations for his diverse, stellar contributions to adult film last year.
The talented leading man, who acted in the TV series “A Grunt’s Life,” prior to joining the adult industry, has received a Best Actor – Featurette nod for his dynamic and commanding work opposite Gianna Dior in “Can Never Make It Up To You” (Pure Taboo).
“I got very excited for the Best Actor nomination, I cried!!” said Pounder. “No I literally cried in the scene, right before doing the nasty with the sexy Gianna Dior.
“I want to give Kay Brandt a huge hug and a big thank you for giving me the opportunity to play an emotionally driven scene and a big thanks to Gianna for her stellar work, and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in this dramatic scene.”
Renowned as a rock-steady sexual performer, Pounder also received a Best Gangbang Scene nomination for helping anchor Maitland Ward’s group sex scene in “Break The Cycle” from director Kayden Kross’ Muse Season 2.
Already a multi-award winner, Pounder was crowned Best Male Newcomer at the 2020 AVN Awards, and won for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene at the 2021 AVNs.
About Will Pounder
Will Pounder is one of the adult film world’s busiest and most esteemed male performers.
In addition to his steady flow of scene work for top studios including Deeper, Brazzers, Reality Kings, Adam & Eve and Penthouse, the rock-steady Pounder has earned a reputation as the king of VR scenes, frequently anchoring shoots for companies such as VR Bangers, Pornhub Originals VR, and WankzVR.
“I must say I’m incredibly grateful,” Pounder remarked. “I’m just a guy from a small town trying to make it in a grown man’s world. I feel like I’m living in a dream working with such beautiful women. Is this even real?”
A devoted health & fitness advocate and accomplished mixed martial artist, while in the Marine Corps he competed on weekends, taught the All-Marine Grappling Team, ran the All-Marine Competition Team at Camp Pendleton, and started the jiu-jitsu club in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in 2008.
After appearing on the TV series “A Grunt’s Life,” Pounder joined the adult industry in 2017.
In August 2019, he competed in a team grappling tournament televised by UFC Fight Pass, fighting on the team captained by former UFC welterweight, mixed martial artist and boxer Chris “Lights Out” Lytle.
Pounder was honored with two awards, including the coveted the Best Male Newcomer trophy, at the January 2020 AVN Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
In February 2020, he shared real-world advice to veterans on how to succeed in the adult film business in an interview with American Grit, and in April, Pounder was profiled in Daily Star Online. “Because of the worldwide quarantines, social distancing, and curfews due to the pandemic, people are longing for physical contact and a sexual release,” Pounder explained. “Adult entertainment, and especially virtual reality, has come to the rescue, to provide much-needed relief and entertainment — from the safety one one’s own home.”
In January 2021, Pounder took home the trophy for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene at the 38th annual AVN Awards.