Year In Review: Here Are The Top 100 Most Searched-For Gay Porn Stars Of 2016

Posted December 28, 2016 by with 53 comments

best-gay-porn-2016Who was the most popular gay porn star of 2016? It’s time to find out!

The last time I checked these stats in June, Alex Mecum was ranked #1. Was he able to hold onto the top spot and be named the most popular gay porn star of 2016? As always, this list is based on internal WordPress and Google Analytics stats showing which gay porn star names generated the most page views referred from search engines. The higher a name appears on the list, the more people are searching for him online.

Some fun facts: As always, several retired and/or jailed gay porn stars who are convicted felons have made the list. In fact, three of the top ten stars have long since retired. Also, because so many of them ranked so high, I’m now including people who aren’t gay porn stars (but who have appeared in porn videos or made cameos in gay porn scenes) for the first time ever. And finally, in both 2014 and 2015, gay porn star Johnny Rapid ranked #1 on this list. For 2016, I’m sorry to report that Johnny Rapid is no longer #1. In fact, his popularity has been dying a slow death all year, and he no longer even ranks among the top forty most searched-for gay porn stars. Sad.

So, for the first time in three years, there’s a brand new #1 gay porn star. Congratulations to him, and congratulations to all of the Top 100 Most Searched-For Gay Porn Stars Of 2016!

Click any gay porn star’s name to view his free movie trailers and filmography.

shawcurtis2100. Sean Cody’s Shaw
99. Dalton Briggs
98. Bruce Beckham

97. Troy Ryan
96. Deviant Otter
95. Tyler Sky
94. Sebastian Hook
93. Topher DiMaggio

billyload92. Billy Santoro
91. Levi Michaels
90. Malachi Marx
89. Kurtis Wolfe
88. Sebastian Kross
87. Austin Wolf
86. Tommy Defendi

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85. JD Phoenix
84. Brent Corrigan
83. Sean Cody’s Porter (Jacob Ford)
82. Sean Cody’s Daniel
81. Tegan Zayne
80. Evan Parker

brodie79. Brodie Sinclair
78. Sean Cody’s Jess
77. Diesel Washington
76. Zane Penn
75. Ryan Rose
74. Austin Wilde
73. Colt Rivers
72. Levi Karter
71. Cole Money
70. Sean Cody’s Curtis
69. Seth Santoro
68. Colby Keller

colbyjack67. Colby Jansen
66. Calvin Banks
65. Tyce Jax
64. Andrew Stark
63. Sean Costin

brooks1162. Sean Cody’s Brooks
61. Colton Grey
60. Kevin Warhol
59. Jack Hunter
58. Liam Riley
57. Kyle Ross
56. Hoyt Kogan
55. Dennis West
54. Davey Wavey

racist-153. Cameron Diggs
52. Kurt Wild
51. Kris Evans
50. Armond Rizzo
49. Max Carter
48. Rafael Alencar
47. Sean Cody’s Tanner
46. Tyson Tyler
45. Jaxton Wheeler
44. Steve Grand

untitled343. Johnny Rapid
42. Paul Wagner
41. Jake Genesis

sarlacc-btm-db40. Jed Athens
39. Theo Ford
38. Johnny Torque
37. Brute Club
36. Boomer
Banks

screen-shot-2015-04-06-at-11-52-41-am35. Bianca Del Rio
34. Joel Birkin
33. Sean Cody’s Noel

cx1lfduukaekhns32. Bryan Silva
31. Cliff Jensen
30. Will Wikle
29. Blake Mitchell

28. Mike Dozer
27. Bastian Hart
26. Diego Sans
25. Casey Tanner
24. Paddy O’Brian

oun23. Sebastian Young
22. Gabriel Clark
21. Connor Kline
20. Paul Canon
19. Rocco Steele

jarec-wentworth-prison-email18. Jarec Wentworth
17. Ricky Roman
16. Igor Kolomiyets (Sean Cody’s Allen)
15. Ricky Larkin
14. Sean Zevran

tomatv113. Tom Faulk
12. Robert Sepulveda Jr.
11. Cody Cummings

stu10. Sean Cody’s Stu

screen-shot-2015-11-27-at-10-52-23-pm9. Sean Cody’s Brandon

leo8. Leo Giamani

screen-shot-2015-12-10-at-10-38-53-am7. Vadim Black

dato6. Dato Foland

jackrhys25. Jack Harrer

dae4. Darius Ferdynand

0021-13. Alex Mecum

mick201622. Mick Lovell

0008-1unnamedcdih1vnuyaaidfs 1. Carter Dane

 

  • FrenchBug

    How much of Mick Lovell’s ranking is Zach’s returning to the blog items to stare?

    • Zachary Sire

      I don’t “do” anything other than look at the search results and copy/paste them here. If I wanted to “do” anything, several names wouldn’t even be on this list. One thing I can “do,” however, is permanently ban people who leave comments like yours.

      • Diogenes Veritas

        um, i think he was just poking a little fun at you.

        • FrenchBug

          Thank you, Diogenes.

          Zach, I was teasing you about your Mick’s obsession for God’s Sake, not attacking you!

          • Zachary Sire

            And now I see you’ve actually edited your original comment to make it read completely different. (When I replied to you, I put the word “do” in quotes because I was quoting you, as you used it in your original comment to say I was “doing” something to manipulate this list’s results.)

            You’ve been banned from commenting further here.

          • sxg

            Oh come on man frenchbug is a huge supporter of this site! Can’t we at least put him on probation?
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a1a977f9443f43f8988f5b94eb46265d1415c0b9ec72805c81e07c4666b390d.gif

          • Zachary Sire

            He’s now been un-banned. His original comment and then the way he edited it, after I wasted my time responding to him, was not good, and it was not clear that he was “joking.” Best to not drag me into the comments with something that’s not true.

          • FrenchBug

            Thank you, Zach.
            And thank you very much sxg! Your support was very much appreciated.
            For what it is worth, I swear I was just joking!

          • sxg

            Or at least throw in a winky face or a goofy gif to know he’s joking!

      • WhimsyCotton

        Remember Zach, any day can be turned into a good day with a little help. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ebf720c2dce4186cdbf2e5c6006b71b6c6e8cd67f4223aaa12ffacd8f54bf29.jpg

    • McM.

      Not sure with Google, but in WordPress analytics admin activity isn’t registered.

  • Marik Ishtar

    “In both 2014 and 2015, gay porn star Johnny Rapid ranked #1 on this list. For 2016, I’m sorry to report that Johnny Rapid is no longer #1. In fact, his popularity has been dying a slow death all year, and he no longer even ranks among the top forty most searched-for gay porn stars.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b73adcc3759d9f7136741ad2faaf9d7500bc801548b8e45e7e9d5b8e6813183.gif

  • Awe

    Colby Keller really fell from grace after going public with his decision to vote for Trump. I’m surprised he made it to the list. I hope he’s happy with his popularity now… not really.
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  • Zealot

    Random musings about this post. Firstly, Billy Santoro’s anal spillage is dropping directly onto poor JD Phoenix’s pix! Did JD do something to merit this? I can only advise JD to get some disinfectant onto that pic immediately. I’m sure you like to party, JD…but not with Billy’s spooge-lube.

    So glad to see Carter, Mick and Alex atop the standings. Mick retired, what…like ten years ago and due to Bel Ami’s drawn out release schedule, he’s still as fresh and dewey for us as the day he first bounded dick-first into our hum-drum lives. Still hoping he’s at least bi…(sigh). He’s a twinkie I’d spend some major carbs on.

    Of course we raise our wands in preparation for Defense Against the Dark Arts Class with such http://www.wizarding “don’t’s” such as Brodie Sinclair (the guy who made handguns hot again); NAMBLA’s Man of the Year 2016, Sebastian Young, the guy who’s name sounds like a Hungarian mated with a Manhattan YUPPPIE: Jarec “won’t someone please re-fill my canteen card” Wentworth; Honorable Mention for NAMBLA’s Newcomer of the Year (last year), Mike Dozer; and Leidermeister for the “New Hitler Youth” camp rally and tattoo exhibition– Cameron Diggs! An August group indeed!

    Otherwise there is the usual lot of the Good, the Bad and the Incarcerated. Now THERE’S a XXX gay porn title screaming to be made….right, MEN.com???.

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  • joeguy45

    where is Bandon Evans /

  • Markus_James

    It’s amazing to me. Almost three years after Sean Cody’s Stu discontinued porn and took up bodybuilding, he’s still hella popular. It’s no wonder though, considering he’s the epitome of hotness. :P…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3795c4e61daf29d6c603dabcde58a1c154216d8798c4c2999f163017b626ded.jpg

  • V1
    • John

      A lot of porn watchers are mid America and both JJ Knight and my sex god Jack Hunter come off as gay. even though they are masculine. Mid America likes straight boys not gay boys in gay porn. That is my take. I LOVE JJ Knight and he would be in my top 10.

      • Marik Ishtar

        It’s not just a middle America thing, every gay market is flooded with masculine requests.

        • V1

          Is that like ordering a pizza? … I’ll take a piping hot, straight-acting jock type, hold the STDs.

          • Marik Ishtar

            It really is. Everyone wants dig into pizza but no salad, or healthier choices. Everyone pays for the same pizza so no parlor creates a more diverse menu. Rarely are pizzas made fresh. What is available are the premade pies on display that have dried up and gone stale.
            Pizza is mass consumed so it is mass produced. All quality of execution and taste fall in favor of timely delivery.
            Funded by cooperations that have no interest in the product or the consumer. There only motive is maintaining a marketable brand. Hence, it becomes good business to defend status quo.

    • Tim

      yeah, JJ and Jack didn’t score high enough. Also, another in that category whose had a blazing year is Wesley Woods/Shane Henderson, though his name change mid-year to his actual, you know, name, may have divided up his searches.

      They are all masculine/strong men. All have every appearance of being no-drama gentlemen too. But, I am afraid that John below is right. they all 3 are unmistakably not straight, and not hiding it or pretending otherwise. and that can be a drawback for some

  • moondoggy
  • Island Muscle

    Hmmm! No Jack (Sean Cody), Vander (ChaosMen), or Griffin Barrows?

    • John

      Chaos has lost it’s luster for me BUT Vander and Griffin should be in the top 10!!! Great, hot performers!!!!!!!!

  • WhimsyCotton

    Not SC guys that have been retired for like 4 years beating out most recent performers lol. I want to say I’m surprised at Carter Dane being #1, but he is stunning.

    • John

      I don’t watch condom porn, but Carter is one of the most gorgeous guys in the industry. He seems involved in his scenes. I don’t begrudge him his top position.

  • Dana Rimons

    Ryan Rose at 75! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 that just made my week.

  • Maximus

    Yay! Data!

    http://i.giphy.com/26BRJbetNC9kKdD4Q.gif

    So it’s not really a ranking of popularity, but rather, it’s a ranking of general interest, buzz, and newsworthiness. Keeping that in mind, it’s no surprise that some of the most felonious and contemptible made the list. I’d be interested to see data on which performers are the most popular/wank-worthy.

  • Badbike

    Carter Dane…fucking perfection

  • sxg

    Correct me if I’m wrong, do I see a complete absence of duckface and current models at the studio? If I’m right, then
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47bb254dfa0c713f661fbf41482d02ce249ec3fb61246e77782ef62b1d8f5cce.gif
    Oh poor RyRo only ranking 75, behind the likes of Tyce Jax and Sebastian Young. Looks like girl needs to beat the shit out of another boyfriend and leak the pics to become popular again! May not take long either. Miss Wolf only ranked 87 too. Looks like it’s a bad time to be a Raging Falcon House exclusive, if you’re white!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06a48614721c4355c1afc4fbbf596857e012d3ddc724802e2726874d22c63d28.gif
    Biggest shock here is the biggest attention whore in gay porn only ranked 84. No wonder her boyfriend didn’t make the list. She can’t even muster enough interest for herself to maintain relevant these days!
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  • John

    The fact that Jack Hunter is not in the top 50 clues me into why I have trouble finding porn that really gets me going. Leo Giamanni….. really. No work in YEARS and boring at that!!!!! Brooks from SC should have been much higher as well. Uber hot Sebastian Kross near the bottom of the list. OMG!!!!!!

  • sanfv

    I only recognize Carter Dane and no one else.

  • Tim

    so, I’ll opine a few things here.

    First, well, obviously. anyone who watches gay porn and/or knows people who do will recognize how the list is slanted and be able to guess why very, very quickly.

    Second, Alex Mecum falling as far as 4 is weird, but not bad for a rookie. Carter Dane did really rule in all the work of his I saw, though. which wasn’t much as I try to buy my porn and working for Cockyboys (a condom studio) meant I was less likely to (and didn’t) ever make that investment.

    Third, Apropos of nothing, but all those hot new stars who come off as gay, or at least not completely straight, did worse than expected except perhaps Alex Mecum and Carter Dane. Carter is a pure bottom and thus maybe a bit more immune than others? But WTF on the non inclusion of Wesley Woods/Shane Henderson and JJ Knight and the 50’s ranking of Jack Hunter. oy vey. people need to get some taste or something. Also, with so many retired doing so well why no Landon Conrad?

    fourth, Zach, maybe you could parallel a post that just ranked currently active stars? that would be interesting. and see who maybe rounds out the next solid sounding number just so we can get a tad of perspective if some of these guys just don’t drive content.

  • The Anchor

    that’s unfortunate.

  • DaveAtom

    Ok.
    Something that really surprises me is how low is Paddy on the list compared with the popularity I suppose he has.
    The man is one of the hottest and always displayed as the main star @MEN.

    • V1

      Paddy wasn’t in as many videos this year. Maybe he’s slowing things down a bit.

  • GayhawkAZ

    Levi Michaels. *snort*

    Failure at porn, failure at YouTube, fledgling real estate agent whose only success appears to be taking pictures of properties she’ll never get to sell…but hey, look at the photos of her work outfits! 😒

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9fb57306a27ec30cc4a5fbaf5d3823d2f265904c6ba27066355837945cd6cca6.jpg

  • COCKTASTE

    Stu is beyond gross now ugggghhhhhh. What’s Dato upset about? And gee, people remember hot as fuck Brodie Sinclair? Will Wikle go home, wash Ronnie and get him in his Mason Star uniform and send him back to work. You stay home, he is the Star in your family. Vadim? Someone should step on him, the cockroach poison is not working. And Brandon Sean Cody? Wake up, your party’s over.