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Simon Rex

Simon Rex
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Simon Rex Cutright

(1974-07-20) July 20, 1974 (age 47)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Other namesDirt Nasty
EducationAlameda High School
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • model
Years active1992-present
Musical career
GenresHip hop

Simon Rex Cutright (born July 20, 1974)[1][better source needed], also known as Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, rapper, comedian, and former model. Rising to fame as an MTV VJ, Rex later became an actor known for What I Like About You, starring in three films of the Scary Movie franchise, and National Lampoon's Pledge This!. He later developed a rap persona, Dirt Nasty, and had several solo albums and co-founded the hip-hop group Three Loco.


In 1993, aged 19, Rex began his career, responding to a modeling advertisement in a Los Angeles magazine and agreed to be photographed nude for photographer Brad Posey and his Club 1821 studio. The following year, under the alias "Sebastian", he appeared in solo masturbation scenes for three Club 1821 pornographic films: Young, Hard & Solo #2, Young, Hard & Solo #3, and Hot Sessions III. Archive footage was used in the 2000 films Hot Sessions 11 and Hot Sessions 12.[2][3][4] In 1994 Rex went on a modeling tour for Tommy Hilfiger, before going on to appear in mainstream modeling gigs for Calvin Klein Inc, Versace, and Levi's.[5][2]

In 1995, MTV that hired Rex to work as a VJ and kept him on the air for over two years.[6]

In 1999, he was cast in the comedy-drama television series Jack & Jill, which aired on The WB channel for two seasons. He appeared as Eli in the TV show Felicity and television guest appearances followed including Baywatch, Everwood, and Summerland.[7][8]

Starting in 2002, Rex starred with Amanda Bynes in the sitcom What I Like About You.[9] In 2006, he appeared on the Lifetime primetime telenovela Monarch Cove, which ran for fourteen episodes.[] From television into film, Rex has held the lead role in feature films including Scary Movie 3, 4, & 5,[10] Hotel California,[] Karate Dog,[11] King of the Avenue,[] and Superhero Movie. Rex more recently starred alongside comedian Nick Swardson in the Comedy Central show, Typical Rick, which ran for two seasons from 2016 to 2017.[12]

Rex entered the music industry in 2005 as a rap artist after becoming friends with and discovering Mickey Avalon.[13] Rex adopted his alter ego Dirt Nasty[14] and formed the rap group Dyslexic Speedreaders with Avalon & Andre Legacy. Rex both produced and was featured on the group's hit song "My Dick".[15] Again the group paired with Lil Jon to create the song "What Do You Say" which was featured in 2009's blockbuster comedy film, The Hangover.[16]

Rex was an investor in the New York City nightclub The Plumm with partners Noel Ashman, Samantha Ronson, Chris Noth, and others. It opened in 2006 and closed in 2009.[17]

In 2007, Dirt Nasty released his self-titled debut album which included the songs 1980, Cracker Ass Fantastic & Dropping Names.[18] His second album, 2011's Nasty as I Wanna Be, featured Ke$ha, LMFAO, Too Short, and Warren G.[19][20] Rex has released a few[quantify] other musical projects under his Dirt Nasty alias including his third album Palatial and the supergroup Three Loco which features Andy Milonakis and Riff Raff. As Three Loco, the group teamed up with producer Diplo and released the group's eight-song EP on Diplo's Mad Decent label.[]

On October 23, 2020, The Florida Project director Sean Baker called Rex, whom he had never met, and convinced him to send an audition tape via iPhone with only five minutes to prepare. Rex then drove to Galveston, Texas to avoid having to quarantine after a flight for filming on Red Rocket to begin three days later.[21] Rex plays the lead in the comedy-drama as a washed-up ex-porn star who returns to his hometown where they are not exactly happy to see him. The film premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and Rex has received rave reviews.[22]

Personal life

Rex stated that he was offered $70,000 by British tabloids to falsely claim he dated Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, his co-star in Cuts.[23][24]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Slab O'Beef
2001 The Forsaken Pen
2001 Going Greek Thompson
2001 Drum Solo Blondie Short film
2003 Scary Movie 3 George Logan
2004 The Karate Dog Det. Peter Fowler Television film
2006 Scary Movie 4 George Logan Cameo
2006 National Lampoon's Pledge This! Derek
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Hank
2008 Superhero Movie Human Torch
2008 Hotel California Pete Also co-producer
2008 An American Carol Himself
2009 2 Dudes and a Dream Dirt Nasty
2009 Silver Street John Short film
2009 Sonny Dreamweaver Hunter
2010 King of the Avenue Taz
2011 The Truth About Angels Kane Connor
2011 Boy Toy Clive
2012 Sperm Donor Greg Short film
2012 Slightly Single in L.A. J.P. Cipoletti
2013 Scary Movie 5 Dan Sanders
2014 Student Bodies Mike
2016 Halloweed Joey
2016 Do It All Over Dirt Nasty
2017 Alexander IRL Owen Reed
2017 Blue & Green Detective Sharpe
2017 Too Shorts Boombox Guest Star
2017 Bodied Donnie Narco
2018 Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars[25] Dark Jokester
2021 Red Rocket Mikey Saber [26]
TBA Mack & Rita Luca Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Baywatch Himself Episode: "Beachblast"
1999 Felicity Eli 4 episodes
1999 Katie Joplin Tiger French Main role; 5 episodes
1999-2001 Jack & Jill Michael "Mikey" Russo Main role; 32 episodes
2002-03 What I Like About You Jeff Campbell Main role (season 1); 21 episodes
2004-05 Summerland Sun 2 episodes
2005 Cuts Harrison 2 episodes
2005 Everwood Cliff Fenton Episode: "So Long, Farewell..."
2006 Monarch Cove Eddie Lucas Main role; 14 episodes
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Brian Episode: "I Just Got Voodoo'd"
2014 Happyland Tony Episode: "Park Maintenance"
2015 Perception Roy Meier Episode: "Meat"
2015 NCIS Scott Bleeker Episode: "Status Update"
2016-17 Typical Rick Rick 12 episodes
2020 The Real Bros of Simi Valley DJ Womp Womp Episode: "Lights Out Gringos"
Music videos
Year Title Artist Role
2004 "She Wants to Move" N.E.R.D. Hot guy
2009 "Tik Tok" Kesha Barry
2010 "Yes" LMFAO Dirt Nasty
2011 "Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO Guy on bicycle
2012 "Bird on a Wire" Action Bronson featuring Riff Raff Dirt Nasty
2015 "Jordan Belfort" Wes Walker & Dyl Dirt Nasty
2016 "World Wide Lamper" Kool Keith featuring B.a.R.S. Murre & Dirt Nasty Dirt Nasty
2020 "Burning Man" Jonah and Jeff Wittek Dirt Nasty


Studio albums

  • Catching Up to Wilt (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo) (2004)
  • Dirt Nasty (2007)
  • Shoot to Kill (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, and Beardo) (2008)
  • The White Album (with DJ Stretch Armstrong) (2010)
  • Nasty as I Wanna Be (2010)
  • Palatial (2013)
  • The White Boys (with Andre Legacy and Beardo) (2014)
  • Breakfast in Bed (with Smoov-e) (2015)
  • Dirt Nasty Sux (2016)


  • The White Album (2010)
  • Shoot to Kill Mixtape (with Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, & BEARDO) (2008)

Extended plays

Guest appearances

  • Mickey Avalon - "My Dick" from Mickey Avalon (2005)
  • Mickey Avalon - "What Do You Say" from Mickey Avalon (2006)
  • Luckyiam - "Nevermind" from Most Likely to Succeed (2007)
  • Verb - "1980 Gutter" from The East Side Extraterrestrial EP (2009)
  • Mac Lethal - "My Cadillac" from Postcards from Kansas EP
  • Kool Keith - "World Wide Lamper" from Feature Magnetic (2016)


  • The Grouch & Eligh - "Can't Catch Me" from No More Greener Grasses (2003)
  • Luckyiam - "Rap, Rap, Rap" from Most Likely to Succeed (2007)


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