Simon Rex Cutright
July 20, 1974
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Other names||Dirt Nasty|
|Education||Alameda High School|
Simon Rex Cutright (born July 20, 1974)[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. 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.
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.
Starting in 2002, Rex starred with Amanda Bynes in the sitcom What I Like About You. 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, Hotel California, Karate Dog, 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.
Rex entered the music industry in 2005 as a rap artist after becoming friends with and discovering Mickey Avalon. Rex adopted his alter ego Dirt Nasty 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". 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.
In 2007, Dirt Nasty released his self-titled debut album which included the songs 1980, Cracker Ass Fantastic & Dropping Names. His second album, 2011's Nasty as I Wanna Be, featured Ke$ha, LMFAO, Too Short, and Warren G. 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. 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.
|2000||Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth||Slab O'Beef|
|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|
|2010||King of the Avenue||Taz|
|2011||The Truth About Angels||Kane Connor|
|2012||Sperm Donor||Greg||Short film|
|2012||Slightly Single in L.A.||J.P. Cipoletti|
|2013||Scary Movie 5||Dan Sanders|
|2016||Do It All Over||Dirt Nasty|
|2017||Alexander IRL||Owen Reed|
|2017||Blue & Green||Detective Sharpe|
|2017||Too Shorts Boombox||Guest Star|
|2018||Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars||Dark Jokester|
|2021||Red Rocket||Mikey Saber|||
|TBA||Mack & Rita||Luca||Post-production|
|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|
|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"|
|2004||"She Wants to Move"||N.E.R.D.||Hot guy|
|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|