Ron was born Ron Jeremy Hyatt on March 12, 1953 in New York. He graduated in the Cardoza (Brooklyn) High Class of 1971 and attained a master's degree from Queens College. He was working as a high school special education teacher in New York City by the mid-1970's. In 1978, Ron's girlfriend sent a photo of him in to "Playgirl" magazine for inclusion in its 'Boy Next Door' section. The publishers knew a good thing then they saw it, and Ron's photo was duly published. He ended up getting not only lots of letters from female admirers, but also from some hardcore producers from the area. Ron was quite the ham even then and enjoyed moonlighting in off-Broadway theater. The burgeoning porn industry was just starting to take off in New York, and Ron leapt at the offers he received. He made his hardcore debut in 1979's "Tigresses. . .And Other Man-Eaters," taking on Samantha Fox in his very first on-screen encounter. He ended up dropping his teaching gig and pursuing porno stardom full time. Ron soon became one of the busiest guys in porn. It seemed there was always work out there for a well-equipped guy who could reliably perform as well as fellate himself on camera (among other tricks Ron used to display).