Joe Simmons was born in Yonkers and made a number of gay porn movies beginning in the mid-1980s.
He got into the entertainment industry by building sets and later studied acting and appeared in off-Broadway shows.
After taking up bodybuilding, he appeared in several magazines and then worked as a model for controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Famous for his incredible physique, Joe stood about 6' 4" tall and had a large cut cock.
He topped and bottomed in his films. Joe helped broaden the range of erotic protrayals of African-Americans in gay male pornography.
He died of AIDS related complications.