Dave Pounder is a retired adult film producer, director, and performer. He is president of Dave Pounder Productions, which produced fun, reality-based adult movies from 2003-2010. Dave was also Executive Vice President at Daydream Entertainment Group, an adult Internet company based in Glendale, CA, from 2003-2008.
Dave entered the adult industry in 2001 and went on to direct over 100 titles for companies including Pimp Roll, Hundies, Top Bucks, Python, Pay Serve, Blazing Bucks, Kink.com (Cybernet Media), Mayors Money, Rage Cash, Triple X Cash, Daydream Entertainment, and BangBros.com, the leading adult internet company based in Miami, FL.
Prior to producing and directing, Dave performed in over 100 adult films where he was the only male performer in the business who did not engage in anal sex scenes and refused to perform in scenes involving violence and/or degrading of the women involved in the production.
In an effort to promote public health, all movies released by Dave Pounder Productions did not include any anal sex, violence, or degradation toward the people involved in the production, and, in 2005, the company instituted a condom-only policy to further protect performers and show an element of social responsibility.
In addition to producing movies, Dave co-hosted Real Talk, a call-in radio show similar to Loveline that originated in 2001 at the University of California at Irvine on 88.9FM KUCI, where listeners called in to discuss issues related to dating, relationships, pornography, politics, and current events. In 2007, Real Talk was schedule to air live on 97.1FM KLSX in Los Angeles, but CBS Radio pulled the program on the day it was supposed to air due to concerns over a perceived endorsement of pornography by the network.
Dave is one of the few adult industry personalities who had also gained acceptance by the mainstream entertainment industry, having appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Weakest Link (winner), Blind Date, 5th Wheel, and several other mainstream television programs, in addition to appearing in music videos for Fiona Apple, Engine Down, and the Willowz.
Dave is one of only a handful of adult industry celebrities with membership in both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); further, he was signed to Baron Entertainment, one the elite SAG franchised talent agencies in Los Angeles.
Dave played an active role in advocating for performer health and safety, having consulted with health laboratories to expand STD testing and access to secure online test results for adult performers at any time. He is a strong proponent of federal legislation mandating condom use in the production, distribution, and retail sales of adult content; state legislation mandating monthly STD testing of adult performers to include HIV, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and herpes; raising the legal age limit to perform in adult films from 18 to 21 years; state-licensing adult entertainers; creating a .xxx top level domain to house adult related websites; and imposing a small excise tax on consumer sales of adult products and services to help fund comprehensive sex education, rape counseling/support services, child protective services, and shelters for victims of domestic abuse.
Dave has consulted for the Los Angeles County Health Department, The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA), The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and several wall street investment banks. He has also given several speeches and lectures regarding adult entertainment at Indiana University, The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Emory University, and several other respected academic and policy institutions.
Dave holds a bachelors degree in finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, a masters degree in information management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State Univeristy, and he was recently accepted into doctoral programs, with full scholarship, at Indiana University (Bloomington) and Concordia University (Montreal) to research sexual decision making and evolutionary psychology. He was also accepted into the graduate program in public health at UCLA. However, as of this time, he has decided to put further education on hold.
Dave recently completed a documentary that examines the social, psychological and economic impacts of performing in adult films. He also wrote a book about the social economics of sex, love, and dating.