Simon Rex

Actor, Veejay, TV host
Known to MTV viewers of the mid-1990s as a popular VJ, Simon Rex went on to become an actor and a rapper. Conventionally handsome, Rex exploited his youthful appearance in a pair of solo pornographic films, and this ... Read more »
Born: 07/19/1974 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

NCIS 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hotel California 2014 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

The Soup 1991 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Nick Swardson's Pretend Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Human Torch (Actor)

Monarch Cove 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Cuts 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everwood 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Summerland 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Karate Dog 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

National Lampoon's Pledge This! 2004 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Felicity 1998 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Going Greek 2003 (Movie)

Thompson (Actor)

Jack & Jill 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

George (Actor)

What I Like About You 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Basebrawl: MTV Rock N' Jock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Forsaken 2001 (Movie)

Pen (Actor)

Katie Joplin 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Snapped 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (4)

21 Jump Street 2012 (Movie)

("Boombox") (Song Performer)

21 Jump Street 2012 (Movie)

("Boombox") (Song)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("What Do You Say?") (Song)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

("George's Rap") (Song Performer)

Biography

Known to MTV viewers of the mid-1990s as a popular VJ, Simon Rex went on to become an actor and a rapper. Conventionally handsome, Rex exploited his youthful appearance in a pair of solo pornographic films, and this gave him a taste for being in front of the camera. A few years later, he resurfaced as an MTV personality. Garnering attention for his model-like appearance and laidback persona, Rex eventually shifted to acting, appearing as a regular on the sitcom "Jack & Jill" (WB, 1999-2001) and in a guest stint on the drama "Felicity" (WB, 1998-2002). In 2003, he was featured in his first major Hollywood film, the hit horror-spoof sequel "Scary Movie 3," and he reprised his role in "Scary Movie 4" (2006). As his screen career stalled, Rex created the rapping alter ego of Dirt Nasty and began to build a cult following after the release of his self-titled debut album in 2007. Along with his various Dirt Nasty appearances, he filmed the 2009 failed TV pilot "Rex" and later learned to stick to his strengths, mainly lowbrow humor, returning to the "Scary Movie" fold for "Scary Movie V" (2013).

Relationships

Zoe

Mother
divorced from Rex's father

Paul Cutright

Father
divorced from Rex's mother

Paris Hilton Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2004 while filming "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" (2006) No longer together

Jaime Pressly Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Jack & Jill" (The WB) Rex reportedly broke up with Pressly on her birthday in 2001

Sam Zandt

Step-Father
divorced from Rex's mother

Milestones

2013

Featured in "Scary Movie 5"

2007

Released his first album as Dirt Nasty

2006

Reprised role as George for "Scary Movie 4"

2005

Starred in the ensemble "National Lampoon's Pledge This!"

2003

Co-starred in "Scary Movie 3" penned by the Wayans' brothers

2002

Cast in the first season of the WB series "What I Like About You"

1999

Debut as series regular on the short-lived sitcom "Katie Joplin"

1999

Primetime acting debut in recurring role as a love interest to the title character on "Felicity" (The WB)

1999

Had regular role on The WB series "Jack & Jill" (The WB)

1998

Made appearance as himself in the film "Snapped"

1995

Hired by MTV as a VJ

1993

At age 19, appeared solo in adult-related videos titled "Young, Hard and Solo II", "Young Hard and Solo III" and "Hot Sessions III"

Disney refused to consider casting him in the sitcom "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (The WB) because of his past association with adult films

Signed by The WB to a development deal

Bonus Trivia

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"Dirt Nasty is a character that I created that is a total joke...When I get on stage and I become the character I become a total scumbag and I’m offensive to women and men and children and animals and it’s just a total joke." - from Lifelounge.com, May 11, 2011

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Rex has appeared in three "Scary Movie" installments as two different characters.

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Rex has collaborated on various occasions with fellow comedian and rapper Andy Milonakis.

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