Jon Dough (born Chester “Chet” Joseph Anuszak; November 12, 1962 – August 27, 2006) was an American pornographic actor who worked steadily from 1985 to 2006.
Dough grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At eight years of age, his mother’s boyfriend began sexually abusing him and his younger brother. At age 15, Dough was sent to live with his uncle.
Dough moved to Los Angeles, where he initially tried breaking into soap operas. However, a photo shoot at Hustler quickly resulted in steady work in the adult industry.
His first film was a short loop he made for Lance Kinkaid in 1985. In 1999, Vivian Valentine received a black eye after being hit by Dough during the filming of Anabolic Video’s Rough Sex; however, she has said: “I have no regrets or bad feelings about it”.
As Dough or one of his other performing aliases, he was a veteran of over 1,400 adult videos and had directed 71 titles, according to the IAFD. One of his most noteworthy achievements was participating in a gangbang with 101 women, as well as appearing in the first DVD produced by the porn magazine publisher Hustler.
He appeared in an episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends devoted to the San Fernando Valley’s pornographic film industry, granting BBC Two presenter Louis Theroux several interviews on- and off-set.
Dough’s first marriage was to Deidre Holland, a pornographic actress, whom he later divorced. He married pornographic actress Monique DeMoan, with whom he had a daughter in August 2002.
Dough died on August 27, 2006, in Chatsworth, California, of suicide by hanging. He was 43 years old. DeMoan discovered his body in a closet in their home. DeMoan subsequently left the industry and is raising their daughter in an undisclosed location. In a 2012 interview with Louis Theroux, she cited his struggle with a long-term drug addiction and insolvent porn business as a catalyst for his worsening depression and eventual suicide.
Dough was best friends with fellow actor Randy Spears, having entered the business at around the same time. Spears said of Dough that he was “like a brother” to him. Following Dough’s death, Spears set up a memorial fund on MySpace to help pay for the funeral costs.