Former Gay Adult Film Actor 'Ryan Idol' Convicted of Attempted Murder

Marc Anthony Donais, 47, formerly known as '80s gay porn actor Ryan Idol, was convicted on Tuesday of attempting to kill his girlfriend with a toilet tank lid, the Sacramento Bee reports:

Idol According to testimony at trial, the 41-year-old woman had broken up with Donais, who claimed to be bisexual. She testified she moved out of their West Sacramento condo when he knocked on her door the night of the attack while she was taking a bath.

She told jurors she let Donais into the house and that he immediately told her he wanted to kill her. He testified at trial that he thought she had pulled a knife on him during their discussion in her bathroom and that he grabbed the toilet tank lid and hit her with it out of self defense.

Donais is currently being held without bail.

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  1. Ted Cox was either acquitted or found not guilty MANY years ago. He made his last movie after his trial (in NYC) He returned to CA, made the movie (for Chi Chi) & vanished, hopefully to a better life.Unlike Idol, Ted never pretended to be totally straight ( the bisexual label is new for Idol believe me)

    Posted by: Russell1947 | Sep 21, 2011 9:48:52 PM

  2. Buster seems to be the only "poster" that I'd welcome on my planet. There is never justification for RAPE, except in the case of(an eye for an eye).

    Posted by: JustJay | Sep 21, 2011 9:51:52 PM

  3. Mike you are an ass.

    Posted by: floria1 | Sep 21, 2011 11:23:39 PM

  4. I thought he had died of AIDS as well. I remember thinking how terrible it was....I have to agree with one of the posters, Rape is not funny and does constitute cruel and unusual punishment. When five guys rape you on the floor of the shower with no lube, you get torn up, period.

    Posted by: John Simpson | Sep 21, 2011 11:52:13 PM

  5. Ryan Idol is the quintessential Porn Superstar. It's his legacy and the banner is yet to be taken from him. He was bangin' in almost everything and the camera loved him. I see the years have not been kind to him. Good luck to him though.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Sep 22, 2011 12:08:42 AM

  6. His scene with Josh Sterling in "Idol in the Sky" is in my Top 31 Desert Island Porn Clips. ChiChi LaRue recently sang his praises in a roast, and the picture on the right looks taken from that party. He looks terrible, but drugs and alcohol plus 20 years is the perfect formula for wrecking your looks. Toilet tank lid as shield against a drug-addled brain's imaginary knife is totally not out of the ordinary.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Sep 22, 2011 12:08:46 AM

  7. Day which is amazing how so

    Posted by: seamless alloy pipe | Sep 22, 2011 5:32:11 AM

  8. He kind of looks like David Hasselhoff now.

    Posted by: Oliver | Sep 22, 2011 5:41:53 AM

  9. If I remember correctly he had a history of mental illness (bipolar?) which is most likely what contributed to this incident, as well as the attempted suicide.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 22, 2011 8:06:20 AM

  10. Wow, I just don't get it. He looks rather handsome in the photo on the right. He's 47 years old, after all. He doesn't look botoxed to death, which is rather refreshing.

    As far as some of the posters making comments about the low class status of anyone who does porn, if you watch it, who are you to think you're any better than the men you're jerking off to?

    Posted by: Patrick | Sep 22, 2011 10:03:19 AM

  11. He was a 90's pornstar...not, 80's.

    Posted by: Michael Strangeways | Sep 22, 2011 2:12:50 PM

  12. Way to go, my gay brethren! "It's a's too bad...." Side with a man who almost beat a woman to death just because he had a pretty face once. Confirm the worst stereotypes about the shallowness of gay men.

    Posted by: Pygar | Sep 25, 2011 4:00:45 PM

  13. Its just crazy that these people think they can do porn and then go into some mainstream business and still maintain their superstar status in the mainstream world. I have heard so many times these people say that oh god they so hope that they can make it over to the big screen and cant wait to be a superstar and megastar and just be rich and wealthy and buy a huge mansion somewhere. When will people wake up and realize that it does not happen that way? Life does not work like that! The porn industry chews them up and spits them out!

    Posted by: MeAroundHere | Sep 25, 2011 10:41:36 PM

  14. what a shame. he was SUCH a hot man back in the 1990's; literally a legend in gay porn. but he's been on a downward spiral for years. he's bitten the hand that feeds him (porn industry leaders and his own fans) far too many times to expect any assistance from them.

    i've heard many stories over the years of how he conned gay porn employers out of money by demanding to be paid up front and then vanishing, never to fulfill his end of the bargain. i've heard stories about how he actually despised gay men but had no problem using sex and his good looks to get money out of them. his drug and alcohol use are historic. looks like he's finally hit rock bottom. i do feel sorry for him, though. you should have seen him back in the day; he was STUNNING.

    Posted by: actiondude | Oct 1, 2011 7:51:11 AM

  15. From the media stories I've read it seems far fetched that as his ex-girlfriend said she had caught him with a male lover, that a man in his 40's would be sexual like someone in their 20's. Don't get me wrong, I do not believe his words either, or the police records, they are not necessarily truthful, or the media. It is ashame something like this happened to him. Whatever happened.

    Posted by: Will | Oct 13, 2011 5:41:57 PM

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