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John Calvin Culver is a Actor American born on 2 november 1943 at East Bloomfield (USA)

John Calvin Culver

John Calvin Culver
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Birth name John Calvin Culver
Nationality USA
Birth 2 november 1943 at East Bloomfield (USA)
Death 10 august 1987 (at 43 years) at Inverness (USA)

Casey Donovan (born John Calvin Culver; November 2, 1943 – August 10, 1987) was an American male pornographic actor of the 1970s and 1980s, appearing primarily in adult films and videos catering to gay male audiences. Following a brief career as a teacher and a stint as a highly paid male model, Donovan appeared in the film that would cement his status as a gay icon, Boys in the Sand, in 1971. Attempts to build on his notoriety to achieve mainstream crossover success failed, but Donovan continued to be a bankable star in the adult industry for the next 15 years.


Casey Donovan was born John Calvin Culver in East Bloomfield, New York, growing up there with his parents and older brother, Duane.

In 1973 at the height of his popularity, Donovan met actor-turned writer Tom Tryon and the two entered into a long-term relationship the following year. Tryon was deeply closeted and grew increasingly disturbed by Donovan's notoriety. Their relationship ended in 1977.

In 1978, Donovan purchased a house in Key West, Florida to run as a bed and breakfast dubbed "Casa Donovan." Donovan struggled to keep the house running and ultimately it failed. More successful was Donovan's time as a celebrity tour guide, conducting all-gay trips in partnership with an outfit called Star Tours to Italy, China, Peru and other destinations.

By 1985, Donovan's health had begun to deteriorate, as he had contracted HIV. Although he had counseled his fans through his "Ask Casey" column as early as 1982 to reduce their number of sex partners and take steps to preserve their health and urged them to be tested for HIV once the test was developed, he himself made little or no effort to change his behavior. Donovan died in 1987 of an AIDS-related pulmonary infection in Inverness, Florida, aged 43.

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Filmography of John Calvin Culver (6 films)

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The Other Side of Aspen, 39minutes
Origin USA
Genres Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Sports d'hiver, Ski
Actors John Calvin Culver, Al Parker
Roles Casey Donovan
Rating69% 3.481323.481323.481323.481323.48132
En montage alterné, un jeune homme (Casey Donovan) fait du jogging à San Francisco, et fait du ski à la station d'Aspen. Dans les scènes de montagnes, il entre dans un chalet et voit deux hommes avoir des rapports sexuels (Chad Benson et Dick Fisk).
The Opening of Misty Beethoven, 1h26
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Constance Money, Gloria Leonard, Jamie Gillis, John Calvin Culver
Rating67% 3.397543.397543.397543.397543.39754
In a pornographic take-off of Shaw's play Pygmalion (and its derivative My Fair Lady), the film is about a sexologist who tries transforming a low-skilled prostitute into a goddess of passion. While he tries to prepare her to seduce a homosexual artist, it is he for whom she develops feelings. In this film, Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion) is replaced by Dr. Seymour Love, the sexologist, played by Jamie Gillis. Eliza Doolittle (of Pygmalion) becomes Dolores "Misty" Beethoven, who is played by Constance Money, and Colonel Pickering becomes Geraldine Rich, played by Jacqueline Beudant. During the film, Misty achieves "elevation" better than Love and Rich had hoped but then cuts them off, as in George Bernard Shaw's play. However, this film then sees Misty return, take over for Dr. Love, and run the "school". Dr. Love is present but in a very subservient position. It is clearly Misty that is in charge by this time.
Score (1974)
, 1h31
Directed by Radley Metzger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors John Calvin Culver, Lynn Lowry
Rating58% 2.903562.903562.903562.903562.90356
In the mythical European city of Leisure, married couple Jack and Elvira have an ongoing bet regarding who can seduce whom. This comes up in the wake of a swinging night with a couple of tourists picked up via a newspaper ad. Elvira, a self-professed "sexual snob" has bet she can seduce newlywed Betsy, married to handsome marine biologist Eddie. If she fails by a certain midnight, then Jack gets to seduce Eddie.
Boys in the Sand, 1h30
Directed by Wakefield Poole
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Calvin Culver
Roles le jeune homme blond
Rating67% 3.3730953.3730953.3730953.3730953.373095
Bayside: The dark, bearded Peter Fisk walks along the wooded paths of the island until reaching a beach. He strips and sunbathes on a blanket. Suddenly, out in the water, the blond naked Donovan appears and runs up onto the beach to Fisk. Fisk performs oral sex on Donovan, who then leads Fisk into the woods. Fisk grabs the blanket and follows, catching up to Donovan in a clearing. They kiss and touch each other, then Donovan takes a studded leather strap from Fisk's wrist and attaches it around Fisk's genitalia. They continue the scene, with each performing oral sex on the other and Donovan penetrating Fisk. Following Donovan's climax he returns to servicing Fisk orally and, as Fisk is climaxing, momentary flashes of previous scenes are intercut. The scene ends with Fisk taking the strap from his genitals and attaching it around Donovan's wrist. Fisk runs into the ocean and vanishes, mirroring Donovan's entrance. Donovan dons Fisk's abandoned clothes and heads off down the beach. Poolside: The segment opens with Donovan on a pier, holding a newspaper. He returns to his house, strips by the pool and begins reading. Intrigued by an ad in the back of the paper, Donovan writes a letter in response. After a number of days pass (marked by the cliché device of fluttering calendar pages), he receives a reply in the form of a package. Inside is a tablet, which he throws into the pool. The water starts to churn and the dark-haired Danny Di Cioccio emerges to Donovan's delight. The two couple by the pool, with each performing oral sex on the other and Donovan penetrating Di Cioccio in a variety of positions. Di Cioccio turns the tables and tops Donovan until Donovan's climax. The scene closes with the two engaged in horseplay in the pool and then walking off together down a boardwalk.
Some of My Best Friends Are, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Fannie Flagg, Rue McClanahan, Candy Darling, Dick O'Neill, John Calvin Culver, Paul Blake
Rating62% 3.1005053.1005053.1005053.1005053.100505
On Christmas Eve 1971 in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, a group of gay men and lesbians meet at the Blue Jay Bar to talk about their lives and relationships.