Born in Russia, Ivan moved to the U.S. as a child and earned a degree in Cinematography before embarking on an entertainment career in mainstream film and TV. He came into the adult biz in 2002, making his mark with such movies as 2004’s Texas Asshole Massacre and 2005’s Dawn of the Head, earning him a number of awards and nominations for his talents.
While reveling in his success as a filmmaker, media personality, entrepreneur, podcast host and newly-engaged fiancé (to fellow entertainer/director Misha Montana), the past few years have also seen a surprise diabetes diagnosis that affected his ability to walk and work, and the horror of Montana suffering a stroke in 2021 that both sidelined, then recharged, their careers while driving home the “for better or for worse” aspect of their rock-solid partnership.
Between the extensive healing process, adopting a healthier lifestyle and developing new creative projects for himself and Montana, “What I learned during this experience is how important it is to listen to your body. Many of us have this ‘I got this!’ mentality, but truthfully, we don’t. It’s a serious reminder to stop and do a wellness check on ourselves physically, mentally, business-wise and how we treat others. We hustle and bustle and just run with no breaks, but we need those breaks… they are crucial.” To learn more about Ivan, visit IamIvan.com or follow him on Twitter @IamIvanXXX.
Award winning Adult & Horror Filmmaker