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Matthew A "Matt" Sanchez, (aka Cpl Matt Sanchez, aka Matt Sanchez, aka Matthew Ayala Sanchez) born Dec 1, 1970 in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. A recently controversial person who while being honored with the Conservative Political Action Conference's Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award, was also revealed to have been:
- from 1992 to 1999, an actor in several gay porn films,
- until at least 2001, the owner of a website called www.excellent-top.com, advertising his prostitution services,
- and at least until Nov, 2004 a masseur, advertising exclusively in gay publications.
Matt can be reached at Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to radio talk-show host Alan Colmes, the editors at Wikicu.com, and journalist Charles Wilson who owns the CplSanchez.Info website, and who kept on top of this story, and gave me much needed material.
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Matthew Ayala "Matt" Sanchez was born Dec 1, 1970 in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, the son of Rafael Burgos Sanchez (b 1938) and his wife Noemi Ayala (b 1948), who had been married in 1965 in San Francisco. Matt states in an interview that both of his parents were born in Puerto Rico.
Matt was raised in San Jose. He has stated himself that he was born in San Jose, and his birthday (but not year) was on his facebook profile. (Also see the U.S. Public Records database cited below.) Checking the California Birth Index confirms a Matthew Sanchez has this birthdate and birth county, with a mother's maiden name of Ayala. Checking the California Birth Index again, we see that he had a brother Marco Sanchez born in Jan, 1970 also in Santa Clara — we can match them because Marco was also born to a mother with the same maiden name, Ayala. It seems a bit incredible that she would give birth in January and then again in December but there you have it. Also note that although there is an actor called "Marco Sanchez" (born as "Marcos Sanchez"), he is not the same person.
Rafael and Noemi filed for a divorce Apr 1976 in Santa Clara County. On a lark, I decided to check the California Death Index and found "Noemi Ayala Sanchez, born Oct 4, 1948 in Puerto Rico; died Oct 26, 1983 in Santa Clara County. Father's [last] name Ayala". So Matt's parents divorced when he was five and his mother died when he was twelve.
Matt states on a profile that he graduated from Independence High School there in 1988. Checking the Classmates website, I was able to verify that both Matthew and Marco Sanchez were seniors at Independence High School in 1988. It would be useful if someone were to find his senior class picture. Here's another site which is called Independence High School's official site, on their wikipedia page.
At one point I ran across some place where he said he'd been a wrestler in high school. That is confirmed here where we see "Central Coast Section Wrestling Championship Results - Champions by Year - 1988 - [Weight Class] 165 Matt Sanchez - Independence [High School]". We can see there that at the same time, Marco Sanchez was also a Wrestler. Evidently Marco did better than Matthew, being mentioned in a few other places on the web for his wrestling, finally resulting in competing in the Olympics in Atlanta representing Puerto Rico.
Andy Towle says he met Matt in a gay bar in San Jose in 1989 and went out on a few dates. "I haven't seen him since....he had gone on to do gay adult films...."
Primary documentation (Early Life)
- California Marriage Index, 1960-85 : "Rafael B Sanchez age 27, Noemi Ayala age 16, 31 Aug 1965 San Francisco County"
- California Birth Index showing "Matthew Sanchez born 1 Dec 1970 Santa Clara County"
- California Birth Index showing "Marco A Sanchez born 18 Jan 1970 Santa Clara County"
- California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 : "Rafael B Sanchez born 1938 vs. Noemi Ayala born 1948, on Apr 1976, Santa Clara County"
On Dec 17, 2006, a site visitor to the AtKol forums named "cutlass",identified Matthew "Matt" Sanchez as being the same person as Rod Majors aka Pierre LaBranche a former gay porn star, and also cited a Jan 25, 2006 Columbia Daily Spectator online article (which used to be) here.
His biography at IMDb reports that he started work in gay porn in Quebec in 1992 for Kristen Bjorn on two films but that the following year he moved to San Francisco where he worked for both Catalina and Falcon Studios.
According to his IMDb filmography, his first gay porn film was Call of the Wild in 1992 and his last film was in 1999. There is a mention on the web that he first started out as an assistant to the producer/director and later starred in two films by that director. In all of his films he is created as Rod Majors, except where noted below. Here is the full filmography with links to either IMDb or IAFD:
|1 Call of the Wild||1992||Kristen Bjorn||Kristen Bjorn Productions||as Pierre LeBranche (in French) Review|
|2 Woody's||1993||Rod||William Duffault||Vision A Productions||description|
|3 Northern Exposures||1993||William Duffault||Vision A Productions|
|4 Montreal Men||1993||First hustler||Kristen Bjorn||Sarava Productions||(credited as Pierre LaBranche) filmed in Montreal Review|
|5 Beat Off Frenzy||1994||unknown||Catalina Studios||Reviewed Aug 1994|
|6 Wet Dreams||1994||Jim Steel||Vivid Man|
|7 Secret Sex 2: The Sex Radicals||1994||Chi Chi La Rue||unknown||Reviewed Sep 1994|
|8 Man to Men||1994||No-nonsense top||Chi Chi La Rue||Mustang Studios|
|9 Lunch Hour 2: Sweating Grease||1994||Garage thief||unknown||unknown|
|10 Laid to Order||1994||Third guy on couch||William Duffault||HIS Video|
|11 Idol Country||1994||First guy in barn||Chi Chi La Rue||HIS||not a compilation|
|12 Down on It||1994||Josh Elliot||Catalina|
|13 Conflict of Interest||1994||Rod||unknown||unknown|
|14 Hung-Up||1994||Minotaur||Reviewed Mar 1995|
|15 Come and Get It||1994||Josh Elliot||Reviewed Apr 95|
|16 Manticipation||1994||Chi Chi La Rue (as Taylor Hudson)||Catalina Video Distributors|
|17 Forever Hold Your Piece 2||1994||Brad Austin||Catalina Video Distributors|
|18 Bi-conflict||1994||David||Sam Abdul||unknown|
|19 Tijuana Toilet Tramps||1994||Gino Colbert||Stallion Video||not a compilation, Reviewed Aug 1995|
|20 The Taste of Leather 2||Catalina Video||Reviewed Dec 1994|
|21 Man to Man||1995||Chi Chi La Rue||Mustang Studios||Reviewed Feb 1995|
|22 Power Trip||1995||John Travis||Studio 2000||Reviewed Mar 1995|
|23 Hot Springs Orgy||1995||Josh Elliot and Chi Chi La Rue||Catalina|
|24 Guest Services||1995||Chi Chi La Rue||Catalina||Reviewed Sep 1995|
|25 Built Tough||1995||Rod||John Rutherford||Jocks Studio||Reviewed Jun 1995|
|26 All About Last Night||1995||unknown||Thrust Studios|
|27 Everybody Does It||1995||Carl Stanyon||Tenderloin Productions|
|28 Hardbody Video Magazine: Issue 5||1995||Chi Chi La Rue||Odyssey||not a compilation|
|29 Size Queens||Vivid||Compilation|
|30 Jawbreaker||15 Nov 1995||Convict 3||Josh Elliot||unknown||Review Reviewed Jul 1995|
|31 Best of Zak Spears||1996||Catalina Video Distributors|
|32 Spanish Hardon||1996||Vivid||Compilation|
|33 Touched by an Anal||1997||Jim Steel||Vivid Man||A compilation|
|34 Best of Anthony Gallo||1997||Catalina|
|35 Guys Who Swallow Cum||1997||Rawhide Entertainment||compilation|
|36 Uncut Cocks||1997||Wildside Productions||not a compilation|
|37 Donkey Dick||1997||Vivid||No performers are cited on IAFD|
|38 Glory Hole of Fame 3||1998||Josh Eliot||Catalina Video Distributors||not a compilation per IAFD|
|39 The Best of Dave Logan||1999||John Elliot and Chi Chi La Rue||Catalina Studios||A compilation|
|40 Butt Crack Mountain||1999||Tool Factory|
|41 Colossal Cocks||2000||Brad Austin, John Travis, Josh Eliot, Peter Romero, William Higgins||Catalina Video Distributors||compilation|
|42 Meatwave||2000||Vivid Man||compilation|
|43 Biggest Dick in Town: Well Hung||2004||Video 10||Review, a compilation|
|44 Best of Brad Stone||2007||Falcon|
|45 Dick Em Down||2007||HIS||Compilation|
Still to be added: Catalina's Raw and Uncut, Deep Inside Vicca (DVD), Directors' Best - Josh Eliot, Man Country
In the review of Jawbreaker, we have a description that could possible help in dating whether this was compiled from earlier work "Rod Majors and Daryl Brock try to make a "Will Work for Bed" deal with some randy farmhands (Scott Russell, Ty Russell and Chip Daniels), but the farmhands have other ideas." So we have four other names. A check of their career, with dates, could be instructive.
Josh Eliot the director started in 1990 according to IMDb. Daryl Brock according to this site was born 4 Aug 1961. According to "Scott Russell" on IMDb, Scott started his career in 1993. Ty Russell per "Ty Russell" on IMDb started his career in 1993. And "Chip Daniels" started in 1990. So no help there.
I just found a new site which has "scene pairings", i.e. who did he actually appear with... here. That should help in possibly finding a movie, released after 1994, where he appears with someone whose own career did not start until then.
Interestingly, toward the end of his porn career, in Nov 1997, we find Matthew A Sanchez with email address Mateo70@webtv.net discussing weightlifting here.
Matthew claims now that all of this footage was shot over one or two summers and then spliced into films over several years. But in his interview, hosted on Kristen Bjorn's site he says "I believe I did some 12 videos." He also confirms in that interview that he worked with "Falcon and Catalina [Studios]".
Q. You've got the sexiest lips in the biz! What are you up to these days? Any chance you could be coaxed out of retirement by a studio?
A. LOL, thanks for the comments on my lips. When I was younger my lips were close to the same size but my face was smaller. I hated them back then. I am so glad the rest of my features have grown into proportion. I live in New York City. I am working on a project in publishing. I wrote an article for a magazine called GYM it should still be out on the stands.
The interview although not dated, internally dates itself to 1999 with the following exchange:
Q. It has been 8 years since you made your first porno movie....
A. I am getting old! I am 28 years old and my next birthday is on Dec. 1st....
Matthew now claims that he is not gay, and has never been gay. This footage which shows a few stills from a few of his movies (Warning this link is X-rated.) is relevent to that comment.
This post here from 1999 states that at that time Matt was called NYescortop@aol.com and says "I hired him about four years ago," and "he lives in midtown".
A few bloggers have stated that Matt also was the owner of the website .http://www.excellent-top.com. That site no longers functions, and the screen-capture that *had been* on the WayBack Machine at the internet archives is now blocked. However, I was recently sent a screen-capture that someone had done from the WayBack Machine prior to the site's information being blocked.
This screen-capture shows the details of what had been posted to www.excellent-top.com. The capture has embedded in the HTML, information stating that it was copied to the archives in 2001. I wasn't able to personally verify the screen-capture information until Mar 29, 2007 when I found a trick that bypasses the robot sentry's on the WayBack machine and allows the page to be viewed. At that time I took my own copies of everything that I could find on that site.
On Nov 9, 2005, Derek aka firstname.lastname@example.org posts a note on a AMCGLTD.COM thread about "dead porn stars" implying that the site, by then, has either ceased operation or perhaps the phone number is disconnected. His message is simply of the "whatever happened to..." category, he doesn't elaborate. (See External Links section far below.) When I checked on 28 March 2007, the www.excellent-top.com site was no longer hosting any content and appeared to be for sale, but I copied below the whois information for the site for future reference, in particular showing that the site was re-registered March 2004:
Domain Name: EXCELLENT-TOP.COM Registrar: INNERWISE, INC. D/B/A ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM Whois Server: whois.itsyourdomain.com Referral URL: http://www.itsyourdomain.com Name Server: NS1.IREITHOST.COM Name Server: NS2.IREITHOST.COM Status: clientTransferProhibited Updated Date: 22-mar-2007 Creation Date: 03-mar-2004 Expiration Date: 03-mar-2008
The website now hosts a site for buying range tops.
I was contacted by Willy Wilson, at that time unknown to me, but who has since created his own "Watch Matt" site and later identified himself as journalist Charles Wilson. He claimed that Matt was escorting in 2001/2002. Wilson stated that he has evidence of that activity. He forwarded to me a saved version of that escort website where Matt states "Excellent Top [cell phone number expunged by me] In $200, Out $250. I'm in Miami. I'm going to strive to make this page as informative as possible. You can always reach me Anywhere at [cell phone number (same as above) expunged]. New York: Midtown on the West Side. San Francisco: Nob Hill area. Send me an email for more information or call me at [cell phone number (same as above) expunged]. I often travel to Miami and Los Angeles. Send me an e-mail and I'll let you know if I'm in your area. 5'11", 200 lbs, 9"X6", 30 years old. In $200, Out $250, Dayrate $1200."
The HTML-embedded tag details state "Saved from URL http://www.excellent-top.com, File Archived on 2001.01.24 and Retrieved from the Internet Archive on 2007.03.16". This description was added by the wayback machine (aka internet archive). This proves that Matt had this website from as long ago as 2001 when the wayback machine archived it. Then from this same website there are three pictures without heads. There is also a link called "Hear My Voice" that points at a previously-existent Wave file, of which I now have a copy.
Alan Colmes on his radio program in March, 2007, interviewed Matt and on that show Matt admits having been a male prostitute:
- Alan: Tell us what happened. First of all, a number of years ago... and how many years ago was it? You did gay porn?
- Matt: It was fifteen years ago and it just wasn't gay porn, by the way. But it was fifteen years ago.
- Alan: What else was it?
- Matt: It was more than that, but it was porn.
- Alan: Did you work as a male prostitute.
- Matt: That as well. Yes
- Alan: You were a male prostitute?
- Matt: Yes, this is one of the worst periods in my life.
- (The above excerpt was transcribed by me, Will Johnson, from an original audio tape of the show.) You can listen to six minutes of this show here.
On his wikicu page they first scooped that his face shot from his blog and the body shot from the leather.html page of his old website fit together perfectly (see here). Here, off his facercise page, is yet another picture from his "leather" photo session. Notice the leather strap over one shoulder, matching the leather strap shown on the leather.html page of his escort website. More evidence that Matt Sanchez and excellent-top.com are the same person here.
His escort page stated that when he is in New York he is on the mid-West side. Checking Ancestry's U.S. Public Records Index I was quite surprised to find that record id 524350950 (sinced purged by Ancestry) stated "Matthew Ayala Sanchez born 1 Dec 1970 address 331 West 57th St, [Suite] #363".
The full description of what the "U.S. Public Records database" is exactly is here. This is a database put together by ancestry.com gleaned from "various public records" etc as you can see from their blurb.
Ancestry is no longer showing this page, but I copied the contents before it was purged:
Name: Matthew Ayala Sanchez
Birth Date: 1 Dec 1970 Street address: 331 West 57th St 363
City: New York County: New York State: New York Zip Code: 10019 Phone Number: 718
This database has no date, and merely redates the records based on the birthdate of the person listed, so it's impossible to tell from this, exactly when he had that address or if he still does. This search shows that it must be an office building. I suspect that the "public record" this was created from is probably some sort of DBA filing, but I'm not really sure. Something like that could be used to receive checks without revealing his true name to his clients. The editors at wikicu.com has pieced together some pictorial evidence here. Alexa.com is a service that provides information about websites. They have details about www.excellent-top.com which you can view here. Note the physical address of the website 331 W 57th St, #363 which is identical to Matthew Ayala Sanchez's physical office address provided by the US Public Records database above. See the screen-shots showing the address here and here.
In a thread at http://mc.daddysreviews.com, in April 2001, some guys were discussing "The Best of NYC Tops". (That is, they are looking to hire an escort who will fuck them.) In post #9265, user Traveller states "The ones I've hired more than one...Matt Excellent Top". Then in post #9267, User newacctevrytime states "These three are big & natural... Matt (Excellent Top)". In post #9268, user slimandtight states "Matt (excellent-top) aka Rod Majors (yes, the one in the videos) is recommended. He has it and knows how to use it."
In Post #9269, user Curious2000 asks "Where does one find Matt/excellent top (aka Rod Majors) to contact him?" To which, in post #9270, User Justice replies "I just did a search ... here is a link... _http://www.excellent-top.com" (Note: this site has since become just a top-level jump page, not related to pornography.)
Post 1108 starts a thread devoted just to him, begun March 15, 2000 stating "He's in San Francisco until March 23", and "Listen to his voice on his website."
In Post 3768 posted on June 26, 2000 they again mention "Matt's Excellent Top website" with a link.
In Post 8747, posted on Apr 9, 2001 someone asks if the "No Regrets Massage" ad is Rod Majors.
On 21 May 2001, Matt himself reponds to a thread here citing his website and phone number in his response.
Post 12696, Sep 26, 2001 "...Matt is very aggressive and knows how to push all the buttons (or mine at least)."
Post 14809, Sep 21, 2001 "...Matt (Excellent Top) is VERY muscular, hung, and dominant. He sounds like exactly who you want. He's aggressive but not an a**hole."
Post 21169, Feb 28, 2002 "...Matt, Excellent Top (reviewed here and on rentboy)"
Post 23071, Apr 29, 2002 "Matt, the so-called Excellent Top has a great body to be sure, but his ueber-arrogant attitude was a turn-off to me. And although he did use a few techniques I liked, I found him overall to be more obnoxious than sexy. It started with him arriving an hour late and not even mentioning the fact when he finally did show up. What class."
Post 23063, May 1, 2002 "Matt (Excellent-Top) is hung, very hunky and a great top. His personality is fine by me but might put some guys off. I feel my sessions with him have been a bit short." The same site also mentions that Matt travelled frequently between New York, California and Florida. It also mentions his interview with KB and that in that interview it said he was a graphic designer.
In this article in the Military Times, it is stated that Sanchez joined the Marine Corps on May 14, 2003 at the age of 32, and is a refrigeration mechanic. He is currently on Individual Ready Reserve, which holds the stipulations that he receive no pay or benefits and is not obligated to drill, conduct annual training, or participate in any military activities until activated by Presidential Reserve Callup Authority.(See the Wikipedia article on Individual Ready Reserve) While in the Marines, he was a part of HQ COMPANY 6TH COMM BN 4TH MARDIV, also known as 6th Comm; they are based out of Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn, NY. After a stint with 6th Comm, Sanchez took a position at the New York Public Affairs Office of the Marine Corps.
Sanchez has stated that he had made it known to the Marine Corps upon enlisting that he had engaged in homosexual activity and had worked as a gay prostitute, and that the Marine Corps allowed him to enlist with that knowledge. (This claim, copied here from Wikicu, needs to be properly sourced.)
According to the Marine Corps Times, Sanchez's stint with the 6th Communications Battalion was short lived; he transfered to IRR status 11 days prior to reaching the 2 year mark. "Typical Reserve enlistment contracts are eight years, with six spent drilling with a Reserve unit and two in the IRR. Sanchez said he was transferred to non-drilling status early because of a medical problem." The Marine Corps Mobilization Command is currently investigating Sanchez, with regards to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and section 654 of U.S. Code Title 10. Sanchez's blog "Cpl. Matt Sanchez" has recently been renamed "Matt Sanchez".
According to this interview with Martha Zoller, Sanchez has stated that he will be deployed as an embedded civil affairs reporter in May of 2007. According to a message posted here on Mar 19, 2007 the Martha Zoller interview was broadcast that day.
On that March, 2007 Alan Colmes show, Alan claimed that he had an ad from the New York Blade from "November, 19, 2004" showing that Matt was still advertising as a masseur at that time. At one point in that show, Matt responds with "Well I am a licensed massage therapist." Here is the site run by the New York State, Office of the Professions on which you can search for "Massage Therapist" licenses in New York. A search for Sanchez does not reveal anyone named Matthew, Matt, or Mateo.
NOTE: the below paragraph was writen some time ago. Since that time, the New York Blade for reasons best known to themselves has either moved or removed the tearsheets from their website. However the links I provide *were* all functional at one time.
The New York Blade at one time happened to have an online version of their entire run of 2004, which you could find from their advanced search engine here. I checked the Nov 19, 2004 issue on the page near the back cover, which you may view here, where masseur/escorts with pictures are typically advertised, but none of the phone numbers there match the phone number listed on his escort webpage. However correspondent's have pointed out to me that Matt has acknowledged that the picture for "No Regrets Massage" is a picture of him. Here is the ad from Nov 12, 2004, Nov 5, 2004, Oct 29, 2004, Oct 22, 2004. Note that in the ad on Oct 22, the picture is different from the picture later that year. Here is the page from Jul 30, 2004, Jul 2, 2004 and Jun 25, 2004. The issue just prior on Jun 18, 2004 does not have this ad. (These tearsheets as of August 2007, appear to be defunct pages for some reason.)
A March 2007 post to a message board here states that "I'm sure I've seen Mateo's ad... in the back of HX or Next within the past year."
Matt has reviewed some books on Amazon under two seperate profiles. His first profile, which I retrieved on March 28, 2007 from here states his nickname as Mateo70, his location as "New York, NY" and his birthday as "12/1". He also invites readers to "... check out my Facercise site: http://www.geocities.com/mateo1970/index.html"
Under this profile he reviewed five books:
- On Dec 25, 1999 he reviewed Building the Classic Physique: The Natural Way, by Steve Reeves
- On Apr 24, 2000 he reviewed Facercise, by Carole Maggio where he signs the review "Matthew A. Sanchez"
- On Aug 11, 2000 he again reviews Facercise, this time signing himself as "Mateo70@bellatlantic.net"
- On March 24, 2001 he again reviews Facercise, this time signing himself as "Matt Sanchez"
- On June 20, 2005 he reviewed Radical Son, by David Horowitz.
A fascinating new development has emerged. I guess Matt's good reviews of facercise paid off. See post #266 here by Xenophile, which claims that Matt's picture appears on an alternate edition geared toward men. This edition of the book, which is called "Facebuilder for Men" (published July 2002) is here at Amazon. On the left under "Sections" find the link for "Back Cover" and click it to see Matt's before and after pictures prominently displayed there. Search inside this book for "Sanchez" and you will see it's dedicated to him and a few others, although he is listed there first. You may need to sign in to Amazon to view the dedication page here where it says "This book is dedicated to Matthew Sanchez, whose determination and dedication to facial improvement have been a major inspiration to me. I am grateful for his vision, support and encouragement." It then mentions about five or six more people.
His interest in Ann Coulter goes back at least to 2004. You can see a comment he posted here, with another new email address Mateo1970@yahoo.com
The bellatlantic email address was evidently never used as a google search only turns up the Amazon review above.
Within a year he had created another profile here where
In June, 2006 he also joined the Slingbox community, but only posted a few comments and hasn't returned.
Matt states that "In September 2005, I wrote a column for the campus newspaper that blasted the anti-military bias among my fellow students at Columbia University." Following up on that, he filed a discrimination lawsuit against Columbia and was invited on "The O'Reilly Factor" and "Hannity and Colmes" as a result of that.
An article from Jan 25, 2006 in the Columbia Spectator states that in the Fall [of 2005] Matt got into an argument "...with several members of the International Socialist Organization and later filed a harassment complaint against the three students." One of those students, Zach Zill, wrote an op-ed on Jan 27, 2006.
On Dec 4, 2006, Matt wrote an article for the New York Post, which at the end states "Matt Sanchez is a corporal in the U.S. Marines (Reserve) and a junior at Columbia."
About this time, he joined http://www.military.com and his profile there states "Matt Sanchez, Marine Corps Reservist (drilling), E-4, Corporal. Resides in New York. Unit Affilitations: 6th Communications Battalion, Active Duty 2004-5". Evidently this refers to that 6th Communications Battalion which has its Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.
Matt has his own blog which has an entry as old as Dec 7, 2006 and as recently as 16 May 2008 and where he specifies his email address as Matthew.A.Sanchez@Gmail.com. He has a link on that blogsite to his profile here where he states that his occupation is Public Relations, that he has been "On Blogger Since Dec 2006"
Matt also allegedly had a profile on http://www.manhunt.net which is a website dedicated to gay men seeking other gay men. The person with that profile logged onto that site as recently as February 2007.
Matt is enrolled in the Columbia University School of General Studies, this is not the same as the "Ivy league" school called Columbia College. See here for more details.
In an interview with Martha Zoller he states that he "...just became partner at a marketing firm." Later in that same interview he states "I will be deployed, I will be embedding as a reporter however with a civil affairs unit."
That marketing firm was identified here as a company called "MDA".
Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award
|The New York Sun ran an article on Feb 1, 2006 reproduced here stating that "...Matthew Sanchez...claims he was verbally attacked in September 2005 for being a member of the Marine Corps."
On March 2, 2007, Matthew was presented with CPAC's Jeanne Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award, while at their 2007 Annual Conference, held in Washington, DC. It was quickly revealed that Matt had been a star in some gay-porn films in the past. Michelle Malkin was one of the first to comment from the right on the controversy here.Here is another picture of Matt at CPAC 2007.
Marine Corps Investigation
On Mar 19, 2007 an article by John Hoellwarth appeared in the Marine Corps Times about the situation. A follow-up article also in the Marine Corps Times and also by John Hoellwarth appears here stating that an investigation into him will be wrapped up Mar 30, 2007.
|On Sanchez's blogging website he was, about this time, no longer calling himself "Corporal" Sanchez. He now claims to not "identify as a gay man". As I have shown above, the evidence is strong of ownership of a site called excellent-top, advertising in the "masseur" section of the Gay Blade, plus the mentions of him as Matt and Rod Majors, in connection with that same site, as a prositute as late as 2004. "Excellent Top" is not the sort of phrase that would be used in the straight community, nor by a masseur; most straight-people would probably have no knowledge that a "top" is a man who fucks other men, while a "bottom" is the man getting fucked. The phrase cannot be construed in any other way than as an ad for a male prostitute for men. To date, although Matthew has claimed that he advertised his masseur services in non-gay publications, exactly when and where these ads appeared has not been forthcoming.|
Then there is this article "Matt Sanchez Back In Action?" from May 2007.
Journalist Charles Wilson in 2008 paid for a background check on Matt, and the results are here.
Jan 2008 UpdateThis comment was posted on 1 Jan 2008, to the Talk page of Matt Sanchez's biography at Wikipedia:
THE LEAD ON THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER TRUE, and Mr. Sanchez's motion in the discussion forum that his page be ammended to reflect being cleared of all Marine Corps allegations is misleading at best and a lie of omission at worst. Let me explain. My name is John Hoellwarth, I wrote the articles for Marine Corps Times that are cited as sources #1 and 2 for this Wikipedia entry. But what is most important to this entry now is information I didn't get a chance to publish before starting a new job elsewhere. I'm holding in my hand a copy of Mr. Sanchez's publicly releasable personnel information, which was given to me by Marine Corps Forces Reserve in response to a Freedom of Information Act request I submitted on behalf of Marine Corps Times. The most important detail to now consider when editing this page is that Mr. Sanchez is no longer a Marine, which makes the first sentence of this wikipedia entry false. Though it is true that the allegations of wrongfully soliciting funds were found to be baseless, the Marine Corps ultimately concluded that failing to tell his recruiter about past participation in gay porn constituted an omission of fact that would have rendered him morally unqualified for military service. As a result, The Marine Corps discharged him for "fraudulant enlistment." That said, again, this wikipedia page is now flatly false. And unfortunately, I no longer work at Marine Corps Times, so I can no longer get this information published. So, I call upon you experienced wikipedia folks to help me out here and ensure accuracy prevails. What can be done? — NotebookNinja (talk • contribs) 00:56, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
It is not yet known whether the above paragraph is accurate or not.
Here is some more information that Charles Wilson has newly updated to his site.
Here is a forum post with more new information from 2008.
In an ArbCom decision from Jan 2008, Matt Sanchez has been banned for one year from editing in Wikipedia.
For some time Matt Sanchez has been editing his own autobiographical article at Wikipedia. While this is frowned upon, it is not prohibited provided the editor pays attention to the requirement to edit with a neutral-point-of-view and use reliable sources. However Wikipedia policy also states that we can and generally do, use whatever non-contentious statements a person makes about themselves. After many violations of the guidelines on Civility, Matt's behaviour and that of all the editors on the article has come up for review at ArbCom. After a long discussion, investigation and analysis with a bit of unexpected drama every now and then, the end result is that Matt Sanchez is blocked from editing Wikipedia for one year.
- The California Room, of the King Library in San Jose has some Yearbooks for Independence High School. The latest one is 1985.
Sites owned by him
- Matthew Sanchez's own blog, no longer being updated, last update in July 2006
- Matthew Sanchez's current blog site
- Matthew Sanchez's facercise page, lots of face shots of him
- Matthew Sanchez's facebook profile, currently mostly empty
- Matthew Sanchez's YouTube user page
- Matthew Sanchez's VideoPlayerWeb user page
- Matthew Sanchez's FriendSurfer user page
- Matthew Sanchez's profile at Militarytimes.com
Sites about him
- His story on MSNBC
- "Nutty Quotes by Nutty People", a Youtube video featuring some of Matt's most notable quotes, (warning x rated)
- Cpl Sanchez website, owned by journalist Charles Wilson
- "Rod Majors", a search at the Reviews Archive at AVN.com
- Kristen Bjorn BBS, "Welcome To The Ask Pierre LaBranche (a.k.a. Rod Majors) Message Board". This is an interview from 1999 about his porn career. The interviewer is not named here, and is not Kristen, but the text is hosted on the site of his previous director Kristen Bjorn
- Boyculture.typepad.com, "Do Ask, Do Tell". Notable for a picture of Matt during his escort days posted by blogger Mattrett. (I did confirm with Mattrett that he took this picture off Matt Sanchez's web site.)
- Joe. My. God.
- "Sanchez Investigated By USMC", Apr 2, 2007. Includes 34 reader comments.
- "Facts Evasion", Mar 12, 2007. Includes 216 reader comments.
- "Sanchez On Signorile", Mar 12, 2007. Includes 84 reader comments.
- "It Begins", Mar 9, 2007. Includes 285 reader comments.
- "Task Force Comes Out For Sanchez", Mar 8, 2007. Includes 80 reader comments.
- "Semper Fi, Matt". Includes 84 reader comments.
- "Matt Sanchez Responds, Sort Of", Mar 7, 2007. Includes 258 reader comments.
- "Sanchez & Gingrich". Includes 33 reader comments.
- "Jeff Gannon Redux", Mar 6, 2007. Includes 261 reader comments
- Andy Towle
- "USMC: Gay Porn Marine Matt Sanchez Scammed Deployment Funds", Apr 2, 2007. Includes 24 reader comments.
- "Matt Sanchez Talks to Michelangelo Signorile", Mar 13, 2007. Includes 18 reader comments.
- "USMC Begins Inquiry into Matt Sanchez"], Mar 12, 2007. Includes 23 reader comments.
- "Right-wing Porn Marine Matt Sanchez "Bad at Being Gay""], Mar 8, 2007. Includes 51 reader comments.
- "Conservatives Laud Gay Porn Star Marine"], Mar 6, 2007. Includes 84 reader comments.
- Awfulplasticsurgery.com This site has two pictures of Matt and states that rather than being the result of facercizing, he probably had a brow lift
- His IMDb Biography stating that he was born Dec 1, 1970.
- His IMDb Filmography, which is not complete (see above)
- Matt Sanchez article on Wikipedia
- Matt Sanchez article on WikiCU
- A post to AMCGLTD.com from Nov 9, 2005 proving that the guy who was http://www.excellent-top.com (a site no longer functional) was named "Matt" and worked out of "mid-town Manhattan"
- The cell phone number that he used on his excellent-top.com site is here posted to a forum at Appleswitcher.com
- The New York Blade website, send them a protest e-mail asking them to restore the tearsheets
- A review of Mateo#2 on daddysreviews that some people think is Matt Sanchez
- Interview with Martha Zoller, part 1
- Interview with Martha Zoller, part 2
- Blog at Queerty, article on Apr 2, 2007 citing this article on Radar Online from Mar 30, 2007 which has some new interesting quotes from Matt.
- Some more pictures of him including one I've not seen before
Forums about this issue
- Forum on Matt Sanchez at Charles Wilson's site CplSanchez.info, with ongoing discussion as of 9 June 2008.
- Military Times (forums), "Should past participation in gay porn disqualify a potential enlistee?". Forty-six pages of posts, Matt has contributed under his profile here. Comments begin Mar 9, 2007. Discussion was closed about June 15, 2007.
- ATKOL Forums, "Favorite Videos / Pornstars." : "Since nobody else posted: Rod Majors". Twelve pages of posts. Comments begin Dec 17, 2006 and end Apr 14, 2007 on Rod Majors being Matt Sanchez, at AtKol Forums (contains some graphic images and language).