Anthony Gallo is a gay adult film star whose tough demeanor made him noticeably conspicuous against the standard-issue look for the industry. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Gallo was employed as a private English tutor and moonlighted as a competitive bodybuilder. He was introduced into the world of gay pornography by noted director Kristen Bjorn, whose roster of pretty-faced, slender stars were the polar opposites of his new performer.
Gallo emigrated from Brazil to market himself in the busy Los Angeles adult scene. By the mid 1990s, he was making a steady stream of appearances in gay porn movies. He is popular with porn fans because of his close-cropped (sometimes shaved) head of hair, stubble, bedroom eyes, and hirsute, thickset frame and large uncircumcised penis. Although his look was type-specific, he managed to avoid typecasting, and appeared in range of diverse productions, adapting to any sexual role.
He was one of an increasing number of male stars who were openly gay and not shy about revealing it. He briefly gravitated away from the industry at the insistence of his partner, but he returned when the relationship ended. His roles became fewer and far between -- and his appearance more svelte -- by 1999. He retired from the industry shortly thereafter.