Erik Rhodes was an American actor who starred in gay pornographic movies. He was an exclusive for Falcon Studios, and was versatile in his public as well as in his private sex life. He was also notable in New York's gay nightlife and social circles, most notably for his relationship with fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Rhodes, who was openly gay, was the second porn star to perform in the top role with noted top-man Matthew Rush as the bottom in the film Heaven to Hell. He also topped longtime top-man Jason Adonis in his first onscreen role as bottom in the film The Farmer's Son directed by Chris Steele
Rhodes made his struggles with drugs and depression public for years. He was a blogger and frequently wrote of his heavy usage of both club drugs and bodybuilding steroids. In 2011 he had a circumcision to remove the foreskin from his penis. He died in his sleep from a cardiac arrest on June 14, 2012. He was cremated per his family's request. Rhodes's HIV positive status was revealed via an article published in the New York Times posthumously, a revelation which generated controversy.