Once a Crystal Palace talent on his way to the Premier League, Damian Oliver decided to pursue a career in porn. But on the way there, the former footballer had to go through a stroke of fate and numerous life crises.
Giving up the Premier League dream to become a porn actor? This is the career decision Damian Oliver made. The Englishman was once considered a talent in Crystal Palace youth who could one day make it to the top flight.
But several strokes of fate ensured that Oliver does not earn his money with football today. In the podcast “Anything Goes With James English” he talked about his life as a porn actor – and how it came about.
“It’s not as good as people think,” says Oliver, who now also regrets his decision for financial reasons: “My first shoot was scary. The director was a tall, bald Irishman, he was scary. I had to face him pull my penis out and f*****.” He was paid £150 for his performance.
He was sweating so much that the people around him were constantly cleaning the floor. Friends around him told him he had to be good at it because Oliver was known to have slept with a lot of women – only now he would get paid for it.
It just took a while for him to find the confidence to actually do it and until then the job was unpaid. “I could have earned a lot more as a footballer,” Oliver said of his time at Crystal Palace: “I fought too, maybe that would have gone somewhere.”