I caught up with Jason Vario to talk about inspirations, ambitions, and vacations.
You’ve said in previous interviews that you started exploring a career in porn to pay the bills after high school, then took a break, and then came back to the industry. Do you think having that earlier experience has helped you be successful now?
Doing it so young got me familiar with my own comfort-levels when it came to the industry, but I took such a long break, and things are so different from when I started. A lot of aspects felt like I was doing them for the first time when I came back. I just stuck to the same values I forged early on, and I think it’s helped me a lot.
You picked up the award for Best Flip at the recent Grabby Awards — for a Titan Men scene with Daymin Voss. How did it feel to win that award?
It was really surprising, and kind of ironic. I’m mainly a top, and typically don’t bottom on cam — or much at all, normally only for my husband.
It was Daymin’s first scene, and we were friends from before. It was very last minute and random that we decided to make it a flip scene — totally unplanned. But I’m glad we did, and I’m very honoured for the award. I might have to start flipping a little more.
What category are you aiming for at next year’s awards?
Maybe Hottest Cock or Best Top. I get told those things a lot in my personal life, so it would be cool to have a trophy for it. But really, any recognition is great. I don’t know if I’ll actually go to the awards show again — it typically falls on the same weekend as my husband’s birthday, since he’s not in the industry I feel bad for leaving that weekend.
Who are some of your porn heroes or inspirations?
Bruce Beckham is one of my closest friends, and part of the reason I got back into the industry. I’ve always admired how he’s conducted himself — not only as a performer, but as a person as well.
Another would be François Sagat. He’s basically gay porn royalty to me, and I admire him for similar reasons to Bruce. I don’t know him personally at all, but he’s someone who I feel has been very smart when it comes to how he’s handled his career.
My last one isn’t so much a porn hero or inspiration, just more of a huge crush. Sergeant Miles is so fucking sexy to me — I can honestly say I would bottom for him, but only if he returned the favour.
One of your most recent releases is Three Wishes for Raging Stallion. If a gay genie offered you three wishes, what would they be?
I do believe that wishes can come true, if you want them hard enough and put in some work. But they only come true if you keep them to yourself and in your heart. So, I can’t say what they are or they won’t come true.
Can we talk underwear?
I don’t wear underwear, like, at all. Unless I really have to, maybe with dress pants in a formal or business setting so that my junk isn’t on full display.
In terms of what I like on other guys, I love a sexy jock on a smooth muscle bottom — you can’t beat that.
Your physique is really impressive and must take a lot of work. I read that you grew up as a skinny, nerdy, introvert. When you look in the mirror, do you sometimes still see that younger version of you?
I keep fit for my health, not for attention. Certain things will never change, but I try to turn them into positives. I’m still a big nerd, but I’m very proud of it. Growing up without looks or attention has helped keep me pretty humble. I was never the guy that got whoever he wanted with his looks and confidence. But I’m happy I wasn’t, I see those guys now and a lot of them have become overly cocky and messed up.
What are some of your goals and aspirations for the months ahead?
There are a few things that I’d like to happen. Definitely try and film some more scenes. Definitely continue to work on my fitness and health. Definitely go on a really nice vacay with my hubby — he hasn’t had a proper vacation in years, and we both need to spend some time on a beach.