Charles Dera: The Tom Selleck of Porn?

Movember is upon us once again! The popularity of mustaches wanes and waxes to the tune of the latest vogues, but some facial hair is trend-proof. Take actor Tom Selleck, for instance. While he has occasionally shaved off his signature ‘stache, it’s still so much a part of his image, it’s practically a meme in and of itself. Traditionally, male porn actors have been almost as well known for facial hair as Selleck is, even if the popular pornstars of the modern era are almost all clean-shaven. (We contemplated the rise and fall of the pornstar mustache in a post here on the Adult Empire Blog three years ago.) Nevertheless, a few stars can still rock the facial-hair look and not seem entirely like they’ve escaped from a grainy 1970s skin flick. At the top of the list? The hardworking and reliable Charles Dera, whom we like to think of as the Tom Selleck of porn, thanks to his snazzy new handlebar.

To be fair, Dera isn’t always seen wearing a ‘stache! But when he is, watch out! Behold this GIF and tell us that this is not the look of a man who knows that his facial hair gives him pervy porn superpowers (he’s even played Batman on several occasions, sans mustache, of course):

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“It’s your typical 1970s porn ‘stache!” Dera told Holly Randall in a recent episode of the podcast Unfiltered. “It’s me. It’s who I really am! That’s the biggest thing for me — I get to be who I want to be. [Also], it casts me into the pervert creepy roles, and I love playing those roles and just being that weirdo!”

A former Marine, MMA fighter, Playgirl model and Chippendale dancer, Dera is such a cool customer that he told Fleshbot he never even bothers to watch his own movies once they’re completed! Now that’s confidence, my friends! In fact, on this point, Dera probably outclasses Selleck, since Tom not only watches his own work but allows it to reduce him to tears, according to a report from Fox News. Hmmm! (Dera, meanwhile, supposedly came three times during his first scene without even pausing in between!)

Dera has also taken to Twitter to discuss facial fair:

In another instance, Dera even coined a nickname:

The “Derastache” is getting extra-special attention this month thanks to a charity promotion the actor is collaborating on with Brazzers. People who donate $10 to a men’s health charity will receive a free muffstache comb. (Appropriately, the shape of the tiny comb itself mirrors the handlebar-form of Dera’s ‘stache.)

Interestingly, while we’re pretty comfortable with our Tom Selleck/Charles Dera parallel, XBIZ’s Ricky Alomar sees Dera as a doppelganger for an entirely different celeb: Treat Williams! Holly Randall, meanwhile, has said, “It makes you look like a cross between a Mexican drug dealer and the uncle from Napoleon Dynamite.”

Browse Charles Dera porn videos here (and no, we don’t have a “mustache-only” filter).