Zak Spears was born Khristofor Lawl Rossianov in Chicago on January 15, 1965.
He came out to his family when he was 12, and at school when he was 16. He was constantly ridiculed with gay epithets as a result, and so he withdrew from all social circles. He kept a calendar filled with check marks for days when he caught flak at school for being gay, and those calendars were ultimately filled with check marks.
Spears withdrew into a fantasy world to cope, and started to fantasize about being a more attractive man based on the men who posed for such magazines as "Playgirl."
Spears worked as a diesel mechanic in Chicago and Minneapolis, his friend Joey Morgan took him to a bar called The Saloon in Minneapolis where Chi Chi La Rue was doing a show, and introduced them. Spears and LaRue became fast friends, and LaRue used him for a video called Handjobs 3 (1993).
His porn name of "Zak Spears" was derived from the combination of a character he liked on "Saved By The Bell" and the fact that Chi Chi La Rue told him that he looked like the younger brother to straight porn star Randy Spears.
In 1996 Spears retired from the gay adult industry after falling in love with Matthew Rush, who would also go on to star in gay adult films. Spears had hoped the relationship would be long-term, but after they broke up, he bulked up with a lot more muscle and returned to the industry in 2004.
Spears owns two Chow dogs, and when he is not doing adult films has worked as a personal trainer, and as a bartender at The Faultline in Los Angeles. He considers himself to be very fortunate that he has worked in the industry for as long as he has, knowing that most models only last a few years or months. In his career, he has performed in dozens of videos and worked for most of the biggest studios in gay adult entertainment, including Colt Studios.
Known for refusing to shave his body hair or to work at being more "cut" with his muscular physique, his deep growling voice, and the "explosive" manner in which he climaxes on film, Spears is equally comfortable "topping" and "bottoming" in his performances.
Spears has also appeared in mainstream films including "The Doom Generation", "Forgiving the Franklins" and will appear in a 2014 documentary about Chuck Holmes. His last adult film was "Unsuitable" in 2010...fingers crossed we see him again soon.