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Upstate D.A.’s 1970s Porn Career Is Over; Mustache Remains

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The mustached American above is Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben, who was re-elected earlier this month to a second term as the county’s top prosecutor. You may also know him as “Jose the Janitor” from the 1970s porn flick “Dr.’s Teenage Dilemma.”

Before he went to law school, Suben was a 1970s porn start who went by the name “Gus Thomas.”

He starred in dozens of XXX films in the early 70s. He then lied about it when he ran for D.A. in 2012.

Last week — after he’d already been re-elected — Suben came clean.

“I was an actor in adult films for a short period in the early ’70s,” Suben said at a press conference on Friday (before answering precisely zero questions). “I was also an actor in other venues including off Broadway, soap operas and commercial advertisements.”

As for straight-up lying to voters on the campaign trail about his decades-old porn career, Suben says “I regret that and I apologize for it. I was shocked and embarrassed to be confronted with this so many years later. I was embarrassed for my family and friends who have stood by me. I also denied my actions to my family, my friends and my staff.”

While Suben’s porn career is over, his 70’s porn-stache remains. Frankly, Cortland County voters should have seen this coming.

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