He has said that he learned then what it was like to be broke, making no money as an actor who "starved Off-Broadway " Jeremy soon found work posing for Playgirl after his then-girlfriend submitted his photo to the magazine.
Rose, listed at that time as R. Hyatt in the phone book, was reportedly pestered at all hours by prospective suitors who'd seen Jeremy in Playgirl. Jeremy flew in from New York to shoot the movie.
Expecting warm California weather, he wore only a T-shirt and shorts and brought no additional clothing. During the long motorcycle ride to the set, located near Lake Arrowhead in the California mountains, the weather deteriorated to blizzard conditions, which chilled him to the point of near hypothermia. Upon arriving at the set, Jeremy was immediately whisked away to thaw out in a hot shower.
When he finished, his skin had taken on a pinkish hue from the temperature extremes, and all the many hairs on his body were standing on end. Margold's comment upon seeing Jeremy at that moment was "You are a hedgehog, my friend. A walking, talking hedgehog. He appears in the horror film They Bite in a role making a film-within-a-film Invasion of the Fishfuckers — another horror film, both in the same vein as Humanoids from the Deep.
He also served as a consultant on the film Boogie Nights —which chronicled the emergence of the fictional porn star Dirk Diggler Mark Wahlberg , loosely based on the life of porn star and former co-worker of Jeremy's John Holmes —and the movie The Chase , in which he has a small cameo as a news cameraman.
He also appeared in the film The Boondock Saints , played a bartender in 's Spun and acted in 's cult film Zombiegeddon. He was an extra in Ghostbusters ,  played a male strip-club announcer in Detroit Rock City , and had a cameo in Killing Zoe and in the porn spoof , Orgazmo. In addition, he appeared in several productions released by Troma Entertainment , such as Terror Firmer , Citizen Toxie: Jeremy is a frequent interviewee in documentaries about the porn industry, or related subjects such as Fuck: In , he appeared in the comedy film Finishing the Game as himself.
Jeremy starred in in the erotic horror film I Am Virgin, which was released in High Voltage , playing himself as a protester angry at the low salaries porn stars get. Another cameo was in "Stripper: Fame Games ,  in which he finished second to Traci Bingham on the season finale, which aired on 25 March Jeremy also appeared in a segment on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show.
Additionally, he made appearances on Penn and Teller 's Bullshit! Jeremy also made a brief cameo on Lewis Black's Root of All Evil , in the episode "YouTube VS Porn", in a short segment where people on the street were shown a video of hardcore pornography, and Jeremy was the only one disgusted by the video. The segment lampoons his penis size by having his character unseat a knight on horseback using nothing but his erect penis. Jeremy appeared as himself in the Family Guy episode " Brian Does Hollywood ", in which he is a presenter at an adult industry award show in which Brian Griffin is a nominee.
Comedian Kathy Griffin went on a date with him in the third season of her reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Ron Jeremy has also appeared in a part on the Comedy Central show Tosh. Jeremy appeared in Tosh. Jeremy appeared on Anthony Bourdain: Jeremy appeared on Silent Library in In the show, he was the "Mystery Creature" that was concealed underneath a sheet in a cage, the contestant has to feed him carrots while being blindfolded.
During the Academy Award broadcast, host and emcee Seth MacFarlane mentioned Jeremy in his opening monologue, "From Whoopi all the way down to Ron Jeremy, it eventually found its way to me", joking about the number of rejections that Oscar organizers must have gotten from potential hosts before they arrived at him.
Later in the April issue of AVN magazine in the Crossover Report section, with roughly 1 billion viewers worldwide, the writer observed that " In addition, he released a rap single called "Freak Of The Week" which peaked at 95 on the Billboard rap charts;  a music video for this was also produced.
His image was used as a fairy in the game Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude , in which he gives tips and advice to the main character. Ron Jeremy also stars in Bonetown as the king of Bonetown and sex god. The videos lampooned include Britney Spears , lonelygirl15 , Little Superstar and others.
In the poster, he lies partially nude on a bed, a pair of handcuffs on his wrists. Poking fun at his notoriety, the title of the advertisement exclaims, "Too much sex can be a bad thing. Spay and neuter your cats and dogs. The victim was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. Several of the allegations relate to his appearances at fan conventions, alleging that he would grope and insert his fingers into attendees without their consent.
The organizers of Exxxotica eventually banned Jeremy from their shows in October after a social media campaign by a webcam model, Ginger Banks. Television ads for the rum featuring Jeremy proclaim that it's rum "Ron Style".