He played versatile roles in videos and in his private sex life. He was also notable in New York"s gay nightlife and social circles. Rhodes used to date fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Rhodes was the second pornographic actor to perform in the top role with noted top-man Matthew Rush as the bottom in the film Heaven to Hell.
He also topped top-man Jason Adonis in his first onscreen role as bottom in the film The Farmer"s Son, by film director Chris Steele Rhodes made his struggles with drugs and depression public for years. He was a blogger and frequently wrote of his heavy usage of both club drugs and bodybuilding steroids.
In 2011, he had a circumcision to remove the foreskin from his penis. He died in his sleep from a cardiac arrest on June 14, 2012.
He was cremated per his family"s request.
Rhodes"s Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive status revelation posthumously via a New York Times article generated controversy. Fleet Week () Afterparty () Best Men Participant 1: The Bachelor Party () Best Men Participant 2: The Wedding Party () Asylum ().