Reed attended the University of South Carolina, where he played college basketball. He also studied theatre in college.
He is of Italian and Greek descent. He holds a degree in psychology. Reed was working as a print and runway model when he moved to Los Angeles to continue modeling and pursue a mainstream acting career.
He shot for Playgirl a couple of times before entering the adult film industry in October 2006.
Reed began directing for Penthouse in January 2011. He made his directorial debut with a film titled 10 Things I Hate About Valentine’s Day, a romantic comedy based on the mainstream film Valentine"s Day.
According to the Internet Adult Film Database, he was the industry"s busiest male performer in 2011 with appearances in 133 new films that year. After signing a six-month exclusive performing contract with Men.com, Reed performed his first gay sex scene, with Tommy Defendi, on June 28, 2012.
In May 2013, he announced his retirement from adult films.
Reed was once engaged to pornographic actress Asa Akira. Although he has performed in gay pornography, he has stated that he isn"t gay.