If the expression yin and yang could be applied to the pornographic world, then it would suit pornographic actor Shawn Diesel. Born sometime in 1982 in Arizona, he gained notoriety for his comedic personality as the character "Whitezilla", the apparent opposite of the black American performer Shane Diesel, who is best known as "Blackzilla". The idea behind both characters, White and Black, is that each man is considerably "endowed", which purposely shocks unsuspecting female co-stars of both races. The majority of Shawn Diesel's work can be found under this stage name, which is used in the titles of nearly every production he has appeared in. A decent portion of his work can be seen on websites including Shane's World and Hush Hush Entertainment, which specialize in documentary-styled pornography, often light-hearted and very intimate, as it brings viewers into the scene seeing how their favorite performers act and react to various situations and settings. Shawn Diesel's versatility crosses over between appearing on camera with female co-stars to appearing on camera with fellow male porn stars. In the porn world, his stage names include Rick Desmond, Rod Spunkel, Shawn D., Gordon and Rodd Erikson.