Manuel is known for his large member that has been described as being as "fat as a coke can." He is a favorite among many starlets due to his unique "hardcore gentleman" style, which features a mix of vigorous and romantic, passionate sex. Manuel's rise garnered him copious amounts of awards and nominations. He is one of the more popular male stars in and out of the industry and is sought-after and given high praise by many of his female costars.
Manuel has also maintained a successful XXX career behind the camera, starting work as an actor and director in 2003. He began work for Platinum X Pictures and later joined Red Light District Video. He began directing for Evil Angel in 2006, directing and performing in many popular series for the studio such as: Raw, Evil Anal, Slutty & Sluttier, and much more.
Manuel has won the AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year a record 5 times.
Manuel is engaged to performer/director Kayden Kross. The two were interviewed by 20/20 in November of 2014.
Manuel appeared in the huge hit, Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp, and also appeared with fellow porn star Zoe Voss in a sex scene for the independent movie, Starlet.