Of the 'Sam & Joe Gage brothers' fame (Sam Christensen and Tim Kincaid). He used this alias to maintain a career on the 'legit' side of things. Often considered one of the best, Joe Gage had several of the most commercially successful gay porn films of the 70's/early 80's era. Interestingly enough, he left the "adult" business just as video was taking over film, doing just one movie in video format (Closed Set 2), and directed a few low-budget horror films, under the name Tim Kincaid (such films as Breeders, and Robot Holocaust). In several of his adult films, he appears as one of the many men in the orgy scenes (many of the guys simply credited as "The Gage Men"). Some rumors said the reason Gage made films in the 80's under the name Mac Larsen was because of trouble with Reagan's crack down on porn, or tax issues - not true. He said in an interview that he lost interest in making porno films, but they offered some quick money, and he made a deal with P. M. Productions to do several with a quick turn-around and a set budget. Those films were shot in 1 or 2 days, then edited and handed over to P.M. in a matter of just a few days total (in comparison to L.A. Tool and Die, which took 20 days for shooting alone, an unheard of amount of time for a porno movie). He is featured in one early film, from 1975, Morning Noon, and Night. He also directed an off-Broadway hit, Naked Highway in 1983. Gage became a 2001 GayVN Video Awards Hall of Fame inductee, and began his return to the porno business with his 2001 release "Tulsa County Line". He went on to earn 2 more GayVN awards in 2006 for best non-sex performance (in the Buckshot Productions film Beyond Perfect) and in 2010 for best director (for his film Dad Takes a Fishing Trip). He has also won an XBIZ award for best director in both 2011 and 2016.