by Taryn Davies |
Marc Anthony Donais has been convicted of attempted murder after attacking his ex-girlfriend with a porcelain toilet tank lid.
Donais, a one-time Playgirl centrefold who acted under the name Ryan Idol, faces 15 years behind bars when he is sentenced in December.
In court in Sacramento on Tuesday, the actor's attorney insisted his client acted in self-defence during a fight.
The victim told the court that Donais had told her he wanted to kill her after showing up at her apartment days after she split from the ex-porn star.
Donais testified he drove to his ex's apartment to check up on her - because he was concerned she was mixing with some drug-dealing friends.
He told the court his girlfriend became upset when he accused her of cheating on him, and he swung the toilet lid at her when she came at him with a knife.
After his porn career, Donais became a hit on Broadway and starred in the 2007 revival of Terrence McNally's The Ritz.