Colton Ford Facts
Colton Ford is one of those guys that makes your heart go pitter patter. With a muscled up bod and furry chest, what’s not to love? Let’s be real – the man has it going on!
But beyond his wolfish appearance and hazel brown eyes, there’s so much more to him than just his looks. In fact, he’s a very talented entertainer.
Not only Ford have a number of best-selling albums under his belt (with “Tug of War,” “Under the Covers” and “The Way I Am” being just three examples), he’s also very notable for his work on the stage and in film (and not just adult films either!)
Given interest in his career and the fact that he’s one of our own, we decided to put together 7 facts about Colton Ford that might surprise you.
And just for fun, we’ve tossed in a few delicious pics to get your thirst on. Are you ready? Let’s jump right in!
— Colton Ford (@ColtonFordMusic) March 11, 2016
Gay Pop File: Colton Ford
Date of Birth: October 12, 1962, Pasadena, CA
Height: 6 FT
Eye Color: Darkish Brown
Body Type: Grey Wolf
Zodiac Sign: Libra Male
1. Colton Ford Isn’t Even His Real Name
Many fans of Ford might be surprised to learn that “Colton Ford” isn’t actually his given name – Glenn Soukesian is! Born in Pasadena, California in 1962, Soukesian always dreamed of making it big.
As “Glenn Soukesian” is quite the mouthful (and probably hard to fit on an album cover), a change was in order.
Using a stage name for your entertainment career is certainly nothing new, but for someone as emotionally connected to his fans as Colton Ford it will likely still come as something of a shock.
2. His Adult Film Career, Part I
Many people also don’t realize that before he became a famous singer and songwriter, Colton Ford also starred in not one, not two but over a dozen adult movies between 2001 and 2003.
In addition to such hits as “Bringing Out Brother” and “Bearing Leather,” he was also in both parts of the “Aftershock” series and “Closed Set: The New Crew.”
3. His Adult Film Career, Part II
Not only did Colton Ford make quite a name for himself in the world of gay-themed adult entertainment, but by all accounts he was actually quite good at it. His performance in the film “Conquered,” for example, earned him the 2002 Grabby Award for “Best Group Sex Scene.”
For his leading role in the film “Colton,” he want the 2003 GayVN Award “Gay Performer of the Year.” Even “Gang Bang Cafe” saw him earn a nomination for one of the “Best Performers” during the same year.
At this point, it seems less like “Colton Ford wanted to move away from adult-themed entertainment into something more legitimate” and “Colton Ford conquered (no pun intended) adult-themed entertainment and decided to just move onto something else.”
4. His Acting Career
Though Colton Ford doesn’t do as much acting now as he used to, many people don’t realize that he also built quite the impressive resume outside of the world of adult entertainment.
Between 2000 and 2009 he was in a wide range of non-pornographic movies including “Circuit,” “Hellbent” and “The Next Best Thing.” He even appeared in a music video, a TV series called “The Lair” and in the documentary “Naked Fame” as himself!
5. His Long Music Career
These days, Colton Ford seems like he was something of an overnight success. However, the actual genesis of his career was anything but.
During his period as a club/dance house music singer songwriter, he first released several singles before his first album “Tug of War” ever made it onto the iPhones of adoring fans.
Most recently, he released an EP titled “Next Chapter” in 2015 that features five original songs co-written by David Barratt.
6. His Collaborations
Speaking of the songs Ford co-wrote with David Barratt, many people also don’t realize that his music career is littered with some of the most famous names in the club/dance world by way of collaborations. He’s worked closely with notable people like Wawa and Redtop, Chris Willis, Nervo and many others.
When he covered Stevie Wonder’s famous “Signed, Sealed, Delivered – I’m Yours” he worked closely with Pepper Mashay, another staple of the genre. He even performed on Cyndi Lauper’s 2008 “True Colors” tour!
7. His Theatre Career
When you’ve already got a career that spans film, television and music, it seems like the only thing left for you to try your hand at is the stage. Colton Ford has been doing exactly that, as he made his off-Broadway debut in “Little House on the Ferry” in 2011.
As a gay love story set in Fire Island, New York, the play was the perfect mixture of Ford’s talents – he not only got to act but also sang eleven original songs. Ford was celebrated for his performance, as was the rest of the cast. One of his songs from the album was even released as an original single at roughly the same time.
It seems like once you get a taste of the theatre, you can never have enough. Ford next appeared in “After Hours” during the same year, where he shared the stage alongside folks like Steph Stanek, Matt Rodriguez and Sean Luftus.
He was next seen in “And All The Dead, Lie Down” in 2014, which he co-starred in with Kila Packett. As Colton Ford currently lives in Manhattan, it’s easy to imagine that we’ll be seeing a lot more of him on the stage in the not-too-distant future.
By: John Hollywood