A still taken from the footage for the "That's Me" video shoot (October 2007)
October 12, 1962
|Other names||Colton Ford|
Colton Ford (born October 12, 1962) is the stage name of the former American gay pornographic actor Glenn Soukesian, who returned to his original career path of singer and actor. As of May 2007, he resides in New York City.
Colton Ford appeared in a dozen gay adult celebrated films. Notable performances include Conquered that earned him 2002 Grabby Awards for "Best Group Sex Scene", Gang Bang Café that nominated him for the 2003 GayVN Awards for "Best Performers" and his lead role in Colton for which he won "Gay Performer of the Year" during the 2003 GayVN Awards.
In his first mainstream film appearance, Ford appeared in the 2005 documentary film Naked Fame directed by Christopher Long. The film follows Ford's transition from the world of adult films to mainstream club/dance music. The movie was released theatrically in 2005 in the United States and Canada.
On television, Ford co-starred for three seasons on the TV series The Lair playing the role of Sheriff Trout. The series was broadcast on here! TV. He was a featured panelist on here! TV's resident chat show Threesome.
Ford became a club/dance, house music singer-songwriter and actor. He released several singles. He released his first album, Tug of War, digitally in 2008. All tracks were written and composed by Ford and DJ/producer Quentin Harris. "That's Me" featuring Cazwell was the debut single from the album. He also was part of the True Colors Tour 2008. His second album, Under the Covers, an album of cover versions was released in 2009. In 2013, he released his third album The Way I Am and in 2015 his EP Next Chapter co-written with David Barratt including 5 originals.
Ford collaborated with Frankie Knuckles, Chris Willis, Nervo, Wawa and Redtop and others. He's had several hit singles and videos, including Billboard charting, "The Way I Am", "That's Me", "Let Me Live Again" and "Losing My Religion". His cover of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" saw collaboration with Club/Dance singer-songwriter Pepper Mashay. The song peaked at #9 on the Hot Dance Club Play and #25 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales charts. Ford was featured in Cyndi Lauper's video, "Into The Nightlife" and also performed on Cyndi Lauper's 2008 True Colors Tour. Ford was named in AfterElton.com's "Top 50 Gay Male Musicians".
Ford made his off-Broadway debut in 2011 playing a role in the musical theatre Little House on the Ferry, a modern gay love story set in the legendary summer resort of Fire Island, New York. The play included eleven original songs, also released as an album by the original cast, and the play included cameos by many members of New York City's LGBT community. "After Hours" (Original Cast Recording) was released as a single featuring vocals by Ford. The show ran in New York from November 3-20, 2011 and featured (along with Ford), Seph Stanek, Chris Van Kirk, Matt Rodriguez, Kit Balcuns and Sean Luftus.
In 2014, Ford starred in a stage production of And All The Dead, Lie Down, co-starring with Kila Packett. The play ran from May 2 to June 6, 2014 in Los Angeles and was written by Harrison David Rivers, directed by John Coppola and produced by Michael Sonntag & Kila Packett. The play was a Studio C Artists production.
|2001||Conquered||Gladiator||2002 Grabby Awards "Best Group Sex Scene"|
|2002||Aftershock: Part 1||MSR's hottest|
|Aftershock: Part 2||MSR's hottest|
|Bringing Out Brother|
|Gang Bang Café||Nominated 2003 GayVN Awards "Best Performers"|
|Colton||Colton||2003 GayVN Awards "Gay Performer of the Year"|
|Closed Set: The New Crew||The key grip|
|Prowl 3: Genuine Leather||Nastiest leather|
|2000||The Next Best Thing||Glen||Movie|
|2001||Circuit||Video Circuit Man||Movie|
|Hellbent||Nickname Band Member||Movie|
|2008||Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!||Butch Hunk||Movie|
|"Into the Nightlife"||Dancer in the club||Music video|
|2007-2009||The Lair||Sheriff Trout||TV series|
|Title and details||Notes|
|'Tug of War'||
|Under the Covers|
|Studio album by Colton Ford|
|Released||August 4, 2009|
|Singles from Under the Covers|
The Way I Am is Colton Ford's third studio album and was released on 18 June 2013.
Next Chapter is Colton Ford's first studio EP and was released on 4 December 2014. The 7-track EP contains 5 tracks co-written by Colton Ford and David Barratt, in addition to two covers from "Yesterday" from The Beatles and "Something About You" from Level 42. The EP was produced by David Barratt at The Abattoir of Good Taste NYC.
|Title and details||Notes|
|Let Me Live Again / The Music Always Gets You Back - EP
|Let Me Live Again
|Let Me Live Again (radio edits)
|Look My Way
|26 October 2003||"Everything"||Centaur Entertainment||Scott Anderson, Kyle Neven, Glenn Saukesian||
|Appears on soundtrack of Naked Fame|
and album Sexy House, Vol. 1
|27 April 2004||"Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
(feat. Pepper Mashay)
|Centaur Entertainment||Garrett, Hardaway, Wonder, Wright||
|Appears on soundtrack of Naked Fame, in album Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and album Gnome Groove.|
| GayVN Awards
for Gay Performer of the Year
Out of Athens/Echoes
| Grabby Awards for Best Group Sex Scene
Deep South: the Big and the Easy