Trent Ford

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Trent Ford
Born Trent Ford
(1979-01-15) January 15, 1979 (age 35)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2000–present

Trent Ford (born January 15, 1979) is a British-American actor and model.

Early life and career[edit]

Ford was born in Akron, Ohio to a US Navy test pilot father and an English stewardess mother from Birmingham, West Midlands. He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of one with his parents and grew up in Cradley and Malvern with his brother and two sisters. He studied English Literature at Clare College, Cambridge University.[1]

Ford starred in the feature films: Deeply, Gosford Park, Slap Her... She's French (released in the U.S. as She Gets What She Wants), How to Deal, and September Dawn.[2] Ford portrayed Jean Paul, the French boyfriend of Zoey Bartlet (Elisabeth Moss's character) in six episodes of the fourth season of the television drama The West Wing, and Superman's future enemy, Mr. Mxyzptlk, in the fourth season episode of Smallville titled "Jinx". Ford appeared as Steve in one episode of the CBS sitcom Grounded for Life, opposite Donal Logue and Megyn Price. Ford played Benjamin Chow, the boyfriend of Kat Warbler (Lizzy Caplan's character) in five episodes of the CBS sitcom The Class. In the first season of the NBC series Life, Ford played Jeffrey Farmer, opposite Damian Lewis.[3]

Ford was the leading man in the ad campaign for Calvin Klein perfume "Eternity Moment" opposite Scarlett Johansson.[4] Ford has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Valentino.[5]

In 2008, Ford starred in the love story/thriller Rez Bomb about a Lakota girl and a white boy who are very much in love, but get themselves into trouble with a brutal money lender.[6] Ford played a vampire named Trevor in three episodes of The CW supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. In November 2011, Ford appeared in one episode of the CW drama 90210. In March 2012, Ford filmed JJ Abrams' CW TV pilot Shelter, portraying a British rock star named Tyler Dean.

In May 2012, Ford played the lead role of Alex in a slick short film titled Shoot'er, directed by P.R. Brown.[7]

On September 29, 2013, Ford appeared in the Season 6 premiere episode of The Mentalist on CBS.[8]

Ford starred in Burning Blue, a military drama about two Navy fighter pilots who find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship, throwing their lives and careers into disarray. Lionsgate released the film on June 6, 2014. [9]

Ford has been dating American actress and model Natalie Cohen since March 2011.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Deeply James
2001 Gosford Park Jeremy Blond
2002 She Gets What She Wants Ed Mitchell
2003 How to Deal Macon Forrester
2005 The Island Calvin Klein Model
2006 Park Nathan
2006 Shark Bait Percy (voice)
2007 September Dawn Jonathan Samuelson
2008 Rez Bomb Scott
2012 Shoot'er Shoot'er
2012 Possessions Orlando
2013 Platypus the Musical Daniel
2014 Burning Blue Daniel Lynch

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002-2003 The West Wing Jean Paul 6 Episodes
2004 Smallville Mikhail Mxyzptlk Episode: "Jinx"
2004 Grounded for Life Steve Episode: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
2007 The Class Benjamin Chow 5 Episodes
2007 Life Jeffrey Farmer Episode: "A Civil War"
2010-2011 The Vampire Diaries Trevor 3 Episodes
2011 90210 Fashion Design Instructor Episode: "Project Runaway"
2012 Shelter Tyler Dean Main Cast, CW TV Pilot
2013 The Mentalist Gavin Yardley Episode: "The Desert Rose"

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