Colby Keller

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Colby Keller
Keller in Maine, 2014
Born (1980-10-18) October 18, 1980 (age 42)
Other namesColby
Alma materUniversity of Houston, Texas
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]

Richard John Sawka II (born October 18, 1980), better known as Colby Keller, is an American visual artist and pornographic actor. His career in porn film started in 2004[2] at Sean Cody and subsequently expanded to include such studios as Cocksure Men, Randy Blue, Titan Men, Falcon, CockyBoys and Keller has also appeared in the short, Zolushka, a queer retelling of Cinderella, and in the popular series Capitol Hill, both by the cult filmmaker Wes Hurley.[3][4]


Born October 18, 1980, in Michigan,[2][better source needed] Colby Keller was raised in Texas[5] where he graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. In addition, he is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in visual and performing arts.[6]

During his time performing in gay porn, Keller continued to work as an artist. His two most notable art projects are Pieces of Eight and Everything But Lenin, both collaborative performance pieces. Pieces of Eight involved multiple projects and multiple collaborations while Everything But Lenin involved giving away all of his earthly possessions with the exception a large metal plaque of Lenin and was precipitated by an eviction notice presented to residents of his Baltimore apartment complex in March 2014. Those who took part received a signed certificate as project participants.[7]

In addition to his porn performances and art projects, Keller appeared in a series of sex advice videos[8] (titled In Bed With Colby Keller) for Manhunt.[9] The series ran from 2012 until 2014 and resulted in 62 videos.[10]

In 2012, Keller appeared in a masquerade-themed music video for the song "After Dark", by dance artists Undercover.[11] And, in his 2013 music video for "Cannibal", Natti Vogel enlisted Keller to play a hooded witch to his tempted Hansel in a recreation of Hansel and Gretel.[12]

In 2013, Keller collaborated with artist Cameron Stalheim on a project called Myth as Object, which resulted in a 2014 exhibit as Stalheim's MFA graduating thesis at the Maryland Institute College of Art.[13] Keller's body was cast in silicone to create a thirty-foot long merman sculpture in his likeness.[14]

In 2014, Keller sold his belongings and began a project Colby Does America, composed of porn scenes filmed across every state in the United States.[15]

In 2016, Keller was presented the Cybersocket Web Award for Best Personality.[16] He is a featured model in the 2016 Spring/Summer Vivienne Westwood Mirror the World campaign.[17]

In 2017, he appeared in two episodes of the third season of EastSiders.[citation needed]


Keller is a communist who credits his communist beliefs to a strict Christian upbringing with the Assemblies of God.[18][19][20]

Keller voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election, stating, "I'm going to vote for Trump! I think he's a destabilizing force ... I don't support or endorse any of Trump’s policies. I just think it'll escalate the problem, which is the best we can hope for."[21][better source needed]

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Title Production company
2004 Solo Sean Cody
2005 Alabama Takedown Joe Gage
2007 Solo Randy Blue
2008 Leo Giamani Randy Blue
2009 XXX Falcon
2009 Naked Kombat Kink
2010 Samuel Colt Cocksure Men
2010 Tales From Last Summer Dragon Media
2010 Laid Off Falcon
2010 Depths of Desire Falcon
2011 The Other Side of Aspen VI: Angelo Marconi Falcon
2011 Bold Moves Falcon
2011 Indiscretion Falcon
2011 Late Night Hit Hard Friction
2011 The Sauna
2011 Alone on the Range Raging Stallion
2011 Golden Gate 2: Ashley Ryder Naked Sword
2012 Cole Streets Cocksure Men
2012 MILK IT Treasure Island Media
2012 The Boardroom
2012 Lousy Artist
2012 Secret Rendez-Vous
2012 The Vandal
2012 Dirty Director Dragon Media
2013 A Thing of Beauty: Part One CockyBoys
2013 A Thing of Beauty: Free To Be Me CockyBoys
2013 A Thing of Beauty: The Gift CockyBoys
2013 Talk To Me CockyBoys
2013 Armed Forces Physical Dragon Media
2013 Cowboys Part 1 Falcon
2013 Releasing Nerves
2013 Dream Team Naked Sword
2013 Relentless Raging Stallion
2014 XXXMas Special: Colby Keller & Tayte Hanson CockyBoys
2014 Gay of Thrones Part 4
2014 Colby Does Maryland Colby Does America
2014 Zolushka
2015 Capitol Hill HuffPost
2015 Premiere: BCALLA FW15 Collection Colby Does NY CockyBoys/Colby Does America
2016 High Maintenance HBO
2017 EastSiders Netflix

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gods of Men :: Colby Keller". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Internet Adult Film Database".
  3. ^ Hurley, Wes (August 4, 2015). "Jinkx Monsoon, Colby Keller and Kenny Brain in Capitol Hill Season 2 Trailer". HuffPost.
  4. ^ "Zolushka – 2014 Outfest". Retrieved May 4, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Colby Keller Just Gave Away Everything He Owns for a New Life/Art Project". Queerty. June 5, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "CEC + SWC Present A Porn Panel – Featuring James Deen, Colby Keller, Tasha Reign; Moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals – 3/4 @ Campus Events Commission – 03/04/2015 08:00 pm – Places to Go in Los Angeles". Archived from the original on January 13, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Baltimore City Paper [1] Bone To Run: Porn star and MICA grad Colby Keller hits the road, searching for sex and art in every state
  8. ^ "Colby Keller Has a Sex Video Column". March 28, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Manhunt Daily – Get in Bed With Colby Keller!". Archived from the original on May 27, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Manhunt Daily – In Bed With Colby Keller". Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  11. ^ XBIZ. "Gay Porn Star Colby Keller in Undercover Music Video". XBIZ. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "WATCH: Colby Keller Objectifies Singer Natti Vogel In "Cannibal"". November 4, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "WETHEURBAN". Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "Artist Transforming Porn Star Colby Keller into 30-Foot Merman: WATCH". NewNowNext. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  15. ^ Iñaki, Iñaki (January 26, 2016). "La industria de la moda se arrodilla ante el mundo del porno". GQ España (in European Spanish). Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  16. ^ "CyberSocketWebAwards".
  17. ^ "Sites-westwood-Site".
  18. ^ Scott Bixby. "Meet the World's Most Intellectual Porn Star". Arts.Mic. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  19. ^ "Video: An Interview With Colby Keller". Jacobin magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  20. ^ Norman Allen. "Bone To Run: Porn star and MICA grad Colby Keller hits the road, searching for sex and art in every state". City paper. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  21. ^ Villarreal, Daniel (October 7, 2016). "Gay Porn Star Colby Kelly Used To Be Hot, But He's Voting For Trump". Unicorn Booty. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.

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