Colby Keller

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Colby Keller
Colby Keller - Maine, 2014 (photo by Leif Parker).jpg
Colby Keller in Maine, 2014
Born (1980-10-18) October 18, 1980 (age 39)
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, better known as Colby Keller (born October 18, 1980) is an American visual artist, blogger and former pornographic film 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 amassed a large fan base with both his films and his long-standing blog, The Big Shoe Diaries. He has been nominated for a number of awards, and in 2013, World of Wonder awarded him the WOWie Award for Best Blog.[3] 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.[4][5]

With $45,400 that was raised in a 2014 Indiegogo campaign, Keller began shooting his own art/porn project, Colby Does America, a series of porn videos being filmed in every state across America as well as several provinces in Canada.[6]


Born October 18, 1980, in Michigan,[2] Colby Keller was raised in Texas[7] 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.[8]

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.[9]

In addition to his porn performances and art projects, Keller appeared in a series of sex advice videos[10] (titled In Bed With Colby Keller) for Manhunt.[11] The series ran from 2012 until 2014 and resulted in 62 videos.[12]

In 2012, Keller appeared in a masquerade-themed music video for the song "After Dark", by dance artists Undercover.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15] Keller's body was cast in silicone to create a thirty-foot long merman sculpture in his likeness.[16]

In 2016, Keller was presented the Cybersocket Web Award for Best Personality.[17] He is a featured model in the 2016 Spring/Summer Vivienne Westwood Mirror the World campaign.[18]

In 2017, he starred in the third season of EastSiders.[citation needed]

Keller's Colby Does America project is currently a work in progress.[citation needed]


Keller is a communist who credits his communist beliefs to a strict Christian upbringing with the Assemblies of God.[19][20][21]

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’m skeptical of him, too, and who exactly is behind Trump. But given that there’s eternal dissent in the Republican Party, that leads me to believe that whatever he represents might be a destabilizing force. And he’s made a lot of overtures to Russia and China, which in some ways could be thought of as an encouraging thing. 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."[22]

Partial filmography[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Gods of Men :: Colby Keller". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ "WOWIE WINNERS!!". World of Wonder. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Zolushka – 2014 Outfest". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "BIG SHOE ADVENTURE 1: COLBY DOES AMERICA . . . AND CANADA TOO". Indiegogo. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Colby Keller Just Gave Away Everything He Owns for a New Life/Art Project". Queerty. June 5, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ 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
  10. ^ "Colby Keller Has a Sex Video Column". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Manhunt Daily – Get in Bed With Colby Keller!". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Manhunt Daily – In Bed With Colby Keller". Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  13. ^ XBIZ. "Gay Porn Star Colby Keller in Undercover Music Video". XBIZ. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "WATCH: Colby Keller Objectifies Singer Natti Vogel In "Cannibal"". Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "WETHEURBAN". Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  16. ^ "Artist Transforming Porn Star Colby Keller into 30-Foot Merman: WATCH". NewNowNext. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "2016 Cybersocket Web Awards".
  18. ^ "2016 Spring/Summer Collection Vivienne Westwood".
  19. ^ Scott Bixby. "Meet the World's Most Intellectual Porn Star". Arts.Mic. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  20. ^ "Video: An Interview With Colby Keller". Jacobin magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ 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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