Colton Ford

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Colton Ford
Colton Ford - That's Me Video Still.jpg
A still taken from the footage for the "That's Me" video shoot (October 2007)
Born Glenn Soukesian
(1962-10-12) October 12, 1962 (age 53)
Pasadena, California
Other names Colton Ford
Ethnicity Caucasian
Website http://www.coltonfordmusic.com

Colton Ford (October 12th, 1962, Pasadena, California), 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.[1]

Career[edit]

Adult pornographic career[edit]

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.

Film and television career[edit]

Ford as Sheriff Trout in TV's The Lair.

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 role of Sheriff Trout. The series was broadcast on here! TV. He was a featured panelist on the here! TV's resident chat show Threesome.

Music career[edit]

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, and he 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 Relgion". 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.[2] 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".

Theatre career[edit]

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 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 Colton Ford. The show ran in New York from November 3-20, 2011 and featured Colton Ford, Seph Stanek, Chris Van Kirk, Matt Rodriguez, Kit Balcuns, Sean Luftus.[3]

In 2014, he starred in a stage production And All The Dead, Lie Down, co-starring with Kila Packett. The play that ran from May 2 to June 6, 2014 in Los Angeles 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.[4]

Videography[edit]

Pornographic[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
2001 Conquered Gladiator 2002 Grabby Awards "Best Group Sex Scene"
PornStruck 2
2002 Aftershock: Part 1 MSR's hottest
Aftershock: Part 2 MSR's hottest
Bearing Leather
Bringing Out Brother
Head Games Jocker
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
2003 Still Untamed Untamer

Non-Pornographic[edit]

Year Title Role Note Awards
2000 The Next Best Thing Glen Movie
2001 Circuit Video Circuit Man Movie
2004 Naked Fame Himself Documentary
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

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Tug of War[edit]

Tug of War
Studio album by Colton Ford
Released September 9, 2008 (2008-09-09)
Genre Electronica[5]
House
Dance
Label Outsider Music
Singles from Tug of War
  1. "That's Me (feat. Cazwell)"
  2. "The Way You Love Me"
  3. "Tug of War (My Heart Won't Let Go)"

Tug of War is the debut music album of Colton Ford.[6]

Track listing

All songs written by Ford and DJ/producer Quentin Harris, unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Ready" - 3:04
  2. "You Ain't Gonna Change" - 4:50
  3. "Gotta Do" - 4:51
  4. "That's Me" - 3:32
  5. "Bluntly Speaking" - 3:30
  6. "The Way You Love Me" - 5:05
  7. "You Get What You Want" - 4:59
  8. "Tug of War (My Heart Won't Let Go)" - 4:32
  9. "Love Has Found a Way" - 4:14
  10. "I'll Be Alright" - 5:28
  11. "Wait for Me" - 5:40
  12. "Your Love Is Everything" (Ford, Denise Rich, Laythan Armor) - 6:09

Under the Covers[edit]

Under the Covers
Studio album by Colton Ford
Released August 4, 2009 (2009-08-04)
Genre Electronica
House
Dance
Label Peace Bisquit
Released October 19, 2010
Singles from Under the Covers
  1. "Trouble"
  2. "Losing My Religion"
  3. "No One"
  4. "Music Sounds Better with You"
Track listing
  1. "Rock the Boat" (Aaliyah) interlude
  2. "With Every Heartbeat" (Robyn)
  3. "Losing My Religion" (R.E.M.)
  4. "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac) interlude
  5. "It's No Crime" (Babyface)
  6. "Trouble" (Britney Spears)
  7. "It Seems Like You're Ready" (R. Kelly) interlude
  8. "Follow Me" (Aly-Us)
  9. "By Your Side" (Sade)
  10. "Music Sounds Better with You" (Stardust) [Hot Tracks Re-Edit]
  11. "It's Like That" (Mariah Carey) interlude
  12. "No One" (Alicia Keys)
  13. "Lithium" (Nirvana)
  14. "What About Us?" (Brandy) interlude
  15. "You Gonna Want Me" (Tiga)
  16. "Show Me Love" (Robin S.)
  17. "Out of Touch" (Hall & Oates) interlude
  18. "Ashes to Ashes" (Faith No More)

The Way I Am[edit]

The Way I Am
Studio album by Colton Ford
Released June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Genre Electronica
House
Dance

The Way I Am is Colton Ford's third studio album and was released on 18 June 2013.

Tracklist
  1. "First in Line (Shadow of the Night)" - 3:35
  2. "Let Me Live Again" - 3:16
  3. "Look My Way" - 4:26
  4. "Realize" - 3:23
  5. "Get to You" (feat. Ultra Naté) - 3:42
  6. "Change (You're Gonna Have To)" - 4:55
  7. "Can You Feel It" - 4:00
  8. "Just the Way I Am" - 4:00
  9. "The Music Always Gets You Back" - 3:21
  10. "All My Love" - 4:11
  11. "Alone" - 6:24

Next Chapter[edit]

Next Chapter
EP by Colton Ford
Released December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)
Genre R&B
Label Eagle i-Music

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.

Tracklist
  1. "Take Me" - 4:09
  2. "Yesterday" - 2:39
  3. "Aint No Good" - 4:09
  4. "Love Is Taking Over" - 3:29
  5. "Something About You" - 3:06
  6. "Never Wrong" - 3:36
  7. "Fool" - 3:49

EPs, Remixes and Radio edits[edit]

Title and details Notes
Remixed
  • Type: Remixes
  • Released:
Let Me Live Again / The Music Always Gets You Back - EP
  • Type: EP
  • Released:
Let Me Live Again
  • Type: Remixes
  • Released:
Let Me Live Again (Radio Edits)
  • Type: Radio Edits
  • Released:
Look My Way
  • Type: Remixes
  • Released: 19 August 2014

Singles[edit]

Date Song title Label Writer(s) Length Notes
26 October 2003 "Everything" Centaur Entertainment Scott Anderson, Kyle Neven, Glenn Saukesian
4:27
Appears on soundtrack of Naked Fame and album Sexy House, Vol. 1
Tracklist

Tracklist
Download digital

  1. "Everything" - 4:27

CD single

  1. "Everything" - 4:27
  2. "Everything" (Solar City Circuit Mix) - 4:11
27 April 2004 "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
(feat. Pepper Mashay)
Centaur Entertainment Garrett, Hardaway, Wonder, Wright
3:30
Appears on soundtrack of Naked Fame, in album Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and album Gnome Groove.

CD single

  1. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Al B. Rich Radio Mix) - 3:38
  2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Mac Quayle Club Mix) - 9:48
  3. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Ralphi Rosario Dub Mix) - 7:17
  4. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" - 12:15

Remixes

  1. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Extended version) - 3:59
  2. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (House Mix) - 9:08
  3. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix) - 4:52


Charts

Theatre[edit]

  • 2012: Little House on the Ferry
  • 2014: And All The Dead, Lie Down

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Michael Brandon
GayVN Awards
for Gay Performer of the Year

2003
Succeeded by
Joe Foster
Preceded by
Out of Athens/Echoes
Grabby Awards for Best Group Sex Scene
for Conquered

2002
Succeeded by
Deep South: the Big and the Easy

External links[edit]