Mark Dalton (actor)
March 6, 1980|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||240 lb (110 kg)|
Mark Dalton (born March 6, 1980) is an American gay pornographic film actor and pornographic magazine model. Dalton's activity with other actors in gay films has been limited to masturbation.
Rise to fame
An avid bodybuilder, Dalton has appeared in bodybuilding ("muscle" or "fitness") magazines as well as erotic and/or pornographic publications. Dalton was "a pole vault champion at the University of North Texas, as well as a football player at a small Christian school." He won state championships in both sports. He began filming solo videos and went on to pose for "a slew of mags, from HX to Instinct. According to his website, Dalton's appearances in adult magazines have not been limited to same-sex publications; the site states that he has appeared on the back cover of an issue of Playgirl magazine and was included in its "100 Sexiest Men Alive" in 2002, ranking in the top 50.
Dalton appeared on the cover of the July 2002 of Men and was selected as "Man of the Year" for 2002. He appeared on the cover of the July 2006 issue of Unzipped; he was also cover model for the 2003 Adam Gay Video Directory, the definitive guide to gay pornographic films.
In 2002, Dalton was convicted of possession of the drug GHB. In 2004, a female friend, Marcy Lopez, testified that he had assaulted her and a judge revoked Dalton's probation and sentenced him to 5 years in prison. After serving thirteen months of his sentence, he was released on parole in November 2005. Speaking to a reporter from the Dallas Voice, a local LGBT newspaper, he stated that the worst part of being in prison was not being able to work out and the "horrible food". Dalton said that he would cut down on partying and hoped to return to work modeling in bodybuilding magazines and acting in videos.
In 2007, Dalton's manager, David Forest, confirmed that Dalton has been re-arrested and incarcerated in Denton County Jail related to a May 31, 2007 altercation; he was charged with Assault/Family Violence and interfering with a 911 call. He made $7500 bail but failed to report the arrest to his parole officer, and a warrant was issued for his arrest from the parole office June 11. Two days after his parole arrest, he was transferred to the county facility, but as of Forest's arrest confirmation no charges had been filed.
Return to the adult film industry
The Dallas Voice reported in August 2006 that Dalton and fellow porn performer Zeb Atlas were making a film that they hoped to release by December 14. Dalton hails from Denton, Texas, and his agent said that parts of the project were to be filmed in North Texas. Mark Meets Zeb: The Texas Two Step was released in Summer 2007. He was featured as "Mr. April" in the "2009 Abs-olutely Hot 15-month wall calendar". In July 2009 he was again the cover model for Unzipped. In summer 2009 he launched a tour "Mark Dalton Live: Bustin' Out All Over". Commenting on doing porn scenes with other men Dalton noted his involvement in Mark Meets Zeb: The Texas Two Step, "Making it was okay, but I wrote the screenplay and choreographed my scenes and got no credit for it. Let’s just say that a lot of factors didn’t work out as planned.” In late 2009 Dalton wrapped filming on Jet Set Productions' 2010 release Getting Levi's Johnston.
Dalton started his own company to produce and control the quality of his work. According to a Lavender Lounge interview "[W]ith his own company, and no outside investors, he is fully involved in producing movies, a website, dancing in clubs and occasional escorting." As of 2009 he is searching for "high caliber gay and straight guys who have never been seen in porn before" for his own brand within the mainly same-sex muscle porn genre. "He envisions a whole stable of hot guys to be part of the "Muscle Stud Club" on his web site and appear in his videos."
Awards and nominations
- 2002 Men magazine Man of the Year.
- 2002 Grabby Awards nomination Best Solo Performance in "Prick Tease" (Pacific Sun Entertainment).
- 2003 GayVN Awards nomination Best Solo Performance in "Prick Tease".
- 2002 The Model (MuscleGods)
- 2002 The Naughty Texan (Dynamite Studios)
- 2002 Body Storm (Vista Video)
- 2002 Idols (Vista Video)
- 2002 Ranch Hand Muscle (Pacific Sun)
- 2002 Super Soaked
- 2003 Mark Dalton and Friends (Pacific Sun)
- 2003 Prick Tease (Pacific Sun)
- 2007 Mark Meets Zeb: The Texas Two Step (Zeb Atlas Productions)
- 2010 Getting Levi's Johnston (Jet Set Productions)
- Slammed again: Porn star Mark Dalton back in jail, misses Houston Pride appearance Archived 2009-08-22 at the Wayback Machine. Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas voice], 28 June 2007.
- Gay Pride Festival marks 20th anniversary in Las Vegas Archived 2013-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 4, 2003.
- Hard Gay Made In USA: Easy Income or Vocation? Some cases of crime reports that have seen gay porn actors as actors are often the indicator of distress. Valerian Elfodiluce, Gay IT, 29 June 2007.
- Gio scores an exclusive interview with gay porn’s hunky “bad boy” Mark Dalton: His first interview after “383 Days of Hell,” otherwise known as prison! GIO: Below the Belt: Inside Porn, MarksList Media, 2006.
- "Popular Texas gay porn star released, to resume work". Police Beat. washingtonblade.com, A Window Media LLC Publication. 9 December 2005. Archived from the original on 11 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-07.
- Amazing Grace José Germosén, Village Voice, 9 July 2002.
- Birthday Suit: Wet gets undressed for its 11th anniversary Doug Rule, Metro Weekly, 9 February 2006.
- Graduated from Sanger High School in Sanger, Texas. Mark Dalton Interview (Exclusive!), Mark Kliem, Lavender Lounge, 31 August.
- Dalton, Mark. "Playgirl:: 100 Sexiest Men Ever!! (USA) and Playgirl (USA)". Awards and Reviews. Mark Dalton XXX.com - MD3X. Archived from the original on 2006-11-26. Retrieved 2006-11-07.
- issue Archived 2009-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. Men magazine site with cover image indicating it is Dalton
- "Man of the Year" Archived 2009-08-18 at the Wayback Machine. Men magazine "Man of the Year".
- Final page of top ten men of the year showing Dalton as the "Man of the Year"[permanent dead link].
- Archived copy showing cover of issue with Dalton.
- Kusner, Daniel A. (3 August 2006). "Muscle studs shoot in North Texas". Life+Style::Erotica. DallasVoice.com. Archived from the original on 25 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-07.
- Pinup pizzazz[permanent dead link] ,Dallas Voice, 23 December 2008.
- Flaccid attempt: Aiden Shaw autobio unearths the dull side of sex trade Archived 2010-01-31 at the Wayback Machine. J.S. Hall, Dallas Voice, 29 June 2006.
- News: Mark Dalton Announces Tour Dates, 24 June 2009.
- Exclusive Porn Star Interview: Mark Dalton 29 June 2009.
- JC Adams. "Mark Dalton Joins 'Levi's Johnson' Cast". Gay Porn Times. Retrieved 2010-03-20.
- "Mark Dalton & Brent Corrigan – Featured In Jet Set's parody, "Getting Levi's Johnson"". gorgeousboys.com. Retrieved 2010-03-20.[permanent dead link]
- "The 2002 Grabby Awards Nominations". Grabby Awards Show. Archived from the original on June 4, 2004.
- Giacomo Tramontagna (November 2005). "Super Soaked". Guidemag.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21.