RIP Gino Colbert (1958 – 2015)

Posted October 16, 2015 1:39 PM by with 0 comments

Gino Colbert  (1958 - 2015)

Gino Colbert (1958 – 2015)

This has yet to be confirmed, but according to his Facebook page and Gay Porn Times,

Gino left us suddenly on August 21st of a massive heart attack. He died at his apartment in Los Angeles at the age of 57. All of his friends will miss his humor, and generous spirit. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!

Gino Colbert can be seen at the 18:14 mark. This piece chronicles the rise of the gay adult film industry from its humble underground beginnings to its heyday in the 1970s and 80s and beyond. The story is told by filmmakers, historians, and fans. Produced and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz.

Featuring Robert Alvarez, Michael Bronski, Gino Colbert, Durk Dehner, Michael Denneny, Jerry Douglas, Jamie Gillis, Joe Gage, Chi Chi LaRue, Michael Musto, Robert Patrick, Robert W. Richards, Marc Shaiman, and Bruce Vilanch.

You can click here for a complete list of Gino Colbert’s 118 performances and 136 directorial projects.

[Watch Gino Colbert as a Gay Porn Performer]

Gino Colbert always knew he was destined for greatness. Growing up in the Midwest town of Toledo, Ohio, Gino dreamed of moving to the West coast and making it big in movies. His dream came true in 1980 when he debuted in his first film in the adult industry. Good looking and well liked, Gino had his pick of studios to work with. Over the course of his acting career he’s worked with big studios such as Stallion Video, Hollywood Sales, Hawk Productions, and Rawhide Entertainment. And while Gino loved to perform, he was also very much interested in the business aspect of the industry.

In 1988, just 8 short years after his adult acting career began, Gino took on the role of director. He used everything he’d learned as an actor and transitioned into a phenomenal director, creating best selling films like “Jet Set Direct: Take One” for Jet Set, and “Temptation” for Metro Studios. He is also well known for having directed “Men In Blue,” Blue Blake’s final film appearance. But once again, Gino wanted more. So after years of directing films for other studios, Gino created Gino’s Pictures, producing movies such as Hungry 4 Sex 2, The Matinee Idol, and Van Goo: Portrait of an Artist.

Gino no longer performs in films today, but his production company is thriving and he maintains close working relationships in the adult industry. Once a popular actor and now a clever business man, Gino Colbert worked his way through the industry and came out on top – no pun intended.

(h/t GayHotMovies)

His AVN Profile:

Gino Colbert is a former gay porn star, current director and owner of Gino Pictures.

He directed for various adult film production studios, producing best-sellers such as Jet Set Direct: Take One (Jet Set) and Temptation (Metro). In addition, Gino Colbert directed Men In Blue, gay porn star Blue Blake’s final pornographic movie appearance.

Rest in Peace, Gino Colbert.

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