Trent Ford, is a British-American actor and model. Ford was born in Akron, Ohio to a US Navy test pilot father and an English stewardess mother from Birmingham. He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of one with his parents and grew up in Cradley and Malvern. He studied English Literature at Clare College, Cambridge University.
Ford starred in the feature films: How to Deal, Deeply, Gosford Park, Slap Her… She’s French (released in the U.S. as She Gets What She Wants), and September Dawn. He also portrayed Zoey Bartlet’s French boyfriend in the fourth season of the television drama The West Wing, and Superman’s future enemy, Mr. Mxyzptlk, in the fourth season episode of Smallville titled “Jinx.” He was the leading man in the ad campaign for Calvin Klein perfume “Eternity Moment”. He guest starred in several episodes of the CBS sitcom, The Class, as Benjamin Chow, the boyfriend of Kat Warbler (Lizzy Caplan’s character).
In 2008, he starred in the love story feature film Rez Bomb. Ford guest starred in three episodes of the Vampire Diaries second season as a vampire named Trevor. In November 2011, he guest starred in one episode of the CW drama 90210, as the Fashion Design Instructor. In March 2012, Ford filmed JJ Abrams’ CW TV pilot Shelter playing a British rockstar named Tyler Dean.
In May 2012, Ford played the lead role of Alex in a slick short film titled Shoot’er, directed by P.R. Brown.
Slated for release in late 2013, Ford stars in Burning Blue, a feature film about two Navy fighter pilots who find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship throwing their lives and careers into disarray.
On September 29, 2013, Ford will guest star in the Season 6 premiere episode of The Mentalist on CBS.