- Category : 1945-births
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 1
American actor and singer, also noted as the son of Canadian-American actor Glenn Ford and American actress-dancer Eleanor Powell. Peter Ford is the author of Glenn Ford: A Life, a biography of his father.
Originally under contract to Capitol Records as a singer, Peter Ford was mentored by Nat "King" Cole. He eventually formed his own group, The Creations, who appeared in various clubs.
Ford also worked on nearly two dozen-film projects as an actor and dialogue director. The first was Gilda (1946) where director Charles Vidor used Ford's photo to represent Johnny Farrell (Glenn's role in the film) as a child. In the early 1970s Ford began working at Fox and was cast as a series regular and dialogue director for TV series Cade's County, playing forensic lab deputy Pete Odom.
Ford married Lynda Gunderson (b. 1946) in 1970, and they have three children. In the mid-1970s the couple began remodeling and selling homes. He later took a partner into his company and formed Blackoak Development Company. Ford went on to build and remodel homes for many clients involved in the film and television industry. In 1989 Ford took over the building company and operated it as a sole proprietorship until his retirement from building in 1996.
He collects movie memorabilia from Hollywood's Golden Age, and maintains The Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell Library and Archives and as a writer, he has published numerous articles. Peter Ford's various interests led him to KIEV-AM 870 radio, where for nearly three years in the late 1990s he hosted a weekly nighttime political talk show in Los Angeles, The Peter Ford Show.