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Jon Hensley was walking sex in the '80s

He was magnetic. So gorgeous that it almost hurt to look at him. It's worth watching these scenes from ATWT just to see his animal magnetism. It's especially worth watching from 2:34 to just after the 3-minute mark just to hear him talking about being in the middle of a field, "...buck naked with the lightning all around me..."

by Anonymousreply 15810/11/2015

I love his voice. He kinda has gayvoice.

by Anonymousreply 112/28/2012

Did he gave a nice ass?

by Anonymousreply 212/28/2012

Why yes he did!

by Anonymousreply 312/28/2012

Link or description please, R3.

by Anonymousreply 412/28/2012

I remember having crushes on some guys on soaps (Brian Bloom being one), but Jon was different. Here was this guy that wasn't just cute, wasn't just handsome, he exuded sex - and to my young teen age eyes, he had that hairy chest that just shouted carnal sex to me.

by Anonymousreply 512/28/2012

I told TomHughesFan/ScottHolmesFan about this thread so WATCH YOUR STEP!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 612/28/2012

I must say, I was pretty much completely unaware of Hensley until I clicked on this thread, but he's scorching hot in that clip in OP's link. I almost want to say I've never seen anyone hotter -- that face, that body, the chest hair, and that voice. Just breathtaking. I'm going to have to research this fellow!

by Anonymousreply 712/28/2012

Maybe Grant Show can give us some additional details?

by Anonymousreply 812/28/2012

Until I clicked on the link I thought we were talking about the guy from Nip/Tuck. Totally different person.

by Anonymousreply 912/28/2012

Jon's now recurring as Dr. Mead on the show our sister recently left after 25 years. They killed her off.

by Anonymousreply 1012/28/2012

I'd like him to fuck me and he's my daddy!

by Anonymousreply 1112/28/2012

He's no trucker.

by Anonymousreply 1212/28/2012

They've been talking about him on another soap thread. He used to let Doug Marland suck his toes.

by Anonymousreply 1312/28/2012

Really? Literally?

by Anonymousreply 1412/28/2012

Yes, r14 - literally.

How would it work figuratively?

by Anonymousreply 1512/28/2012

Is he wearing a hairpiece in R2's clip?

I have no idea who he is but the OP's description intrigued me, and Henskey was pretty hot. Still, what was up with the horses neighing in that clip?

by Anonymousreply 1612/29/2012

Jon is the number one choice for a recast Bo Brady on Days.

by Anonymousreply 1712/29/2012

What about me? I was a star! I wrote a song for a guy I met...WHO WAS MARRIED! The bastard.

by Anonymousreply 1812/29/2012

Jon kind of reminds me of Michael Schoeffling. They slightly resemble, and they both have that brooding, mysterious quality that belies a wild, untamed animalistic lustiness beneath the surface.

by Anonymousreply 1912/29/2012


by Anonymousreply 2012/29/2012

he was always too hot for homely Martha Byne

by Anonymousreply 2112/29/2012

I agree, R21.

R20, what makes you say THAT??

by Anonymousreply 2212/29/2012

Look at how hairy his arms are. Can you imagine how hairy the hole is?

by Anonymousreply 2312/29/2012

Love child of Jeffrey Hunter and Elvis Presley.

by Anonymousreply 2412/29/2012

I'm a noted meateorologist, and I detect an average cock at best.

by Anonymousreply 2512/29/2012

martha byrne was a cutie, haters.

by Anonymousreply 2612/29/2012


by Anonymousreply 2712/29/2012

Martha wasn't homely, but she was kind of a plain Jane. The thought of Dusty and Holden fighting over her was ridiculous.

Although in my dreams, Holden and Dusty found true love together in the stables, with Holden bending Dusty over a haystack and slipping it in his tight hole.

by Anonymousreply 2812/29/2012

[quote]Although in my dreams, Holden and Dusty found true love together in the stables, with Holden bending Dusty over a haystack and slipping it in his tight hole.

There's some quality fanfiction just begging to be written from this.

by Anonymousreply 2912/29/2012

i never thought he was gay, but that recent interview from holland sure made me think twice...

by Anonymousreply 3012/29/2012

Me too, R30! I've never seen him interviewed before that, and when I watched it last night, my gaydar went off big time.

by Anonymousreply 3112/29/2012

Got his job by letting Doug Marland work on his feet. Same with John Wesley Shipp and Richard Burgi.

by Anonymousreply 3212/29/2012

Who knew Doug was a foot fetishist? Wow. How do we know this is true, by the way?

by Anonymousreply 3312/29/2012

According to Jon's Twitter, the late Paul Rauch gave him his first daytime gig, on OLTL.

by Anonymousreply 3412/29/2012

Awww... Martha was never "homely." In fact, when she was young, she kind of had a Brooke Shields thing going on. But as time went on, the show made Lily more and more matronly, with frau-ish hairstyles and wardrobe choices. And then when Rose appeared, it got even worse. Lily wore nothing but brown, gray, and maroon for a good three years.

by Anonymousreply 3512/29/2012

agreed, r35. I certainly wouldn't call her "plain".

by Anonymousreply 3612/29/2012

Lily with soccer mom haircut:

by Anonymousreply 3712/29/2012

Doug Marland's foot fetishism has been known and gossiped about for years. Check out the Y&R thread on here for a huge discussion about it.

by Anonymousreply 3812/29/2012

Martha looking pretty damn hot in "real life":

by Anonymousreply 3912/29/2012

Martha is not hot. She is a frau, but she was never much to look at as a teen anyway. For an actress who morphed from sexpot to soccer mom sowfraucow before our very eyes, see Kim Zimmer.

by Anonymousreply 4012/29/2012

Meh. You soap queens.

by Anonymousreply 4112/29/2012


by Anonymousreply 4212/29/2012

Are there any male soap actors that are pretty well known to be gay and do little to hide it?

by Anonymousreply 4312/29/2012

R43, Thom Bierdz is one. Also, Jeff Trachta (ex-Thorne, B&B) and Terry Lester, the original Jack on Y&R was gay.

by Anonymousreply 4412/29/2012

I never understood why he and Show both eventually bearded up. They'd lived together for years, and worked that entire time. Show bought the rights to "The Front Runner" at one point and tried to produce and star in it. It seems so odd that they decided to closet up.

by Anonymousreply 4512/29/2012

What's The Front Runner, R45? Interestingly enough, Show and Hensley would have made a great couple, aesthetically, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 4612/29/2012

It was a book about a gay athlete at the Olympics who falls in love with his closeted coach. They start sleeping together, but something tragic happens to the athlete at the Olympics. It was supposedly a popular book at the time it was released (written by a straight woman!). Paul Newman tried to get it produced at one time, with plans to play the coach. It ended up never being made. Show got the rights after Newman, I think.

by Anonymousreply 4712/29/2012

Wow, that makes me believe even more that Newman may have secretly been gay. There's a screen test of him with James Dean on Youtube where you can clearly tell they both have the hots for one another.

by Anonymousreply 4812/29/2012

Yeah, he started on OLTL as a zombie studmuffin. He played mad scientist Ivan Kipling's brainwashed henchman, perrennially shirtless.

by Anonymousreply 4912/29/2012

r48...I always thought both Newman and Woodward pinged. And she was engage to Gore Vidal at one point.

by Anonymousreply 5012/29/2012

[quote]I never understood why he and Show both eventually bearded up. They'd lived together for years, and worked that entire time.

Does anyone have that pic that was published of them in one of the soap mags back in the 80s, in which both of them had matching diamond stud earrings in the left ear?

by Anonymousreply 5112/29/2012

Thank you for reminding me of Terry Lester, R44. My God, I always thought he was so incredibly sexy. Never knew he was gay. Too bad, he died of a heart attack in 2003. R.I.P. Here he is in his hairy hot glory coming out of the shower in an old episode of Dallas.

by Anonymousreply 5212/29/2012

I was hoping Jon would have been cast on B&B - with Elizabeth Hubbard as his mom.

But they seem to be going down the road of making Don Diamont the new star. zzzzz

by Anonymousreply 5312/29/2012

[quote]But they seem to be going down the road of making Don Diamont the new star

That's okay by me. DD is arguably the finest man in daytime.

by Anonymousreply 5412/29/2012

DD is handsome, and it's funny they've implied he's huge hung as Bill Spencer....but he looks a little too Vegas/fakey to me.

by Anonymousreply 5512/29/2012

Don has worn speedos many times in the past on Y&R, and while he never looked hung, I certainly would never kick him out of bed. In fact, I'd handcuff him to the bedpost.

by Anonymousreply 5612/29/2012

I should say, I was hoping B&B would have signed Jon to a contract.

Some queen I used to know who did hair and makeup in LA swore that DD used to be a frequent visitor to the casting couches and that rumor had it he was very well hung. Take that with a huge grain of salt, though I could see DD fucking his way to the top!

by Anonymousreply 5712/29/2012

Don in a speedo

by Anonymousreply 5812/29/2012

Did Don spend time on Bill Bell's casting couch? I know Bell was married with a ton of kids, but he pinged. Any guy who dreams up studBrad being trapped shirtless in a cage has to have some mo in him.

by Anonymousreply 5912/29/2012

Is Hensley still married to the actress who played ATWT's Emily, Kelley somebody. Do they have two or three kids?

by Anonymousreply 6012/29/2012

She was better looking than Heather Rattray, R21. With her manly features and fake-ass hairline.

by Anonymousreply 6112/30/2012


by Anonymousreply 6212/30/2012

Word, r61!

by Anonymousreply 6312/30/2012

What does his ass look like?

by Anonymousreply 6412/30/2012

Does ATWT mean stand for American Twits Watch Television?

Obscure acronyms require antecedents, OP.

by Anonymousreply 6512/30/2012

Why did they ever get rid of Lucy Deakins?

by Anonymousreply 6612/30/2012

[quote] I'd like him to fuck me and he's my daddy!

That was the subtext I was picking up in the scenes with Jon and Van Hazzzzzznisssssss. Van wanted Jon inside of him quite deeply.

by Anonymousreply 6712/30/2012

I had watched ATWT back in the day when Holden and Lily were first getting together. Good stuff. Jon was so hot. Quit watching for years until I hears they were making their son gay. Didn't realize that Holden wasn't really Luke's father. I could tell Van wanted Jon in him, quite deeply. Amazing how Jon held up so much better than some 80s soap studs.

by Anonymousreply 6812/30/2012

Grant Show is gay? When did he buy the rights to "The Front Runner?"

by Anonymousreply 6912/30/2012

Don Diamont always looks like he has an inch thick layer of foundation on in every photo of his I've seen.

by Anonymousreply 7012/30/2012

So was his hair dyed back then? Or is it dyed now?

by Anonymousreply 7112/31/2012

[quote]When did he buy the rights to "The Front Runner?"

He didn't. He was, however, signed to star in a film adaptation that never got off the ground, 'round about 1986.

by Anonymousreply 7212/31/2012

Jon is still married to Kelley Menighen. I think Kelley is beautiful for what it's worth. She has that sweet Irish beauty about her. Nice smile etc so on. The one problem is that Jon is prettier than she is!He must have both mussy and pussy hitting on him left and right.

As per Don Diamont being gay. That hair cutting queen must have been on meth before there even was meth!After Days, he's worked on Bald and the Boring and the Old and The Rested for years. It's not like he's been in blockbuster films like Tammy Cruise or anything.And Old Bill Bell was a mean mean man. I would do anything to make him look like a fool but he wasn't doing DD.

by Anonymousreply 7312/31/2012

r72 Thanks for the link about the Front Runner. Never knew Grant was signed to play Billy Sive.

Grant, circa 1986 when the film was set to go into production, would have been perfect for the part. Exquisite body (which he showed off frequently in his shirtless scenes on Ryan's Hope). And a very good actor too.

by Anonymousreply 7412/31/2012

Grant and Jon both studied at RADA

by Anonymousreply 7512/31/2012

Did Doug Marland have many FF scenes on his soaps with Jon or any of his other male stars? Are there any clips?

by Anonymousreply 7612/31/2012

RADA=Rim and Driss Ass

by Anonymousreply 7712/31/2012

[quote]written by a straight woman

"The Front Runner" was written by the openly gay Patricia Nell Warren.

by Anonymousreply 7812/31/2012

RADA is Rim And Drill Ass

by Anonymousreply 7912/31/2012

R72...I saw an interview with Show (magazine) in which he talked about trying to get the film made and this was after Newman had dropped out of it.

by Anonymousreply 8012/31/2012

He's better looking than his black half brother the late Sherman.

by Anonymousreply 8112/31/2012

[quote]Van wanted Jon inside of him quite deeply.

I thought Van was top only.

by Anonymousreply 8212/31/2012



by Anonymousreply 8312/31/2012

[quote]He's better looking than his black half brother the late Sherman.

That's Sherman HEMSLEY, not HENSLEY, mothafucka!

by Anonymousreply 8412/31/2012

r70, we do know Diamont is cut. Born Donald Feinberg, he was encouraged to use his mother's maiden name to avoid being ethnically typecast. Today he embraces the Jewish faith.

by Anonymousreply 8512/31/2012

Don Diamont used to bone Gloria Loring.

by Anonymousreply 8612/31/2012


by Anonymousreply 8701/01/2013

[quote]he was encouraged to use his mother's maiden name to avoid being ethnically typecast.

"Diamont" is at least as Jewish as (if not more so than) Feinberg. You'd think he'd have gone for something soap-ish like "Don Cartwright" or something.

by Anonymousreply 8801/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 8901/06/2013

I would like to know what R82 is smoking.

by Anonymousreply 9001/06/2013

I'd like to "smoke" Jon's pole.

by Anonymousreply 9101/08/2013

So, how hairy do we think his hole is?

by Anonymousreply 9201/08/2013

Van has never topped in his life. He's a service bottom and couldn't get hard in any other role.

by Anonymousreply 9301/08/2013

He's returning to The Bold and the Beautiful for a few episodes, filmed last week.

by Anonymousreply 9402/23/2013

He's hot but the girl they paired him with sure isn't. Poor guy. Why do they make hot men suffer?

by Anonymousreply 9502/23/2013

I was the prettiest Lily, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 9602/23/2013

He studied at RADA

by Anonymousreply 9702/23/2013

Yummy with TWO spoons

by Anonymousreply 9802/23/2013

Any pics of his kids with Kelley? Cute?

by Anonymousreply 9902/23/2013

back to ivillage, r99.

by Anonymousreply 10002/23/2013

He seems like such a nice guy too. I hope b&b offers him a contract.

by Anonymousreply 10102/23/2013

Hot as fuck

by Anonymousreply 10205/23/2013

He looks too much like two of my cousins. Incesty.

by Anonymousreply 10305/23/2013

How the hell did frumpy Lily get to choose between Holden and Damian?!

by Anonymousreply 10409/03/2013

He still looks good well into his 40's

by Anonymousreply 10509/03/2013

He's too hot for words, even as a fortysomething daddy.

by Anonymousreply 10609/03/2013

Saw Diamont at a Starbucks recently, in Bev. Hills. Looks good, but skin is pulled extremely tight. It gives him a snake-skin , heading toward Liberace territory, look. What saves him is he's tall, and well built - but he'll never see 40-45, looks wise again ( he's almost 52). The jet black dyed hair is a bit disturbing too.

by Anonymousreply 10709/03/2013

Thanks for bumping my thread! I'd forgotten all about it!

by Anonymousreply 10809/03/2013

[quote] What saves him is he's tall, and well built

And hung like a horse.

by Anonymousreply 10909/04/2013

Jon Hensley is so through with acting. He said in SOD if her won the lottery, he would be on the golf course everyday.

by Anonymousreply 11009/04/2013

I believe he's a shorty.

by Anonymousreply 11109/04/2013

Speaking of his wife, I remember being very puzzled by her being picked to replace the luscious Melanie Smith to play Emily, but eventually I got used to her.

by Anonymousreply 11209/04/2013

Jon and Grant Show were "roomies" during their early soap days. If you looked like the one of them, could you live with the other without wanting to devour him each and every night? Just sayin.

by Anonymousreply 11309/04/2013

Melanie Smith looked like a call girl.

by Anonymousreply 11409/04/2013

Jon was hot n heavy with Missy Reeves back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 11509/04/2013

Damian Gramaldi & Holden Snyder - the sexual tension was evident from the very first meeting:

by Anonymousreply 11609/04/2013

I can't believe it's been four years since ATWT went off the air.

by Anonymousreply 11709/04/2013

It's been three years since ATWT went off, r117!

by Anonymousreply 11809/04/2013

Yp, Guiding Light in 2009, ATWT in 2010.

by Anonymousreply 11909/05/2013

"Melanie Smith looked like a call girl."

You say that like it's a bad thing, r114! All the better to drive Barbara crazy.

by Anonymousreply 12009/05/2013

"so good looking it almost hurt to look at him"





by Anonymousreply 12109/05/2013

That IS a MARY! moment, to be sure.

by Anonymousreply 12209/05/2013

Love this thread. How do you know Don Diamont has a big cock, r107?

by Anonymousreply 12309/05/2013

DD never looks like he's packing as much as, say, Doug Davidson (who is ALWAYS bulging in jeans), but he's so good looking that it doesn't matter if he's not huge.

by Anonymousreply 12409/05/2013

Here's an incredibly hilarious scene with Elizabeth Hubbard and Scott Bryce where Lucinda moves in to seduce Craig in the barn, who basically succumbs to her like a lamb to the slaughter - Lucinda's evil laughter of orgasmic triumph is only heightened by the sexy jazz version of the 80s ATWT theme. Start the video at 4:50 and witness the sheer MAGIC!

by Anonymousreply 12509/06/2013

R125, I love that scene; I remember.

Love when he asks her why are you here and Lucy says she owns the stables.

Love it.

by Anonymousreply 12609/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 12707/09/2014

The thread's back! Love the scene with Holden & Lilly.

by Anonymousreply 12807/09/2014

R23 so hairy arms do indicate a hairy hole?

by Anonymousreply 12907/09/2014

Sure he is sexy but he ain't all that. I think you soap queens think more of him than the average gay boy does.

by Anonymousreply 13007/09/2014

[quote]so hairy arms do indicate a hairy hole?

Oh, for sure. With hairy arms like those, you know the chest, stomach, and ass crack are hairy (and Jon does have a hairy chest...)

[quote]Sure he is sexy but he ain't all that

Back in the day, he was definitely all that. He's still good looking.

by Anonymousreply 13107/09/2014

He was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful men to ever grace daytime. Smoldering.

by Anonymousreply 13207/01/2015

I always thought he and Van Hansis had chemistry beyond father and son.

It always looked like Holden wanted to fuck Luke.

by Anonymousreply 13307/01/2015

I instantly got hard because of 1:00 to 2:00...

by Anonymousreply 13407/01/2015

OMG I remember that scene at R134 and I totally got hard watching it as a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 13507/02/2015

I'll bet he had a totally hairy, musky hole.

by Anonymousreply 13607/05/2015


I totally forgot that Emma was ever slender and not dumpy.

by Anonymousreply 13707/05/2015

According to Kelley's Wikipedia they got divorced last year.

by Anonymousreply 13808/03/2015

Yep, they sure did. I wonder if he's a late-in-life gay (he has gayvoice in interviews).

by Anonymousreply 13908/03/2015

LOL, I just went to her wiki, and the divorce info has been deleted.

by Anonymousreply 14008/03/2015

the thing about Holden being SO hot and Lily being an 'every girl' is that viewers could more easily fantasize about Holden because if he was within Lily's reach then he was within theirs, too.

by Anonymousreply 14108/03/2015

So did they get divorced or not?? Someone investigate. I'm too lazy.

by Anonymousreply 14208/03/2015

I'm guessing they divorced. It looked like the wiki editor was removing info that "hadn't been verified" or "was too personal", so they deleted the divorce news and names of the kids, etc. Perhaps some fan is having a hard time accepting the divorce?

by Anonymousreply 14308/04/2015

A couple of years ago, Hensley suddenly popped up on The Bold and the Beautiful as an ER physician for 2-3 days. I thought he might have taken the job to maintain his health insurance with CBS.

by Anonymousreply 14408/04/2015

Kathleen Widdoes(Emma Snyder) played one of the college girls in "The Group", and she was also once married to actor Richard Jordan.

by Anonymousreply 14508/04/2015

Wasn't Kelly one of the ones that supposedly gave Terri Conn and Austin Peck a hell of a time about hooking up while still married to other people ? Not that I 'approve', but if she's now divorced herself for something similar Nelson would say 'Ha Ha'

by Anonymousreply 14608/04/2015

Kelley played Emily so external, always waving her arms, yelling, demanding Emily's rights...whereas Melanie Smith played her as sex bomb who was both a bit demure yet also someone you wouldn't want to cross.

Always lamented that she left.

by Anonymousreply 14708/07/2015

kelley left Jon recently because he lost most of their money day trading. She moved with her kids back to where she grew up near Chicago and is working part time as an accountant for a construction company.

by Anonymousreply 14808/08/2015

How very "Skyler White" of her.

by Anonymousreply 14908/08/2015

Roughly, how much money are we talking about, R-148?

by Anonymousreply 15008/08/2015

Do you know them R148?

by Anonymousreply 15108/08/2015

What is day trading?

by Anonymousreply 15208/08/2015

If Jon needs money, I could uhmmmm him a loan.

by Anonymousreply 15308/08/2015

Jon Hensley could have parlayed his soap fame into something substantial after ATWT ended, a la Michael Park, who has worked steadily since.

by Anonymousreply 15408/08/2015

Park came from the theater and went back to the theater primarily, no ? Nothing wrong with that, but Hensley was primarily soap trained ... did Hensley get cast in anything when he left ATWTs early on ?

Even Peter Reckell landed a steady gig on a (bad) season of 'Knots Landing'

by Anonymousreply 15508/08/2015

Hensley had a recurring thing on 90210 or Melrose Place between his ATWT gigs.

by Anonymousreply 15608/08/2015

I absolutely adored Julie and Caleb Snyder. They were my alltime favorite soap couple. I was devastated when the actor died in early 1993... with Doug Marland following him only a few weeks later. My whole World collapsed, pun definitely intended.

by Anonymousreply 15710/11/2015

R144 Jon worked for P and G the production company no? Not CBS directly.

by Anonymousreply 15810/11/2015
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