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Jon Erik Hexum--there was absolutely no flaw in this man's appearance

He was [italic]perfect[/italic]. And I don't throw that word around too often.

by Anonymousreply 18112/13/2015

Not to derail the thread, but he does look a lot like Henry Cavill in that pic.

by Anonymousreply 107/27/2013

A little. But JEH was just pure perfection.

by Anonymousreply 207/27/2013

I agree. There was the whole closeted aspect to him that made him even more appealing. The pretty ones never escape.

by Anonymousreply 307/27/2013

He looked nothing like Cavill. What a pathetic excuse to hijack the thread by dripping a stan's Cavill saliva all over it.

by Anonymousreply 407/27/2013

Beautiful and tragic--an irresistible combination. And this DL Cavill fixation is getting tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 507/27/2013

Come again, R4? The froth got in your way.

by Anonymousreply 607/27/2013

He was really fucking handsome and had a nice and deep voice to boot.

He always reminded me of someone from the golden age of cinema, like Rock Hudson. His masculinity was balanced with his looks just perfectly and that was a hell of a refreshing thing back in the 1980's.

by Anonymousreply 707/27/2013

He really was perfect. I watched The Making of a Male Model recently. The most beautiful male model working today is Simon Nessman. He looks like a child compared to Hexum.

by Anonymousreply 807/27/2013

He was so good-looking that it almost hurts to look at him.

by Anonymousreply 907/27/2013

From his Wikipedia profile:

[quote]While working as an apartment cleaner, he met Bob LeMond of LeMond/Zetter Management and the manager of John Travolta. LeMond saw great potential in Hexum.

I think I can imagine how that worked out.

by Anonymousreply 1007/27/2013

The voice, the eyes, the hair, the body, the lips, the smile...the clearly don't make 'em like that anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1107/27/2013

It's a bold claim. I was skeptical. But upon examination of the available evidence, OP may be correct. I'd need to see a picture of his erect penis to sign off completely.

by Anonymousreply 1207/27/2013

But as I remember, he wasn't a very successful male model, was he? Something about him being too big for runway.

by Anonymousreply 1307/27/2013

[quote]Beautiful and tragic--an irresistible combination. And this DL Cavill fixation is getting tiresome.

But don't you ever wonder what kinds of projects Jon Erik Hexum and Heath Ledger might have done together?

by Anonymousreply 1407/27/2013

Here he is on Merv just weeks before his death.

What does Merv mean by "Well, he's not coming out on my stage?" (0:40)

The girlish giggle is so unexpected.

by Anonymousreply 1507/27/2013

I've never been turned on by Hexum which is odd since he is exactly my type and he is certainly gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 1607/27/2013

Hexum was wonderful but Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) is about the best looking human being I have ever seen in person.

by Anonymousreply 1707/27/2013

Maybe it's subconscious guilt because you know he died such a tragic, untimely death, R16.

by Anonymousreply 1807/27/2013

The Sorbs and JEH have similar upper bodies, hirsuitness, eye color and deep voices. JEH sort of looked like a much hotter version of Tate Donovan.

by Anonymousreply 1907/27/2013

Is Sorbo anti-gay?

by Anonymousreply 2007/27/2013

Oh yes, he was absolutely gorgeous and that voice. I recall that back then it was Hexum, Greg Evigan, Peter Barton, John Schneider and John J. York were all the rage on television.

by Anonymousreply 2107/27/2013

No R8--I remember him when he was alive. He should have been an obsession of mine but it just didn't happen.

by Anonymousreply 2207/27/2013

By the way, Sorbo's a very nice guy.

And seeing him in person was an awe-inspiring event and taught me something:

that the best looking man is superior and more beautiful than a flock of beautiful women.

Women cannot hold a candle to great-looking guys.

A beautiful man has the bone structure and charisma that no woman can attain.

So ladies, if you feel bad about your appearance, cheer up.

No woman is that beautiful, and you are not that different from all women.

by Anonymousreply 2307/27/2013

[quote]But don't you ever wonder what kinds of projects Jon Erik Hexum and Heath Ledger might have done together?

Hexum was born in 1957

Ledger was born in 1979

Maybe a Kramer vs. Kramer remake?

by Anonymousreply 2407/27/2013


Those thighs.

by Anonymousreply 2507/27/2013

He really was beautiful

by Anonymousreply 2607/27/2013

Those lips, those eyes, those thighs, it's the Tender Trap!

by Anonymousreply 2707/27/2013

I wonder what Hexum's career would have been like had he lived; the poor man was only 26 when he died. It's possible he could have transitioned into movies. You may laugh at this, but I could totally see him in the Bruce Willis role in 'Die Hard.'

by Anonymousreply 2807/27/2013

[quoteA beautiful man has the bone structure and charisma that no woman can attain.

You wouldn't happen to be gay, would you?

by Anonymousreply 2907/27/2013

He would have been an absolute FOX as a middle-aged man.

by Anonymousreply 3007/27/2013

[quote] that the best looking man is superior and more beautiful than a flock of beautiful women.

Said no straight man, ever.

by Anonymousreply 3107/27/2013

If you watch the interview at R15 you'll see there's not much behind the beauty. Dull. At one point, talking about why he is not spending his new money he says "You never know what might happen."

by Anonymousreply 3207/27/2013

Okay then, look at the photos provided by the above posters and then tell me which so-called beautiful woman can compete with these photos.

Name one.

by Anonymousreply 3307/27/2013

He had a "thing" about him that made him stand out amongst the regular beefcake that era was churning out. He had that genuine farmboy quality that wasn't a put-on. He was very beautiful in his own right, but he wasn't perfection. He was one of those rare specimens that when everything is all put together he was beautiful, but when you really looked at his face, it was quite nondescript and ordinary. Intriguing.

That said, he was one of my regular childhood jerk-off fantasies.

by Anonymousreply 3407/27/2013

There is no female equivalent to Kevin Sorbo.

All so-called beautiful women are using make up tricks and or have had plastic surgery.

In nature, the male animal is always the more attractive. Same with humans.

We've really lost it as a species by putting so much emphasis on female beauty when it's a lie.

by Anonymousreply 3507/27/2013

And for the foot fetishists, you can see Hexum's bare soles at the end of this clip (around 5:27):

by Anonymousreply 3607/27/2013

Lynda Carter in her day was THE beauty equivalent to the Hexums and the Sorbos, etc. She was female perfection.

by Anonymousreply 3707/27/2013

I suspect R35 might be biased.

by Anonymousreply 3807/27/2013

[quote] look at the photos provided by the above posters and then tell me which so-called beautiful woman can compete with these photos. Name one.

Said the gay guy!

Get a fucking clue. Your perspective is skewed by your sexual orientation. Don't present it as fact.

by Anonymousreply 3907/27/2013

Merv was clearly creaming his shorts in that clip where he's interviewing Hexum

by Anonymousreply 4007/27/2013

Damn, I can't find a bigger version of this pic:

by Anonymousreply 4107/27/2013

Embeded pic of Lynda in her heyday

by Anonymousreply 4207/27/2013

I remember seeing a very famous, reclusive model in person, and it was indeed shocking.

I grew up thinking that this was the most beautiful woman in the world.

But what was shocking is not that she as unattractive--it was that her signature look was all a result of makeup trickery.

by Anonymousreply 4307/27/2013

Now THAT's how I like my men ... before manscaping and waxing became a regular part of a man's grooming:

by Anonymousreply 4407/27/2013

Is it me or does Colton Haynes bare some resemblance to Hexum?

by Anonymousreply 4507/27/2013

Slightly, R45.

by Anonymousreply 4607/27/2013

He was so hot...but god damn he was dumber than a box of rocks. And his death is exhibit A.

by Anonymousreply 4707/27/2013

I suspect he was princess tinymeat.

by Anonymousreply 4807/27/2013

Maybe he knew that the blank in the gun would kill him if he fired close enough. Maybe he had a secret life. Maybe someone was blackmailing him. Or maybe it was a stupid mistake. I mean he did it in front of people on his set with a prop.

He was at the peak of his popularity. Women like Joan Collins were salivating over him. It was completely unexplainable.

After his death, a rather plain girl surfaced saying she was his girlfriend or fiancé A friend of mine in med school watched them harvest his organs at the hospital. They did it all at once. Basically, took everything except his physical beauty. Didn't his heart go to a pimp from Oakland or something?

by Anonymousreply 4907/27/2013

ABC wanted him to play the role of Dex Dexter on DYNASTY, but producers chose not to because he was Joan Collins' boyfriend at the time.

OMG, r49 - really? A pimp?!

by Anonymousreply 5007/27/2013

Wasn't E.G. Daily his girlfriend? He was out of her league cosmetically, but at least it shows he had a good heart.

by Anonymousreply 5107/27/2013

R33 Candice Bergen could back in the day. I also agree with R37.

Jon Erick was masculine perfection at its finest.

by Anonymousreply 5207/27/2013

From Find A Death: "With his mother's permission, Jon-Erik was flown to San Francisco, still on life support, and his heart was transplanted into the body of a dying 36-year-old Las Vegas escort service owner. This took place in the Pacific Medical Center. They also took his kidneys and corneas. The kidneys were sent to the Southern California Transplant Bank, in LA. The corneas went to a 66-year-old man with cataracts."

by Anonymousreply 5307/27/2013

r36 Bless you. Yep, gone too soon for sure. His looks were almost "real", as opposed to the standard beauty boys. Can you blame Joan Collins for going gaga?

by Anonymousreply 5407/27/2013

He had bad breath.

by Anonymousreply 5507/27/2013

Or their managers arranged a PR relationship, r51.

by Anonymousreply 5607/27/2013

r32, only gay men find that dull. Straight guys would totally admire that.

by Anonymousreply 5707/27/2013

I saw John Schneider in person in 2012, spoke to him for a minute...I have never in my life seen anyone that beautiful. Huge, unreal body, solid, healthy, crystal blue eyes, sweet smile, thick blond curly hair...he was a DREAM.

by Anonymousreply 5807/27/2013

Hexum was gorgeous. I don't know about the best ever but certainly up there.

R23 I totally disagree. I think it's easier for a man to be beautiful. As a gay guy I'm in absolute awe when I see a woman who is so beautiful that she looks good without makeup. To me the most beautiful women are more beautiful than the most beautiful men, as it should be.

by Anonymousreply 5907/27/2013

r39 - a straight guy would say the same thing abouyt a sexual ideal of the opposite sex; there isn't a straight guy that would mythologize JEH's "beauty" like you are. You are being very biased and narrow-minded.

by Anonymousreply 6007/27/2013

There have been a few DL threads over the years where posters go on and on about Hexum, elevating him to godhood. Although this *isn't* an exact analogy, I wonder if there's something of a Monroe effect here: Because Hexum was attractive and had a high profile death at such a young age, the rose-colored lenses are on full time. In other words, his death seems to have created more of a lasting myth than he would have achieved had he lived and faded into obscurity.

by Anonymousreply 6107/27/2013

I met Jack Hexum several times in 1980 before his television success; he was a sweet and humble guy with a nice sense of humor. And breathtakingly beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 6207/27/2013

Men and women are equally beautiful, r59, and that is as it should be.

by Anonymousreply 6307/27/2013

There is a masculine beauty and a feminine beauty - they're two different animals.

by Anonymousreply 6407/27/2013

Exactly, r64!

by Anonymousreply 6507/27/2013

It wasn't my gun

by Anonymousreply 6607/27/2013

Ok, so who would be his modern day equivalent? What actor today has the height, physique, masculinity and staggering beauty?

by Anonymousreply 6707/27/2013

Why did spectacular good looks go out of style, at least insofar as fashion and advertising? Models just aren't that good looking anymore. Same is true for the women.

by Anonymousreply 6807/27/2013

I see more Armie Hammer than Cavill.

Anyway the story that some industry insider/star posted here (was it none other than Richard Chamberlain?) about Hexum's replacement in Cover Up was one of the saddest and most vivid things I've read, it's an unforgettable image.

Apparently the new star (who had AIDS) was so desperate that he was slumped on the kitchen floor bending over crying for anyone to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 6907/27/2013

Was that the topic of your thesis at the Scool of the Bloody Obvious, r61?

by Anonymousreply 7007/27/2013

School ^^

by Anonymousreply 7107/27/2013

It wasn't I who said it but I'll repeat it. This man's only flaw is that he had no flaws. Dying young was his best career move. And the title of his series, "Cover Up," seems ironic in retrospect.

I'm not saying Hexum was gay, but I've kind of always wondered why so many gorgeous men turn out to be gay. It's like a joke. He's so goodlooking. He must be gay.

And he usually is.

by Anonymousreply 7207/27/2013

He probably would have become quite the daddy bear if you ask me.. The voice helps overall with his total package..

by Anonymousreply 7307/27/2013

Not so special in Argentina, only in the US.

by Anonymousreply 7407/27/2013

EG Daily was indeed his girlfriend. She was in the waiting room at the hosptial when he was dying, and while there she wrote a song about him called "Just For You"

by Anonymousreply 7507/27/2013

> Why did spectacular good looks go out of style, > at least insofar as fashion and advertising?

The really smoking hot guys who in the past would have ended up in fashion or advertising now have too many hours of accumulated online gay porn performances for Madison Avenue and its risk-averse corporate clients to allow them anywhere *near* a runway, mass-circulation magazine, billboard, or TV ad.

If they DID shoot ads with them, and they got "outed" for their pr0n, even magazines like OUT would call the ad agency & have a polite, but firm chat telling them they have 30 days to furnish them with new artwork for the issue after the next one because the ad they'd been running was "damaged" (*cough* *cough*).

Oh, anyway, back to the original topic. Long before I ever conceded even the possibility that I might be gay, I was jacking off to JEH & rationalizing it by pretending I cared about the hot women he might have theoretically been with.

by Anonymousreply 7607/27/2013

For my money Hexum beats Cavill, Hammer, Sorbo and all the rest by a mile.

by Anonymousreply 7707/27/2013

R68 modeling these days is sadly more about who has a "different" or "weird" look than who is just straight up beautiful. Look at the upcoming cast of Tyra's newest season of ANTM. The girls and guys on there are mostly just odd looking.

by Anonymousreply 7807/27/2013

Ah, prom photos. Timeless and precious memories, aren't they?

by Anonymousreply 7907/27/2013

"The voice, the eyes, the hair, the body, the lips, the smile..."

What are you doin', honey, makin' love or takin' inventory?

by Anonymousreply 8007/27/2013

"Women don't look enough like men."

Your DL Maxim du Jour.

by Anonymousreply 8107/27/2013

If the concept of "One Direction" had only crossed someone's enterprising mind back then...

by Anonymousreply 8207/27/2013

OMG, all those girls look like the guys' mothers!

by Anonymousreply 8307/27/2013

I wanted straight hair like that when I was in high school. I hated my natural curls. So I slept with a headband to try to get that look.

by Anonymousreply 8407/27/2013

Well, except for that rather unattractive hole in his head...

by Anonymousreply 8507/27/2013

I'm MadMen, which she watches on a purely soap opera level and whose deeper meaning and metaphors escape her.

by Anonymousreply 8607/27/2013

The prom pic is funny. God, how ugly were those 70s styles? And yes, those girls look practically middle-aged.

by Anonymousreply 8707/27/2013

he accidentally shot himself? really? was it suicide?

by Anonymousreply 8807/27/2013

In the program Voyagers, he came off as lovable, kind and sweet.

Good looking and all that made him a favorite fantasy.

by Anonymousreply 8907/27/2013

"He was one of those rare specimens that when everything is all put together he was beautiful, but when you really looked at his face, it was quite nondescript and ordinary. Intriguing."

Are you insane?

by Anonymousreply 9007/27/2013

In-depth story about Hexum's death.

by Anonymousreply 9107/27/2013

Jon Erik Hexum and Kevin Sorbo have something in common. They are (were in Hexum's case) of Norwegian decent. Sorbo can be traced back to the same family farm in Norway where my family originates from. But don't get excited about me boys...I am a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 9207/27/2013

I was obsessed with this guy like guys are with Heath Ledger today.

He was beautiful; he was so kind and patient with that little kid on Voyagers!

He's just my type.

by Anonymousreply 9307/27/2013

This thread is useless with plenty of graphic, bloody red photos of him with his head blown off.

by Anonymousreply 9407/27/2013

He reminds me of GENERAL HOSPITAL's John J. York ("Mac Scorpio").

by Anonymousreply 9507/27/2013

I think Sorbo was hot but certainly not the best looking guy in hollywood...

by Anonymousreply 9607/27/2013

R12 I'd bet the dick was the one disappointment, probably smallish and crooked, but chances are we would overlook it.

by Anonymousreply 9707/27/2013

The HELL you say, R97!

by Anonymousreply 9807/28/2013

It's been almost 29 years since we lost him and I still think about him.

I was thrilled when VOYAGERS! came out on DVD.

by Anonymousreply 9909/27/2013

I still think his successor was hotter and sexier.

by Anonymousreply 10009/27/2013

This guy always reminds me of Jon-Erik...

by Anonymousreply 10109/27/2013

[R58] Yes! John Schneider is to die for. I also loved Tony Hamilton.

by Anonymousreply 10209/27/2013

[R100] I'm with you - did you ever see Samson & Delilah?

by Anonymousreply 10309/27/2013


Just checked out scenes on Youtube...very campy and VERY sexy.

by Anonymousreply 10409/27/2013

good looking guy, but not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

by Anonymousreply 10509/28/2013

Had "on paper" good looks. In reality the looks never translated into an attraction, no real sex appeal.

Too perfect and symmetrical and fluffy and permed and and fussed and preened with; too much an ideal commodity, like a Ken doll.

A scar, one eye lower than the other, a twisty mouth, a smudge of dirt... he needed some "imperfection."

The photo at R9 is the only one where he comes off as attractive.

by Anonymousreply 10609/28/2013

[quote]good looking guy, but not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

The pretty ones never have to be. Lucky them.

I don't want to derail the thread either, but while I think Cavill is just gorgeous, looking at the pic @R9, JEH was better.

by Anonymousreply 10709/28/2013

Hernan Drago has some of the same magic.

by Anonymousreply 10809/28/2013

JEH appeared to have a jovial good-natured everyone's best buddy appeal to him; the same kind I see in Ben Affleck.

I'm a sucker for that type of guy.

by Anonymousreply 10909/28/2013

EG auditioned on The Voice last week, or so I hear.

by Anonymousreply 11009/28/2013

Hernan Drago

by Anonymousreply 11109/28/2013

Who's that at R101? Gorgeous!

by Anonymousreply 11209/29/2013


Colt model John Pruitt aka Jim Yount.

Amazing looking man.

by Anonymousreply 11309/29/2013

R23, Mary!!!

by Anonymousreply 11409/29/2013

The huge head wound kind of turned me off.

(he doesn't seem to have been the sharpest crayon in the box. What a dumb way to die.)

by Anonymousreply 11509/29/2013

Just because we need more Jon-Erik Hexum in our lives

by Anonymousreply 11608/26/2014

All that gawgeousness and he loved pussy, too!

by Anonymousreply 11708/27/2014

He was so gorgeous. I remember Jon-Erik was my first celeb crush. I was only 8 and I kept his photo under my pillow.

by Anonymousreply 11804/27/2015

I still think about him.

I'm more than double the age was when he died; I was younger than him when he did die; He'd probably be 57 or 58 by now, playing hot daddies on The CW or CBS shows.

by Anonymousreply 11911/27/2015

he was sooooooo dreamy

by Anonymousreply 12011/27/2015

He didn't age well.

by Anonymousreply 12111/27/2015

Kevin Sorbo is an ugly, fundie Christian and Republican Party activist with a bad hairline.

Nice body in his day, though.

by Anonymousreply 12211/27/2015

His body (especially for a man of his height) was unbelievable in his day, but his eyes were what really blew me away.

by Anonymousreply 12311/27/2015

He was my number one crush in the eighties!! I was devastated when he died. I still have the Playgirl mag from the month before he died with an article about him and Cover Up. No, no nudes.

by Anonymousreply 12411/27/2015

He may or may not have been gay, but he often commented in interviews that most of his closest friends were gay. In the early 80s very few male celebrities would even admit something like that.

by Anonymousreply 12511/27/2015

My parents worked at Universal and I was fortunate to be allowed on set of Voyagers and meet Jack Hexum. I remember he was the tallest man I had ever seen but he was also very nice to all the kids. He gave us all plastic Voyager watches and signed photo. As a young gayling I was big fan of Voyagers and looked forward to every sunday night seeing my hero. When I heard he was shot at first reports said he was going to be ok but then gradually the news was worse. They said he was dead. I ran into my room and tore up his picture, I felt betrayed. When all the kids in school said he was stupid for playing with a loaded gun I defended him by saying my dad said the propmaster was at fault. I was 11 years old and wanted so badly to be that kid on Voyagers. It was my first celebrity death and it was someone I sorta knew.Yes the sky was a blue as Jacks eyes. I still miss Phineas Bogg. He died young.

by Anonymousreply 12611/27/2015

I agree that he was a handsome man. But what kind of guy would put a gun to his head and fire, regardless of whether he thought the gun was a harmless prop? It doesn't matter how goodlooking he was if he couldn't figure that out.

by Anonymousreply 12711/28/2015

To R127:

I always wondered the same thing. Why would an intelligent person do something so stupid...??

by Anonymousreply 12811/28/2015

Unfortunately, some guys just think it's a cream to play with dangerous objects as if they were toys. They thinki they're being playful and mischievous; they just don't get how destructive they're being. They don't mean any harm--they think it's crazy fun. And when their co=workers scream at them, they just laugh. Defying bourgeois safety protocols is part of being playful and mischievous.

And that's how this happened.

by Anonymousreply 12911/28/2015

^ "think it's a scream"

by Anonymousreply 13011/28/2015

Jack Hexum was a joker on set. He had been shooting the Cover Up scene since 5am. He was exhausted and cranky. He had to leave for Vegas that evening to tape Circus with the Stars. The director kept calling for re-takes. Since they were running into OT the non essentials such as the propmaster who was supposed to control the firearms were dismissed. Propmaster left a loaded gun with cotton blanks ( still deadly at close range) on the nightstand by the bed Jack was sitting on. Hexum knew the gun was loaded but with blanks as he had loaded it earlier in the day himself. After another delay for re lighting Jack lay down on the bed and took a short nap. He awoke and was told they still weren't ready. Jack Hexum groggy and exasperated at the endless delays picked up the prop gun and in a tragic sight gag put it too his temple and said ( sources differ) something like " Why don't I just shoot myself!" BAM!. Fade out.

by Anonymousreply 13111/28/2015

troppo bello

by Anonymousreply 13211/28/2015

[quote]The pretty ones never escape.


by Anonymousreply 13311/28/2015

Voyagers turned me gay.

by Anonymousreply 13411/28/2015

[quote]The pretty ones never have to be.

No, never. Being too stupid to refrain from firing a pistol at his head didn't affect Hexum's life in any way.

by Anonymousreply 13511/28/2015

He's inextricably linked to this song in my mind.

by Anonymousreply 13611/28/2015

R136 The over the shoulder shimmy. The Big 80's

by Anonymousreply 13711/28/2015

Original opening for Cover Up. Hexum's girlfriend EG Daily did the vocals on this not Bonnie Tyler.

by Anonymousreply 13811/28/2015

Another fabulous use of "Holding Out for a Hero":

by Anonymousreply 13911/28/2015

No flaws? What about the bullet hole in his head?

by Anonymousreply 14011/28/2015

Before BPA estrogen mimicking chemicals, tofu everything and metrosexual fashion. I miss men.

by Anonymousreply 14111/28/2015

The gun being fired over his name in he opening credits was prescient.

by Anonymousreply 14211/28/2015

As far as the last thing he said is concerned, I had read, in a couple of different places, that it was...

"Let's see if there's one in here for me."

He then pulled the trigger.

by Anonymousreply 14311/28/2015

He then got his answer.

by Anonymousreply 14411/29/2015

Here is the last fatal scene at 32:29 Hexum holds the gun that killed him on the bed that was soon drenched in his blood.Fox aired this fatal scene/episode just 2 weeks after they had carved up his body ,parted him out and cremated what was left. Welcome to Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 14511/29/2015

Luv the scene where Hexum is sitting in sugar daddys Rolls Royce wearing just skin tight daisy may cutoffs. Same way he got his career.

by Anonymousreply 14611/29/2015

In the scene looks like the gun he is loading is a .38, yet all the reports said the gun he shot himself with was .44 magnum. Cover up ?

by Anonymousreply 14711/29/2015

To die on sea foam green sheets. How 80's.

by Anonymousreply 14811/29/2015

[quote] I'm not saying Hexum was gay, but I've kind of always wondered why so many gorgeous men turn out to be gay. It's like a joke. He's so goodlooking. He must be gay.

The Herbert Ross Troll was a tour guide at the studio where he shot (Universal?) and recounts how his female colleague would "take lunch" in Hexum's trailer daily. The same "troll" has talked about plenty of gay actors of the time whom he knew about or encountered.

by Anonymousreply 14911/29/2015

Hexum was shot on the Fox lot in Century City. Hexum hated O'Neil who was dating a Fox exec and getting all the screen time. The day he died he had lunch with the black actor in the final episode who later helped load his convulsing bleeding body into a station wagon while pulling his tongue out so Hexum wouldn choke on the way to the ER.... sex joke in 5...4... 3.. 2... 1

by Anonymousreply 15011/29/2015

R147 So if there was thirty- eight prop revolver on the table where did the forty four pistol come from?

by Anonymousreply 15111/29/2015

The autopsy report said the cotton wadding blank pushed a piece of bone the size of a quarter thru Hexum's skull. The skull bone was essentially acting as bullet. A .38 has a much smaller barrel diameter much more like a dime than a quarter. The .38 gun seen video clip could not have been the gun used. So if the .38 was the gun being used as a prop for the fatal scene. Where did Hexum get .44 magnum from and why was it even on the set?

by Anonymousreply 15211/29/2015

Just because the gun was small didn't mean it could not have driven a larger piece of bone into the skull. He probably stuck the gun right up to the side of his head in contact with his temple.If the idiot had held the barrel a few inches farther away he'd be alive today.

by Anonymousreply 15311/29/2015

Mommy ! Mommy! Come quick! Daddy and the piazza man are stuck together!!!

by Anonymousreply 15412/03/2015

Somehow Jon-Erik manages to not make this look gay.

by Anonymousreply 15512/03/2015

which hopefully means he was, R155.

Imagine if he'd only taken the role as Alexis' beau on Dynasty instead of the role of Mac on Cover Up.

He'd be alive today, playing hot daddies on CBS and CW series.

by Anonymousreply 15612/03/2015

[quote] which hopefully means he was

On one of the tea threads it was revealed he was fucking one of the female tour guides at his studio.

His successor, Tony Hamilton OTOH was gay as xmas.

by Anonymousreply 15712/05/2015

His successor, Tony Hamilton OTOH was gay as xmas.

And IMO..even HOTTER than Jon-Erik!

by Anonymousreply 15812/05/2015

Hamilton was definitely hot but not quite as distinctive looking as Hexum. I wonder if they auditioned together originally.

by Anonymousreply 15912/05/2015

Apparently they both went to same the acting classes in LA. Hamilton was a ballet dancer. Hexum was a lunkhead. Do the math.

by Anonymousreply 16012/05/2015

Going to the same class doesn't mean they both auditioned for the series at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 16112/05/2015

I heard they were actually roommates, but who knows?

R158, I agree with you that on one hand Hamilton was hotter -- he had arguably the better body, and personally, I love the more hairless look, but he always seemed kind of grim.

Hexum, however, had a certain 'it' factor. He had all the leading man stuff, impossible good looks, amazing deep voice -- he had humor, too, though.

At the end of the day, if I could choose between both guys it'd be Hexum. Hands down.

by Anonymousreply 16212/05/2015

Hexum was by all accounts straight but gay friendly. Hamilton was a raging gay bottom who died of AIDs.

by Anonymousreply 16312/05/2015

If you'd seen Hamilton's frankly bizarre camp dancing in VAMPIRA you'd never bone him on his best looking day. The clip is on YouTube. And he was a professional dancer - God knows how he thought his disco freestyle was appealing.

by Anonymousreply 16412/05/2015

The past is another country. They dance differently there.

by Anonymousreply 16512/05/2015

Here's the clip. It's NOCTURNA, not VAMPIRA. I don't see how one could think Hamilton's face was more handsome than Hexum's. He's even got what looks like a slightly off center nose - perhaps he broke it once.

by Anonymousreply 16612/05/2015

I don't see how one could think Hamilton's face was more handsome than Hexum's. He's even got what looks like a slightly off center nose

Well, there's a difference between "hot" and "handsome" and while Jon-Erik may have had perfect symmetry that many find to be the ultimate in's the little imperfections(like off-center noses) that make a man "hotter" to me.

by Anonymousreply 16712/06/2015

[quote]If you'd seen Hamilton's frankly bizarre camp dancing in VAMPIRA you'd never bone him on his best looking day.

Baby, it would take a hell of a lot more than just some headless chicken dancing to have made me turn down a tumble with Hamilton had the chance arisen(which, from some anecdotal stories I've read, wouldn't have been all that implausible).

by Anonymousreply 16812/06/2015

Kevin Sorbo is a right wing nut job....

by Anonymousreply 16912/06/2015

" I don't see how one could think Hamilton's face was more handsome than Hexum's."

Because people are different. Is that so hard to comprehend?

by Anonymousreply 17012/06/2015

My friend introduced me to Tony in the big 80's. He then took him into his bedroom and fucked him silly for an hour. I watched Tony make love to Delilah the next week on the tellie. My welcome to Phoneywood.

by Anonymousreply 17112/06/2015

No way Tony is hotter than JHE. And what happened to Tony's thread on dl? you guys should go there instead. Just a suggestion, you know.

by Anonymousreply 17212/06/2015

a shrink asked me a while back if Heath Ledger's death affected me (because of his portrayal of Ennis) and I said no, but the one for me was Jon-Erik Hexum.

I was stunned that someone who had it all was gone at such an early age.


by Anonymousreply 17312/07/2015

[quote] My friend introduced me to Tony in the big 80's. He then took him into his bedroom and fucked him silly for an hour.

Did they just leave you in the hallway or...?

by Anonymousreply 17412/07/2015

Everyone in Phoneywood knew Heath had a drug problem and was in a downward spiral. Jack Hexum was expected to arrive in Vegas later that evening. One was pretty much expected the other was out of blue.

by Anonymousreply 17512/07/2015

Jon Erik Hexum--there was absolutely no flaw in this man's appearance.... Yep.

by Anonymousreply 17612/13/2015

Zac Efron is going to look like Merv Griffin when he gets to that age.

by Anonymousreply 17712/13/2015

"Jack"? Were you guys on a first name basis?

by Anonymousreply 17812/13/2015

Kind of like when they replaced Josh Bernstein of the sexy feet

by Anonymousreply 17912/13/2015

With Hunter Ellis

by Anonymousreply 18012/13/2015

Oops forgot a foot photo

by Anonymousreply 18112/13/2015
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