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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 11804/27/2015

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

[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

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

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 8807/28/2013

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

Good looking and all that made him a favorite fantasy.

by Anonymousreply 8907/28/2013

"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 9007/28/2013

In-depth story about Hexum's death.

by Anonymousreply 9107/28/2013

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 9207/28/2013

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 9307/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 9407/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 9507/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 9607/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 9707/28/2013

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 9909/28/2013

I still think his successor was hotter and sexier.

by Anonymousreply 10009/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 10109/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 10209/28/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 10309/28/2013


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

by Anonymousreply 10409/28/2013

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 11409/30/2013

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 11509/30/2013

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
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