He was [italic]perfect[/italic]. And I don't throw that word around too often.
Jon Erik Hexum--there was absolutely no flaw in this man's appearance
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/27/2015|
A little. But JEH was just pure perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/27/2013|
I agree. There was the whole closeted aspect to him that made him even more appealing. The pretty ones never escape.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/27/2013|
He looked nothing like Cavill. What a pathetic excuse to hijack the thread by dripping a stan's Cavill saliva all over it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/27/2013|
Beautiful and tragic--an irresistible combination. And this DL Cavill fixation is getting tiresome.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/27/2013|
Come again, R4? The froth got in your way.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||07/27/2013|
He was so good-looking that it almost hurts to look at him.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||07/27/2013|
The voice, the eyes, the hair, the body, the lips, the smile...the clearly don't make 'em like that anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||07/27/2013|
But as I remember, he wasn't a very successful male model, was he? Something about him being too big for runway.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/27/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 14||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||07/27/2013|
I've never been turned on by Hexum which is odd since he is exactly my type and he is certainly gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/27/2013|
Hexum was wonderful but Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) is about the best looking human being I have ever seen in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/27/2013|
Maybe it's subconscious guilt because you know he died such a tragic, untimely death, R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||07/27/2013|
Is Sorbo anti-gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||07/27/2013|
No R8--I remember him when he was alive. He should have been an obsession of mine but it just didn't happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/27/2013|
[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?
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|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/27/2013|
He really was beautiful
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/27/2013|
Those lips, those eyes, those thighs, it's the Tender Trap!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||07/27/2013|
[quoteA beautiful man has the bone structure and charisma that no woman can attain.
You wouldn't happen to be gay, would you?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/27/2013|
He would have been an absolute FOX as a middle-aged man.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/27/2013|
[quote] that the best looking man is superior and more beautiful than a flock of beautiful women.
Said no straight man, ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||07/27/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||07/27/2013|
And for the foot fetishists, you can see Hexum's bare soles at the end of this clip (around 5:27):
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/27/2013|
Lynda Carter in her day was THE beauty equivalent to the Hexums and the Sorbos, etc. She was female perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/27/2013|
I suspect R35 might be biased.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/27/2013|
Merv was clearly creaming his shorts in that clip where he's interviewing Hexum
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/27/2013|
Damn, I can't find a bigger version of this pic:
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/27/2013|
Embeded pic of Lynda in her heyday
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||07/27/2013|
Now THAT's how I like my men ... before manscaping and waxing became a regular part of a man's grooming:
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/27/2013|
Is it me or does Colton Haynes bare some resemblance to Hexum?
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|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/27/2013|
He was so hot...but god damn he was dumber than a box of rocks. And his death is exhibit A.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/27/2013|
I suspect he was princess tinymeat.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||07/27/2013|
R33 Candice Bergen could back in the day. I also agree with R37.
Jon Erick was masculine perfection at its finest.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||07/27/2013|
He had bad breath.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/27/2013|
Or their managers arranged a PR relationship, r51.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/27/2013|
r32, only gay men find that dull. Straight guys would totally admire that.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||07/27/2013|
Men and women are equally beautiful, r59, and that is as it should be.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||07/27/2013|
There is a masculine beauty and a feminine beauty - they're two different animals.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||07/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||07/27/2013|
It wasn't my gun
|by Anonymous||reply 66||07/27/2013|
Ok, so who would be his modern day equivalent? What actor today has the height, physique, masculinity and staggering beauty?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||07/27/2013|
Was that the topic of your thesis at the Scool of the Bloody Obvious, r61?
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|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 72||07/27/2013|
He probably would have become quite the daddy bear if you ask me.. The voice helps overall with his total package..
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/27/2013|
Not so special in Argentina, only in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||07/27/2013|
> 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 Anonymous||reply 76||07/27/2013|
For my money Hexum beats Cavill, Hammer, Sorbo and all the rest by a mile.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||07/27/2013|
Ah, prom photos. Timeless and precious memories, aren't they?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/27/2013|
"The voice, the eyes, the hair, the body, the lips, the smile..."
What are you doin', honey, makin' love or takin' inventory?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/27/2013|
"Women don't look enough like men."
Your DL Maxim du Jour.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/27/2013|
If the concept of "One Direction" had only crossed someone's enterprising mind back then...
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/27/2013|
OMG, all those girls look like the guys' mothers!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||07/27/2013|
Well, except for that rather unattractive hole in his head...
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/27/2013|
I'm MadMen, which she watches on a purely soap opera level and whose deeper meaning and metaphors escape her.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/27/2013|
The prom pic is funny. God, how ugly were those 70s styles? And yes, those girls look practically middle-aged.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/27/2013|
he accidentally shot himself? really? was it suicide?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/28/2013|
In the program Voyagers, he came off as lovable, kind and sweet.
Good looking and all that made him a favorite fantasy.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||07/28/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 90||07/28/2013|
In-depth story about Hexum's death.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||07/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||07/28/2013|
This thread is useless with plenty of graphic, bloody red photos of him with his head blown off.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/28/2013|
He reminds me of GENERAL HOSPITAL's John J. York ("Mac Scorpio").
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/28/2013|
I think Sorbo was hot but certainly not the best looking guy in hollywood...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/28/2013|
R12 I'd bet the dick was the one disappointment, probably smallish and crooked, but chances are we would overlook it.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/28/2013|
The HELL you say, R97!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||09/28/2013|
I still think his successor was hotter and sexier.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/28/2013|
This guy always reminds me of Jon-Erik...
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/28/2013|
[R58] Yes! John Schneider is to die for. I also loved Tony Hamilton.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/28/2013|
[R100] I'm with you - did you ever see Samson & Delilah?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/28/2013|
Just checked out scenes on Youtube...very campy and VERY sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/28/2013|
good looking guy, but not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 106||09/28/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 107||09/28/2013|
Hernan Drago has some of the same magic.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 109||09/28/2013|
EG auditioned on The Voice last week, or so I hear.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/28/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/28/2013|
Who's that at R101? Gorgeous!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/29/2013|
Colt model John Pruitt aka Jim Yount.
Amazing looking man.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 115||09/30/2013|
Just because we need more Jon-Erik Hexum in our lives
|by Anonymous||reply 116||08/26/2014|
All that gawgeousness and he loved pussy, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||08/27/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 118||04/27/2015|