Sunday, December 14, 2014

Richard Anderson Bio

Richard Anderson had a long and varied career in Hollywood, particularly in Television. But not only is he known as "Oscar" from "The Six Million dollar man" & "Bionic Woman," to Jon-Erik Hexum fans, he's also known as Ambassador Henry Towler on Jon-Erik's last series, "Cover Up."

Click here to purchase his bio.

Richard Anderson narrated the poetic eulogy for Jon-Erik Hexum on his last episode, "Golden Opportunity." 

"When a star dies, it's light continues to shine across the universe for milleniums…
Jon-Erik Hexum died in October of this year…
But the lives he touched will continue to be brightened by his light…forever…and ever…"

According to Jon-Erik's good friend, JG:

"Jon-Erik had a very good although brief friendship with him while they worked together on Cover up. Richard Anderson was a very calming influence as things began to deteriorate on the series. he talked to Jon-Erik a lot as he began to get more frustrated with the direction of the show. he was already a TV veteran by that point and I remember Jon-Erik telling me that Anderson always gave him good advice, especially with dealing with "The suits." I think he definitely would have been one person he (Jon-Erik) would have stayed in touch with even today."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Making of a Male Model DVD's are here!

The Campy, trashy, and oh so eighties Aaron Spelling TV Movie ~ Making of a Male Model~ the TVM that shot Jon-Erik Hexum to National fame, is finally available on Made-to-order DVDS at Amazon!

Making of a Male Model DVD

Joan Collins is as usual playing the image of Joan Collins she perfected in that gliztzy era. Jon-Erik, as Tyler Burnett, truly rises above the material. Proving that there's no such thing as small parts, only small actors.

He gives a great performance as a country-bumpkin turned Cosmopolitan model. Tyler is torn between the simple farm life as a studly crop duster, and making it happen in the Big Apple with his Modeling Scout, Kay Dillon. Along the way Tyler learns some harsh lessons about the price of fame and how fleeting it can be.

Look out for a hammy but touching performance by the late Jeff Conaway as Tyler's roommate, a pitiful, washed up model. And Jon-Erik's EPIC ride into the Metropolitan sunset!

How did Jon-Erik feel about this TVM? In a letter to an acquaintance he wrote: …"kinda trashy." 

HA! As of that point he hadn't seen it. But you can read the quick letter HERE at the Jon-Erik Hexum Fan Club Website. And I know he spoke about it in latter interviews which can be found in articles on both my website,Voyagers Guidebook, and Tenafly Guy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

30 years Today: Remembering Jon-Erik Hexum

Today is the 30th Anniversary of Jon-Erik Hexum's death. I've been through a lot and have been extremely busy of late, but I have not forgotten. 

Let's remember him with smiles and fondness. He brought a lot of joy to his fans in just two short years, more than many other entertainers do in a life-long career. We will never know the "What if?" But it's fun and heartwarming to imagine. 

"I'm white bread as hell, from the Midwest and all. I don't think I'm a real bad actor, either. I have a generally consistent ability to regard myself objectively. I hope to be open, friendly, considerate and unpretentious."

An oldie but goodie from me. 

Through the years, fans have put together some remarkable tributes, websites and pages filled with pictures and information to keep his memory in full bloom. Take some time today and go through them all.

Here's a Phineas ticket from me for a full free day of Voyagers! watching and reminiscing. ;)

Life will not always be so hard and short – lived. But for now we try our best to live it to the fullest.

"From the power of the Grave I will redeem them;
From death I will recover them.
Where are your stings, O Death?
Where is your destructiveness, O Grave?" Hosea 13:14

"Your dead will live.

My corpses will rise up.
Awake and shout joyfully,
You residents in the dust!
For your dew is as the dew of the morning,
And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 26:19

Everyone has their own beliefs. And they are echoed throughout their emotional and stirring tributes and postings. And I highly respect that.

The Resurrection of the dead to a future paradise on earth is a Bible promise I firmly believe in. That time when we will see Jon-Erik and all the loved ones we lost. Death will be powerless and brought to nothing. Even though we mourn now, it's an amazing prospect to hope for and keeps us going in the present. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Voyagers go Greek!

2-sided clipping from a Greek Magazine in 1982 or 1983. If anyone can translate, that would be awesome. :)