Jon-Erik Hexum w/a crew cut interview 2


Really Nice collages of Jon modeling (with two of my favorite eighties songs.) He speaks about how his good looks can be a detriment to his career. I think he certainly was leading man material. And I agree with him about there being 'types' in Hollywood.

I know of actors who won't get a part just because they are too tall. Chuck fans, I'm talking about Adam Baldwin, who is 6'4. He has said that pretty much as soon as they ask "How tall are you?" chances are you don't have the part. They assume all they are good for is 'towering toughs.'


Comments

  1. I like this interview so much better than the first clip, his hair looks much better in this one. Jon was more than just a pretty face, people forget that this was a guy who had majored in philosophy! I think that if he were alive today he would probably be taking the kind of acting jobs that Johnny Depp and George Clooney are famous for. The best person to interview him I opinion was Regis Philbin! Emilyw

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh man! He looks just so YOUNG! Much younger even than in his Bogg-role, although he was, in fact, older. There are so many things he could have played... I dream of seeing him as Miles Hendon in "The Prince and The Pauper", with little Meeno in the title role(s). That would have been perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  3. He never seemed very interested in mainstream Hollywood, did he? Thinking back to print interviews, I mean. More the Depp type than the Clooney type then, probably.

    Actually, he reminds me a lot of Jason Patric. In a lot of print interviews they were saying the same things at the same age. If Jon-Erik's career had followed the same path as Patric's has, there'd be a lot of critically acclaimed roles, but not the sort of things that a lot of people go to see at the cinema. I wonder.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I agree more the Depp type than Clooney and maybe a little like Harrison Ford. I can't see him doing reality t.v either. He does look so young in this interview. There are so many roles he could have done! EmilyW

    ReplyDelete
  5. From the information in the first interview, about the roles he had already been approached for, he was very much in demand already at that point; had he lived, he would have been a major star, of both big and small screen.

    Seeing him in the crew cut and imagining him older - especially after seeing a couple of scenes from Cover Up (Thanks, Ginger! ;D) - I could actually see him playing Jim Ellison of "The Sentinel." By the early 1990s he would have been about the right age. And I'm not the only one; a lot of fans in the Sentinel fandom are constantly drawing parallels between the two shows. It's even been pointed out that Meeno could have played Blair Sandburg.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You're right, I could see him in the sentinel too! I wasn't a big fan of the show, but I caught a bunch of episodes and Jim resembles him. That would have been really fun to see the two of them together as Jim and Blair.
    And Swordz, I agree, Jason Patrick! My sister says the same thing. It's not so noticeable looking at pictures, but if you watch Jason in movies you can see similar expressions. Someone on the video comments also compared Jon's fame to Johnny Depp too. I just wish he would have gotten to do the musical comedies and dramatic movies he wanted to do. And Jon does seem much 'younger' in interviews than in his tv shows. Bogg was pretty in line with his age, but I suspect Mac Harper was meant to be in his early to mid thirties, considering he was in Vietnam.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Actually, Mac could have been in his 20s. The Vietnam War ended in 1973 or 1974; that's only eight or nine years prior to CoverUp. Figure he was 18-19 when he was there, and he'd be 25-27 at the time of CoverUp, close to Jon's actual age.

    ReplyDelete
  8. True, true...I figured that and kept him pretty much that age in my fanfic. He was on the fringes. The 'CIA' then probably gobbled him up for their 'outrider' division when they saw how outstanding he was. Though if that's supposed to be him at 18, 19 in 'Nam in the credits, then well...that's NOT Jon at 18 or 19 ;) haha.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's not just the looks that make me think of Jason Patric, though. Reading interviews with JP back when he was the same age as Jon-Erik, he sounded so like him - the down to earth attitude, for example, and having no furniture, and living in an almost empty house. Jon-Erik did that, and reputedly drove Joan Collins up the wall in the process! Jason Patric did it and drove Madonna mad. JP came along after Jon-Erik was dead, of course, so they wouldn't have been rivals for the same roles, but I can see Jon-Erik doing the same sort of movies. Ever seen "The Beast"? I can see him in that. Also "Geronimo".

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Swordz, I didn't know so much about Jason Patrick's personal life, (except for the Julia Roberts debacle) so that is very interesting. I've never seen 'The Beast' or 'Geronimo'...but I've seen 'The Lost Boys' Speed 2 and 'The Journey of August King.'

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

You smart kids give me a pain…
Comments, thoughts, and ideas are appreciated!