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Jon Eric Hexum Shirtless

The tags pretty much gave it away, but it’s nice to have him on the site nonetheless. This is for everyone who grew up in the 80s and it’s a pity because I think he’d be maturing into one of the daddies of my dreams. Sigh.

It’s Jon-Erik Hexum. Too easy, right? For those of you who haven’t the slightest idea who this is, Jon was one of the finest male specimen back in the 80s particularly known for his sci-fi TV series “Voyagers” and “The Making of a Male Model” but died on the set of “Cover Up” after he accidentally shot himself with a loaded gun. Sadness. I wish someone would come up with a decent quality pictures of this timeless male beauty.

For Rick.

Jon Eric Hexum Shirtless

Jon Eric Hexum Shirtless

Jon Eric Hexum Shirtless

Jon Eric Hexum Shirtless

  • DoverDavid

    What a loss it was when he died, I remember having a huge crush on him, he was around that Brian Bloom era.

  • chaetophile

    I remember reading about the shooting incident when it happened…apparently the gun was loaded with blanks, and Jon didn’t know that blanks are dangerous at extremely close range. He was clowning around, and ended up with a fatal concussion.

  • knockout

    Yes I agree what a tradegy!!!! He was a great actor AND a TOTAL HUNK!

  • Vaughan

    Im sure he wouldnt have aged that well… i see him with lots of botox, nip and tuck.

  • Steve

    I had a huge crush on him when I was a little kid. Before I knew what gay was.

  • WarpedRecord

    Thanks for the flashback, Square. Jon-Erik Hexum (not Eric, I must politely point out) was a lovely man with a beautiful heart — and the rest of him was even more appealing.

    As for the previous poster saying he’d be botoxed, nipped and tucked these days had he survived, I’d like to think he’d age naturally and gracefully, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule these days.

  • David1969

    Yes, Thanks for the Memory Square….I remember the day he died I cried….he was the first man who I had a crush on….what a loss.

  • Thanks WarpedRecord. I stand corrected!

  • Todd R

    Sweet Jeezus!

  • boris

    i loved him too. he seemed so sweet plus he had that deep gorgeous voice!

  • Joanna

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!! I have adored and loved Jon for sooooooo long and it seems that so many have forgotten this beautiful man. I have Netflix and I ordered all the series of his shows and watched them for hours and adored him for more hours than I can count. His was a horrible loss!!! The loss of a man this beautiful and sweet was literally a sin. And yes, that awesome voice. I could listen to him for hours and hours and hours and……………….

  • WarpedRecord

    Thanks for the “korrection,” Square! Once an editor, always an editor. Now if only I could bring this man back to life. Words fail me.

  • QCNiceGuy

    Oh, the memories that brings back!

  • del

    thanks for the memory of John — I remember that sad time — I think he would have had a very long career in at least TV land — he had a beautiful deep voice that was mezmerizing and a boy next door appeal that was no threat to anyone. He was making it, having fun with fame, and yet not taking himself so serious — ironically, that playful air about him is what killed him.

    hope he is a free spirit…………

    don’t know why his “Male Model” TV movie with Joan Collins (at the height of the Dynasty craze), is not shown on TV — it would be a real treat to see again.

  • Ray

    He was truly gorgeous, and even more so was his “roommate and friend” (wink, wink) Tony Hamilton, a blond god if there ever was one–in fact, he probably has his own entry (he certainly deserves one) in Squarehippies. Australian! Hunky! Blue-green eyes! Blond! Tall! But I digress. . . . He took over Jon-Erik’s role in “Cover-Up” after his strange death. He went on to look spectacular in the second (and short-lived) “Mission: Impossible” TV series, in which he made me positively hyperventilate. He, too, died wayyyyyy too soon, of AIDS complications, damn it. Why do so many of the good and gorgeous die so young?

    And back to Jon-Erik again, it can’t be repeated too often: Don’t EVER point ANY gun at your head, or anything or anybody else, even in jest, whether you think it’s loaded, unloaded, or loaded just with blanks, bubble-gum, Silly-Putty, or whatever.

  • Joanna

    This was a huge loss of an awesome total man. Tall, handsome, sweet, with a voice to dream over. He was so beautiful, it hurts to think of him gone so soon. I absolutely loved and adored him in “Voyagers”. That was a loss of not only ann amazingly gorgeous man, but a future awesome actor. He would now be such a gorgeous older man, that his age would be an attribute instead of a hinderance.

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder.

  • Lisa

    I was a fan of JEH in the 80’s and have a HUGE collection of terrific photos from old Teen Beat magazines, etc.
    If anyone wants me to bother scanning them drop me a note at and I’ll go to the trouble.

  • Woof!

  • chrisjames17

    Absolutely loved Jon-Erik; just what an 80’s teen needed, loved him then and love him now. A man of exceptional beauty in and out. Cant believe its 30 years in October, seems more like yesterday.

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