In “Groin Pull” (October 1992), Randy is cast as Peter Pan in the school play. First he is horrified because he must “prance” rather than fly: as his father states, “Men don’t prance. We walk, we run, we skip if no one’s looking. . .but we never prance!” Then he discovers that Peter Pan is generally played by a woman, and almost drops out of the play, before Dad confinces him that he can re-create the role as heterosexual, “a man’s man. . .a man with hair on his chest.” And it works: Randy comes home after the performance and exclaims triumphantly, “I saw Jennifer looking at me!"
. His character became a teen dream operator, intensely attractive to girls -- never to boys -- and intensely heterosexually active and aware.
But Randy was not content to be just another of the girl-crazy hunks who populated 1990s tv. He often supported liberal causes, in opposition to his conservative father, and his episodes often drew the series into serious themes, such as Randy questioning his religion or facing a possible cancer diagnosis. When JTT left the series in 1998, it was explained that Randy had been accepted into a year-long environmental study program in Costa Rica.
Tom and Huck (1995), and with Devon Sawa in Wild America (1997). He played a bisexual hustler in Speedway Junky (1999), opposite Jesse Bradford, and a gay teenager in Common Ground (2000).
He moved into voice work, guest starred on Smallville, and went to college, graduating from Columbia University in 2010 with a degree in history.
In 2011, tv personality Lo Bosworth re-ignited the rumors by stating that he was gay on the Chelsea Lately program.