Gay teens first noticed him in Take Down (1979), as a high school wrestler who finds inspiration in his unconventional English teacher (Edward Herrman).
And in the short-lived California Fever (1979), hanging out on the beach with Jimmy McNichol and Marc McClure.
And in a photo spread in the gay-vague magazine After Dark (1979).
Instead he got married -- twice by 1983, four times altogether.
And he landed the nighttime soap opera Falcon Crest (1981-1990), as Lance Cumson, the lazy playboy grandson of matriarch Angela Channing (Jane Wyman). His character was married four times during the course of 227 episodes.
There were a few minor buddy-bonding roles, such as the kickboxing movie Final Impact (1992), but nothing like the promise of the 1980s. At least he took off his shirt a lot.
Not a lot of gay content in his work, but he has performed in The King and I and A Chorus Line at the Ogunquit Playhouse in the gay resort town.