Jun 16, 2013

13 Nickelodeon Teen Hunks of the 1990s

Teencoms come and go quickly, and the hunks that inspired romantic fantasies in millions of gay boys and straight girls move on to other projects.  Or other careers.  Here are the beefcake, bonding, and gay resumes of the teen hunks who you watched on Nickelodeon during the 1990s.

Not including stars of programs I've already posted on: The Adventures of Peter and Peter, Hey Dude, and Kenan and Kel.

1. Jason Zimbler, nerdy kid brother on Clarissa Explains It All (1991-94).   He's now a software designer.

2.-4  On. Salute Your Shorts (1991-92), the  inmates at the boys camp included Blake Soper and Danny Cooksey (both now gay-positive musicians), and Erik MacArthur  (right), who starred in the homophobic comedy Bottoms Up (2006)

5. Darris Love, next door neighbor privy to the teen superhero's secret on The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994-98). He later starred on MTV's beefcake-heavy Undressed, and played on ER, CSI, and Without a Trace.

6. Josh Server and gay-positive Nick Cannon, one of the spotlights of the comedy-variety show All That (1994-2005).

7. Adam Busch, best friend/co-conspirator of the first female Asian in a titular role on U.S. television, on. The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996-98).  He played Warren on the gay-positive Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

8. On The Journey of Allen Strange (1997-2000), Allen (Arjay Smith) was a gay-vague alien stranded on Earth, living with a human family. Today Arjay Smith's career has brought him to The Day After Tomorrow, 24, and CSI: Miami.

9-10. The Animorphs (1998-2000), teenage shape-shifters, included Boris Cabrera (left), now working as a fitness trainer, and Shawn Ashmore (top photo), who starred Any Mother's Son (1997), about a gay soldier who is murdered, and in the X-Men movies as the gay-vague Iceman.

11. Cousin Skeeter (1998-2001).  Cousin Skeeter was a puppet, but the star was Robert Ri'chard, still a busy actor.

12. 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (1998-2002).  Eddie was a bully transformed into a dog as punishment, with former victim Brandon Gilberstadt around to assist his redemption.  Brandon is now an associate producer for MTV and the gay-themed Logo network.

13. The Brothers Garcia (2000-2004).  The standout star of the three brothers was the soft, pretty Boomerrey Licon, whom everyone thought was gay. He played in the gay-themed Mysterious Skin (2004) and Joan of Arcadia.

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