Oct 7, 2016
Who was Gay on "Salute Your Shorts"?
All of the teen characters were written as heterosexual -- every program aimed at a juvenile audience, then and now, insists that no gay people exist. But one of the male actors was gay (actually bisexual), and infused his character with a pleasantly subdued homoerotic desire that was obvious to those "in the know."
Ready to guess?
2. Blake Soper (left) as his "regular guy" replacement, Ronnie Foster. Now Blake Sennett, he's the lead guitarist for the indie rock group Rilo Kiley.
3. Tim Eyster (below left) as the science nerd Sponge. He was a busy child star, but left the industry after Salute Your Shorts to attend high school. Now Trevor Eyster, he has worked as a realtor and flight attendant, and is interested in returning to acting.
The answer comes after the break: