Oct 18, 2017

Christian Tessier: The Six-Pack Abs of Nickelodeon

The Tomorrow People (1992-1995), an early Nickelodeon sci-fi series about mutant teenagers (a remake of the British version), starred Christian Tessier as a super-genius named Megabyte.

The 14-year old Canadian actor had been a fixture on Nickelodeon for several years, with roles on You Can't Do That On Television, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and elsewhere.

He first stated to bulk up in Tomorrow People, but it was in Natural Enemy (1996), as a collegiate swimmer stalked by his stepfather, that we really saw his spectacular pecs and six-pack abs.



Plus impressive speedo shots.

He also stripped down in Habitat (1997).

Then came a series of adventure and horror movies with little beefcake on display (I assume; I haven't seen any of them), plus guest spots on a number of tv series. Two starring roles: Joey Passamontes in All Souls (2001) and "Duck" Clellan in Battlestar Galactica (2005-6). 










Not a lot of specifically gay content, except for  Ice Blues (2008), with Chad Allen as gay detective Donald Strachey.

He's also released two songs, including "Whatever It Is," with the Religion Beats.  I never heard of the group, and I can't understand any of the lyrics, but no doubt it's religious.

2 comments:

  1. I remember Nickelodeon's remake of The Tomorrow People. Which made CW's remake a bit silly. I can only remember Culex and Colonel Cobb for villains.

    They also had Space Cases around this time. Sort of an "Odyssey in space" story, like Lost in Space or Voyages. I remember it mostly because the show really did push one shop between one of the kids and the bad guy's daughter, but had time for buddy bonding, including getting a wet dream joke past the radar.

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    1. I think I have a post on "Space Cases," but I wasn't aware of the wet dream joke

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