Feb 26, 2020
But he first made an impression on gay teens with Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995), where his Angus is lost in the Canadian wilderness with a dog named Yellow, fights for survival, and takes his shirt off, revealing a hard, firm but not muscular chest.
But his darkly handsome teen idol face was sure to elicit swoons from gay and straight teens, and he became more muscular every year.
After playing a gay hustler in Speedway Junky (1999), with Jonathan Taylor Thomas as his bisexual colleague, Jesse turned down a gay role in The Rule of Attraction (2002), fearing that he would be typecast.
Jesse's most recent roles have involved young adult heterosexuals negotiating relationships: a driven young attorney in Outlaw (2010), a guy in love with a single mom in Other People's Kids (2011), a single dad in Guys with Kids (2012). But he remains a gay ally.