The Hogan Family (1986-1991), surpassing Jason Bateman in the number of first gay crushes he elicited, and in the number of teen magazine shots featuring glimpses of his increasingly muscular physique.
But he was a busy child star before Hogan, with roles on Happy Days, Family Ties, Hunter, and Hotel, as well as a 3-year stint as Jason Avery on Knots Landing (1983-86).
Since Hogan, he's remained close friends with his tv brother Jeremy Licht. They were best men at each other's weddings.
He's muscled up.
He now goes by Dan Ponce, although that means that the Internet Movie Database mistakes him for the Dan Ponce who founded the "Straight, No Chaser" a capella group and now works for WGN in Chicago (no relation).
And he occasionally returns to his comedy roots on tv:
On the "My Urologist" episode of Scrubs as a member of the Greasers musical group who points out that Elliott is "square."
Is it weird that I was a kid during this time and I assumed "after Hogan" referred to Hulk Hogan? I was more of a Ric Flair fan anyway.ReplyDelete
An a capella group not named after a music pun. (If I had a nickel for every C Sharps...) What's next?
Holy cow!!! I couldn't believe that was Danny Ponce of The Hogan Family/Valerie fame.ReplyDelete
Whatever happened to his costar Jeremy Licht?
According to his fan page, Jeremy Licht runs a financial planning company in L.A. Both Jeremy and Danny are married to women.Delete
I don't know if you know this, but Danny Ponce joined the Navy in Feb. 1992. He wanted to be a SEAL, but couldn't run without passing out. I met him during duty in the mess hall. Seemed pretty humble.ReplyDelete