Sunday, April 17, 2011
6 Episodes: David Tiefen
In my never ending quest to continue to bring you some of the most useless but needed information (and original content) on the net, I bring you 'Guy' from The Facts of Life. Last week when I did a brief post about the cast of TFOL on The TV LAND Awards, my research led me to a brief scene from the 1983/1984 season that brought back a brief, but distinct memory. I would have been just a kid when I saw this episode but I, like I am sure a few of you, remember it.
Actor David Tiefen played 'Guy Reynolds' on 6 episodes of The Facts Of Life. His brief shirtless scene (thanks Youtube) I present here. It is funny, although I 'sort of' remember the scene, what I remember more distinctly, is watching the scene. There was this awkward excitement and terror that overtook my body when a hot guy showing a little skin hit the television screen. You know the feeling, it is a mix between 'I am excited' and 'I hope no one is noticing I am excited'. Being a kid, hiding who you're attracted to is sort of like lyrics from the shows theme song, 'You take the good, you take the bad', good feelings that often lead you to feel that terror. Now that I am adult I look back fondly on those moments. Everyone goes through them really, in one form or another.
David Tiefen certainly had 'the look'. That 1980's model hair. In researching David there was almost nothing to find. Besides the six episodes of Facts, his only other credits included 'potential lifeguard' on one episode of 90210 and a co-starring role with B movie sex Goddess Jewel Shepard in Hollywood Hot Tubs 2. I often wonder what happened to actors like David who make a brief splash only to disappear. Where is he at? He must about 50 by now, is he working at Wal-Mart, maybe a lawyer, vet? Anyone have any idea?
David in Hollywood Hot Tubs 2 Educating Crystal (1990)