Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blast From The Bast: Jack Coleman: The Dynasty Years

I was never really a watcher of Dynasty but growing up that did not stop me from becoming aware of it's male candy filled cast. Jeff Colby's furry chest, Dex Dexter's raw sexuality and blonde, blue eyed and bi-sexual, youngest brother Steven Carrington.

Above: Jack sandwiched between George Takei and Heroes co-star Zachary Quinto.

Although many most know Dynasty's second Steven, actor Jack Coleman from NBC's Heroes, or his recent stints on The Office and Scandal, Coleman got his start back in 1981 on the daytime soap Days Of Our Lives. When Dynasty's producers were looking to replace the gay, no straight, no gay, no straight brother Steven, Coleman's blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes won him the role.

Above: With Dynasty mama Joan Collins

Coleman was more traditionally 'pretty boy' than his predecessor, Al Corley but by then, the ABC Prime Time Soap seemed more interested in look than substance anyway and Coleman eventually won over the viewing audience with his portrayal of the character and that beautiful face of his. Coleman has been a fixture on network television since the show went off the air in 1988 and has appeared on a number of shows including The Vampire Diaries, Burn Notice and Castle. Dynasty's writers may have been bi-polar when writing Steven's sexuality, but the characters relationships were men were some of televisions first gay relationships (soapy and all) to be explored on a weekly basis on a major network drama.

Steven Carrington never had difficulty attracting the ladies, including Sammy Jo and Claudia.


Or the Gentlemen including Luke Fuller (William Campbell)

Or the overly eager eyes of brother Adam (below)

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