Sunday, May 12, 2019
You ain't seen the best of me yet
Give me time
I'll make you forget the rest
Why actor Jesse Borrego? This Blast from the Past was inspired by two Twitter posts this past week. The first clue that it was time for Jesse to make a FH appearance was seeing black and white image below. The hot shirtless shot was posted on a retro TV page I follow. It had me wishing more of the 80's television show Fame was out on DVD. I bought and watched the first couple of seasons, but only have foggy memories of seeing a few of the show's later episodes which featured Jesse.
The second clue it was time, was post on Twitter about a Fame UK Reunion concert that occurred last week. The show appears to have been HUGE in the UK, and it seems the cast returns for concerts every few years. Although I don't remember seeing much of the show, I do remember some of the songs. I was given 'The Kids from Fame' as school secret Santa gift when I was about 9 or 10, and played it to death, especially anything sung by Coco (Erica Gimpel)
I remember whenever I saw shots of Jesse in magazines he was usually shirtless, and with his body built by dance, hot moves and sexy eyes, he certainly got my attention. Although I haven't seen those later seasons, they were the seasons that also included Janet Jackson, post Diff'rent Strokes and Good Times, and just before she shot to stardom with Control in 1986.
Jesse kept busy after Fame left the air with TV and film roles, I remember his stint on the third season of Dexter. On television, Borrego's appeared most recently in American Crime and Fear The Walking Dead, and Jesse has several films due for release this year.
Jesse with Gene Anthony Ray
Jesse with Carlo Imperato, Rocker Verastique, Debbie Allen and Billy Hufsey