Anyway, while I don't plan to stick to birthdays (to the very date or within the week) for my choices, these past two weeks have been inspired by them. This week's choice is the magnificent Michael Trucco, born in the Bay Area, in San Mateo, California, June 22, 1970.
Not looking a day over 30, sporting a buff, sleek physique and perfectly playing off his own machismo, he is a delight to watch in anything he plays. Relegated to television, this tall, lanky, handsome drink of water washes down easily in fare like Touched by an Angel, Silk Stalkings, Beverly Hills, 90210, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold. That last one marked his TV debut and was ideal for his athleticism and macho demeanor.
There is no dearth of pictures of him shirtless, and evidently the word "nips" was invented for him.
In 2007, Trucco was in a car accident that damaged four of his vertebrae, and had lost feeling in his arms for just a while. He had surgery and recovered wonderfully.
I am a big believer that clothes make the man, and I love seeing a hot guy in a variety of different outfits...
The casting geniuses who saw Jamie Bamber's light burning brightly, also saw Trucco's talents and put him to work in Battlestar Galactica.
Admit it: you want the outfit below to wear for Halloween as much as you want to rip it off him, don't you? Or maybe not for Halloween but for a fun party, a stage production or any Gay Pride parade.
In my favorite episode, he confronts a nudist who lives in the apartment building across the street by playing his own game. Never mind that it would never make sense that a nudist would be put off by his own neighbor's nudity. They're still writing this stuff for June Cleaver. We just play along so that we can get scenes like this...
The video for this masterful scene....
That moment when he is counting down...full of bravado and swagger...only to lose it while standing there naked....Yum, YUM! Note to Hollywood: more of this!
True to form, Michael Trucco truncates any man under 40! (And for those of you who are curious, Yes, I probably WILL be ending these Fridays slots like a New York Post headline.