Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Who IS This?? - The GUY Answer!

Oh. My. God.

HUGE kudos go out to my longtime friend Lisa Vinson who, in an amazingly short amount of time, correctly identified the first GUY victim of "Who IS This??" as none other than GREG EVIGAN!
That's right! Greg Evigan!
He's the one without the hat.
I'm just waiting to see who the first poster is that writes "Who the @#$%^!! is Greg Evigan?"
Let me tell you who Greg Evigan is:
Gregory Ralph Evigan (born October 14, 1953 in South Amboy, New Jersey), was a teen idol during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He auditioned for, and got stage roles in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Grease" (where he got the leading character). He married Pamela Serpe on June 3, 1979 and they have three children.

Evigan is best known for his work in two television
hits: 1979's B.J. and the Bear, where he starred as B.J. McKay, a truck driver whose best friend was a chimpanzee named Bear, and 1987's My Two Dads. My Two Dads lasted until 1990, which in my mind is about 2 years too long.
B.J. and the Bear is most noticeable for two other contributions to society: it proudly introduced Judy Landers to unsuspecting teenaged boys everywhere as well as introduced Claude Akins as Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo, a truly awful ripoff of Jackie Gleason's character "Buford T. Justice" in Smokey & The Bandit. However, he did get his own TV series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo for 2 seasons on NBC.

It was with B.J. and the Bear (which actually began in 1978
as a made for tv movie) that Evigan reached pop star status, and he began receiving cover from such magazines as Tiger Beat, Teen Beat and many other magazines geared towards teenaged girls.
In 1994 he starred in the short-lived series TekWar, based on novels by William Shatner. This show lasted exactly one season on USA.
And he has lived in guest star Hell ever since.
It's quite possible that Mr. Evigan would be pleased to know that he has at least one ardent fan who remembered him so quickly on "Who IS This?? - The GUY Edition".
Or maybe not.
Congratulations, Lisa!!


Blogger Lisa Vinson said...

Thank You! Thank You Very Much!! :):)
I am still trying to decide if it was good that I knew this one or not. Oh well,
I am going to go catch my American Idol fix for the night.

9:03 PM, April 05, 2006  

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