Happy Birthday, Marc Singer!

Beastmastermarcsinger_lAmong today’s birthdays: John "Good Morning, Angels" Forsythe turns 90; postgraduate Katharine Ross is 68; Tom Selleck is 63; Oprah Winfrey is 54; director/actor Ed Burns is 40; Heather Graham is 38; and Sara "Darlene" Gilbert is 33. But the birthday that most stood out for me was Marc Singer, who turns 60. Really? The Beastmaster himself (left)? 60? Wow, that really makes me feel old, especially since I feel like we haven’t seen much of Singer for, oh, about 20 years. Which reminds me, Kenneth Johnson’s long-awaited sequel to V — his novel V: The Second Generation — is finally coming out, on Feb. 5. Surely a mini-series will follow. So stay by the phone, birthday boy; your agent should be calling any time now.

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  • apk

    Mike Donovan was THE MAN. He stands tall with Han Solo, Andy Van Slyke, Keith from Voltron, and Huey Lewis as the pillars of my youth.
    to this day, my brother’s nickname is “Gooder.”

  • Ep Sato

    Man, I LOOOOOVED the Beastmaster and looooved V even more! I can’t wait to see a new mini series come out, and hope some of the actors from the original will get to cameo.
    Oh, and can we get Grace Park to play the villain this time? V’d be well served by another hottie villain with sci fi credentials…

  • Victor

    OMG, i thought Marc Singer was sooooo hot when i was younger and more prone to watch action b-movies on cinemax way before it decided to go full-tilt softcore porn all night long.
    i remember i fantasized about making an action movie of my own with Marc Singer as an ‘indy jones-type’ adventurer with a wise-cracking sidekick played by this other actor that i saw around the same time in a movie called ‘Cannibal Women in The Avocado Jungle of Death’.. What was his name….? oh yeah, Bill Maher!

  • Douglas

    I met Marc Singer (Who is the cousin of director Bryan Singer) last year. Yes, his skin is a tad leathery and weathered, but he is still VERY fit and in great shape. As hot 60 year olds go, he’s top of the line. And he didn’t have a problem with my confessing my long-time gay crush on him. And he is still working, but obviously, not in A-list stuff. Very nice, gracious man. Happy birthday, Marc.

  • Douglas

    BTW, if you think Marc is hot and want to see him in something really, really excellent, his 1976 performance as Petruchio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Mostly shirtless with an enormous codpiece in his tights) is available on DVD from KULTUR.com It is a first-rate production, taped for PBS over 30 years ago, when Marc was at the height of his physical perfection, and he reminds you that he’s a real actor and not just an action hunk. He’s also tremendously sexy in it.

  • Eric Friedmann

    I just recently watched V and V:THE FINAL BATTLE mini-series on DVD. While the sci-fi may seem dated now, it was quite a big television event back in 1983 and 1984. The fascist-rule-by-an-invading-element theme of the story is still chilling, even today.

  • Ep Sato

    Friedman, you make a fantastic point. The “invasion by…(insert villain here like fascists, communists or space aliens)” was a common device in sci fi and action films throughout the 1980s.
    While the threat of an all out invasion of the USA now seems like fiction in its purest sense (as in, it’s pretty unlikely that it could ever happen), it still makes for great storylines. For example, there’s already an Xbox 360 game in the works that uses a premise in which the Germans won WWII.
    There’s a few constructivist poli sci types who’ve argued that the concept of an outside threat is what frequently brings the people of a nation together. V actually lived that philosophy. In the post-Alien Invasion America, there wasn’t any racism nor did it seem inequality among those who resisted the aliens.
    Anyway, sorry to digress, but this new V series sounds like it’ll be gangbusters when it comes out! Woo Hoo!

  • wildecat

    I remember seeing Singer in the TV-movie “Something for Joey” as a pre-teen and thinking he was just the dreamiest thing, like, EVER! And then being so disappointed he went on to do B-movie stuff like Beastmaster because “Joey” was, ya know, such quality material (ahem). Though why I didn’t appreciate the whole shirtlessness aspect of his later work is beyond me.

  • pc

    60! and still ridiculously amazing i bet! I blame this man solely for my direct and narrow obsession and passion for a certain type of man (physically). I to was a huge beastmaster and V fanatic (still am actually) and could possibly have found th eroute to loving sci-fi and 80’s a-/b flicks and shows! I blame marc! whenever you want to have it out just let me know fisher!

  • sherrell

    Oh wildcat, u have got to see beastmaster!!! that low hanging skirt with no shirt is awesome. That dude was and still is in my eyes, a total hunk.

  • Robin Eskew

    After “Something for Joey” in 1977, I was hooked. I found out so much about Marc is what ridiculous. I was almost arrested at Lehr’s Greenhouse in San Diego for trying to steal his picture off the wall. Now that is a dye hard fan. No matter how old he gets he will still float my boat. I told my husband that Marc would be the only man I would leave him for.

  • carl

    Marc was sexiest in Body Chemistry where he appears completely nude. The shower scene is something I’m still trying to figure out – what was that woman was doing to him…??

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