I’ve finally come to some of Jon’s films. First up is VALDEZ IS COMING where Jon played the part of Frank Tanner, a wealthy rancher who wrongs the titular character of Valdez, here played by the late Burt Lancaster. This was also Jon’s big screen debut. He plays his part to the hilt, but sexy. Jon sports a pretty awesome mustache and sideburns with his usual nape length blonde hair looking particularly sexy in the wind shots. This film contains to my knowledge the one and only nude scene Jon has ever done. May I say the Cypher posterior is pretty awesome. I should do a gif on it. I love his scene with co-star Susan Clark who plays Erin Gay, though it’s pretty hard to see why she turns on him in the end. So what, Valdez does the noble thing. Who cares? Tanner is sexy….and rich. The full film is available on Youtube for a cost of $3.99 American.
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I just found out that there might be a reboot in the making for MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. As most of you remember Jon played the part of Duncan, Man-At-Arms in the 1987 film also starring Dolph Lungren, Frank Langella, Chelsea Field, Meg Foster, Billy Barty, Robert Duncan McNeill, Christina Pickles, and someone else whose name I cannot remember…. Anyway, here’s a video from the Youtube show AMC Theatres Mail Bag talking about the possibility.
Another blast from the past in terms of Jon’s episodic television roles. This time it’s from BONANZA where Jon played the part of a Confederate soldier name Col. Cody Ransom. The episode was about the Cartwrights coming to the aid of Jon’s character whose men had been fugitives after the Civil War has ended. The plot involved Washington’s desire to allow Ransom and his men to surrender themselves in order to go back to the lives they lived before the war erupted. A good performance by Jon and he looks so good in unifrom…but I think we all know that from both MAJOR DAD and of course MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. This episode included a ten-year-old Jodie Foster as Jon’s daughter Bluebird. I couldn’t help but think of Jon’s real life daughter Rowan when I was watching this. Jon looked so natural with Foster and the hug was so sweet. This is one of Jon’s best performances from early in his career.
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