So over the Easter weekend I was busy with some work and of course hanging out with my family, so today's Hunk of the Day is named by my decree instead of the usual public vote. (I think you'll indulge me this once when you see who I've chosen to kick off our week.)
Mark MacKillop is a quadruple threat... actor, singer, dancer, and (of course) stunning male model. (He's also from the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver BC, which is particularly endearing to this Seattle boy.)
Mark is currently on tour with West Side Story in Munich -- you have just the rest of his week to see him perform before he returns to New York City. Today we celebrate him with an exclusive interview, and a gallery of his Munich Hotel Room Selfies.
CHRIS: What's your favorite moment when performing in West Side Story?
MARK: When we bow and the lights come up, and I get to see the faces in the audience... it's nice getting to see who's been watching us.
There are always performances that seem to go a little sideways... any recent wild/wacky performances? What happened?
Well a week ago...
You can count me solidly amongst the fans of Josh Hutcherson. Not only handsome and talented, a huge ally for the gay community.
Bonus Hunk street cred: he's a child star who isn't messed up and in a downward spiral... he started acting at nine years old in a TV movie called House Blend.
Of course since then his career and notoriety has shot through the sky as he has brought The Hunger Games' Peeta to the big screen alongside co-star Jennifer Lawrence (who won a Golden Globe last night for American Hustle!) Fans are obviously enamored with him as well, giving him a Hunger Games salute at a Kentucky basketball game.
Aspiring Canadian actor-model Kevin DeCarli is our featured hunk today, in this photo sent in from photographer Sergio Alvarado.
Nominees just got loaded up for today's Hunk of the Day vote -- so be sure to pick your favorite to see featured tomorrow!
Happy Monday! And happy Ryan Reynolds Day to you too! This 37-year-old Canadian looks good dressed up (as shown here) or stripped down (The Proposal, anyone?)
He's tall, 6' 2", and is married to Blake Lively from Gossip Girl. Oh, he's also been previously named People's Sexiest Man Alive. So there's that...
Enjoy your Monday!
Tyler Hoechlin had the honor of being the only nominee you could vote for for quite some time yesterday -- but when I added his fellow stars of Teen Wolf the votes were reset and everyone was on even footing again.
Tyler is 6' tall, 26 years old, and starred in the 2002 film Road to Perdition as Tom Hanks' son. He went on to appear in the TV series 7th Heaven from 2003-2007.
So yesterday there wasn't anybody to vote on -- sorry about that, if you were obsessively refreshing our mobile web app waiting to vote. I promise the lack of voting wasn't because I was hung over from the prior night's debauchery. Promise!
What that does mean is that we get to kick it old-school, when I selected the daily hunk on my own and y'all just had to deal with my (excellent) tastes. Enter Shemar Moore!
This six-foot-tall, 43-year-old charmer is the star of Criminal Minds and a regular star of my daydreams of what it would be like to have a boyfriend who is in the FBI.
I hope your new year is getting off to a stellar start! Watch for nominees for voting a little later this morning!
Nick Jonas knows the Instagram trick, click that "high contrast" sunshine if you want to make your muscle definition more visible in flat lighting. He's leading the charge in these young male pop stars showing us they aren't skinny little boys anymore.
Nick has a collection of movie credits to his name, including two stints in the mega-musical Les Miserables and playing heartthrob Link Larkin in Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl.
No longer touring with his brothers Jonas, check out Nick's latest musical foray, Nick Jonas and the Administration.
Two Hunk du Jour favorites bring you a Christmas treat... Gilles Marini in this incredibly sexy pic from the archives of our friend Fred Goudon!
Is there any better way to celebrate the holidays??
The Hunkologists are big fans of "The Price is Right", so we've been following their male model search closely! And the winner is... Rob Wilson, a model and actor from Boston, now living out in LA.
FIVE more photos after the jump!
(Clockwise from bottom) Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer star in Magic Mike -- which I will definitely be catching a showing of when it is released on June 29th. The foursome of hollywood hotties play strippers in the film (which is in part based on experiences from Channing's real life -- he was a stripper in his youth.)
The EW report shares a tidbit about the casting of Hunk du Jour favorite Joe Manganiello:
Manganiello, for one, had no problems with the movie's wardrobe--or lack thereof. "When I came in for a meeting with the casting director, she hadn't seen True Blood. So she said, "Are you going to be comfortable with partial nudity?" And I go, "Have you seen my show? I'm the poster child for that."
So I have a little love affair with the One Direction song "What Makes You Beautiful" already, but any adoration I had for it before is only solidified and intensified by this KILLER lip sync video from the cast and crew of Anything Goes on Broadway.
Stephanie J. Block saying I'm beautiful and blowing me a kiss around the 1:00 minute mark grabbed me, and then Brandon Rubendall dancing around in the shower hit it home of course. Next show I work on, our company is doing one of these.
Please welcome Noah Schuffman to Hunk du Jour! He's one of the stars of eCupid -- a movie making the festival rounds. (Special Valentine's screening this weekend in the UK at Riverside Studios -- check it out!)
He was nice enough to answer our questions about himself and eCupid -- let's see what he had to say!
Christopher Michael, Hunk du Jour: How did you hear about eCupid and how did you end up getting involved in the project?
Noah Schuffman, eCupid: I saw that breakdown on actors access (a website for actors that lists auditions) and thought that it was an intriguing project.
HDJ: How would you describe your character in three sentences?
Noah: Gabe is a very focused and optimistic person. He tends to get tunnel vision when focused on something but always has good intentions. He is a dedicated man and a hopeless romantic at heart.
Check out Hunk du Jour favorite Joe Manganiello in this Funny or Die video, The Girl with the Tramp Stamp Tattoo, and then read our interview with Joe from WAY back in the day.
...I hope they appreciated how unusual a sunny Fourth in Seattle is! Usually we have sun the day before and after, but rain on the Fourth of July.
There was a new episode of True Blood on last night... which means superherofan.net naturally has a new set of screen caps from the show. Head over there today and check 'em out!
[ Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood 4x03 - superherofan.net ]
Please welcome to the blog Adam Jacobs, who kicked off previews this week at 5th Avenue Theatre of Aladdin - a world premiere musical destined for the bright lights of Broadway.
Adam was nice enough to chat with us a little about his experience as an actor, working on a world premiere show, and how he keeps his sometimes-long-distance relationship strong when jobs take him on the road... check it all out!
Christopher Michael, Hunk du Jour: This isn't your first role in a Disney musical, did your appearance as grown-up Simba in The Lion King give you some Disney street cred that helped you land the part of Aladdin?
Adam Jacobs: Playing "Simba" in The Lion King definitely helped me get the role of "Aladdin." After seeing my performance, the heads of Disney Theatricals thought I'd be right for it and brought me in for a workshop. At the time I didn't even know it was in the works so it was quite a surprise to get that call. That went well enough that they decided to go ahead with the current production in Seattle. I also had played Cinderella's "Prince" in the national tour a while back so that might've added to the Disney street cred too.
Joining us for a Q&A is the handsome Houston Rhines, star of eCupid which will be screened at Outfest in Los Angeles on July 11th at the Director's Guild of America. Showtime is @ 9:30pm, but get there early for good seats.
Check out what Houston has to say about life, love, and making a movie!
Hunk du Jour: How did you hear about eCupid and how did you end up getting involved in the project?
Houston Rhines: The director, JC Calciano tells the story about how he was so impressed with me at an audition for his earlier film "IS IT JUST ME?" that he kept my video on file for the future. If that's the case, I'm flattered. He called me and asked me to audition, he sent me the script and I loved the message within the film. So I agreed to be in it, plus he promised he would let me keep a sexy pair of teal underwear I have to wear in pool scene at the end of the movie.
Sunday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will once again mount their much-anticipated production each year... Broadway Bares!
As a show of thanks for extraordinary support for Mo and BROADWAY CARES, Mo will send everyone donating over $100 a signed photograph from the entire cast of his number! Donate $500 or more and there is a fabulous and personal surprise that awaits you... but you'll have to make the donation to find out exactly what.
Even if you don't throw a benjamin into Mo's virtual briefs, donors of any amount will get a fantastic high-resolution copy of the image below of Mo & his crew. Forward your donation confirmation e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and it is yours!
Hunk du Jour: For the two or three readers out there who have never heard of BROADWAY BARES give us the low-down... what is BROADWAY BARES all about?
Mo Brady: BROADWAY BARES is one of the biggest yearly fundraisers for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). The show is like Broadway's version of a Burlesque show, with over 200 of the New York theatre communities fiercest performers strutting their stuff, and all the proceeds going to BC/EFA.
MB: Each year, the show revolves around a theme. And this year, BROADWAY BARES: MASTERPIECE is a strip show centered around great works of art. On June 19, two fun and crazy performances will be given for thousands at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. I am told that the shows always sell out, so people should get tickets early!
From our friends over at Gay Bachelor Blog comes delightful Simon! Simon is a performance artist and sometimes-bartender in London.
When asked by GBB about what he is looking for in a guy, he said:
"The number one quality I look for in a guy is humility and an amazing sense of humour, after that, I guess you can't really compromise with chemistry and amazing sex in the long run, it's either there or it's not, but charming, masculine, sexy guys with a lot of ambition, drive and a youthful spontaneous energy (regardless of age) are always welcome."
Do you have what Simon is looking for?
Rockstar chef Nadia G. and her cohorts may tear it up in the kitchen on Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen (Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET), but we watch for Hans. This perennially-shirtless, beefed up, and oiled down sidekick knows his food.
Hans (real name: Bart Rochon) took a break between sets to dish with the Hunk du Jour team about working with Nadia, how he keeps in such fantastic shape, and what he loves so much about chocolate. Check out our Q&A below!
Troy, Hunkologist: Obviously, working with Nadia, you know a lot about how important food is to being a hunk. What's a typical menu for you on any given day?
Hans: Food is extremely important when trying to maintain a stellar physique. I like to vary my food as much as possible to avoid boredom... this helps me avoid 5 day binges which inevitably find me waking up on my couch with a tub of fried chicken, mounds of burger wrappers and soft ice cream melted all over my face.
Although the foods change in my daily diet, the basic rules stay the same: I try to eat every 3 to 4 hours, usually about 6 times a day. I consume 20 to 30 grams of protein in every meal, and I am careful to limit my sugars and starches.