Jon-Erik Hexum
Actor, model
Jon-Erik Hexum
Jon-Erik Hexum was an American model and actor. He died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the set of the CBS television series Cover Up in which he played the male lead.
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Regresará Joan Collins a la pantalla grande con `Dogs in pocketbook` - Info7
Google News - almost 6 years
También participó en las películas para televisión "Paper dolls" y "The wild women of chastity gulch", en 1982; "Making of a male model", en 1983, con Jon-Erik Hexum, y "Her life as a man" en 1984. Un año después ganó el premio People"s Choice en la
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Banding together for the Love of Alf, Gumby, Engelbert and a deceased cat.
NYTimes - almost 20 years
MOST fans are not as driven as Eve Harrington, the dogged young admirer in ''All About Eve'' who all but takes over the life of Bette Davis's character in the film. Most simply sign up for a fan club. And there are thousands to choose from. Fan clubs keep the flame burning for the likes of Elvis and Mr. Ed, Tanya Roberts and Tanya Tucker, Betty
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Blank Pistol Kills Actor, The Son of Bruce Lee
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Brandon Lee, an actor and the son of the martial-arts star Bruce Lee, died today when he was shot on a movie set with a gun that was supposed to fire blanks. Mr. Lee, who like his father used martial arts in movies, was 27. He was filming a scene for a movie, "The Crow," when he was shot in the abdomen from about 20 feet away, said Bob Rosen,
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TELEVISION; When a Series Loses One of Its Own
NYTimes - over 24 years
On Oct. 13, a 51-year-old character actor, John Hancock, died of a heart attack. Normally his loss would have been felt by only family and friends, but Hancock had recently started a new job, playing Ike the bartender on the new CBS series "Love and War." In addition to the grief of the show's cast and crew, there was business to consider. In the
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TV VIEW; MAGAZINE SHOWS: A TIME FOR DECISION
NYTimes - over 31 years
Television seems to be at a watershed, and even if this is not so apparent as the ascent of Milton Berle, say, or the birth of instant replay, it is likely to have a more far-reaching effect. The issue is television journalism; specifically, what is it? On one side of the issue are traditionalists, and on the other side are the new people, who may
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TV REVIEW; 'WEST 57TH,' ON CBS: MAGAZINE HAS ITS DEBUT
NYTimes - over 31 years
''WEST 57TH,'' CBS News' new magazine show, isn't really television, and it certainly isn't journalism; it's video, and it's a mess. Nothing works well except the synthesizer music. It's as if news and entertainment fell into combat and neither side won. It will be seen on Channel 2 at 10 o'clock tonight. Whatever it is, or isn't, however, ''West
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THE ROLE IS FAMILIAR, BUT THE FACE...
NYTimes - over 32 years
LOS ANGELES If audiences identify passionately with a favorite television character, how do they respond when that character undergoes an unexpected physical transformation? Over the years, this predicament has plagued a number of television producers, and several current series are wrestling with just such dilemmas. This Friday evening, television
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PRIVATE HEXUM SERVICE
NYTimes - over 32 years
A funeral service for Jon-Erik Hexum, who accidentally shot himself in the head on the set of his new television series, will be private, a spokesman for the Westwood Village Mortuary said today. The 26-year-old actor shot himself in the temple with a prop gun loaded with blanks Oct. 12 in a break in the taping of his CBS series ''Cover Up'' at
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NBC NEWS PLANNING VISIT TO VIETNAM
NYTimes - over 32 years
Buoyed by the recognition it achieved for a series of programs from Moscow last month, NBC News has begun discussions with Vietnamese officials about originating some of its broadcasts from Vietnam for a week next April in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam and the fall of Saigon to Communist forces. If
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Las Vegas Escort Operator Is Given Heart of TV Actor
NYTimes - over 32 years
The heart of the actor Jon-Erik Hexum, who died from a shooting accident on the set of his television series, has been transplanted into the body of a Las Vegas escort service owner who otherwise would have died within weeks, his cardiologist said today. The transplant patient, Michael Washington, 36 years old, owns Swinging Susy's, which
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Jon-Erik Hexum, 26, Is Dead; TV Actor Shot in an Accident
NYTimes - over 32 years
Jon- Erik Hexum, a television actor who inadvertently shot himself in the head with a blank-loaded pistol, has died, officials said today. He was 26 years old. The hospital where Mr. Hexum had been treated since the accident Oct. 12 on the set of the ''Cover Up'' television series notified the Los Angeles County coroner's office on Thursday night
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WOUNDING OF ACTOR ON COAST IS LAID TO RUSSIAN ROULETTE
NYTimes - over 32 years
Jon-Erik Hexum, a television actor critically injured with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was playing Russian roulette at the time of the shooting, the police said Tuesday. Detective Gary Fullerton said that Mr. Hexum had loaded three empty cartridges and two gunpowder- filled blanks into a high-powered handgun before saying, '' 'Let's see if I've
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AROUND THE NATION ; Actor Wounds Himself On Set of TV Series
NYTimes - over 32 years
Jon- Erik Hexum, a television actor, was in critical condition today after he accidentally shot himself in the head Friday with a blank-loaded pistol on the set of the CBS-TV series ''Cover Up,'' a studio spokesman said. Mr. Hexum, 26 years old, was transferred to the intensive care unit at the Beverly Hills Medical Center. He will be kept sedated
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TV: 2 SERIES, 'PARTNERS IN CRIME' AND 'COVER UP'
NYTimes - over 32 years
Among the new series on the Saturday night schedule are NBC's ''Partners in Crime'' at 9 o'clock and CBS's ''Cover Up'' at 10. Both were given their debuts last week but, for doubtless cogent reasons, the tapes were not made available for previews. What follows are impressions gleaned while watching the on-air broadcasts of the premieres.
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CBS-TV PLANS 3 1/2 HOURS OF NEW FALL PROGRAMS
NYTimes - almost 33 years
-TV will introduce only three and a half hours of new prime-time programming next fall, the smallest total the network has ever presented in a new season. One of this season's brighter hopes, Charles Kuralt's ''American Parade,'' has not been scheduled for the fall after suffering dismal ratings this spring. However, the program will stay on the
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A BRACING CROQUET WEEKEND IN BOCA RATON
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Liz Whitney Tippett showed up in both her racing colors - her pants suit was fuchsia and her Rolls-Royce was purple. Zsa Zsa Gabor said she was in love again. Joan Fontaine walked into a shop to escape the rain and ended up with a new wardrobe. Peter Jennings, Peter Maas, George Plimpton and Tova Borgnine played croquet. Cleveland Green, Bob
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon-Erik Hexum
    TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 26
    After pondering several development deals, Hexum came upon a project he felt had possibilities: Cover Up. When the series began production in 1984, Hexum played Mac Harper, an undercover CIA operative posing as a male model, opposite co-star Jennifer O'Neill.
    More Details Hide Details Hexum described the role as part "Indiana Jones, James Bond, Mr. Magoo, and Superman." According to then girlfriend, actress and singer Elizabeth "E.G." Daily, "He loved living this rich fantasy life. He was a big strong man, looked kind of like a Viking bodybuilder, and he loved to show his strength. He also liked the whole idea of guns and soldiers." Cover Up, which cast him as a soldier of fortune who traveled the globe under the guise of being a male model, provided an outlet for all of Hexum's yearnings. On October 12, 1984, the cast and crew of Cover Up were filming the seventh episode of the series, "Golden Opportunity", on Stage 17 of the 20th Century Fox lot. One of the scenes filmed that day called for Hexum's character to load bullets into a .44 Magnum handgun, so he was provided with a functional real gun and blanks. When the scene did not play as the director wanted it to play in the master shot, there was a delay in filming. Hexum became restless and impatient during the delay and began playing around to lighten the mood. Apparently, he had unloaded all but one (blank) round, spun it, and, apparently simulating Russian roulette with what he thought was a harmless weapon, at 5:15 p.m., he put the revolver to his right temple and pulled the trigger.
    In 1984, Hexum guest-starred in an episode of ABC's prime time drama Hotel.
    More Details Hide Details He played Prince Erik, a Prince Charming-type character who sweeps his Cinderella off her feet. That same year, Hexum took the part of terminally ill quarterback Pat Trammell, a small but well-received role in the feature film The Bear, a tribute to University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, played by veteran actor Gary Busey. The Bear represents Hexum’s sole performance in a feature film, released just three weeks before his death.
  • 1982
    Age 24
    Voyagers! aired during the 1982–83 television season, with Hexum's role earning him $10,000 a week.
    More Details Hide Details Unable to sustain itself against CBS' newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, Voyagers! was canceled after one season. But Hexum's good looks and charm kept him marketable, and soon he was cast opposite Joan Collins in the made-for-television movie Making of a Male Model, starring also Jeff Conaway and Roxie Roker.
  • 1981
    Age 23
    At LeMond's urging, Hexum relocated to Los Angeles in September 1981 in order to audition for a movie called Summer Lovers, which was to be directed by Randal Kleiser.
    More Details Hide Details Though he lost the part to Peter Gallagher, Hexum attracted the notice of Hollywood powerbrokers, and in short time was cast in the lead role of Phineas Bogg in the NBC series Voyagers! after playing the character in Voyager from the Unknown, the pilot for the series.
  • 1980
    Age 22
    Only a few days after graduation, he moved to New York in 1980, in order to pursue his acting career.
    More Details Hide Details While working as an apartment cleaner, he met Bob LeMond of LeMond/Zetter Management, the manager of John Travolta. LeMond saw great potential in Hexum.
  • 1978
    Age 20
    During that time, he worked as a radio disc jockey, played football on the 1978 squad, and acted in minor stage roles.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on November 5, 1957.
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