You Say Marc Singer Made You Gay?

It's okay — we know that people are born gay, but a shockingly larger percentage of gay boys who grew up in the '80s probably discovered the truth about themselves courtesy of The Beastmaster (1982) and its loinclothed star, Marc Singer.

Cuddling with Tanya Roberts (b. 1955) in The Beastmaster (Beastmaster images via MGM/UA)

I think his sex appeal inhabits that forbidden space between Peter Scolari (b. 1955) and Kevin Bacon (b. 1958).

In honor of Singer's 71st (!) birthday this week, herewith a gallery of some of his most alluring looks. Granted, many of them are from that movie and its sequels, but hey, when it works that well, it works forever.

Whoever set up this shot was just evil.

First, though, young Marc on a 1974 episode of the Planet of the Apes TV series:

(Image via CBS)

Then, drink in his undeniable beauty in this 1976 production of The Taming of the Shrew opposite Fredi Olster. It's almost obscene:

Blinded by his cuteness in If You Could See What I Hear (1982):

(Image via Jensen Farley Pictures)

I wish the U.S. miniseries The Contender (1980; no idea network) would have run a bit longer:

I am this young girl. Forever.
(Images via MCA TV)

Okay, now it's time for all the myriad of Beastmaster drool shots:

Marc was also a highlight of the 1984 Battle of the Network Stars. I still maintain that whoever came up with and executed that idea — luring celebs into skimpy swimsuits for hours of unguarded filming — did more for humanity than whoever invented sliced bread:

Some random hot moments I could not ID:

(Above 3 images via video still & handout)

Of course, many fans recall Marc from V (1983; 1984; 1984-1985; 2011):

(All V images via NBC)

And finally, some more recent snaps of Marc, a headshot and a personal pic at home — still a handsome devil at 71:

(Image via social media)
(Image via headshot)

3 Responses

  1. If that last shot is him at 70 then he can still get it!! LOL!!

  2. Years before Beastmaster, I was enthralled with Wildboy –

  3. I still have a wall poster from THE BEASTMASTER! And I was in my 30s then. We’re almost the same age now.

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