Recently, I confessed a childhood crush I had on Dirk Benedict. I fell for him when he played Lt. Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica and grew more enamored with him as he played Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck on The A-Team. I also had a thing for Larry Wilcox, who played Officer John Baker on CHiPs.
My admission got me thinking about how my taste in heroes has changed since my infatuation with Dirk and Larry. Now as a reader/viewer, I’m drawn to dark haired heroes (the one exception being AJ’s Chandler, who I think has reddish blonde). And heroes who are a little broken, who have vulnerabilities and who aren’t always in control. Heroes who are 100% Alpha have never appealed to me.
So how has your taste in heroes changed over the years? How has it remained consistent? Also, feel free to share some of your celebrity crushes from back in the day.