Morning Man Classic: Allan Kayser!
The year after I graduated from college, I had a job at a magazine in San Diego. I wasn’t yet out and I missed my college friends. My family was two hours away in Orange County. I’d get home from work with some kind of takeout and watch back-to-back episodes of Mama’s Family which aired every weekday around dinnertime. Looking back, it was kind of a depressing, dreadful time.
But there was a bright spot: Bubba Higgins.
Allan Kayser played the heartthrob grandson on Mama’s Family and his signature look was extremely tight-fitting jeans. I not only had a crush on Kayser but loved the character who evolved from frisky, hyperactive, and eccentric teen into a calm, mature, and commonsensical young man. It was he who brought out his grumpy grandma’s softer side.
Kayer, now 53, has aged well and continued to act. His film roles include Shimmer, All Roads Lead Home, Next Caller, House of Forbidden Secrets, and House of the Witch Doctor.