Morning Man Classic: Antony Hamilton!
The late actor Antony Hamilton was born 68 years ago today.
Sadly, he was just 42 when he died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1995.
The strikingly handsome Hamilton was best-known for replacing Jon-Erik Hexum as the male lead in the CBS series Cover-Up. Hexum died after shooting himself ion the head with a gun loaded with blanks. The force of the blast caused bleeding in his brain.
Hamilton began his career as a ballet dancer with The Australian Ballet touring Europe and the Soviet Union for two years. He quit dancing at 21 to pursue a career as a model and frequently appeared in magazines such as Vogue and GQ. Hamilton said in an interview: “Dancing was too confining and regimented for me. I became a model not because I was interested in fashion or styles, but because I knew it was a good way to see the world. It gave me independence. The money was good too.”
Once he transitioned into acting, he landed his first notable role in the 1984 television film Samson and Delilah which was immediately followed by Cover-Up.
He then went on to play agent Max Harte in the 1988 revival of Mission: Impossible. His final role was in the 1992 thriller Fatal Instinct.