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Soap hunk Marco Dapper got start in “Eating Out 2″

Marco Dapper is one of the hunkiest additions to a daytime soap in years.

He plays the role of Carmine Basco on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless.

Dapper got his start in the popular indie flick Eating Out 2 (Sloppy Seconds) which led to more modeling jobs than acting offers because of his buff body and handsome looks.

But now the acting is on track with the soap role.

Dapper talked to Michael Fairman for FrontiersINLA. Here are some excerpts:


Q, The LGBT community knows you originally from your performance in Eating Out 2 and all the subsequent shirtless and body shots. Was this the career path you had carved out for yourself and envisioned?
A. It just happened that way. I got a big following from Eating Out, and then photographers would approach me to say they want to shoot pictures of me. I thought, “Sure! Why not? What have I got to do on a Tuesday?” So then I got a modeling agent out of that and I made money modeling. But, I was an actor first. I was not trying to be a model. But it started with Eating Out, and then I got the cover of DNA, the Australian magazine. Then it became about being half-naked. But I was an actor as a kid. The modeling got me sidetracked there. But hell, I was waiting tables or selling shoes at Big Five, so yeah, I am going to do it and take the money. Look, if it’s a choice between taking my shirt off or selling a size nine, I will take my shirt off! [Laughs]

You gained a very big following from the cult-film Eating Out 2!
Absolutely! It was a very welcoming environment and they were supportive. The thing was so many people told me that doing that film was going to ruin my career. And my whole thing was, I don’t care. I am not going to subscribe to fear. With that kind of film, I put myself on the map. This was a 100 percent gamble. Eating Out 2 was a risqué film. Let’s be honest with ourselves. I took the risk and I had a lot of fun with it. I had a great community follow it. There was no guarantee I would get support from the gay community. I feel lucky to have gotten that support and I rode it. It’s all about the risk-taking. I had a fun time on that shoot, and it is my roots, man, absolutely.

Being a friend to the LGBT community, where do you stand on the issue of gay marriage, and what has happened with Prop. 8, and how it is brought up in the current presidential political campaigns, etc.?
Straight marriage ain’t doing so well! There is like an 80 percent divorce rate. So why not let the gay people be as miserable as the straight people? Seriously! [Laughs] Look, it’s absurd the laws and the stipulations of marriage. I am very middle-of-the-road, both conservative and liberal, and grew up in a conservative family. I grew up in Catholic school all my life, so I know all about Jesus. And what I know about Jesus is that this guy, if he was around today, he hung out with all the rejects of society and wasn’t very popular, either. So what do you think he would do in this situation? I may be going out on a limb here, but I think he would be very cool with the gay marriage thing. That is the vibe I get off of him and all these leaders, Gandhi, Buddha, etc. I would say all would be cool with it. They are all about love and not rules. It’s about two consenting adults doing what they want to do. This is America. Aren’t we the land of the free? I feel bad, honestly. It’s not a pity sorry, but I have a lot of gay friends, and it sucks!



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6 Remarks

  1. August 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 am
    RichB in PS says:

    Scherlocking to find what is the tattoo on his left arm, which I did not find – did find the following!!

    Does anyone know what is the tattoo on his left arm?

  2. August 22nd, 2012 at 9:38 am
    RichB in PS says:

    Should read ‘ right arm ‘…

  3. Marco: the Young, the Restless and Super-Hot!

  4. I see Marco has gotten even hotter.

  5. January 3rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    larry,greenwood says:

    i would like to follow you if have twitter account i am larrygreenwood2 on it i just watched eating out 2 last night fell in love with your character troy reminds me of a young me when i first came out i was from small midwest town and the only gay guy anyone had ever scene that was open about it so all through HS i was token fag i did not care to much though capt of football team stuck up for me if stated to get hassled and he saw it then i went into USAF met alot of other gay men so felt better about myself still have not found love yet still searching for mr. right not mr.right now

  6. Is handsome Marco a member of our gay community?

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