Sunday, January 10, 2016
Why, yes! That's Alexander Rozhenko, Worf's son on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
He was portrayed by child actor Jon Paul Steuer, who was all of six years old at the time. The series actually tried to get Steuer to reprise the role a year later. Alexander was to have grown a lot taller and entered adolescence by then, as Klingon children grow faster than human young. But Steuer had barely grown, and so nine-year-old actor Brian Bonsall was cast instead. Steuer was heartbroken.
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That's Steuer when he was about 18 years old. By this time, he'd been on Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1996. He quit the show in May 1996, due to the intense media speculation about star Brett Butler's erractic behavior and drug abuse. He was 12 years old, and just not able to handle the stress. He was replaced by his friend and former Little Giants co-star, 15-year-old Sam Horrigan. Steuer tried to audition for other acting gigs, but every audition turned into a Q&A about Grace Under Fire. He quit acting.
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Steuer got into music in his teens. He briefly was lead singe for a Denver band called No Policy, but then got involved with Kill City Thrillers under the name Jonny P. Jewels. The band formed about 2003, and then moved to Portland, Oregon, about 2005. They released an album in 2006, but the band really never took off. It dissolved in November 2009. It's since reformed under the name High Horse, but Steuer is not involved.
Steuer acted as a booking agent for a club or two, but spent most of the last decade working as a bartender and server at various bars, clubs, and restaurants in Portland. In March 2015, he and chef Sean Sigmon opened a vegan restaurant, Harvest at the Bindery.
Steuer is very, very, very sexy. Very hot. Great body. But, sadly, he's heterosexual...