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Tab Hunter (I)

Dreamy Tab Hunter stands out in film history as one of the hottest teen idols of the 1950s era. With blond, tanned, surfer-boy good looks, he was artificially groomed and nicknamed "The Sigh Guy" by the Hollywood studio system, yet managed to continue his career long after his "golden boy" prime. Hunter was born Arthur Kelm on July 11, 1931 in New ... See full bio »
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 1992 Dark Horse
 1988 Cameron's Closet
Owen Lansing
 1988 Grotesque
 1988 Out of the Dark
 1985 Lust in the Dust
Abel Wood
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Anthony Haley
- Bite of the Wasp (1984) ... Anthony Haley
 1982 And They're Off
Henry Barclay
 1982 Benson (TV Series)
 1982 Pandemonium
Blue Grange
 1981 Strike Force (TV Series)
- Night Nurse (1981) ... Voorhees
 1981 Polyester
Todd Tomorrow
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Bill Maddox
- Nips and Tucks (1980) ... Bill Maddox
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
Bill Lorant
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Chip
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Elliot Bender
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Mel Burgess
- Horoscope for Murder (1978) ... Mel Burgess
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Martin Quinn
- Blind Terror (1978) ... Martin Quinn
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dave King
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Roger Thornton
- Greed (1976) ... Roger Thornton
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
John Randall
- The Adventure of the Black Falcon (1976) ... John Randall
 1975 Timber Tramps
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Arnold Blake
- The Cross-Country Kidnap (1975) ... Arnold Blake
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Bob Herrick
- The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973) ... Bob Herrick
 1972 Sweet Kill
Eddie Collins
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Bob Neal
 1971 Hacksaw (TV Movie)
Tim Andrews
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
- San Francisco International (1970) ... Stayczek
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Cart Banner
- The Gift (1970) ... Cart Banner
 1969 Bridge Over the Elbe
 1968 The Last Chance
Patrick Harris
 1968 Vengeance Is My Forgiveness
Sheriff Durango
 1967 Hostile Guns
Mike Reno
 1966 Birds Do It
Lt. Porter
 1964 Man with Two Faces
Alex Carswell
 1964 Ride the Wild Surf
Steamer Lane
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Barney Blake
- Who Killed Andy Zygmunt? (1964) ... Barney Blake
 1963 Operation Bikini
Lt. Morgan Hayes
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
Del Packer
- The Celebrity (1962) ... Del Packer
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Sergeant Eddie Manzak
- Three Columns of Anger (1962) ... Sergeant Eddie Manzak
 1962 The Golden Arrow
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company
Roger Henderson
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Young Man
- Disaster (1959) ... Young Man
 1959 That Kind of Woman
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Lt. William Fowler
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
John Truett
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Ed Hackett
 1958 Lafayette Escadrille
Thad Walker
 1956-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Donald Bashor / Stanley Smith
- Portrait of a Murderer (1958) ... Donald Bashor
- Forbidden Area (1956) ... Stanley Smith
 1958 Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (TV Movie)
Hans Brinker
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Jimmy Piersall
 1956 Conflict (TV Series)
Donald McQuade
- The People Against McQuade (1956) ... Donald McQuade
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Andy L. Shaeffer
 1955 The Sea Chase
Cadet Wesser
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Gig Spevvy
- While We're Young (1955) ... Gig Spevvy
 1955 Battle Cry
Pvt. / Cpl. Dan 'Danny' Forrester
 1954 Track of the Cat
Harold Bridges
 1954 Return to Treasure Island
Clive Stone
 1953 The Steel Lady
Bill Larson
 1953 Gun Belt
Chip Ringo
 1952 Island of Desire
Marine Corporal Michael J. 'Chicken' Dugan
 1950 The Lawless
Frank O'Brien
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Recordings (notable singles): "Young Love"/"Red Sails in the Sunset" (Dot, 1957); "Ninety-Nine Ways" (Dot, 1957); "Jealous Heart" (Warner Bros., 1958); "I'll Be With You in) Apple Blossom Time" (Warner Bros., 1959). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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"It's like the French Riveria without the French. I thank God everyday I'm able to be there." (commenting on his love for Montecito, California). See more »


Following the likes of Richard Chamberlain, Tab released his tell-all 2005 memoir revealing his homosexuality. The book entitled "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star" outlines a late 1950s relationship with actor Anthony Perkins that lasted several years. Other briefer flings mentioned included dancer Rudolf Nureyev, actor Scott Marlowe and ice-skater Ronnie Robertson. The book ... See more »


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