In 1990, The Guys Next Door were created to rival the New Kids on the Block. It began as a half hour sitcom/variety show on NBC Saturday mornings. I was glued to the tv to see one person --- New York native, Patrick J. Dancy! He was my teen heart throb. (Actually, I think he was 20. I must have been 22.) Patrick was joined by Bobby Leslie, Eddie Garcia, Damon Sharpe and Chris Wolf for silly, but fun skits, songs and dance. I'm making my crush official.
The boys sang and danced. They premiered videos. Their skits involved Boogie the Dancing Pig, the Fashion Police (wretched 90s fashions), the Pizza Guy, RoboPop and many others. They had a good time. They released an album. Which I got and loved. Then, sadly, it ended. I think the show only lasted a year. One night, I stumbled upon a Guys Next Door site where most of these images have come from. I re-lived my Patrick J. Dancy moments all over again. Plus, there's some stuff on YouTube.
The boy has a FACE on him!!!!
I saw Patrick on an episode of "Married With Children," playing a nerdy gay character in Kelly Bundy's class named Rueben. Then, I think I stumbled across him very briefly on an episode of "Family Matters" playing Laura Winslow's boyfriend. Then, sadly, I never really saw him again. He's apparently popped up in a couple of bit roles elsewhere. I found what looks like head shots of him. He's aging verrrrrrry well. I caught a trailer for a show called "She Spies" in which he starred. I got to see him chasing after a perp. Then, he was in an episode of a show I've never seen called "The Pretender."Reunion with Damon Sharpe. This seemed to have happened in 1999, ten years after The Guys. The third person featured is Patrick's brother. Patrick looks GREAT!!! He is CUT UP!!!!
Okay. Now that I've mooned over Patrick enough, I'm going to end on these final Patrick J. Dancy pictures. Wherever you are, Patrick ... I hope you're living a good life!