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Will Garret(t)

who you may remember from such films as

  • Fantasy Session
  • (contained in the Buckshot collection Private Party (1984)

oh. that’s it.

But you may remember him from such magazines as

  • COLT SPURS 10: Special Leather Edition ()
  • COLT MEN 13

alas, I can’t find any Honcho’s or Mandates with him in… I LOVE the top pic – jockstrap, calves, big socks and exposed fuzzyhole… the balls going in 2 directions in the second pic – yum…. and yet… something about him is more like 1964 Doris Day nextdoor neighbor DAD.. don’t believe me, look at the bottom pic!

10 replies on “Will Garret(t)”

I think he looks more like the ‘male starlets’ of the 50s and early 60s–especially Martin Milner. Some suggestion of Tab Hunter, but with less extravagant features. I don’t know whether you meant by ‘Doris Day Next Door Neighbor Dad’ her leading men in all those fluff comedies–Rock Hudson, James Garner, Cary Grant; in any case not so much those.

he was always hot there is a pictorial of him and Loren Marks together in various positions that is quite hot with Loren’s lips on Will’s cock. the video he did was quite hot and ended in an explosive climax. Love those low hangers as well

I think the 2nd pic is Will with Loren. When you say “the video he did” you are referring to Loren, right? I am not aware of Will Garret doing any videos/films.


I like them rugged, and I like them handsome. And if they’re ruggedly handsome, then I’m over the moon!

I’ve mentioned before, how much I think he looks like George W. Bush. In the fifth picture down, I think the resemblance is rather uncanny – spread ‘em!

He actually recalls a number of male celebrities.

Looking at the bottom picture, it just dawned on me, that he also reminds me of veteran actor, Mitchell Ryan. Ryan played Burke Devlin, in 107 early episodes, of “Dark Shadows”. Like Garret, he was also aggressively virile – what rugged facial features!

Once again, what a great, hot body! Just look how the light reflects on his abs, in the third picture above. Yes, I’ll say it again. Tan-lines are forever!

“…and yet…something about him is more like 1964 Doris Day next door neighbor DAD…”

That’s what makes him so subversive and unbearably sexy – naughty or nice, wholesome or sinister!

If only he would have appeared in all-male porn!

I could easily picture him in a cunning scenario, where he plays an authority figure. One who shocks and seduces an unsuspecting, yet willing, and ultimately delighted, subordinate!

: “Dad!” : “Coach!” : “Sir!” : “Officer!” : “Sergeant!” : “Counselor!” : “Senator!” : “Uncle!” : “Captain!” : “Boss!” : “Mr. Anderson!” (He does look Nordic.)

parisian – Yeah, if you stretch it a bit, I could kind of see the comparison of Will to Martin Milner. Milner was a little dull and stalwart – perfect for T.V., but he was masculine.

But I definitely don’t see the connection between Garret and Tab Hunter. They’re both blond, but that’s where the similarity ends. Garret is more worldly, tough, rugged, and mature. There’s nothing innocent about him.

Like his fellow teen idols, Tab Hunter was a sweet, pretty boy. Don’t get me wrong, I love pretty boys. But let’s be accurate. I would say I am more “man-crazy” than “boy-crazy”. : )

Towhead cuties like Hunter, Troy Donahue, Doug McClure, Aron Kincaid, Jan-Michael Vincent, Martin Potter, Al Corley Doug Savant, David Chokachi, Ricky Schroder, Christopher Atkins, William Katt, Jameson Parker, Mark Lee, Brian Kerwin, James Van Der Beek, Ryan Phillippe, Charlie Hunnam, John Schneider, and the late, Paul Walker, were as bright and shiny as ornaments. It’s no wonder why they appealed to teenage girls. They were literally, living dolls.

I see Will Garret, more in line with such golden, vintage, tough actors such as Sterling Hayden, Aldo Ray, Keith Andes, Ken Clark, Forrest Tucker, Lloyd Bridges, Chuck Connors, Richard Jaeckel, Brian Keith, Steve McQueen, Nick Nolte, Kirk Douglas, Dan Dailey, Peter Graves, Richard Widmark, Bo Svenson, Charles Napier, Brian Dennehy, Ed Harris, and Corbin Bernsen, etc.

I call this group, “brusque blonds” or if you prefer, “blond bruisers”. There’s nothing angelic or ethereal about them. They’re very scrappy and earthy – rugged, handsome, but not pretty. I wouldn’t call them “male starlets”.

Then again, you also have some blond actors who manage to look both rugged AND pretty, at the same time. I call them “blond dreamboats” or “blond matinee idols”. They have a distinct glamour, grace, elegance, poise, and sensitivity, which appeal to women, as opposed to teenage girls.

In this mix, you have such actors, as Robert Redford, Alan Ladd, Bruce Bennett, Lex Barker, Richard Denning, Ty Hardin, Denny Miller, Jon Voight, George Peppard, James Franciscus, Thomas Jane, Daniel Craig, Dolph Lundgren, Rutger Hauer, Simon Baker, Helmet Griem, John Wyman, Hardy Kruger, David Soul, Scott Collins, and Aaron Eckhardt, etc. These guys are built for romance.

When one discusses Doris Day’s vast career and co-stars, you have to take into account, the entire range of actors she worked with. She pretty much worked with most varied, and eclectic, mix of actors possible.

She was always unfairly maligned, as an “aging virgin”, by the elite press. That was only true in her sex comedies, with Rock Hudson.

It’s true. Will Garret isn’t like Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, or for that matter, Sean Connery, John Gavin, or Dean Martin – a dark, smooth, urbane playboy. I don’t picture him wearing a tuxedo, sipping a martini. Anymore than I can picture Cary Grant, cast as a cop or a cowboy.

On the other hand, it’s not such a stretch to compare him with James Garner. I always thought that Garner was underrated as a comedian. He made it look so easy. It’s interesting that he was effective with wholesome, ingénue types like Day, Debbie Reynolds, and Julie Andrews.

The two movies he made with Doris Day were suburban comedies. I could easily see Will Garret cast in this vein. I can’t profess to speak for BJ (though I should), but when he mentions Day, I think he’s referring to her film roles, as a wife and/or mother.

Her last film was “With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)” with Brian Keith, another blond bruiser. And let’s not forget her sitcom, “The Doris Day Show (1968-1973) “, where she’s cast as a mother and a widow.

So yeah, I have to agree with BJ here. I could definitely see Will Garret as Doris Day’s neighbor. But I wouldn’t expect any action. Let’s not forget, that Doris Day turned down the role of Mrs. Robinson, in “The Graduate (1967)”.

The last picture down of Garret, draping a warm sweater, is a pleasant, comfy touch – naughty but nice!

Will Garret is forever! Where, when, or why, you have him, is ALWAYS welcomed! LOL! : P

; )

That’s all very interesting. But I think you are familiar with him–I’d never seen or heard of him before. I’m having to judge from these shots alone, and I don’t find him the authoritative figure who could suggest such as Kirk Douglas or Nick Nolte. Maybe some superficial resemblance to Steve McQueen.

In any case, your exhaustive post is worth replying to, and all of it is interesting. Don’t expect me to know anything, as I said, about Garrett except these photos. But you bring up all these other related and semi-related topics that I can’t resist saying something about, since you’ve got a lot of knowledge of movies, and I am fairly encyclopaedic too.

Tab Hunter was probably mostly as image the ‘sweet pretty boy’. He was definitely one of the ‘male starlets’, although not one I was thinking about when I used that term. I was thinking of Barry Coe, Rick Nelson, David Nelson, Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Ed Byrnes, Guy Madison, maybe even Hugh O’Brien–but he’s bristling with electric sex as a near-pornographic beach boy gigolo, as in 1965’s Love Has Many Faces with Lana Turner and Cliff Robertson, so I guess not what I think of as a ‘male starlet’. I think Hunter’s bio from about 10 years ago, maybe more, made me think of him as less the ‘sweet pretty boy’, but, you’re right, that was indeed the image they wanted him for in the 50s–he was no actor to speak of, but there was a niche for him, and only one song hit, fortunately.

I was never very interested in Martin Milner either, and especially did he look rather drab next to George Maharis in Route 66.

I think Garrett’s face reminded me of a TV actor more than a big-screen actor, which is not a put-down from me (some critics have even said Ann-Margret’s acting was better suited for TV, although I don’t agree)–but I couldn’t come closer than Milner to any he reminded me of at the time. But definitely seems boyish to me face-wise. You see him (and probably with good reason, being so much more familiar with him than I am) as a more rugged top sort–and it is a beautiful body. The one way I could see him as the rugged top sort is in the military–fine, but not elaborate features–sort of the way Admiral McRaven (who lead the SEALS mission to get OBL, for anyone who doesn’t know) projects a handsomeness that is not theatrical–especially in the 3rd picture from the top.

Doris Day’s career was literally two discrete pieces: All those musicals from the very late 40s up until Pillow Talk, for which she was nominated for Best Actress, and that was probably the best of those, which I mostly saw and was bored by because they mainly just repeated themselves. Although I love some of the musicals: Calamity Jane, Love Me or Leave Me, and especially Young at Heart, with the totally weird and fantastically effective casting with Frank Sinatra, who sings fabulously in it, and is like Satan in this squeaky-clean household. He sings “One For My Baby” and “Just One of Those Things” better than I’ve ever heard them sung in that film.

Speaking of casting, I’m glad you mentioned that she turned down the role of Mrs. Robinson (which I didn’t know), one of the most serendipitous actions imaginable–there is nothing better than Anne Bancroft in that film. I’m surprised Day was ever offered it, it’s so out of character. What you say about the ‘aging virgin’ was true at first, then it was repeated too often. She was very cute, not beautiful. Another of these ‘wholesome’ types you mention, Julie Andrews, spent most of her career trying to prove she was sexy after doing nuns and spinsters–and never succeeded in my opinion. Day was also a wonderful singer when she didn’t belt–it just wouldn’t work, came out harsh, she was better on soft things like her signature ‘Sentimental Journey’ or ‘Hey There’. You have to be Ethel Merman or Barbra and a few others to belt so that it sounds natural.

I can see your ‘stretch’ to James Garner though–the quality that comes across in that final photo up there is ‘pleasant and affable’, never threatening, even if it could become hard. And Garner was absolutely the nonpareil of affability. I don’t see Garrett as having any of the suaveness of Peter Graves, but I’m thinking primarily of ‘Mr. Phelps’ in Mission Impossible, he was such a fucking knockout at that age (and was at that point looks-wise more like the debonair types you named, whether Sean Connery or Cary Grant, John Gavin, or maybe most sleek of all, Louis Jourdan–did you know he was in a film with Doris Day? It’s got to be his worst and her worst.) There’s maybe a superficial resemblance to Jon Voight when young in Midnight Cowboy, although his face is not even recognizable as the same ‘Joe Buck’ once he added 40-50 years to it (same thing happened to Albert Finney.)

I can see him in TV Westerns very easily, and things like The Virginian had a kind of ‘male starlet’ like Gary Clark or Clint Walker or Peter Brown in Laredo. I just looked at some images of Walker–definitely a quality like that comes across, even though not literally so much…still trying to think of a TV western actor who would look like Garrett… by ‘male starlet’, I don’t mean anything effeminate–just that there really was once such a thing, and they don’t exist like that any more.. Just think of the movie version of Peyton Place and you have the best collection of male and female starlets imaginable, and in their heyday.

It was fun reading you and talking to you about these things (you named some actors I hadn’t heard of), even though I probably just am not familiar enough with Garrett to have more than very narrow impressions. So I just threw out some things that came to mind from the pictures and your own text.

parisian – Thanks for the compliment and the appreciation!

I’m glad you found it interesting, even if we don’t see eye to eye, on everything. I don’t mind dissent. BJ always brings up great subjects, and that’s what’s important! We both often, disagree as well.

As I’ve said before, it’s always fun to discover a kindred spirit. We queers are nothing, if not opinionated. Leave it to BJ and his wonderful blog, to bring us together.

You’re a man after my own heart. Not only do you enjoy all-male porn, but you can also recognize Doris Day’s, genuine talent! : )

While we’re on the subject of Miss Day, BJ envisions Will Garret, as one of her neighbors. I only wish he was MY neighbor, where we can regularly enjoy afternoon delights!

I would do ANYTHING to please him. I would leave it up to him, as to what we could do. He could surprise me. LOL!

To quote one of Doris Day’s hit songs:

“Que sera, sera – what will be, will be.”

; )

Ha ha ha — you know, that was the single song of hers where she does belt but, in this case, it works because of the movie action–it’s not supposed to be beautiful musically but actually a part of the action. It’s so profound a use of the song, I can’t even remember how it sounds on a regular recording. I also forgot one of her first big hits, ‘It’s Magic’. I guess if I had to choose a ‘best film’ of hers, it would probably be Love Me or Leave Me, for which she is ideal, and Ruth Etting is an important piece of American show business history that many of us would never have known about any way. I’m always crazy about Ziegfeld Follies history.

Yes, B.J. and this blog–a truly impressive feat of concentration and scholarship spanning at least 2 decades now, and still full of piss ‘n’ vinegar. You and he and some of the others are the more scholarly, I’m put up with primarily because I lived through the period when the movies were first shown–and saw some of them…although not usually all the way through…I’m telling you, the Adonis could be *Paradise*. But I did sit all the way through Adam and Yves at its premiere run at the 55th St. Playhouse. In fact, I thought it was by far the best male porn film I’d seen at the time, and went there several times, once bringing two friends, who went nuts over ‘Narcissus’.

I appreciate all your thoughts too and we can say Sartre’s ‘continuons-nous’ without it being anything but a Pleasure.

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