Brian Bloom is a hairy man beast. I used to love a hairy chest when I was a kid. Well, I didn’t want MY chest to be hairy, but you know what I mean. I thought Paul Stanley of KISS had the nicest chest ever and I had his poster on my wall. Now hair just kind of freaks me out. I like nice, clean, and smooth. Anyway, back to Brian. I only know of him because he was in my teen magazines. I know he was on a soap opera, but I didn’t watch that one. I’ve watched The Young and the Restless for decades. It truly is the best soap opera around. Man, I’m getting sidetracked easily today. My bad.
Brian Bloom was born with prettiful eyes on June 30, 1970 in Long Island, New York. Bloom landed the role of Dusty Donovan in As the World Turns when he was around 13, which I believe is what he’s best known for. He received an Emmy for his work on the show when he was just 15 and was the youngest winner ever in the Outstanding Younger Actor category. I think he was the first to receive this award, so I guess he was also the oldest. Jonathan Jackson from General Hospital won the award in 1995 (and 1998 and 1999) when he was only 13 or 14. I think some other kid from Santa Barbara won it when he was like 11. I don’t really care about the record and I’m guessing Brian doesn’t either.
Soaps and Playgirl
Bloom left the soap because he got tired of the schedule. I think he was also pissed that he didn’t have a storyline. He said “….in my last years on As the World Turns, I was quite bored. I was disappointed with the direction in which they took my character and storyline. I’d continue to get the most mail on the show and yet, near the end, I was hardly ever on.” It sounds to me like he got a big head. Just my opinion…. BTW, he was getting the most mail because he was in Tiger Beat and Teen Beat. The mail he was getting was from little teenybopper girls who were in school when the soap was on and who probably only watched during the summer.
He had a mediocre acting career once he left As the World Turns. He has a list of credits a mile long, but most are just guest spots on shows. Maybe that was his goal. He also took time to pose in Playgirl. Yay! It’s funny, because he talks about not wanting hunky roles and not wanting to be a heartthrob. Not only does he do the Playgirl shoot, but he’s also naked in an episode of Oz. Yay, Brian!
- Best friends with Alyssa Milano.
- Brother is Scott Bloom who played Alyssa Milano’s boyfriend on Who’s the Boss.
- Doesn’t think his gig on As the World Turns really helped his career. Way to be grateful.
- Doesn’t list his Emmy on his resume because he doesn’t want to be typecast as a soap actor. In other words, he’s embarrassed by his background in soaps.
- His youngest brother Mike is a musician who has recorded and toured with Rilo Kiley.
- Dated actress Allison Smith.
Brian is now doing a lot of voiceover work. His hair is going quickly but he still has those gorgeous eyes, which he has said he doesn’t care about. (I think he’s lying.) Brian never married and there are rumors that he’s gay. If he is gay, I hope he’ll come out and be a voice for the gay community. If he’s not gay, I hope people will leave him alone. I don’t like that he doesn’t acknowledge his soap career because I truly believe that’s one of the hardest gigs ever. I do like his eyes, but that’s about it. The end.