Monday, October 25, 2010

Luke Halpin

You have to be of a certain age to remember Flipper I guess. I really wish I had not come across a recent photo of Luke Halpin, the actor who played Sandy in Flipper. I can't remember if I liked him or the actor who played his father the most. Either would have done.


31 comments:

  1. Teenage crush. He was my first older man :)

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  2. I'll stick to Gentle Ben.
    The bear :P

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  3. We all get older. Luke played a 15 year old, while he was himself 20.

    Ranger Porter Ricks wasn't bad eather. [shows my age too doesn't it]

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  4. Doing some quick mental arithmetic James, I wouldn't have thought much older.

    Puzzling me Jayne. Not Ben Cartwright?

    It must have run for a good while Peter, as pictures I saw have him as quite young and then also quite a bit older. Porter Ricks, that was his name. I wish I had a Daddy like Porter. I am happy for people I know to age, just not my young lust objects.

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  5. He was born in 1947, I was born in 1965, thankyou :)

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  6. I should have used a calculator.

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  7. Good grief he is older than I am.

    I wish you hadn't shown the later photo. He was my dream boy in Flipper.

    I suppose there is some comfort in the knowledge that we were all comparatively so much more attractive and desirable in those days (and at that age).

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  8. I wish I had not found it. Ah youth, so wasted on the young.

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  9. Age comes to us all if we are lucky - I recently met an old school friend and her sister - hadn't seen them for 25 years. My sister veronica said later how much they have aged - my response is that they would have been saying the same about us - no doubt - we all think others age,,,

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  10. MC, it was interesting to see your Don age through the years. Too scary to meet people you haven't seen for years.

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  11. Ha I think Luke is hot in either pic. Grow up guys, he has!

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  12. Hey Luke is hot, young pic or old.
    He grew up, so should you guys! lol

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  13. Sorry RJ, he does not work well for me when he is an older man.

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  14. Anonymous7:39 am

    Hey " Sandy " watching flipper as I write this. What a good wholesome show Flipper is and brought
    many ppl to discovery life below the surface of the ocean.
    . God Bless !

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  15. Anon, it was a wholesome show. How wicked of me to have unwholesome thoughts as I watched the show.

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  16. Laina2:03 am

    I DARE you to approve an print this, else you are not being fair.
    For Heaven's sake...you insult both the late Brian Kelly, and Luke Halpin of my state of Fl.
    NEITHER are gay, ever were, so stick to your own.

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  17. Hmmm, nothing to say really, except I don't understand what you are so annoyed about.

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  18. Andrew - my experience tells me the world sometimes appears full of people who are insulted or outraged on behalf of others, with absolutely no knowledge of the people involved and what they think/believe. Blog comments that include CAPITAL LETTERS also tend to be a bit of a worry.

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  19. Highly fuelled 'emotion' I think James.

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  20. Buddy Boy11:34 am

    Hey guys,
    For me it was nice to see he still had his hair and didn't blow up like a jelly fish. I also was so happy to see he still has that spark in his eyes. Sure maybe he had that/did that but, wait he still does because he still has a great heart and I'm sure is happy to age knowing at least the "lusters" won't Chase him anymore. To me he's #1 in my book ;)

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  21. Why are most of the Luke Halpin fans guys??

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  22. Good question. Any ideas?

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  23. Anonymous9:31 pm

    It would have been entirely "fair" not to approve Laina's post...because it was just too damn stupid.

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  24. Was rather silly. I thought she may have returned to explain why she was so upset.

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  25. I love his acting he still is my favorite Actor. i love how his Picture on wikki is him younger.



    live on Luke.

    joel

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    1. Yep Joel. He certainly created a frisson for many.

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  26. Interesting Andrew, how years later your post about Halpin still draws attention and comment.

    I reckon gay boys of our generation have a real soft spot for him (and in the past a real hard spot too).

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    1. Victor, it is one of my most popular posts by statistics. I think I was too young to imagine what I might like to do with him, but I knew I wanted to do something.

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  27. Happy New Year. Hey Guys, I (a female) was 13 in 1963 and Luke Halpin was my first tv crush. Wow, he was hot.

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    1. Very late reply Lady M. Yes he was and I can imagine equally to a young teenage female.

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  28. I remember watching Flipper everyday after school. I loved the dolphin, didn't care about boys back then. Not much anyway. Even then I preferred dark haired boys.

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