Alan Ritchson (and Justin Hartley)

(Not about language, but about shirtless actors, mostly in underwear.)

An episode of Smallville that came by in reruns this morning featured hunky actor Alan Ritchson as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, a superhero with an assortment of water-related superabilities. Later in the series comes Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow (played by Justin Hartley), yet another superhero. Superman (played by Tom Welling) along with Green Arrow and Aquaman:

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(All three men are tall: Hartley and Welling at 6′3″, Ritchson at 6′2″.)

On Ritchson, from Wikipedia:

Alan Ritchson (born November 28, 1984 [in Grand Forks ND]) is an American actor, singer, and fashion model. He is best known for his modeling career as well as his portrayals of the superhero Aquaman on The CW’s Smallville and Thad Castle on Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State.

… He began his modeling career in the Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue; he also modeled underwear for the men’s online underwear store internationaljock.com. In 2008, he was signed to L.A. agency Vision Model Management and appeared on N2N Bodywear. By early 2009, Ritchson made his final appearance in his modelling career for Abercrombie and Fitch.

Ritchson in his Aquaman costume:

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Then in his basic underwear model costume:

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Ritchson is smiling here; he smiles a lot, with spread lips. As in this ad for one of his latest ventures:

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Back to shirtless Ritchson, now in two cock tease shots:

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The man revels in displaying his body.

On to Justin Hartley. Here he is as the Green Arrow:

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How phallic is that?

From Wikipedia:

Justin Scott Hartley (born January 29, 1977 [in Knoxville IL]) is an American actor, writer and director. He is known for roles in Passions, Smallville, and Emily Owens, M.D..

Hartley is slimmer than Ritchson and less abs-heavy and seems not to have done underwear modeling. But here he is in two charming shirtless shots:

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4 Responses to “Alan Ritchson (and Justin Hartley)”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    On Facebook, Ned Deily characterized the cable series Blue Mountain State (which Ritchson played in) as “a raunchfest about a dysfunctional college football team”.

  2. Julian Lander Says:

    Something about the stiffness of the poses, especially the arms, in the group shot makes them look like Ken dolls (as in Barbie and….).

  3. Doug Wyman Says:

    Julian, I think the stiffness makes them look ready to use their weapons. Body language from old westerns.

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