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Austin Peck- from Top Model to Soap Star, and forever a Vintage Beefcake

Jeffrey Austin Peck was born on April 9, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. At the age of four he was moved to San Francisco after his parents divorced, and then moved to Los Angeles at the age of eight. He attended Santa Monica High School where he excelled as a football linebacker and was very popular, but he knew what he wanted to do with his life already and dropped out of High School in 1989, shortly before he was to graduate to pursue modeling full time. He had already been modeling since he was 16 years old, having been discovered by a commercial agent while he was hanging out with friends. His friends and the agent kept telling him he should do modeling full time, because with a face like his and a body frame like his (he is 6’2 with a naturally lean toned body), modeling was the perfect field for him.

At 18, Peck found himself modeling in Paris, Milan, Morocco, the Virgin Islands, and Rome. He then appeared in fashion layouts for many publications, including Esquire, GQ, Vogue Hommes, and British Vogue. He did editorial modeling, commercial modeling and runway modeling for a few years, while also going to auditions for tv roles as he wanted to become an actor (something his agent also recommended he do, as he had a face for acting). He struggled to land acting roles but kept trying. Finally, Peck made his network television debut on Days of our Lives in April 1995 as Austin Reed, a romantic and daring boxer-turned-executive. He succeeded the role from Patrick Muldoon. He played the character until 2002.

During his time on Days, he became one of the most popular actors on the show and the character became a fan favorite, with Austin getting the most fan mail a cast member has received EVER on that show.

Austin returned in 2005 until October 2006, when he left again after being offered a role on “As The World Turns”. He moved to NYC to play the character Brad Snyder. His first episode aired in January 2007. After two years (2009), he was let go from the show and his character was killed off. In 2011 he joined the cast of “One Life To Live”. He left the show after less than a year.

Austin returned to Days from January 11, 2017, to February 12, 2017, just for one month. In 2021 he reprised his famous role once again for the Days spinoff “Beyond Salem”.

He has done guest spots on tv shows and done a few low budget films in his career as well.

He has one son from his first marriage and two daughters and a son from his second (and current) wife.

Sometime in the 2010s Austin became a born again Christian and is very involved with his church. On his own time, Peck stays active by boxing and inline skating. He is also an accomplished cartoonist, he enjoys sketching caricatures of family members, friends, and co-stars.

I met him personally in NYC in 2012, and his beauty truly stunned me. He is even more handsome in person, in a striking way. And very tall. He appears taller than 6’2 in person. I am fairly tall and he looked much taller than me. I debated with myself if he fits the “vintage” category yet, but at 53 years old, I think we can label him as such.

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by Anonymousreply 3May 14, 2024 9:50 PM

This photo was in teenage magazines in the 90s. My grown ass bought one to have this photo.

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by Anonymousreply 20May 14, 2024 9:54 PM

Gorgeous man. Terrible actor.

by Anonymousreply 21May 14, 2024 9:57 PM

Attractive man but isnt he known for homophobia?

by Anonymousreply 22May 14, 2024 9:57 PM

R22 a lot of people are homophobic. I don’t let my sexuality be the foundation of my entire being. People are allowed to feel how they feel. I don’t care.

by Anonymousreply 23May 14, 2024 10:00 PM

As has been noted here many times, Peck had great pecs.

by Anonymousreply 24May 14, 2024 10:02 PM

He was on Days during its best years (IMHO). It was the best in the 90s into the early 00s. The storylines were crazy but always fun and entertaining. The Sammi/Carrie/Austin love triangle was always entertaining. I was just a kid at the time but my mom would record it so I could watch it when I got home. I will always remember Carrie punching Sammi out and my father making fat jokes about it because no way would Carrie be able to knock out Sammi with a punch 😆

And I found it online. Gotta love the internet.

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by Anonymousreply 25May 14, 2024 10:05 PM

He looks exactly like what he is: a handsome,, rightwing Christian empty suit.

by Anonymousreply 26May 14, 2024 10:05 PM

I remember jerking off to his PLAYGIRL photo shoot (bare chested, no dick pics) throughout the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 27May 14, 2024 10:06 PM

R27 ugh. He barely had pics in it. He was on the cover with an interview. There were like 2 or 3 pics and he was shirtless in like 1. Enough already.

by Anonymousreply 28May 14, 2024 10:08 PM

Didn’t the actress who played Carrie come back to play Carrie when he came back around 2012? I feel like they always ended up back in those roles at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 29May 14, 2024 10:09 PM

R29 I think she was back around a lot longer than him. Patrick Muldoon came back to the role too but no one cared when he played Austin, only when Austin plays Austin, despite Muldoon originating the character.

by Anonymousreply 30May 14, 2024 10:11 PM

Enough, OP/Austin.

by Anonymousreply 31May 14, 2024 10:11 PM

She came back for the Beyond Salem series in 2021. She had a previous stint on the show years earlier with the original actor in his role.

by Anonymousreply 32May 14, 2024 10:12 PM

I remember him on As The World Turns and always wondered why he essentially got fired.

by Anonymousreply 33May 14, 2024 10:15 PM

Didn't he break up his co-star's (now wife) marriage and the rest of the cast turned on him?

by Anonymousreply 34May 14, 2024 10:19 PM

I used to watch Days occasionally in my college years. I always found Bryan Ditillo (?) hotter than Peck.

by Anonymousreply 35May 14, 2024 10:20 PM

Like OK R28. Like.

by Anonymousreply 36May 14, 2024 10:20 PM

I saw him about 15 years ago in an Off Broadway play called The Irish Curse about, you guessed it, men burdened with small dicks. The play was centered on a support group of men with micro penises and he was the token hunk who lived a tortured existence as a result of constantly shattering his lovers’ high expectations of what he was packing given his gorgeous looks. I remember being pleasantly surprised by his acting as he was always so painfully wooden on Days. It was a small theater and it was lovely getting to see him nice and up close.

by Anonymousreply 37May 14, 2024 10:22 PM

Was so disappointed when he replaced hairy chested Patrick Muldoon as Austin. But, he was hot and has certainly aged better than Muldoon. I thought his acting was better on OLTL as a sleazy porn producer than on Days as St. Austin the Dim.

by Anonymousreply 38May 14, 2024 10:23 PM

Well his acting was probably better in 2011 and 15 years ago because he had been acting for years by then. He grew some.

Days was his first acting role without any training or anything.

by Anonymousreply 39May 14, 2024 10:25 PM

He has one of those blessed faces that will always be handsome. He will be 70 and still handsome. Paul Walker was another. He got more handsome with lines on his face.

He did an interview with his wife a few months ago and he looks the same but with grayer hair.

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by Anonymousreply 40May 14, 2024 10:31 PM

Austin was always so dumb. Sami just tricked him all the time.

by Anonymousreply 41May 14, 2024 10:36 PM

R40 He’s going the Locher Room so how homophobic can he be?

r22 You’re likely a frau you fucking bitch.

by Anonymousreply 42May 14, 2024 10:40 PM

R42 here, I mean r23

R23 is a frau cunt

by Anonymousreply 43May 14, 2024 10:41 PM

Naw, he's a nutty Christian 'phobe and no one on a gay site gets to defend that without being called out. As r43 pointed out... r23 who is probably a big fat stinky straight chick that has never been fucked.

by Anonymousreply 44May 14, 2024 10:49 PM

Interview where he shares how he got started etc.

Like OP said, he was recruited at 16 and dropped out of HS and became a successful model.

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by Anonymousreply 45May 14, 2024 10:49 PM

He’s homophobic because he let his dick get sucked and probably had to ass fuck a lot to get parts. He’s just butt hurt, pardon the expression.

by Anonymousreply 46May 14, 2024 10:52 PM

R23 Yep, 100% a fat frau cunt. Fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 47May 14, 2024 10:53 PM

R47 stop signing into different accounts to say the same shit over and over. We get it. Move on.

by Anonymousreply 48May 14, 2024 10:55 PM

A 21 YO Austin in 1992

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by Anonymousreply 49May 14, 2024 11:10 PM

[quote] He has one of those blessed faces that will always be handsome. He will be 70 and still handsome. Paul Walker was another.

Except Paul Walker’s was not at the end.

by Anonymousreply 50May 14, 2024 11:12 PM

R23 is EDWlN, not a Frau.

Ignore proves it.

EDWlN is the most homophobic poster at DL. AND an apologist for homophobic Xtians.

by Anonymousreply 51May 14, 2024 11:13 PM

I wondered if he posed for artistic full-frontal shots after he turned eighteen. Sometimes there's work where you can get it.

by Anonymousreply 52May 14, 2024 11:28 PM

He was recruited and worked steadily. He wasn’t hurting for work.

by Anonymousreply 53May 14, 2024 11:42 PM

In some of these pics (like r49) he looks like a brown eyed and buff Officer Reed from Adam 12. Maybe it’s just the cleft chin.

by Anonymousreply 54May 14, 2024 11:49 PM

I assume you are referring to pics from when he was very young. He’s 21 in that photo.

by Anonymousreply 55May 14, 2024 11:53 PM

Both Austin’s together at the 50th anniversary celebration of Days in 2015

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by Anonymousreply 56May 14, 2024 11:59 PM

The original Austin vs the more popular and better known Austin

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by Anonymousreply 57May 15, 2024 12:01 AM

R37, I think I saw Peck in The Irish Curse! I saw the play, because Dan Butler was in it. I'd heard he was very good on stage, wanted to see if that was true (it was - Dan was excellent.

So, Austin played the gay cop in the show and he too was very good. His monologue aabout how he tricks with guys and only wants to suck cock (he doesn't want ment o learn he's got a micro-dick) was well-delivered.

I don't know if Peck is a homophobe... if playing gay on stage says anything, it's that he's not a phobe.

by Anonymousreply 58May 15, 2024 12:06 AM

He was a baby here.

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by Anonymousreply 59May 15, 2024 12:07 AM

Who knows what his views are on that r58. I don’t think he’s ever spoken out about it. People just assume because he’s a Christian that he hates gays.

However, an actor playing gay doesn’t mean they don’t view it as wrong in their personal life. Especially if they’re playing gay but not having to do anything with someone else of the same sex.

by Anonymousreply 60May 15, 2024 12:09 AM

It looked like Breadwinner QVC-Terri let Jeffrey Austin shop for a new hairline for his Locher Room appearance.

by Anonymousreply 61May 15, 2024 12:14 AM

18 YO Austin

He won the genetic lottery. He always had those pecs. He inherited them through genetics.

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by Anonymousreply 62May 15, 2024 12:24 AM

I’d love to wake up next to Austin

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R59 r60 r62 r63 r64

by Anonymousreply 65May 15, 2024 12:30 AM

R54 I can see that. But I always felt Ashton Kutcher and Austin could play brothers in something and it would be good casting.

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by Anonymousreply 70May 15, 2024 12:44 AM

He looks like that guy from the first season of The Real World, Eric. He also had a disappointing penis.

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by Anonymousreply 74May 15, 2024 12:56 AM

Recent photo. This is from January. Both him and his wife look amazing still.

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by Anonymousreply 75May 15, 2024 1:06 AM

Arch your back, Terri! Huff puff!

by Anonymousreply 76May 15, 2024 1:19 AM

I’ve only ever heard he’s a surprisingly goofy person and doesn’t take himself seriously at all but I remember years ago someone on here shitting on him. I always assumed they were just crazy or met him and felt rejected so they trashed him every time Days came up

by Anonymousreply 77May 15, 2024 12:10 PM

He was pretty bad on DOOL, but for whatever reason, he wasn't all that bad on ATWT - especially after his "Brad" character died and he began appearing to "Henry Coleman" (Trent Dawson) as a ghost. .. Dawson and Peck made a very funny comedy duo.

by Anonymousreply 78May 15, 2024 8:22 PM

Boring born again like Chris Pratt.

He broke up his whore wife's marriage but wants to tsk tsk the gays....fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 79May 15, 2024 8:25 PM

GORGEOUS. Too bad he's a breeder

by Anonymousreply 80May 15, 2024 9:00 PM

Speaking of breeding, what do his two adult sons look like? I think they grew up with their mother in California. Post divorce, she would refer to herself as "a single mom."

by Anonymousreply 81May 15, 2024 9:32 PM

Two adult sons? I’m pretty sure only one is an adult.

by Anonymousreply 82May 15, 2024 11:02 PM

R81 sorry. I thought the second son was born in the 2010s but that was the daughters. His sons are 21 and 19.

by Anonymousreply 83May 15, 2024 11:14 PM

R79, stop making shit up!

by Anonymousreply 84May 16, 2024 12:12 AM

Being married to Terri must've ruined her first husband for any other woman. Still single.

He remains a buddy of Michael Park's.

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by Anonymousreply 85May 20, 2024 6:59 PM

QVC host wife Teri Conn is now a TradCath.

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by Anonymousreply 86May 20, 2024 7:15 PM

Plenty of pics of Peck's pecs. Any Peck pecker pics, por favor?

by Anonymousreply 87May 20, 2024 7:26 PM

I wonder if Tanner Novlan from Bold and Beautiful is related to him ?

by Anonymousreply 88May 20, 2024 7:37 PM

Here is a pic

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by Anonymousreply 89May 20, 2024 7:40 PM

R86 Latin Mass? .. Are they members of one of those Catholic cults like Mel Gibson?

by Anonymousreply 90May 20, 2024 7:48 PM

I was dreading his arrival on ATWT, but he was great, right from the start. Absolutely loved him as Brad!

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by Anonymousreply 91May 20, 2024 8:21 PM

R66 Does Terri explain how she and Austin take Communion in a "traditional Caholic Church," since they've both divorced others and gotten remarried?

by Anonymousreply 92May 20, 2024 8:51 PM

He found religion and was born again in the early 2000s. Apparently, he got too preachy and Bible-thumping at Days, even working religion into some of his ad libs on camera. That contributed to Days letting him go in 2002.

I always found it amusing that for a Bible-thumper, the married Austin ended up having an extra-marital affair with the married Terri Conn. Yes, that is exactly what the Bible teaches us. And the backstage disruptions that affair created (the cast was largely outraged at Austin) contributed to his being let go from ATWT in 2009.

But the affair ended both marriages and eventually Austin and Terri got married themselves.

by Anonymousreply 93May 20, 2024 8:51 PM

And they’ve been together since.

by Anonymousreply 94May 20, 2024 8:58 PM

I don’t think he was let go from Days. That door is always open to him if he wants to come back. It’s obvious the cast and producers loved him.

by Anonymousreply 95May 20, 2024 8:58 PM

[quote]I don’t think he was let go from Days.

No, he was fired in 2002. Did interviews at the time saying he didn't see it coming. He wondered if it was because he got lax about waxing his chest to remove his chest hair.

by Anonymousreply 96May 20, 2024 9:10 PM

Typo above in R92. It was a question about what's said at the link in R86 indicating they've gone Traditional Carholic.

by Anonymousreply 97May 20, 2024 9:12 PM

R96 that happened? Provide one of these interviews?

by Anonymousreply 98May 20, 2024 9:19 PM

[quote] Provide one of these interviews?

The article was in Soap Opera Weekly which was never archived online. Sorry.

You don't have to believe me if you don't want to. But that's what was reported at the time.

You must be new to DL soap threads. It's long been established that no Soap Weekly articles were archived and few other of the many soap magazines were ever archived either.

Soap Digest is the only soap magazine that has much of an archive and even that is spotty.

by Anonymousreply 99May 20, 2024 9:26 PM

R99 I don’t believe you because I know you’re lying.

by Anonymousreply 100May 20, 2024 9:29 PM

r100, Bless your heart.

This is not the article mentioned above. But it does make it clear he was fired from Days in 2002 and again in 2006.

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by Anonymousreply 101May 20, 2024 10:12 PM

How does it make it “clear”?

by Anonymousreply 102May 20, 2024 10:28 PM

The character of Brad on ATWT was written smarter than Austin on DOOL. I feel that’s part of why he’s praised for playing Brad, which he did perform well.

by Anonymousreply 103May 20, 2024 11:10 PM

Some of your facts are flat out wrong OP.

Peck became a born again Christian while on DOOL because he would try to recurit others on set into his religious & got pushback from his actions.

Also in the 90s, He appeared on the TBN's "Praise The Lord" flagship show with other right wing Christians like the Mowry twins from "Sister Sister".

All three sat on their couch & told stories about how they were concerned about H-wood indoctrinating others into certain lifestyles like the homosexual one. All three said that & Peck admitted on camera that he had "been in that lifestyle" whish shocked the host but then continued on that he was basically "delivered from that lifestyle". I had seen a couple episodes of Sister Sister (because I enjoyed Jackee) but after that interview I never watched the show again. I also thought Peck was cute but his appearance & remarks turned me off from being a fan of his. I had to tolerate him on ATWT but never enjoyed his character on the show & enjoyed his onscreen death

I don't know where you got the "in the 2010s he converted" fact from but you are off by 12-15 years there.

by Anonymousreply 104May 21, 2024 1:04 AM

Handsome face, gorgeous body, what's not to love.

by Anonymousreply 105May 21, 2024 1:07 AM

R105 Outdated bigotry.

by Anonymousreply 106May 21, 2024 5:57 AM

I remember seeing Austin on a talk show in the 90's with other soap stars. I think it was hosted by Vicki Lawrence. He told a story about how he and another model had sex in the far back seat of a van while they were on the road going to a shoot and several other models were in the seats in front of them.

Very hot story, young teenage me jerked off to it more than once. I was shocked when he later became religious.

Joshua Morrow from Y&R was on the same episode and told a story about how his mom heard him on the phone exclaiming "I had sex today!" but he was actually talking about his first onscreen sex scene as Nick Newman.

Funny how clearly you can remember things that turned you on during puberty!

by Anonymousreply 107May 21, 2024 1:09 PM

Does Jeffrey Austin Peck have a job, or does he just stay at home and watch Daytime television?

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