Joey Lawrence was a child star at age 4, acting in a commercial for Cracker Jack’s, and gained instant fame as Joey Russo in the dreadful ’90s TV show Blossom. It took no time before he trumped the show’s star and namesake, ugly duckling Mayim Bialik.
As the years went on, so did the size of Joey’s biceps, chest and a certain bump in his britches, and by the mid-1990s, he was a full-fledged teen idol, with a music career, to boot, at age 16 in 1993. Next came Brotherly Love on NBC, alongside brothers Matt and Andrew, and then… silence.
In 2006, he appeared buff—and bald—on Dancing with the Stars, coming in third for the season; and a year later two-stepped across on Broadway in Chicago. In 2009, Lawrence starred in the ABC Family movie My Fake Fiancé, with Melissa Joan Hart, the most-watched television movie of the season.
Finally, in August 2010, Joey returned to weekly TV in the (gruesome) ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey, opposite Hart.
This month, he is profiled in Men’s Health, looking as hot as ever—though for god’s sake, with that hairline, why doesn’t the bodacious boy grow back his beautiful hair? It’s not as if we’d miss out on his hot bod. In any case, Lawrence scores a robust Smoking Nun Ooh La La shout-out. *Joey through the years…