Rough Start to the Day


Just take a quick look on line and you will see that he is devastatingly handsome. Calgary, Canada gets the credit for spawning this talented guy of Italian, Spanish, German, French, English and Scottish descent. Whew! That’s a heritage for you. He later moved to California and went to a regional college, only to become a stockbroker. Yes, an investment advisor. Imagine that. He transitioned into acting quite a bit later lucky for his mounting fans. Along the way he mastered martial arts. You will recognize him for the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives from 1999-2000, the mutant Brennan Mulwray in Mutant X, Coop the cupid on Charmed, and detective Carlos Fonnegra in Continuum. Fortunately, I have all the tapes so I’m not just watching short clips on Facebook of the best bits.

Good character actors are plentiful but Victor has something special. In 2002, he was listed as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Eligible Bachelors”. I loved him in Bringing Down the House and Sex in the City. Each role shows a different side of him. His many Hallmark movies have extended his audience. I am glad they discovered his appeal. More and more people are getting to know him.

So strange. This morning I was watching Summer Villa where you get to see him in swim trunks. Aah! All of a sudden I heard a barrage of voices. Most of the time nothing can tear me away from Victor, but this dead. I had to pause the tape to find out what was happening. The gas water heater had broken spilling the translucent liquid all over the garage. Panic time. I have a box of memorabilia and CDs housed on a shelf. Thank goodness the water didn’t reach it. It was a rough start to the day; but it was salvaged because I went right back to my movie. Watching Victor always calms me down.