Carson Daly & Producer Angie Reveal Their Teenage TV & Movie Crushes!
The new season of Survivor began a couple weeks ago and one of the contestants may look like a familiar face to you.
Lisa Whelchel, who starred as Blair on Facts of Life, has suited up to “outwit, outplay, and outlast” her fellow contenders in the Philippines.
Who made their list? Find out below!
Missy Gold – Benson: Fun fact…she is the younger sister of Tracey Gold, who starred on Growing Pains. Another fun fact? Carson used to kiss his TV when she came on the screen! Missy has stayed away from the limelight since Benson and now works as a psychologist.
John Cusack – Say Anything: John Cusack was one of Producer Angie’s very first crushes and she admits she still loves him to this very day. “Even when I got older, I saw him at a movie theater because he’s from Chicago and I was just in awe of him! I turned into a 14-year-old girl when I saw him. I wanted to go talk to him, but I couldn’t do it.” Cusack has since appeared in more than 50 films including Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, and Hot Tub Time Machine.
Nicole Eggert – Baywatch: Nicole was in her prime tiny red swim suit days right around when Carson was graduating from high school. Nicole Eggert was most recently a contestant on VH1′s Celebrity Fit Club to battle issues with her weight.
Corey Haim – The Lost Boys/License To Drive: “This was huge, like picture in my locker huge,” Producer Angie gushed. “Oh my god, I thought he was the hottest thing ever!” Haim struggled to break free of the teen idol stigma and passed away in 2010 of pneumonia.
Erin Gray – Buck Rogers: Doesn’t ring a bell? We don’t blame you…she’s pretty obscure. But don’t worry, Carson knows her whole acting resume by heart! “Sexy, huh? Erin Gray was on Buck Rogers. She played Col. Wilma Deering from ’82-’87. Then, of course, my love affair continued when she went right over into Silver Spoons and played Kate Summers.”
Ricky Schroeder – Silver Spoons: Speaking of Silver Spoons…Producer Angie also was crushing on an actor from the same show. “Loved Ricky Schroeder. He was like that all-American boy.” Even Carson had to admit he was beautiful! Ricky (who went by Rick for a little while) later went on to star in NYPD Blue.
Jaclyn Smith – Charlie’s Angels: “The brunette, it did it for me,” said Carson. “She still looks great.” Smith now has her own line of clothing and home goods sold at Kmart. She was also a judge on Bravo’s hairstyling reality competition Shear Genius.
Mark Paul Gosselaar – Saved By The Bell: “I was a little older, but I had a thing for him,” Producer Angie shared. Zach Morris was the epitome of a teenage heartthrob back in the 1990s with his neon wardrobe and over-sized cell phone. Gosselaar is currently starring in Franklin & Bash with Breckin Meyer on TNT.
Alyssa Milano – Who’s The Boss: “I mean, my god! If you grew up watching Who’s The Boss from ’84-’92, you had to like Alyssa Milano, right?” Carson said. “Alyssa Milano is the Scott Baio of females. I mean she famously dated through Hollywood.” Milano starred in the WB show Charmed for nine years and will be returning to the small screen next year in ABC’s “Mistresses.”
Keanu Reeves – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure: When it comes to celebrity crushes, Producer Angie’s all about those understated boy-next-door types and who couldn’t resist the dim-witted teenager with a time machine. Keanu’s had one of the most successful careers as an adult, most famously starring in The Matrix trilogy.
- Who were some of your old school celebrity crushes? Give us a holler in the comments section!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles