Jon-Erik Hexum Biography
Birthday: November 5, 1957 (Scorpio)
Born In: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Jon-Erik Hexum was an American actor who died on the sets of his series ‘Cover Up’ and gained international attention after the unfortunate incident. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jon initially studied biomedical engineering in college and then majored in economics and philosophy. However, he had bigger dreams. He was a keen sportsperson who played football. He was also a DJ and a part-time actor. He was highly active in the theater scene in his later college years. In 1980, he moved to New York to start his professional acting career. In 1981, he got in touch with a major Hollywood celebrity manager and moved to Los Angeles. After a few failed auditions, he earned his breakthrough role in the series ‘Voyagers!’ in 1982. He appeared as ‘Phineas Bogg,’ one of the main characters of the series, in 20 episodes. The next year, he appeared in the TV film ‘Making of a Male Model.’ In 1984, he made his big-screen debut with a lead role in the film ‘The Bear.’ The same year, he started appearing in the series ‘Cover Up.’ He accidentally shot himself to death during the shoot. The news of his death made national and international headlines.