Fast Facts

  • Attended college on a baseball scholarship. He was drafted by the New York Yankees and played third base for one of their minor-league farm teams.
  • Discovered by a Columbia Pictures national talent search. He was one of 30 people chosen out of 75,000 aspiring actors.
  • Made his professional acting debut in 1982 on the TV series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
  • Won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Male Star in 1994 and '95.


  • Alexandra Hogestyn — Daughter
  • Rachael Hogestyn — Stepdaughter
  • Whitney Hogestyn — Daughter
  • Ben Hogestyn — Stepson
  • Shug Hogestyn — Mother
  • Victoria Hogestyn — Wife
  • Bill Hogestyn — Father


  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (1976)

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  • Birth Name: Donald Drake Hogestyn
  • Birth Place: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Profession: Actor

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