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The 10 Sexiest Actors and Actresses Heating Up DFW Stages

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Alex Ross plays one of Joseph's jealous brothers in the aforementioned DTC musical, but plenty of local actors envy Ross' classically trained voice (he gets a country-western-style solo in Joseph). That he also resembles an old-fashioned matinee idol - tall, broad-shouldered, baby-faced with smoldering eyes - doesn't hurt. He's had great roles at Lyric Stage, Uptown Players and now DTC, where he also sang and danced in the hot-'n'-sessy Cabaret last season. Just waiting for Ross to dress in less in whatever his next show might be.

Alex Organ gets mad and moist wielding his sword in Shakespeare Dallas' current Coriolanus at the outdoor Samuell-Grand Amphitheater (through July 20). Organ steams it up with handsome co-star Kevin Keeling in a homoerotic scene that has their characters, two former warrior-enemies, reuniting on their old battleground and sharing more than come-hither looks. Organ, classically trained grad of Yale Drama, struts with spectacularly Spartacus-like machismo in his Roman soldier drag. With great performances under his belt at Theatre Three (The Farnsworth Invention) and Second Thought (Red Light Winter), Organ's shown that he's a serious actor with plenty of muscle in or out of heavy armor.

Ryan Manalansan recently played one of the hunky young ballplayers in Uptown Players' production of Take Me Out. He's also a dancer, voiceover artist and a personal trainer who posts scrumptious vegan recipes on his Facebook page. He might also be the only working actor in town who can boast on his resume that he's fluent in Tagalog (an ethnic language of the Philippines). Smart and cute, we like.

Van Quattro was on the TV series Millennium and Picket Fences and played a police detective in Fight Club before moving to Fort Worth about 12 years ago. He stopped acting for a decade but gradually started auditioning again at the urging of his wife, chef Catherine Ruehle. His role as Boo Radley in last season's To Kill a Mockingbird at DTC brought him to the attention of critics and discerning audiences and then he snagged the lead in Theatre Three's boffo production of Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts. In his 50s, Quattro projects that same subdued, sexy quality as Robert Duvall or Tommy Lee Jones. His acting talent is just icing on the donut.

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Elaine Liner
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