‘Vampire Diaries’ star Steven R. McQueen, other actors to sweat it out in SoBe race

Steven R McQueen
Steven R McQueen

Night owls, you may want to transition over to being temporarily a morning person on Sunday. There’ll be some serious eye candy on display starting at 8:30 a.m. at the ninth annual South Beach Triathlon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Famous, handsome men in short shorts sweating it out for charity? We’re all in.

Exhibit A: Bryan Greenberg, a small-screen heartthrob best known for One Tree Hill and HBO’s How to Make it in America.

Status: Unavailable. The 37-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, native married actress Jamie Chung last year.

Exhibit B: Geoff Stults, a regular on Seventh Heaven, is going to do fine at the race, which includes a swim off Miami Beach, a bike ride across the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways and a run through SoBe’s so-called Art Deco District. The Detroit-born, Colorado-raised 38-year-old played pro football in Austria, for goodness sake. The former wide receiver packs a punch — clocking in height-wise at six foot four — but is humble about his physique. On Instagram, Stults posted a picture of himself jogging and joked: “People. Please join me, my skinny legs, awful running form, terrible choice of shorts and my love handles as I raise money and compete (that's being generous) in the #sobetri benefiting @stjude every dollar counts.”

Exhibit C: Parker Young. TV watchers may recognize this 27-year-old studly human from TV’s Enlisted or Suburgatory. Style hounds may recall Young, originally from Arizona, as a former model with Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Destination Fashion attendees may have rubbed elbows with him last month at the annual fundraiser at Bal Harbour Shops. What a do-gooder. He’s also getting ready, as per his (hubba-hubba) social media accounts.


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And last, but so not bringing up the rear is Steven R. McQueen, named after his famous paternal grandfather, Steve McQueen. On March 24, the 27-year-old actor posted a vintage picture of the Great Escape star on Instagram, wishing “Gramps” a happy birthday. The so-called King of Cool would have been 86; he died of lung cancer in 1980 so they never met.


Happy birthday gramps #SteveMcQueen #kingofcool

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Steven’s dad is actor Chad McQueen (The Karate Kid, Red Line). Forget DNA: this kid’s a star in his own right, with an impressive early turn in TV’s Everwood, as well as, um, meatier roles in The Vampire Diaries and Chicago Fire.

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