September 24, 1976
Things might have turned out very differently had Ian Bohen decided that spending a year in New Zealand was a positive career move. Instead, having filmed the pilot, he opted to remain Stateside and lost the title role in "Young Hercules" (the children's spin-off from "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") to Ryan Gosling. Having debuted in the Todd Fields short "Delivering," Bohen graduated to features as the younger version of Kevin Costner in Lawrence Kasdan's 1994 Western biopic, "Wyatt Earp." Quickly rising to leads, he teamed with Candace Cameron Bure as the teens in peril in "Monster Mash: The Movie," which was inspired by the cult 1960s song by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett (who co-starred as Dr. Frankenstein). But, over the next few years, Bohen was mostly seen fleetingly in TV shows like "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Boy Meets World." A stint as Johnny O'Brien on the friends-across-the-decades series "Any Day Now" in 2000 and 2001 went some way to compensating for missing out on "Young Hercules," as did bits as a radar operator in "Pearl Harbor" and coach Terry O'Quinn's deceased son in the gridiron drama "Hometown Legend." Subsequently, Bohen landed supports in 2006 cod superhero fantasy "Special" and the Bollywood rags-to-riches saga "Marigold" before headlining the thriller, "Irreversi," as a married yuppie with a dark secret. Back on the small screen, he has guested in "Mad Men" and "Teen Wolf."