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February 16, 1979 |
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||model, actor, writer|
Julian Fantechi (born February 16, 1979) is an American male model and actor who has appeared in dozens of magazines and on several television shows .
He was born in San Diego, California on 16 February 1979 and grew up in New York City. He is primarily of Italian descent. He was a fitness model for Men's Health magazine, appearing in the publication 5 times. He also appeared in several fitness magazines, exercise videos and has appeared on several television shows. He has a Master's degree from New York University where he was awarded a full scholarship.
Playgirl magazine named Fantechi their Man of the Year for 2007; he had appeared in the magazine three times prior to the award and was its cover model and centerfold for the August 2006 issue. On each occasion, Fantechi was shot by longtime Playgirl photographer Greg Weiner, who also shot him for the erotic web-zine Paragon Men. Fantechi has also been on the covers of Exercise for Men, Men's Exercise, Genre, Men and many others.
In March 2007 the New York Daily News reported that he was both a nude model as well as an occupational therapist for the New York City Dept. of Education. A media frenzy ensued with appearances on national TV news outlets and entertainment news shows such as The Insider. Fantechi was cleared to pose in Playgirl by his union as long as he did it on his own time and did not advertise that he worked for the New York City Department of Education. An investigation by the Department declared that Fantechi did not violate any policies and he was cleared of any conflicts of interest.
Fantechi continues to work actively as a model while pursuing acting. His mainstream work includes appearing on the December 2006 and the January 2009 cover of Men's Exercise, performing on the ABC sitcom Ugly Betty, The Colbert Report for Comedy Central and modeling for a Saks Fifth Avenue ad campaign. He has appeared on several TV commercials for companies such as BrookStone, LG phones and others. He is also currently perfecting his acting skills and has been appearing in local community theater projects. He currently resides in San Diego California where he is performing in various stage productions at local downtown theaters. He also has appeared in several independent film and shorts as well as a TV commercial actor. He also has garnered a large fan base from his work as a romance novel cover model. He has appeared on covers for Harlequin, St. Martins Press and DCL publications.
- My Dubious Efforts Toward Upward Mobility
- Julian in Paragon Men, November 2010
- Woodberry, Warren Jr.; Carrie Melago (2007-03-14). "Go to the head of the crass: Queens PS worker is a Playgirl pet". Daily News (New York).