Wesley Eure: "I Got Fired From DAYS for Being Gay"

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Former teen idol Wesley Eure, who is most remembered for his stint on the original Land of the Lost series, has come out as a gay man to After Elton, revealing a brief relationship with Dr. Kildaire himself Richard Chamberlain, and the fact that he was fired from Days of Our Lives— where he played Mike Horton from 1974-81— because of his sexuality.


AE:Do you think being gay hurt your career?

WE: Absolutely. It was a horrible time in Hollywood, being gay. It was horrible. I was on the cover of Tiger Beat and all those a lot, and they'd do those "Win A Date With Wesley" and "Who's Wesley Dating?" It was so disingenuous. I had a full life. I've had a lot of friends and some pretty high profile partners, and it was an odd thing. I got fired from Days of Our Lives for being gay.