It’s somehow fitting that Antonio Sabato Jr.’s birthday is February 29. I think about him roughly once every four years, but when I do, it’s a happy occasion. He takes me back to my freshman year in college, when I learned one of life’s tough lessons: Not everyone grew up on CBS soaps. My roommate was a General Hospital fan, so it was bye-bye Guiding Light for me. Sabato, 36, made the transition less painful than expected. Below, some of his finest work in a wifebeater: Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” video.

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