Throwback Thursday: Christopher Meloni Is a Seducer of Oz

6.12.2014

By Stacy Lambe

And even back then, he knew you were looking at his ass

In 2000, Christopher Meloni was pulling double duty on TV. Fresh off his first season as Dr. Elliot Stabler on NBC's Law & Order: SVU, Meloni was also making headlines as Chris Keller, an equal-opportunity seducer on HBO's prison drama Oz.

"He uses his penis as a weapon. Female, male, it's irrelevant. It's just a way of getting what he wants," Meloni said of Keller in the June 2000 issueA modern-day beefcake, the actor was winning over gay fans for a role that balanced intense rivalries with tender moments and plenty of sexual tension.

And like now — when he went on Conan to admit that gay men loving checking him out at the gym — Meloni knew back then what was a major part of his appeal: his ass. 

Since his early days of working at the Body Center, a gay gym, the actor has learned firsthand of his assets, knowing exaclty what certain men appreciate about his physique. 

What are you usually complimented on? asked David Keeps.

"My ass or my eyes. My smile. Or my ass."

But the questions didn't stop there: 

A special place on your body that feels unbelievable good when kissed or touched?

"That place right between your scrotum and your ass."

An unfilled sexual fantasy?

"An orgy situation."

Quick, does anyone know if Meloni has admitted to fulfilling the last answer in the 14 years since this interview?

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