Antonio Sabato Jr. Launches Bid For US House

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress, challenging Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), who represents the southern central coast and most of Ventura County, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

Sabato is a longtime actor best known for roles in “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place” and as a model for Calvin Klein underwear. In recent years he has appeared in several reality television shows, including starring in “My Antonio,” a VH1 contest for which women competed for his affection, and “Dancing With the Stars.”

The 45-year-old was a vocal supporter of President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and spoke on his behalf at that year’s Republican National Convention. In an interview at the time, he said that that then-President Obama was a Muslim, which is not true. Sabato said afterward that he was blacklisted by Hollywood producers because of his visible support for Trump.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Great. I suppose we can also look forward to Governor Chachi, Rep. Nugent and Senator Tia Tequila?

    • MBear

      Tia Tequila is hoping to be Ambassador to Spring Break

    • Trump for Prison 2017

      NOWAY the TX red voters would elect a yellow girl.

      • Paula

        Well, Chachi is Eye-talian. They’ll never go for it.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Now, now. They’ve already voted for a Cuban-Canadian, a man in a wheelchair, and for the severely developmentally disabled (Gohmert).

          • Trump for Prison 2017

            “developmentally disabled ” is still no “yellow.”

            However, I can’t wait to see Tila on a GOP ticket, for ANYTHING.

          • Paula

            Cruz looks like a white boy, they never showed the wheelchair in pictures, and Gohmert just slipped through the cracks. Li Texas, they really want to hang retarded people. Those dang federal laws keep getting in the way.

  • MBear


    • Bryan

      Tbh, I’m surprised there aren’t more cat-barf gifs on this thread.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Rocco Gibraltar

    Who is she? Who was she? Who does she hope to be?

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      He used to be a Calvin Klein underwear model, and his career went downhill from there.

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      She’s a cock, in a frock, on a rock.

      Once upon a time she sold stuffed sausages by the seashore.

      • FAEN

        God I love that movie.

    • -M-

      ‘Who are you? What do you want? Who do you serve?’

  • ETownCanuck

    You weren’t blacklisted, you aged out. You were only a good looking guy with very little talent. Now all you have left is the very little talent portion.

    • Trump for Prison 2017

      I stopped paying attention on his saggy tits about a decade ago

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      His talent, like other aspects of his being, were likely embellished beyond its actual dimensions.

      • safari


        • Acronym Jim


      • Capritaur

        Dressing up is normally a sign of poor endowment; it indicates a lack of sufficient length to maintain a downward or sideward position.

        • Spray on abs

          I see you’ve done your research.

          • Sallyrharris

            Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj150d:
            On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
            ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash150TopLiveGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::!mj150d..,…..

          • Hattietwagner

            Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj34d:
            On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
            ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash34MarketLoveGetPay$97Hour ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::!mj34d..,….

        • Ernest Endevor

          Unless you’re wearing a dance belt.

      • Trump for Prison 2017

        His lips used to be so HOT until he started his orange turd diet…

      • another_steve

        If that photo of him is pre-Photoshop, I want to worship his lower body.

      • Randy503

        I once shook his hand. He was doing a publicity shot in town, and I got a free poster, and he autographed it. It’s him wearing nothing but his Calvin’s, and it shows his awesome abs. He signed his name right over his hips, and he didn’t bat an eye that a guy would want his poster. (It is much better photo than this, and isn’t photoshopped).

        I got it framed and to this day it hangs in my bathroom as a reminder to get back to the gym. This was back in the early 90s, and I heard he was gay friendly even back then. I greatly admired his body and his gay friendliness, and even made an effort to watch his tv shows. It was difficult, as the shows were bad, in a bad time slot and his acting was really bad.

        It’s a shame and a waste that he went all out for Trump and republicans. No, he wasn’t blacklisted, he just aged out as you say. He is still good looking, and if he were smart, he would try to get a role in an indie gay movie, where his natural fan base lies. The right role and a hit movie might have jump started his career, but I suspect even his agent has given up on him. Now, he can forget it.

        • Garrett Sparks

          He starred in the 90s in a gay movie, Testosterone. He did full frontal if I remember. It is sad, because his Calvin Klein ads got me through some bad days. Regardless of his gay views, his actions show he is no friend.

    • Nic Peterson

      Ugly on the inside to boot!

      • Andymac3

        And dumb, Scott Baio dumb.

        • Trump for Prison 2017

          Not sure if the underwear model is dumb for his profession. More like a typical saggy fame hoe without any talents.

    • Todd20036

      I wonder if Antonio is wiling to walk around with his papers while Trump is in office.

      He looks awfully Mexican, no?

      • FAEN

        His family are Italian immigrants. Typical republicans-‘I have mine so fuck everyone else’.

        • Todd20036

          Doesn’t matter. He isn’t “white”.

          As far as the Nazis are concerned.

          • Alan

            The Nazis were helped by the Vatican since Hitler was a Catholic.

  • Mike P

    Congressman Zoolander.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    I only have one real response to this, and it is…..

  • Sam_Handwich

    Trump lost the 26th district by 20 points.

    To put that in perspective, Obama won CA26 by only 4 and 10 points.

    • Reality.Bites

      Then by all means, let him run. And let him do a lot of damage to himself and his party in the process.

      • Trump for Prison 2017

        I’m not ashamed to say I used to j/o to that movie, and Antonio in general.

      • Randy503

        Wow! I missed that! Thank you — Love that thick black bush.

      • Gene Perry

        He should use these pix for his campaign poster!

    • BobSF_94117

      I suspect the GOP will run candidates in every district, just to make the Dems use up money.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Floyd

    So this washed, wanna-be, washed-up, has been of a never was wants to do what? Yeah, right?

  • safari

    Instead of becoming talented, you turned into an untalented Dr. Oz clone.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Mr. Sabado? It could just be that you’re as dumb as a post. That’s a possibility you’re going to have to consider sooner rather than later.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I think I found his perfect campaign manager (Blast from the Past).

    • Trump for Prison 2017

      LOL, Thanks for this.

      Orange baboon at least hired Kellyanne. Say what you will, he made the best picks with Kellyanne and Pence

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I don’t think Pence helped him or hurt him. He had already won the evangelical vote by large margins in the primaries, beating out Huckabee, Santorum, Jindal, Cruz, etc. Which speaks volumes about what the evangelicals really value. According to Politico, Pence was pushed on him by insiders (mostly, Jared and Ivanka) who didn’t want Christie. Christie put Jared’s dad in prison when he was a prosecutor.

        • Trump for Prison 2017

          Did you see the list for his VP nods? Pence was his very best possible choice.

          However stupid or insane Trump appears to be, and I don’t doubt his insanity for a minute, he made the right hiring decisions for his own gains, most of the times.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            At the time, I wanted a Trump/Palin ticket more than anything in the world. Now I shudder to think that we really might have ended up with both Trump and Palin in the WH.

          • Trump for Prison 2017

            The current Trump/Pence combo is way too stable, TBH.
            The orange baboon & his minions deserve A LOT of credits for achieving and sustaining such an impossible feat

        • -M-

          And Manafort. He told Trump his plane needed repairs to buy more time talk him into Pence.

    • pj

      i watched 30 seconds of that and i feel so much more stupid than before.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I’ve watched it probably over 20 times (mostly in 2012) and every time she gets to the parts about Kennedy and “I have two of those” I laugh so hard I get light-headed.

    • The_Wretched

      Holy vocal fry and tongue thrusting and trying way too hard. i hope she saved up ’cause that’s not a look that ages well (and it’s a bit off already).

  • Lazycrockett

    Guess I’m gonna have to check out the new Spiderman Movie.

    • Acronym Jim

      Next season’s Drag Race contestants better hope Tom Holland bettah don’t come for them.

    • Andymac3


    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Someone on the tweet comments said Tom Holland did Billy Elliot the Musical as a kid.

  • Nic Peterson

    Jagger Cates goes to congress. LOLOLOL

  • bkmn

    Is he aware that all sorts of skeletons could come cascading out of his closet because of a run for public office? I hope not.

    • Trump for Prison 2017

      Shhhhhh Don’t tell him. His sex tape must come out. THat azz looks so good getting DP’ed

  • FAEN

    Jessica Tandy said it best.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Antonio should give BJs all the time. That way he can’t talk.

    • edrex

      he wouldn’t get my vote, but i’d tell him he would.

  • Michael R

    Good luck Chachi .

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    Antonio, baby, you weren’t blacklisted for your Trump support. You were blacklisted because you were a talentless 1990’s pretty boy who’d lost his looks to partying and bad plastic surgery, and you didn’t have anything else to offer.

    • Mikey

      I think he’s been blacklisted for being beyond the limits of humanly possible stupidity. How can you act next to that when you’re possible reactions are abject mouth-gaping horror or uncontrollable fits of hysterical laughter? Imagine the movie set?

      • Jim Gallagher-Barker

        He used to be the poster child for that old saying, “well, at least you’re pretty.”

        • edrex

          but he cashed that in a while ago.

          • Jim Gallagher-Barker

            hence, “used to be” LOL

  • Micah Spiese
    • Bob Conti

      Have a Magical Finger!

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      Looks like a young Michael Pena …yum.

  • HZ81

    Thank God for Trump. He’s emboldened so many morons. And racists.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Ventura city is pretty liberal. But do the hippies vote? The county itself is mostly agricultural and uses migrant/immigrant workers. Prop 8 passed handily. I do not know if theyll elect a rethug in this climate tho. Isa only won in orange fucking county by a 1/2 of a percentage point

    • Issa represents Vista and northern San Diego county. But you’re point stands. Trump actually lost both Ventura and Orange County. The only So-cal counties he won were Imperial and Kern (if you consider Bakersfield So-cal)

  • JWC

    this mans biggest role and greatest performance was in “”OBSCURITY”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Janet Jackson put you in a video when you were sorta hot. I hope she comes out and slaps you with the dirt we know is on you.

  • rig500

    I guess he has to do something with his spare time.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Years ago, When I was layed up I tried to watch you act on General Hospital. LOL, in a show full of talent-less wannabees you totally sucked!

  • -M-

    Better run in the most deplorably red district you can find Tones. Trumpthuglicans are going down.

    • ECarpenter

      Oh, honey, yes you want that to be true – most of us here want that to be true – but no, the Trump wing of the Republicans will be with us for a long time.

      • Todd20036

        Even if Trump implodes, the Nazis will just go underground.

        Hell, we thought the Walmart wing of the GOP was gone forever when Obama won twice.

        Boy were we wrong.

        That being said, I really don’t think the Nazis will want him just because he isn’t euro-white. As far as white trash goes, anyway.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Ninja0980

    Another perso whining he can’t find work because he is a Republican when in reality he is simply a no talent hack.

  • DesertSun59

    Um, no. He’s been blacklisted because he’s incredibly stupid.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      In any event, that’s what happens when you hold unpopular beliefs and talk about them publicly.

  • Bob Conti

    He used to work out in my old gym wearing a hoodie and sunglasses. It was a very unibomber kind of look.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      No pants?

      • Bob Conti

        I seem to recall they were baggy sweats.

    • David in Palm Springs

      …and he kept yelling “No autographs! No autographs! Yes, I’m a huge movie star, but I demand privacy! So I’m begging you, please don’t come up to me and ask for a $10 autograph that is my only source of income.”

      • Andymac3

        Antonio who? I thought you were the Unibomber, fuck your autography you botox bitch.

  • Cuberly

    Tried to find a clip of it, but during the GOP convention they brought him in to offer color commentary and his opinions re; the convention. It didn’t last long.

    Holy shit that man was dumb as a post. Even in a super safe setting like this he was out of his element.

  • Henry Auvil

    I doubt even Calvin Klein, in his dotage, would vote for this piece of shit.

  • Considering his career is in the toilet why not use the constitution for his own personal toilet paper.

  • Antonio WHO?

  • Cuberly

    He’s never broken out of being a B movie actor, it’s been his bread and butter, outside of reality TV of course. To claim he’s blacklisted is pure bullshit. His IMDB page is solid B movie pulp trash.

    • Al Kaseltzer

      B actor? You’re being much too kind.

    • The_Wretched

      I would boycott those movies but they don’t look like something I’d watch anyway.

  • The only position I want Sabato holding is piss-boy…

    • mel demands that thing hollywood people get, when you steal their work.

      • I wasn’t thinking of Mel’s version, and yes – I’ve been eating garlic all week…

  • Will Parkinson

    Aw, he blocked me! My life is crushed.

    • grada3784

      Think of it as a badge of honor.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Wait until the trumpanzees find out he played gay in a movie and romped around nekkid in bed with another dude.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Haha. See my comment.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I actually liked him in the movie, Testosterone, a gay comedy set in South America where he does nude scene. But there’s no doubt he is dumb as they come.

  • JT

    Hey, Antonio, we’ll give you an appreciative fuck for your onetime physical charms, but you don’t have the assets we’re looking for in a Congress critter.

  • EweTaw

    If he was black listed for anything, it was for being stupid twit. What are this loser’s bone fides? Dancing With the Tsars qualifies you for a House seat these days? I don’t think so. Shoot this guy’s campaign down where it belongs, on UHF or community cable..

  • NZArtist

    Jesus-fucking-Christ! Since when does showing up on TV qualify you for government work?
    The fucking leader of the USA is a TV reality star with absolutely no qualifications. These are the people who are responsible for many aspect of the quality of your life! Why would you want to put that responsibility into the hands of some wanker whose only qualification is they lit up some phosphors (or LEDs).
    Fucking hell. Elect some goddamned scientists instead!

    • those were too many words, my darling. 78% of this country needs it with video, smaller words, and dance music. otherwise it will never get thru to them.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If they want to vote in celebrities, I wish they’d demand Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye instead of these medieval minded nutters.

      • grada3784

        Seems the ‘baggers really hate Nye. I couldn’t believe the badmouthing he was getting on an article as to why Alton Brown was not on his show.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I think it’s because he doesn’t pander to them. They’re probably bewildered why he isn’t one of them.

  • SnowFlake

    He is the poster child for stupid.

  • Brian Keith

    Does anyone know how are the voters in that district? Will they gravitate towards the actor?

  • No More GOP.

    So, just another asshole. *yawn*

  • andrew

    Sabato is a right wing nut case. I saw the interview, just last year, in which he said Obama was a Muslim. Julia Brownley, the Democratic Congresswoman he would be running against, should he win the Republican Primary. seems to be in a fairly strong position. In the Nov. 2016 election she defeated her Republican opponent 60.4% to 39.6%.

  • Al Kaseltzer

    This idiot has even less in his head than he does in his briefs.

  • fuzzybits

    Maybe he can get Janine Turner to campaign for him.

  • Ernest Endevor

    He has the perfect Republican CV.

  • M Jackson

    I can’t even muster a shred of surprise.

  • Galvestonian

    …just another too-too empty headed asshat well past his pretty boy stage running for a job as a typical Republican political hack.

  • bdsmjack

    I always get her and Chachi mixed up.

    • TuuxKabin

      No wonder. Chachi and her ARE mixed up.

  • countervail

    Haha. No. Then again, I thought a life full of bad choices and mediocre television presence was a negative until recently.

  • Bert_Bauer

    I remember when he was the “It” boy of daytime TV and did an interview with Soap Opera Digest. Very conceited, arrogant and was going to be a superstar … guess you should have been content to be a big fish in the small soap opera pond.

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      You tell him Bert! Kick him with your good leg!

      • Bert_Bauer

        Bad kitty!

  • TuuxKabin

    Who? Is she?

  • Boreal

    Talent less hack.

  • The New Paige Turner™


    And dumb as a box of hair.

  • dcurlee

    Well he fits the repub mold….dumb as a rock

  • SDG

    Used to be hot and stupid… now, just stupid!

  • Palto

    Will Scott Baio be his First Lady?

  • Charlie

    ‘Sabato said afterward that he was blacklisted by Hollywood producers because of his visible support for Trump.’ So, I guess this means that he needs a job…why not run for office in a state that hates trump?… Makes a lot of sense DIMWIT, so DEPLORABLE and SAD

  • BudClark

    He MIGHT get a FEW more votes if he stayed NAKED throughout the entire campaign … then again … maybe not. The Moobs are starting to SAG.