You wouldn’t think it from seeing the great-great-great (x33) grandson of God on Preacher, but Humperdoo is pretty hot in real life. That’s because — and I know this will be a shocker — Tyson Ritter, the actor who plays him, is not actually a mangled product of generations of incest.
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, on AMC’s comic book adaptation Jesus Christ had a son prior to his crucifixion. That son was taken by an organization that would later come to be known as The Grail. And over thousands of years, they kept the bloodline “pure.” Unfortunately, that means that the current descendant is Humperdoo, a drooling, buck-toothed idiot who should never be brought before the public.
But as we learned on last night’s episode, “The Coffin,” Humperdoo is going to be brought before the public. The All-Father, leader of The Grail, wants to push ahead his apocalyptic timeline. Meanwhile, Herr Starr is still angling to get Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) to sub in as messiah. Or at least, Messiah’s right hand man, the one who will actually command people versus Humperdoo.
We also learned that Humperdoo has exactly one marketable skill: he can do a mean soft shoe. Will literal tap dancing help Jesus’s heir charm the masses? Probably not. But really, he’s pretty good.
In any case, back to Tyson Ritter. Ritter also played Jesus on the show, in the episode where we found out how Humperdoo came to be. He’s appeared on a number of shows and movies, like The House Bunny and Parenthood.
But if you know Tyson Ritter from anywhere, it’s because he’s the lead vocalist, pianist, bassist and songwriter for the All-American Rejects.
If you’re aware of the band (and you should be, they had a ton of hits), you probably know their song “Dirty Little Secret.” But frankly, under the tons of makeup and ring-finger sucking, you may not have realized that Tyson Ritter was an actually incredibly talented dude. And, hot.
But now you know!
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