This cover is very typical of Men’s Health — i.e., arms forward — and this is not a complaint on my part. I find their commitment to handsomeness soothing in these troubled times. The photoshoot was on St. Barths, and it too is soothing and handsome:


I mean, truly, enjoy!

The interview is very interesting, and also involves video of him working out — in an island paradise, no less! — if that is something you are interested in looking at for any reason.

Born in Santa Ana, California, and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Jordan scored his first gig in 1999, as an unnamed bully with two lines on The Sopranos—but you probably first noticed him on The Wire, as a doe-eyed teenage drug dealer whose heartbreaking end was one of those gut punches that shake viewers to their core.

First: I JUST watched that episode of The Sopranos and (b) NO, I first noticed him on All My Children! This is soap opera erasure!

All kidding aside, though, the piece is quite thoughtful:

“But I think about legacy a lot,” he continues. “What I leave behind is something that I think about a lot. This past year brought a lot of that to the forefront of my brain. Everybody’s had their share of loss in one way or another. I lost a friend in Chadwick [Boseman]. There are a lot of things that I want to accomplish, and I know time is limited and life is short, [so] I try to not take it for granted. It’s really made me focus on that.”

[Photos: Leonardo Volcy]