Jon-Erik Hexum Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Hexum, Jon-Erik, (Jack), 1957-1984
Jon-Erik Hexum papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 4 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Jon-Erik Hexum was born in Tenfly, NJ on November 5, 195. He attended Michigan State University at the Residential Colleges and went by Jack E. Hexum. He graduated from MSU in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Philosophy. While attending MSU, he was involved in theatre productions and a member of the football team.

Following his graduation, Hexum moved to New York City to pursue acting and then on to Los Angeles. He was in films Voyager from the Unknown (1982),  The Bear (1984) and in television  Voyagers! (1982 – 1983),  Making of a Male Model (1983),  Hotel (1984) and  Cover Up (1984).

On October 18, 1984 Jon-Erik Hexum died in Century City, California due to injuries sustained in an accident involving a prop .44 magnum revolver.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection consists primarily of clippings regarding his career and death and copies of theatre programs, clippings and photographs from his education at MSU.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1980.

Personal Name(s)

  • Hexum, Jon-Erik, (Jack), 1957-1984

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Collection Inventory


Drawer Folder

Career 1982-1984 

F.D. 1

Death 1984-1985 

F.D. 2
Drawer Folder

Theatre Performances at MSU 1980, Undated 

F.D. 3

Photographs Undated 

F.D. 4