Legendary Studs of Yore – John Pruitt

I’ll be posting a new Legendary Studs of Yore poll soon, but first I wanted to post the 3rd place winner from the last one. Legendary COLT Man John Pruitt managed to make a lasting impression on the collective memory of fans of the male form. No matter if you prefer your beefcake smooth or hairy, we have some images for you.

80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount

A native of Champaign, Illinois, future COLT Man John Pruitt’s started out as star Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer Jim Yount. A dominant force on the “Panthers” for four years, Yount was a team co-captain his sophomore, junior and senior years as well as a multiple national champion, multiple All-American and multiple national record holder. As a Senior, Yount earned his team MVP honors at the 1981 NAIA national meet and helped lead them to Drury’s first national championship. I bet he was a sight to behold. Yount’s successes gave him the chance to meet childhood hero and Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz (whom I bet was just as glad to meet him up close and personal).

80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Buidling the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount

In the mid to late 80′s under his real name of Jim Yount, he starred in a multi-part series of instructional VHS exercise /bodybuilding videos called "Building the Body Beautiful." Also in the series is fellow future Colt model Jeff DeYoung. With the face of the cornfed boy next door and the heroic physique of a Greek God tightly clad in the tank tops and then-popular ever so short shorts of the time, Jim Yount flexes his way through his free weight workout while explaining it all step by step in his deep sexy voice. They should release these on a DVD.

80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount

Most if not all the nudes found in this gallery date from a period following his exercise video when he became one of the most popular models shot regularly by COLT photographer Jim French for COLT Studio’s homoerotic books, magazines and calendars. French’s amazingly iconic images speak for themselves and make it clear why John Pruitt hold a special place in the history of hunks. Prints of many of these phenomenal photos are available at Jim French‘s website. Images and video of John Pruitt can also be found on Legendary Bodies a softcore DVD compilation from COLT.

80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount

I’ve scoured the net looking to see if I could find any other pseudonyms or additional details such as when he started working for COLT, how many covers he was on, as well as information on whether he competed professionally as a bodybuilder and if so did he hold any titles. But thus far to no avail. So please leave a comment or send me a message if you know anything of interest. I’d be especially interested in personal anecdotes and info on any bodybuilding competitions he may have won or placed in.

80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount

I’ve sent messages to Jim French’s website, as well as to COLT asking for any additional information or anecdotes about this beautiful Legendary Stud of Yore. Hopefully I’ll hear back soon, but I couldn’t hold back from sharing these images any longer.

80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount 80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount
80's COLT Model... Bodybuilder John Pruitt a.k.a. Drury University Hall of Fame swimmer and Building the Body Beautiful star Jim Yount

Even his old buddies at COLT have lost track of him, but
thanks to those who sent me information (C L, Bob) I’ve managed to get a bit more info. According to Jim Yount’s Ryze and Naymez profiles, he’s living with a wife and 2 sons in Coto de Caza, California, and has been working as a financial services executive since 1993. In addition, he also also recently developed and co-produced a movie entitled Warrior, starring Twilight actors Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene. Warrior chronicles the development of a high school lacrosse player who befriends a Marine after his father dies in Iraq and is based on a story created by Jim Yount. s to why he vanished from the nude modeling scene… he’s also described as a “Born-again Christian.” What a waste.

via JohnPruittLovers, JimFrench, AlphaMachos, BrentGreen and DruryUniversity

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  1. I Googled him and one of the first websites says that he was known as ‘Jim Yount’ before making it as a Colt model. Don’t know how true this is though as I can’t find anything to back it up.

  2. Thanks for posting this! The picture of him in the wingback chair was my Windows wallpaper for like a year! Amazing looking man.

  3. John Pruitt has been my very favorite from his first debut with Colt. I think I have every book and picture that was ever taken of him. I recently saw a picture of him that must have been very recent. I can’t remember what site it was on but if I find it I will try to copy it and download it here for other JP fans.

  4. Do you have any curent pictures of him? Thank for this info. I was in lov with him as a kid and I guess i am still in love with him.

    Very HOT Man
    WOOF
    Ray

  5. John Pruitt will forever be my favorite COLT man! My first COLT crush happened to be him both smooth and hairy. The ideal man in my eyes and the on screen/camera charm that is rarely matched in my eyes. I dreamed of meeting him one day and hope that day comes sooner than later!

  6. I have that video. It is about 15 -20 minutes and is one I have watched for years. John ,aka Jim Yount, has been my very favorite Colt model since I first saw him in the very beginning.

  7. He is my favorite of ALL Men. I would love a chance to meet him up close. I would love to see what he looks like today. When I was young I feel in love with him BIG TIME. I did not even know what the word love meant. but I was drawn into him and enjoyed myself many nights just looking at him. look at his Hairy Chest. those eyes, that built, that cock and balls (that is enough to drive on crazy). The legs on him. WOOF. I would love to see what he looks like today, and talk to him for a bit. Really just talk and tell him what he did for me as a kid.

    WOOF
    Ray

    PS Any Pictures of him today???

  8. If I remember correctly in the first “Colt 25 year anniversary” album, John Pruitt was discovered by one of the “Colt” photographers leaving a gym in southern California. I know that He (John Pruitt) had mad 2 videos for “Colt,” but after numerous correspondence with “Colt,” they have no record of the second one. Only his first video has been released on DVD. I may have the only ccopy left of the second VHS tape.

  9. Also in the “Colt: 25 Year Album” implied (or I read into it) that John was in the US Marine Corp at the time. I don’t know if that is true or not. All I know is that if looks half as good today as he did 30 some years ago, I’ll not be “kicking” him out of my bed. What really “gets” to me is his eyes. Oh, those eyes!!!!!!!!!!1

  10. The first man ever I saw naked on the internet was this guy. I recall literally drooling while staring at his perfect naked body. It was the day I knew I was very gay…