After his death Mr. Mullin, a teacher from Jon-Erik's high school created a scholarship: "In Memory of their classmate, Jack(Jon-Erik) Hexum, the Tenafly High School Class of 1976 has established a memorial scholarship fund given each year to the high school graduating senior(s) who has(have)demonstrated theatrical and/or musical talent and involvement during high school and who intend to pursue a career in or hope to continue their involvement in the arts". This was his way of paying a final tribute to his friend and one time student.
Jon-Erik registered as a voter in 1984 in Los Angeles County as a Republican.
Jon-Erik's favorite rock groups were Foreigner, Boston, The Go-Go's and Joan Jett.
Jon-Erik's favorite films were Rocky, Ordinary People, The Big Chill and The Deerhunter.
Jon-Erik: I worry about not being a great actor. I'd hate to die young and never have made Grapes of Wrath. Life goes by so fast...I just don't want to miss out on anything.
Jon-Erik: The fun of getting older is not constriction of your world but its expansion. You understand more, therefore you can do more.
Jon-Erik: In college my senior thesis was on the right and responsibility of self-destruction. It was long. It basically said that we're all here for no reason and life's just a mistake and we're just going to die and have kids and they're going to die, and all that is life will do the same thing. If you realize how futile it all is and meaningless, then you must seize the right, should you wish to do so, to destroy yourself.
Jon-Erik: (About Cover Up) It's wildly commercial. I think it'll be very successful.
Jon-Erik: I like Philosophy. I was going to unlock the questions of the world: kind of purpose of life and if there's a God or not and all that kind of thing. After four years I didn't really care much more; I got a little fed up with it all. So much of it's very ambiguous and there's a lot of verbose philosophizing. It was interesting.
Jon-Erik: One of my strongest traits is confidence; at times I'm amazed at my confidence, even when it doesn't make sense that I should be.
Jon-Erik: (About football) After my sixth concussion and a second broken nose, I realized it wasn't working out.
Jon-Erik: The first football game I went to was when I first arrived at Michigan State. I saw the excitement on the field, the ABC Sports cameras, the network announcers and it was so damn exciting. I couldn't take just sitting in the stands, I had to play!
Jon-Erik: This industry is filled with good looking, out of work actors. You've got to go on thousands of interviews and contact an endless parade of agents to get into the business. If you're not willing to put in the effort, you might as well get into some other line of work because you're going to be miserable, disappointed and very hungry.
Jon-Erik:(About Voyagers) I like Phineas' character - part macho, part vulnerable - he's really a lot like me.
Jon-Erik: I'm an American; hot dogs and Coca-Cola and college football and all that stuff. I went to Norway once and they eat fish and cheese there all the time. I was starved for french fries!
Jon-Erik: I hated rock 'n' roll until I was a freshman in college. Now I like it a lot. I'd even love to be a rock star more than anything. I'd love to be Mick Jagger! That would be great fun.
Jon-Erik: I didn't have much when I came out here, I still don't. I have two pairs of jeans, one pair of boots. My first apartment near the beach was about the size of this trailer. I shared it with a Mexican busboy and a Cambodian kitchen helper. I did every crummy job in LA. In fact, we finished taping the pilot (referring to Voyagers) on March 29, 1982, a Monday afternoon. The next night I was at work as a bouncer at a topless club on Sunset Strip.