If you’ve been keeping up with the current ninth season of American Horror Story, then you’re fully engrossed in the slasher-inspired plot. While we fully knew it was taking us to 1984, we didn’t anticipate heading back to 2004 with this unexpected Green Day crossover.
Actor Lou Taylor Pucci first captivated us as St. Jimmy in the video for American Idiot track “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The nearly 12-minute original cut follows the teen’s heartbreak and struggles opposite Whatsername portrayed by Kelli Garner.
Leaving his mark with the pop culture moment, Green Day fans were quick to spot Pucci in his AHS role. There, he joins series regulars Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, John Carroll Lynch and more as Jonas Shevoore, a camp counselor with a secret.
***WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD***
— Michelle Benson (@michelleb822) September 27, 2019
I just finished watching the second episode of AHS: 1984 and wow, I did *not* notice that the murdered counselor from 1970 was the guy that played the Jesus of Suburbia until the end. I didn’t even recognize him at first 😱
— Bryce ⚰️ (@petewentos) September 26, 2019
o ator de jesus of suburbia tá na temporada nova de ahs, como eu não ia reconhecer aquela carinha né
— Michelle (@rfsmichelle) September 25, 2019
— madison (@vioIethours) October 4, 2019
Even Billie Eilish was curious about the actor’s whereabouts, asking Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, “Where did you find the kid in the ‘Jesus of Suburbia’ video?” during their recent Musicians On Musicians Rolling Stone feature.
“Oh, he was an actor in a movie, Thumbsucker, this little art independent thing,” Armstrong explained. “Sam Bayer, the director, got him.”
Thumbsucker marked Pucci’s second role, and he’s been plenty busy over the past 14 years. He had small roles in 2009 comedy Fanboys and the Lena Dunham-helmed Girls in 2012. Horror fans will also recognize Pucci as Eric in the 2013 Evil Dead reboot.
evil dead. (2013)
five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a 'book of the dead' leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
fav character: eric. pic.twitter.com/E2SDFExApg
— ؘ (@elletomknis) June 4, 2019
Over the past two years, Pucci also popped up in You’re The Worst and Younger. However, one of his most notable roles landed just ahead of American Horror Story in the Lifetime-turned Netflix original thriller You. Yes, Pucci was the unbearable, soda company-owning ex-boyfriend Benji that Joe Goldberg (Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley) wasn’t particularly fond of.
joe: break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored
— YOU (@YouNetflix) February 8, 2019
American Horror Story 1984 has two episodes left, airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. If you haven’t had enough of this trip down memory lane, revisit the beloved Green Day video below.
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