updated 05/03/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/03/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Raised near Chicago, Lando left home at age 18 and while knocking around the country did little to protect his natural resources. Courtesy of barroom brawls and motorcyle accidents, he has broken his nose five times, all his fingers, his wrists, his cheek and jawbone and has had more stitches than a couturier gown. What the former pizzamaker, stuntman and soap actor (One Life to Live) won't spar with is his sex-symbol image. "It's part of the job. If you take it seriously, you get yourself in trouble." Too busy right now for a serious relationship, Lando, who lives alone in a funky old Hollywood apartment, envisions settling down with "an intelligent woman. I like women who are better educated than myself, and more worldly." Sounds like good medicine.