This lad was identified as Richard Sere, a metalworker from Brooklyn, when he appeared in Playgirl magazine in 1995. Who knows if that's really true, but this appears to be the only nude work he's done. I found elsewhere on the Internet that he now is in the New York Fire Department, attached to a Brooklyn battalion.
He definitely looks like he could be the product of Brooklyn. They grow some really hot Italian-American men out there.
Playgirl was once catnip for men who liked men. Purportedly, females were less than 5 percent of their readership. The editors must've known this, because their editorial slant was never much toward women. It wasn't like Cosmo with cocks.