Openly Gay Actors

A list of openly gay men; mostly actors, TV personalities, models and singers.

This list is fairly brief and quite condensed. It does not go on forever like the other 'LGBT people' lists seen on IMDb.

This list tends to focus on younger, mostly unknown, fresh-faced gay men rather than older and already-known gay veterans like Ian McKellen, Liberace and Elton John.
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Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film. Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II...
 
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Matt Bomer
Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh...
 
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Josh Strickland
Singer and actor Josh Strickland, born October 23, 1983, is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He attended high school at the Charleston County School of the Arts, and graduated from Middleton High School in Charleston. He attended the College of Charleston where he studied voice with Deanna McBroom, who is recognized as one of the Southeast's leading sopranos and voice teachers...
 
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Max Rhyser
Max was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He started a professional career in radio, commercial and theatre in his teens. Before moving to New York City, he attended drama school in London where he also made appearances on BBC UK and the West End Stage. He has produced for the stage, the web and most recently for film...
 
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Charlie David
Producer, Mulligans
Charlie David has been a host for E! Television, NBC, OutTV, here! TV, Pink TV, EGO, and Life Network on such shows as F.Y.E!, Spy TV, Bump! (2005-2011) and Crash Test Mommy (2004-2005). He has been the subject of a documentary on the Learning Channel and has appeared as musical guest on VH1, BBC, CBS's The Early Show, and dozens of radio shows...
 
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Sean Maher
Actor, Serenity
Sean Maher is well known to television and film audiences for his role as 'Dr. Simon Tam' in Joss Whedon's feature "Serenity". The film was based on the critically acclaimed series "Firefly". Maher was born and raised in New York where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He moved to Los...
 
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Ricky Martin
Self, The Voice
Ricky Martin was raised in Puerto Rico. He began his career at the age of 12, as a member of the Puerto Rican music group Menudo. During his time in the group he had the opportunity to travel and record in various languages including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English. He left the group in 1989 and went to study in New York...
 
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Matt Dallas
Actor, Kyle XY
Matthew Joseph "Matt" Dallas born October 21, 1982 is an American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. Dallas was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Arizona School for the Arts. He has two younger brothers and one younger sister. He became interested in acting at the age of 12...
 
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Greg Berlanti
Producer, Green Lantern
WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television. He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's...
 
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Adamo Ruggiero
Born June 9th/1986 in Toronto, Adamo Ruggiero is a television/film/theatre actor and television host. His credits include: Degrassi- The Next Generation (Series, 2002-2008), Make The Yuletide Gay (Feature, 2009), The Neverending Story (Play, 2011) and The Next Star (Series, 2008-2012). Adamo is also...
 
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Matthew Montgomery
Actor, Redwoods
Matthew Montgomery, Houston born, raised Corpus Christi, Texas, Actor, Producer, Artist. With an artist father as a role model Matthew Montgomery was immersed in the art world at a very young age. As his surroundings consisted of his father's gallery as well as his father's friends who were made up of other artists...
 
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Luke Evans
Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions...
 
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J.P. Calderon
Self, Survivor
JP Calderon is a reality television star, model and professional volleyball player. He made his first appearance on television in 2006 as a popular contestant on "Survivor: Cook Islands," the 13th season of the blockbuster CBS series. Calderon also appeared on three seasons of reality show "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" on Oxygen...
 
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Frank Christian Marx
Frank Christian Marx was born in Wittlich, Germany. After his study at the school of dramatic arts in Stuttgart he played theatre for eight years. His first feature film role was in the short film "Somebody got murdered" from Tor Ibn. The movie won the "Best Film Award" at the filmfestival Cinegail in Spain...
 
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Mike Ruiz
Camera and Electrical Department, America's Next Top Model
New York-based photographer Mike Ruiz is best known for his high-impact, surreal brand of celebrity and fashion photography. He has worked with everyone from Betty White, Dolly Parton and Dennis Hopper to Lindsay Lohan, The Jonas Brothers and Zac Efron. His work has appeared in countless American and international magazines such as Vanity Fair...
 
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Craig Chester
Writer, True Blood
Craig Chester was born in West Covina, California, the son of Cecil, lead singer in the rock band "Whiskey" and Linda, a homemaker. He moved with his family to Carrollton, Texas at the age of twelve when his father accepted a corporate job with Nestlé. At age fifteen, Chester was diagnosed with the congenital facial deformity Long face syndrome...
 
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Nate Berkus
Nathan Jay Berkus was born on 17 September 1971 in Orange County, California, USA. He began working in interior design straight out of high school and interned at Dominique Aurientis in Paris and Sotheby's in Chicago. He then went on to study at Lake Forest College in Chicago and graduated with degrees in French and Sociology...
 
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Daniel Franzese
Actor, Mean Girls
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, actor Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring choices in breakthrough films: from his debut role in Larry Clark's Bully, to Tina Fey's hit comedy Mean Girls, to 2010's update of the highly controversial I Spit on Your Grave...
 
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Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis. His film Open Your Eyes was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide...
“ Director of The Others, Open Your Eyes and Thesis. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
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Nicholas Downs
Nicholas Downs grew up in the small Midwest town of Bondurant, Iowa as the second youngest of ten brothers and sisters. By high school, Nicholas found acting as a way to create a voice of his own. His English teacher, Mrs. Sandoval, helped him by guiding him into the fine arts. With guidance from Director...
 
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BD Wong
BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl...
 
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Aaron Milo
Aaron Milo was born on September 28, 1984, just outside of Chicago in Rockford, IL. Milo caught the acting bug at the age of 8, when his mother was working in the costume shop of a local community theatre. He grew up doing regional theatre, and had his first New York City experience at the age of 14 and saw 10 Broadway shows in 6 days...
 
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Greg Rikaart
Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on "Dawson's Creek." After the role ended...
 
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Jai Rodriguez
Self, Queer Eye
Emmy Award-winning television host/actor Jai Rodriguez began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT. Jai continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter, and he created and performed the title role of Zanna in the Off-Broadway sensation Zanna...
 
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Zachary Quinto
Actor, Star Trek
Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award...
 
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Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years...
 
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Tate Taylor
Director, The Help
 
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John Barrowman
Actor, Torchwood
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "Matador," "Rope," and "Hair" at London's West End. Barrowman has homes in London and Cardiff, Wales.
 
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Frank Ocean
Soundtrack, The Great Gatsby
Ocean was born Christopher "Lonny" Breaux in Long Beach, California. When he was around 5 years old, he and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up around its local jazz scene and listened to his mother's CDs on her car stereo, including albums by Céline Dion, Anita Baker, and "The Phantom of the Opera" soundtrack...
“ Hasn't called himself 'gay'. Though he's still an open 'LGBT' entertainer, as lists go. ” - BeefStroganoff
 
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Sal Mineo
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother enrolled him in dancing school and...
 
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Harry Cook
Born in London, England, Harry moved with his family at the age of ten to Sydney, Australia. Being brought up watching countless films and London West End stage shows, Harry's dream was to become an actor. It was during those early years in London that Harry caught the acting bug and began acting in StageCoach London theatre productions of Oliver and Bugsy Malone...
 
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Wilson Cruz
Wilson Cruz, whose heritage is Puerto Rican, was born in New York City, the eldest of three brothers. Early on, his parents encouraged his interest in the theater. At age seven, Wilson began appearing in plays, among them "Cradle of Fire," "Supporting Cast," "Becoming Memories," and "The Roar of the Greasepaint...
 
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Chris New
Actor, Weekend
The release of Weekend marked Chris' big screen debut. Chris trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and, after graduating in 2006, built up an impressive reputation for his stage and small screen work. He starred opposite Alan Cumming in the 2006 revival of Martin Sherman's iconic play Bent in London's West end...
 
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Rock Hudson
Actor, Giant
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school plays because he couldn't remember lines...
 
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Paul Iacono
Actor, G.B.F.
A graduate of NYC's Professional Performing Arts High School, Iacono is best known for his portrayal of the title character on MTV's, "The Hard Times of RJ Berger." Iacono was first featured on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," after she discovered his unique talents for impersonating Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman, at age 8...
 
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Kerwin Mathews
Before there was a George Lucas and Harrison Ford running around creating special-effects excitement, there was a virile, boyishly handsome actor named Kerwin Mathews who was entertaining audiences battling a variety of creatures courtesy of pioneer special effects guru Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's...
 
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Ben Whishaw
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (father) and English (mother) descent...
 
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