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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 November 1977Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Birth NameRandolph Clarke Harrison
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Randy Harrison was born on November 2, 1977 in New Hampshire, USA. A veteran of the stage, Randy has been acting since the age of seven. He received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Audiences at CCM may remember him from his starring roles in "Hello Again," and "Children of Eden." Randy has also appeared professionally in various theaters throughout the U.S.A. Some of his favorite performances have been in productions of "Violet" at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, "1776" at the St. Louis Municipal Theatre and "West Side Story" at the Forestburg Playhouse, as well as productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Real Inspector Hound" and "A Cheever Evening." Randy made his television debut in Showtime's Queer as Folk (2000).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray <TrendEkiD@aol.com>

Trivia (10)

Graduate of Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia
Father is a CEO of a paper company.
His only brother and sibling is a bank manager.
Mother is a thwarted artist.
Says he wanted to be an actor after his parents couldn't find a babysitter and had to take him to a production of Peter Pan.
Lives with his partner, journalist/author Simon Dumeneco, in Brooklyn, New York. [November 2008]
Lives in New York City when not on location.
Filled as Boq in Broadway's Wicked.
Lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn [December 2009]
Until March 2007 - Performing as Young Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie - Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. [January 2007]

Personal Quotes (2)

It's difficult for me to imagine Justin as a real person. He's so thoroughly a character created for serial television that his behavior, though dramatically justified on Queer as Folk, would register as childish, self-obsessed and absurd if it were displaced into the reality I'm familiar with. How could I be friends with someone who has nervous breakdowns at spilled marinara sauce, assaults high school enemies with small firearms, and has been systematically and repeatedly betrayed, lied to, condescended to, and humiliated by his boyfriend for four years? Were I placed into the TV wonderland of Queer as Folk, on the other hand, Justin and I would f**k once, realize we were twins separated at birth, and try to get our parents back together using elaborately quirky schemes. I'd most like to tell Justin to calm down. Maybe get him into a yoga class.
What I've learned most while working on Queer as Folk has come really indirectly, less from playing Justin Taylor than from dealing with press, corporations, advertisers, the gay community, and fans of the show. I've learned the necessity of constantly realigning your perspective and the importance of standing up for yourself and being constantly aware that people are going to skew and censor you in order to make the idea of you better represent whatever agenda they've decided you'll promote. And it's all done so matter-of-factly, its such the status quo, that it becomes very simple to accept even though it completely corrodes the soul.

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