500 Gay Actors & Personalitiesby glyntreharne-1 | created - 03 Dec 2010 | updated - 08 Apr 2018 | Public
500 gay or bisexual male personalities, past & present, listed in alphabetical order
2. Max Adrian
Actor | The Boy Friend
Grandiose Irish stage, film and television character player Max Adrian, a noted classical performer and musical comedy revue star with a highly distinctive voice and "old school" acting style, was born Max Bor on November 1, 1902, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The son of Edward Norman ...
4. Clay Aiken
Self | The Runner-Up
Clayton Holmes Grissom was born on November 30, 1978 in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Faye Aiken Parker and Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old, a longtime ...
6. Edward Albee
Writer | A Delicate Balance
Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Franklin Albee III. He was a writer, known for A Delicate Balance (1973), National Theatre Live: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017) and Nijinsky: Unfinished Project (1970). He died on ...
Director | Entrée des artistes
Marc Allégret was born on December 22, 1900 in Basel, Switzerland. He was a director and writer, known for The Curtain Rises (1938), With André Gide (1952) and Julietta (1953). He was married to Nadine Vogel. He died on November 3, 1973 in Paris, France.
10. Ted Allen
Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime-time competition series Chopped (2007) on the Food Network, and a frequent contributor to Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate (2009). He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo's Top Chef (2006) and Food Network's Iron Chef America: ...
12. Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer | Days of Heaven
One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...
13. Pedro Almodóvar
Writer | Hable con ella
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...
14. Marc Almond
Soundtrack | Eddie the Eagle
Followig his parent's divorce, the legendary synthpop/New Wave artist Marc Almond was accepted into a general art design course at Southport College, where he studied performance art. During his time at Art College he did a series of performance theater pieces: the Andy Warhol inspired piece "Zazou...
15. Hardy Amies
Costume_department | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Hardy Amies was born on July 17, 1909 in Maida Vale, London, England as Edwin Hardy Amies. He is known for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Two for the Road (1967) and Maytime in Mayfair (1949). He died on March 5, 2003 in Langford, Oxfordshire, England.
17. Simon Amstell
Writer | Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Amstell was born on 29 November 1979 and was raised in Gants Hill, London. The lively and determined chap made his first television appearance in 1993 when he appeared as a contestant on the Channel 4 game show GamesMaster (1992-1998), which he unfortunately lost, but this did not falter him on his...
18. Lindsay Anderson
Director | If....
Lindsay Anderson was born on April 17, 1923 in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India as Lindsay Gordon Anderson. He was a director and actor, known for If.... (1968), Britannia Hospital (1982) and This Sporting Life (1963). He died on August 30, 1994 in Angoulême, Charente, France.
20. Casper Andreas
Actor | Hawaii Five-0
Casper is an actor, writer, director and film producer. Originally from Sweden he has worked extensively in the US after moving to New York to study acting and directing at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
As an actor, he has guest-starred on "Hawaii Five-0" and "Swedish Dicks" and "...
21. Harry Andrews
Actor | The Hill
British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool ...
22. Kenneth Anger
Director | Fireworks
Kenneth Anger grew up in Hollywood and started out as a child actor, but his interest in filmmaking was evident at an early age: he made his first film, "Who's Been Rocking My Dreamboat?", at age 9. Anger developed into one of the pioneers of the American underground film movement. His gritty, ...
23. Steve Antin
Actor | The Goonies
Steve moved to Los Angeles, where he made his film debut in the teen-aged slasher flick, Sweet Sixteen (1983), opposite Bo Hopkins. The following year, he broke all of the girls hearts in the popular Cannon-produced film, The Last American Virgin (1982), alongside Lawrence Monoson. Roles in The ...
Soundtrack | The Simpsons Movie
Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. ...
25. Peter Arne
Actor | Straw Dogs
Peter Arne was for a short time the perfect villain in British film. After a couple of roles in war movies (The Purple Plain (1954) and The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)) and a Tarzan movie (Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)) he became a villain in Strangers' Meeting (1957). From than on he continued ...
28. Anthony Asquith
Director | The Browning Version
British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was ...
29. Jim Bailey
Actor | Vultures
Jim Bailey has acted in TV, movies and theater and has headlined at most of the major concert venues throughout the world, including several appearances at New York's Carnegie Hall--which was recorded and released--several runs at London's Palladium, Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Shubert...
30. Long John Baldry
Actor | Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Born in Doveshire, England, in 1941, Long John Baldry (calledl "Long John" because he was 6'7") was a pioneer in the British blues-rock scene in the 1960s. He started out as a folk singer, often touring Europe with American folkie Jack Elliott (aka Ramblin' Jack Elliott). He switched to the blues, ...
31. James Baldwin
Writer | I Am Not Your Negro
James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I Am Not Your Negro (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and American Playhouse (1981). He died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
33. Bruno Balz
Soundtrack | Inglourious Basterds
Bruno Balz was the greatest German lyricist (Lied-Texter) of all time. Miss Zarah Leander with the help of Michael Jary saved his life from the Nazis and get him out of a Concentration Camp during WWII. "Victor and Viktoria" was his first success in 1933. He did a lot of lyrics for Michael Jary, ...
36. Roy Barraclough
Actor | Funland
Roy Barraclough began his career as a draughtsman, taking time off to work as an entertainer in a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. Combining his day job with local amateur theatre for several years, he was eventually offered a full-time acting contract by repertory theatre producer Nita Valerie ...
37. 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," "...
Actor | Spice World
Michael Barrymore was born in Bermondsey London in 1952, the breeding ground for many famous stars, including Charlie Chaplin, Max Bygraves and Tommy Steele.
Having won the TV show New Faces, Michael's big break came when he joined Russ Abbot's Television Madhouse. His own series with Thames ...
39. Lionel Bart
Soundtrack | From Russia with Love
The son of a Jewish Tailor in London's working class East End young Lionel had no formal musical education and never learned musical notation but his music teacher at school declared him to be a genius. He gained a scholarship to St Martin's School of Art at age 16 and started work as a set painter...
40. Adam S. Barta
Actor | Getting Lucky
The "viral duet king" Adam (Bronx, New York) is more than just another pop voice on the scene, and his accomplishments - from having the "Ultimate Sexiest Video" on Logo, to scoring a Top 20 Billboard club hit with Kathy Sledge (of Sister Sledge), to his iTunes Top 100 duets with Margaret Cho and ...
41. Paul Bartel
Actor | Eating Raoul
Paul Bartel was born in Brooklyn in 1938. He decided he wanted to direct animated movies when he was 11 and by 13 had spent a summer working at New York's UPA animation studio. He majored in theater arts at UCLA, and received a Fulbright scholarship to study film direction in Rome, producing a ...
42. Lance Bass
Actor | On the Line
Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades: singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cosmonaut.
Beyond his fame as a member of the phenomenally successful group *NSYNC, where the group sold an impressive 60 ...
43. Alan Bates
Actor | Gosford Park
Alan Bates decided to be an actor at age 11. After grammar school in Derbyshire, he earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Following two years in the Royal Air Force, he joined the new English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre. His West End debut in 1956, at 22...
Actor | The Death of Stalin
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre.
He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral ...
49. Alan Bennett
Writer | The Madness of King George
Alan Bennett is an award-winning dramatist and screenwriter who is best known as a member of Beyond the Fringe (1964) (a satirical review that was a hit on both the London stage and on Broadway and featured fellow members Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore) and for his plays The Madness ...
Composer | Murder on the Orient Express
Richard Rodney Bennett was an eclectic composer of serious orchestral works, jazz songs and music for stage and screen. Of the former, his most famous compositions include a First Symphony, a piano concerto and four string quartets. Among the latter are scores for operas, such as the dramatic "The ...
51. Helmut Berger
Actor | The Godfather Part III
Helmut Berger - Austrian born film actor, mostly known for starring in Luchino Visconti's films, which are now considered modern classics. Born Helmut Steinberger in Salzburg in 1944, he turned down a prospect of running a family hotel business and went to London where he worked as waiter to pay ...
Soundtrack | New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts
Renowned composer ("West Side Story", "Candide", "On The Town"), conductor, arranger, pianist, educator, author, TV/radio host, educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University (BA) with Walter Piston. Edward Burlingame Hill and A. Tillman Merritt. He studied piano with Helen Coates, ...
53. Turhan Bey
Actor | Night in Paradise
Popular leading man in 1940's Hollywood who, with his suave demeanor, exotically handsome looks and well-modulated voice, was first called upon to portray mysterious or villainous characters. Soon he would be teamed with other "exotics" (e.g. Maria Montez and Sabu) in a series of escapist ...
Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Christopher Biggins was born on December 16, 1948 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Masada (1981) and Revelations (2005). He has been married to Neil Sinclair since December 30, 2006. He was previously married to Beatrice Aston...
56. Dirk Bogarde
Actor | The Servant
Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...
57. Brian Boitano
Actor | Carmen on Ice
Brian began to skate at age 8 when he went to a figure skating show which starred Peggy Fleming. He fell in love with the sport and quickly became very accomplished. At times, he even gave the 1984 men's Olympic Champion, Scott Hamilton, a run for his money. In 1988, he won "The Battle of the ...
58. Matt Bomer
Actor | The Normal Heart
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...
Actor | Boston Legal
Known for his quirky characterizations, Bottrell is probably best known for playing the creepy "Lincoln Meyer" on season three of "Boston Legal." Other memorable work include recurring and guest star work on such shows as "The Blacklist," "Rectify," "Law and Order: SVU," "Longmire," "Mad Men," "...
60. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
62. Daniel Boys
UK Actor/singer Daniel Boys was born in Yateley, Hampshire.
After spending three years at the acclaimed Guildford School of Acting, Daniel embarked on a career that has seen him singing and performing in London's West End, extensively around Europe and even as far afield as Japan. He has appeared in...
63. Wilfrid Brambell
Actor | A Hard Day's Night
Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as ...
64. Marlon Brando
Actor | Apocalypse Now
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...
Marlon admitted having sex with men but denied being gay!
Actor | The Hole
Daniel Brocklebank grew up in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. He started acting professionally at the age of 14. One of his first projects was playing the lead role of Ralph in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Lord Of The Flies" in 1995. He returned to the RSC in 2003 in ...
68. Charles Bryant
Actor | Revelation
Charles Bryant was born on January 8, 1879 in Hartford, Cheshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Revelation (1918), Stronger Than Death (1920) and A Doll's House (1922). He was married to Marjorie Gilhooley. He died on August 7, 1948 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA.
72. Victor Buono
Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...
74. Raymond Burr
Actor | Rear Window
Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He ...
75. Charles Busch
Actor | Die, Mommie, Die!
Charles Busch is a writer in theater and writer of the film Psycho Beach Party (2000). He is famous for crossdressing in his films he appears in and theatrical presentations he does. Busch got a lot of attention in film and television work playing a prisoner named Nat Ginsberg for two seasons on ...
77. David Burtka
David Burtka was born on May 29, 1975 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA as David M. Burtka. He is an actor and writer, known for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012) and CSI: NY (2004). He has been married to Neil Patrick Harris since September 6, 2014. They have two ...
78. Dan Butler
Actor | Frasier
Dan Butler was born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA as Daniel E. Butler. He is an actor and writer, known for Frasier (1993), The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Enemy of the State (1998). He has been married to Richard Waterhouse since September 12, 2010.
79. Duggie Byng
Actor | Opening Night
Douglas Byng was one of the most redoubtable entertainers of the 20th century whose long career spanned theatre, pantomime, cabaret, film and television. Billed as 'Bawdy - But British' he was a prolific comic songwriter and a master of the double-entendre, often appearing in drag or as a noted ...
80. 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 ...
81. Steve Callahan
Actor | Nine Lives
Steve Callahan was born on August 8, 1967 in Livonia, Michigan, USA as Stephen Joseph Callahan. He is an actor and producer, known for Nine Lives (2004), East Side Story (2006) and Role/Play (2010). He has been married to Matthew Montgomery since March 21, 2015.
82. Simon Callow
Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral
Simon Callow was born on June 13, 1949 in London, England as Simon Phillip Hugh Callow. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), A Room with a View (1985) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). He has been married to Sebastian Fox since June 2016.
83. Tim Campbell
Actor | Home and Away
Tim Campbell was born 27 September 1975. He starred in TV shows Snobs (2003),Home and away (1993-2008), Dead Gorgeous (2010), House Husband's (2012 -2013) and more.On 18 of August 2014 Tim Campbell and Anthony Callea announced their engagement and later that year in November Tim Campbell and ...
84. Patrick Cargill
Actor | Help!
Best known for his appearances on British television in the comedy series Father Dear Father (1968), Patrick Cargill was also a distinguished stage actor and a brilliant farceur. His immaculate timing was known throughout the profession to the point that when directors where casting a certain type ...
85. Marcel Carné
Director | Le quai des brumes
Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny (1936). Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean ...
Actor | The Whistle at Eaton Falls
Actor, songwriter ("Christmas Eve"), composer and author, educated at Bennington (VT) High School. He appeared on Broadway, in "Bright Boy", "Three to Make Ready", and "John Murray Anderson's Almanac". He appeared on television, and made many records. He wrote special material for Debbie Reynolds, ...
88. Michael Cashman
Actor | Unman, Wittering and Zigo
Michael Cashman was born on December 17, 1950 in London, England as Michael Maurice Cashman. He is an actor and producer, known for Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971), EastEnders (1985) and Armchair 30 (1973). He was previously married to Paul Cottingham.
89. Jack Cassidy
Actor | The Eiger Sanction
Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...
90. Clint Catalyst
Art_director | The New Women
Clint Catalyst's foray into acting came somewhat by accident. It was at Skylight Books in Los Feliz that Catalyst -- a spoken word performer, published author with a "cult following," and alternative model who laughs off any reference to that portion of his past -- did a dramatic rendition that ...
91. George Chakiris
Actor | West Side Story
George Chakiris made his film debut at the age of 12 singing in the chorus of Song of Love (1947). Following his graduation from high school, he supported his night-time dancing, singing and dramatic lessons with a daytime job clerking in a Los Angeles department store. Later he started his acting/...
Actor | The Towering Inferno
Richard Chamberlain became THE leading heartthrob of early 1960s TV. As the impeccably handsome Dr. Kildare, the slim, butter-haired hunk with the near-perfect Ivy-League charm and smooth, intelligent demeanor, had the distaff fans fawning unwavering over him throughout the series' run. While this ...
93. Sam Champion
Self | Good Morning America
Sam Champion was born on August 13, 1961 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Samuel James Champion. He is an actor, known for Good Morning America (1975), Sesame Street (1969) and Dateline NBC (1992). He has been married to Rubem Robierb since December 21, 2012.
94. Graham Chapman
Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...
95. Ian Charleson
Actor | Chariots of Fire
Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...
96. Christian Chávez
Actor | Clase 406
Christian Chavez was born on August 7, 1983 in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. At the age of two, he Moved to Mexico City.
In 2002, Chávez was cast as Fernando 'Fercho' Lucena in the telenovela Clase 406. The series had four seasons and 350 one-hour episodes in total.
In 2005, Chávez joined a new ...
97. Craig Chester
Actor | Adam & Steve
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...
99. Julian Clary
Actor | Carry on Columbus
Julian Clary was born on May 25, 1959 in Surbiton, Surrey, England as Julian Peter McDonald Clary. He is an actor and writer, known for Carry on Columbus (1992), Dick Whittington (2002) and Aladdin (2000). He has been married to Ian Mackley since November 19, 2016.
100. Kevin Clash
Actor | Sesame Street
Kevin Clash was born on September 17, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Kevin Jeffrey Clash. He is an actor and producer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). He was previously married to Genia ...