70 Hottest Gay Male Actors

by nickkasem | created - 14 Feb 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. 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...

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

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. ...

3. Luke Macfarlane

Actor | Over There

Luke Macfarlane was born on January 19, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada as Thomas Luke Macfarlane Jr. He is an actor, known for Over There (2005), Brothers & Sisters (2006) and Killjoys (2015).

4. 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 ...

5. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | Hercules

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...

6. 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 ...

7. T.R. Knight

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

T.R. Knight was a member of the acting company of Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Roles there included Richard Miller in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" and Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus".

On the New York stage, he portrayed Tim Allgood in "Noises Off", Damis in "Tartuffe", Joe in "This Lime ...

8. Chris Colfer

Actor | Struck by Lightning

Chris Colfer was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Struck by Lightning (2012), Glee (2009) and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.

9. Rupert Everett

Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...

10. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Actor | Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Untraceable (2008). He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013.

11. Robert Gant

Actor | 13 Reasons Why

Robert Gant began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. He attended undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and law school at Georgetown University. While studying law, he never gave up on his true passion, acting, ...

12. Sean Hayes

Actor | Will & Grace

Sean Patrick Hayes was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. His father, Ronald, a lithographer, left the family when Sean was a young child. His mother, Mary, works at a food bank, and raised Sean and his four siblings on her own. Sean supported himself as a classical ...

13. Cheyenne Jackson

Actor | American Horror Story

Cheyenne Jackson was born on July 12, 1975 in Newport, Washington, USA as Cheyenne David Jackson. He is an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), 30 Rock (2006) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Jason Landau since September 13, 2014. They have two children. He was previously married ...

14. Michael Urie

Actor | Ugly Betty

Michael Urie is a native Texan who was active in Speech and Drama all through high school at Plano Senior High School. He trained in theater studies at Collin County Community College in Plano before going to The Juilliard School where he was recipient of the John Houseman prize for excellence in ...

15. Chris Salvatore

Actor | Eating Out: The Open Weekend

Chris Salvatore grew up in Richboro, Pennsylvania, a small town outside Philadelphia. He started his career in entertainment as a singer/songwriter. In 2005 he studied vocal performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. His music has been featured on MTV and is available in online music stores...

16. Scott Evans

Actor | The Lovely Bones

Scott Evans was born on September 21, 1983 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA as Scott Andrew Evans. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lovely Bones (2009), Go-Go Boy Interrupted (2014) and Before We Go (2014).

17. Randy Harrison

Actor | Queer as Folk

Randy Harrison was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA and graduated high school in Atlanta, GA. Harrison began acting as a child eventually receiving a BFA from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is best known for his role as Justin Taylor in the Showtime series Queer as Folk (2000). ...

18. Tom Lenk

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Thomas (Tom) Loren Lenk was born in Westlake Village, California, USA on June 16th, 1976. Tom attended Moorpark College until his junior year, then transferred into UCLA's theater program. It wasn't long before others began to notice Tom's talent, and in 1997 Tom won the Carol Burnett Award and ...

19. David Burtka

Actor | A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

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 ...

20. Charlie David

Producer | Shadowlands

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! (2000), Spy TV (2001), Bump! (2004) (2005-2011) and Crash Test Mommy (2004) (2004-2005). He has been the subject of a documentary on the Learning Channel and has appeared as...

21. 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...

22. Jim Parsons

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of ...

23. 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 ...

24. Wentworth Miller

Actor | Prison Break

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...

25. Jonathan Bennett

Actor | Mean Girls

Jonathan David Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to RuthAnne (Mason) and Dr. David Paul Bennett. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on ...

26. Jonathan Groff

Actor | Frozen

Jonathan Groff was born on March 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Jonathan Drew Groff. He is an actor, known for Frozen (2013), Mindhunter (2017) and Looking (2014).

27. Andy Cohen

Producer | Project Runway

Andy Cohen was born as Andrew Cohen. He is a producer and actor, known for Project Runway (2004), Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005) and Queer Eye (2003).

28. Max Jenkins

Actor | The Mysteries of Laura

Max Jenkins is an actor and writer, known for The Mysteries of Laura (2014), Those People (2015) and Crown Prince (2017).

29. Andrew Rannells

Actor | The Intern

Andrew Rannells was born on August 23, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Andrew Scott Rannells. He is known for his work on The Intern (2015), Bachelorette (2012) and Sex and the City 2 (2010).

30. Matthew Wilkas

Actor | The Mummy

Matthew Wilkas is an actor and writer, known for The Mummy (2017), Gayby (2012) and New York Is Dead (2017).

31. Mike Doyle

Actor | The Invitation

Mike Doyle is an actor and producer, known for The Invitation (2015), Jersey Boys (2014) and Green Lantern (2011).

32. Murray Bartlett

Actor | August

Murray Bartlett was born on March 20, 1971 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for August (2011), Noor (2012) and Looking (2014).

33. Russell Tovey

Actor | Being Human

Russell Tovey was born on November 14, 1981 in Essex, England as Russell George Tovey. He is an actor, known for Being Human (2008), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) and Pride (2014).

34. Maulik Pancholy

Actor | 30 Rock

Maulik Pancholy was born on January 18, 1974 in the USA as Maulik Navin Pancholy. He is an actor, known for 30 Rock (2006), Weeds (2005) and 27 Dresses (2008).

35. Guillermo Díaz

Actor | Half Baked

Guillermo Díaz was born in 1975 in New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Half Baked (1998), Cop Out (2010) and Scandal (2012).

36. Tuc Watkins

Actor | The Mummy

Tuc Watkins was born on September 2, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Charles Curtis Watkins III. He is an actor and producer, known for The Mummy (1999), One Life to Live (1968) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

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," "...

38. Chad Allen

Actor | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Chad Allen was born on June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California, USA as Chad Allen Lazzari. He is an actor and producer, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), TerrorVision (1986) and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986).

39. Jai Rodriguez

Actor | The Producers

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 ...

40. Dan Bucatinsky

Actor | The Post

Dan Bucatinsky was born on September 22, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Post (2017), Scandal (2012) and 24: Legacy (2016). He is married to Don Roos. They have two children.

41. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

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...

42. Adamo Ruggiero

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

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 ...

43. Peter Paige

Writer | The Fosters

Peter Paige is an accomplished actor, director, and playwright who has worked on countless theatrical productions in New York and at regional theaters around the country, not to mention numerous television and film projects. Paige lived in seven different states before graduating from high school. ...

44. Ben Baur

Actor | Hunting Season

Ben Baur is an actor and writer, known for Hunting Season (2012), These People (2015) and Something Like Summer (2017).

45. Jeremy Sheffield

Actor | The Wedding Date

Jeremy Sheffield was born on March 17, 1966 in Kelvedon, Essex, England. He is an actor, known for The Wedding Date (2005), Creep (2004) and Hollyoaks (1995).

46. Lee Pace

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl (2003), an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough ...

47. Jussie Smollett

Actor | Empire

Jussie Smollett was born on June 21, 1982 in Santa Rosa, California, USA as Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett. He is an actor, known for Empire (2015), The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

48. Reid Ewing

Actor | Fright Night

Reid Ewing is an actor, known for Fright Night (2011), 10 Rules for Sleeping Around (2013) and Crush (2013).

49. Kyle Dean Massey

Actor | Nashville

Kyle Dean Massey is an American actor best know for his work on Broadway in Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, Xanadu & Altar Boyz. Kyle Dean was raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a town 60 miles northwest of Memphis, TN. He started taking dance classes at age 6 after seeing his older sister perform in a...

50. Ben Whishaw

Actor | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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 (...

51. Andrew Scott

Actor | Pride

Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, in a financially comfortable home which allowed his parents, Jim and Nora, to send him to a private Catholic school for boys. He started acting as a child when he was in commercials on Irish TV, then was chosen from his ...

52. Darryl Stephens

Actor | Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

Darryl Stephens was born on March 7, 1974 in Pasadena, California, USA as Darryl Joseph Stephens. He is an actor and producer, known for Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008), Boy Culture (2006) and Noah's Arc (2004).

54. Michael J. Willett

Actor | G.B.F.

Michael was born and raised in Fresno, California. There he found a love for art, music and life- Performing in almost every local talent show, family gathering and theater, he learned how to sing, act, play piano and dance. Realizing a need for greater opportunities, Michael traveled to Los ...

55. Matthew Risch

Actor | Sex and the City 2

Matthew Risch is an actor, known for Sex and the City 2 (2010), How to Get Away with Murder (2014) and Looking (2014).

56. Rory O'Malley

Actor | Dreamgirls

Rory O'Malley is an actor, known for Dreamgirls (2006), Mother's Day (2016) and Nurse Jackie (2009).

57. Alan Cumming

Actor | The Anniversary Party

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

58. Billy Eichner

Actor | Angry Birds

Billy Eichner was born on September 18, 1978 and raised in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School (NY) in 1996. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Theater.

He is the star, executive producer and creator of Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner (2011), ...

59. Charlie Carver

Actor | The Leftovers

Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California.

At a young age, Charlie moved up to a small town in the Napa Valley. It was there in school that Charlie had his first exposure to acting. He went on to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, ACT San Francisco, and the University of Southern ...

60. Colton Haynes

Actor | San Andreas

American actor and model Colton Lee Haynes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He began modeling at age 15 and his first success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. He also modeled for J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, and Ralph Lauren. He is best ...

61. Noah Galvin

Actor | The Real O'Neals

Noah can be seen playing 'Kenny' in ABC's comedy "The Real O'Neals" premiering in March 2016.

Noah is most proud of his critically acclaimed work off- Broadway at theaters such as the Signature, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Vineyard, The Public, The Culture Project, The Flea, The Wild Project, New...

62. Nico Tortorella

Actor | Scream 4

Nico Tortorella is a native of Chicago Illinois. He started out in professional theatre when he was in seventh grade. He was offered a contract with Ford Models when he stopped by an open call in 2007. In 2009 he played the character Razor in Abc Family's "Make It or Break It. He then went on to ...

63. Ray Santiago

Actor | In Time

Ray Santiago was born on June 15, 1984 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for In Time (2011), Meet the Fockers (2004) and Ash vs Evil Dead (2015).

64. Blake McIver Ewing

Actor | The Little Rascals

Blake McIver Ewing was born on March 27, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Little Rascals (1994), Raising Helen (2004) and Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002).

65. Robin Lord Taylor

Actor | Accepted

A native of Shueyville, Iowa, Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech.

Robin Lord Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as The Walking Dead (2010), Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) The Good Wife (2009) and ...

66. Thomas Dekker

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Thomas Dekker was born to parents who possess very artistic and theatrical characteristics. His mother is an acting coach, actress, singer and concert pianist, while his father was an artist, set designer, opera singer and actor. His maternal grandfather was famed Welsh radio actor Alun Williams.

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67. Dan Amboyer

Actor | Younger

Dan Amboyer born December 28, 1985 is an American actor, Amboyer was born in Detroit, to Claudia and Dr. Donald Amboyer. He attended The Roeper School and arts high school Interlochen Arts Academy. Amboyer subsequently continued his studies at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where he was ...

68. Brandon Flynn

Actor | 13 Reasons Why

Brandon Flynn was born on October 11, 1993 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for 13 Reasons Why (2017), BrainDead (2016) and Looks That Kill.

69. Jordan Gavaris

Actor | Orphan Black

Jordan Gavaris was born on September 25, 1989 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada as Jordan James Gavaris. He is an actor, known for Orphan Black (2013), The Sea of Trees (2015) and Unnatural History (2010).

70. Anthony Rapp

Actor | Rent

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

71. Jaymes Vaughan

Actor | Blue Call

Jaymes Vaughan is an actor, known for Blue Call (2019), Baby Daddy (2012) and Chocolate City: Vegas (2016).