Openly Gay Actorsby Marcus Hoover | created - 16 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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. ...
Actor | Over There
3. Gavin Creel
Soundtrack | Submissions Only
Gavin Creel received his Broadway break when he was given the male lead, Jimmy Smith, in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. He starred opposite Sutton Foster.
4. 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).
Actor | Jaws: The Revenge
Mitchell Anderson was born on August 21, 1961 in Jamestown, New York, USA as Mitchell Ogren Anderson. He is an actor, known for Jaws: The Revenge (1987), The Last Place on Earth (2002) and Popular (1999).
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," "...
7. 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 ...
8. Ricky Martin
Soundtrack | August: Osage County
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"...
Actor | Dante's Cove
Reichen Lehmkuhl was born on December 26, 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Richard Allen Lehmkuhl. He is an actor and producer, known for Dante's Cove (2004), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Days of Our Lives (1965).
10. Dan Bucatinsky
Actor | Second Act
Dan Bucatinsky was born on September 22, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Second Act (2018), The Post (2017) and Scandal (2012). He is married to Don Roos. They have two children.
11. 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 ...
12. Dan Butler
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
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 The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Frasier (1993) and Enemy of the State (1998). He has been married to Richard Waterhouse since September 12, 2010.
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 ...
14. 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 ...
15. Chris Colfer
Actor | Struck by Lightning
Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...
16. 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...
17. Wilson Cruz
Actor | My So-Called Life
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 ...
18. 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...
19. Jaye Davidson
Actor | The Crying Game
Jaye was born in Riverside, California in 1968 the son of a Ghanaian father and English mother. The family left for England when Jaye was 2 and a half. Jaye left school at 16 and had been alternately unemployed and doing odd jobs (running for a production company, working in a factory) ever since. ...
20. Guillermo Díaz
Actor | Half Baked
21. David Drake
Actor | The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me
David Drake was born on June 27, 1963 in Edgewood, Maryland, USA as David Drakula. He is an actor and writer, known for The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me (2000), After Louie (2017) and Philadelphia (1993).
22. James Dreyfus
Actor | Notting Hill
James Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1968 in Islington, London, England as James Louis de Zogheb Dreyfus. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), The Thin Blue Line (1995) and Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004).
23. Scott Evans
Actor | Before We Go
Scott Evans was born on September 21, 1983 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA as Scott Andrew Evans. He is an actor and producer, known for Before We Go (2014), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Go-Go Boy Interrupted (2014).
24. 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 ...
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.
26. Harvey Fierstein
Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire
27. Stephen Fry
Actor | Gosford Park
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...
28. 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, ...
29. Malcolm Gets
Actor | Caroline in the City
Malcolm Gets was born in Chicago but lived in New Jersey until he was 5. Both of his parents are of English ancestry. His mother, Lispbeth, was a special educationist and his father, Terence, works as a college textbook representative for a Boston-based publisher and runs in many competitve ...
30. John Glover
Actor | Batman & Robin
John Soursby Glover, Jr., is an American actor, known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. In 1993 he co-starred in the dark comedy Ed and His Dead Mother with Steve Buscemi and Ned Beatty.Glover was ...
31. Jason Gould
Actor | Say Anything...
Jason Gould was born on December 29, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Jason Emanuel Gould. He is an actor and director, known for Say Anything... (1989), The Prince of Tides (1991) and Boys Life 3 (2000).
32. Nickolas Grace
Actor | Robin of Sherwood
Nickolas Grace was born in England and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After repertory experience he appeared in numerous London Stage Productions as well as Shakespeare at Stratford and in New York. He has been in innumerable films, television, plays and radio dramas and ...
33. 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). ...
Actor | Doctor Who
35. 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 ...
John Benjamin Hickey was born on June 25, 1963 in Plano, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Flags of our Fathers (2006) and The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009).
37. 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 ...
38. Derek Jacobi
Actor | Gladiator
Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...
39. Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...
40. Leslie Jordan
Actor | The Help
For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant...
41. Udo Kier
Actor | Downsizing
Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when...
42. T.R. Knight
Actor | Genius
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 ...
43. Adam Lambert
Soundtrack | 2012
Adam Lambert was born on January 29, 1982 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Adam Mitchel Lambert.
44. Nathan Lane
Actor | The Producers
Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.
45. 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 ...
Director | Teeth
Mitchell Lichtenstein was born on March 10, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Mitchell Wilson Lichtenstein. He is an actor and director, known for Teeth (2007), The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Happy Tears (2009).
47. Matt Lucas
Actor | Little Britain
Matt Lucas was born on March 5, 1974 in Paddington, London, England as Matthew Richard Lucas. He is an actor and writer, known for Little Britain (2003), Bridesmaids (2011) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). He was previously married to Kevin McGee.
48. Eric Millegan
Actor | Bones
Eric Millegan was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey and raised in Springfield Oregon. He is currently found on television as Zack Addy in the FOX hit show, Bones (2005). Other TV credits include guest spots on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street (2001). On ...
Actor | Hedwig and the Angry Inch
50. 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. ...
Actor | Frasier
David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...
Actor | Hollyoaks
53. 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 ...
54. 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 ...
Soundtrack | RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s. He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his...
56. John Sessions
Actor | The Good Shepherd
Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and ...
57. Jeremy Sheffield
Actor | The Wedding Date
58. Antony Sher
Actor | Shakespeare in Love
Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group "Gay Sweatshop" in "Thinking Straight" (1975), "The Fork" (1976) and "Stone" (1976), Sher joined the Royal...
Actor | Shrek the Musical
He attended Forest Lake High School and, after graduating, set out for New York to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Sieber made his television series debut in Two of a Kind (1998). In regional theatre, he has been involved in a string of world premiere musicals, including ...
60. Jason Simmons
Actor | Sharknado
Jason was first introduced to worldwide audiences as Logan Fowler in the hit TV series Baywatch, a Show viewed by a billion people across 142 countries. After 3 years on the show he walked away from Hollywood, and returned to stage school to study theatre, to complete his training with renowned ...
61. Stephen Spinella
Actor | Virtuosity
62. George Takei
Actor | Star Trek
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.
George Takei was born Hosato...
63. Russell Tovey
Actor | Being Human
64. Bobby Trendy
Actor | Taildaters
Bobby Trendy was born on May 22, 1979 in Valencia, California, USA as Raymond John Muro.
65. Jim Verraros
Soundtrack | Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
Jim Verraros was born on February 8, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James Conrad Verraros. He has been married to Bill Brennan since September 6, 2009.
66. BD Wong
Actor | Jurassic World
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 ...
67. Will Young
Actor | Mrs Henderson Presents
Has a twin brother called Rupert and an older sister, Emma. William's mother, Annabel, runs a market garden and lives with his father, Robin, a business man. He represented his school, Wellington College, in rugby, football, basketball, athletics, long jump and triple jump. William went to Exeter ...
68. Paul Zaloom
Actor | Beakman's World
69. David Yost
David Yost was born on January 7, 1969 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as David Harold Yost. He is an actor and producer, known for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Power Rangers Zeo (1996).
70. Peter Wyngarde
Actor | Flash Gordon
Peter Paul Wyngarde was born at the home of an aunt in Marseille, Southern France, and is the son of an English father and French mother. Owing to his father's work as a member of the British Diplomatic Service, Peter spent much of his early childhood moving from one country to another, and was ...
71. Simon Woods
Actor | Pride & Prejudice
72. Richard Wilson
Actor | One Foot in the Grave
Richard Wilson OBE (born Iain Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. He played Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990). A later role was as Gaius, the court physician of Camelot, in the BBC drama Merlin (2008).
Wilson was born in ...
Actor | Doctor Who
Matthew Waterhouse was born the son of a company solicitor. He joined the BBC as a clerk, working in the news and information department, while also pursuing an acting career. His first TV role was as a public schoolboy in "To Serve Them All My Days" (1980). He had not even started working on that ...
75. Paul Vogt
Actor | MADtv
Paul Vogt from Hairspray Live! (2016) found himself back on NBC where he originally landed Hollywood recognition as the breakout star of The Rerun Show (2002) when he portrayed Mrs. Garrett from "The Facts of Life". Since then, he has become a permanent cast member on MADtv (1995) (FOX's successful...
78. Tommy Tune
Actor | Hello, Dolly!
Tommy Tune is possibly the tallest dancer in the country. He was in the New York Company of "How Now Dow Jones" when Ernest Lehman engaged him to play Ambrose Kemper in the film, "Hello, Dolly!". His father is a Texas restaurateur. Tommy acted in, directed and choreographed school productions, ...
83. Scott Thompson
Actor | The Kids in the Hall
Scott Thompson was raised in Brampton, Ontario. He is the second oldest of four boys (the others are Craig, Derek and Dean). At 19, Scott got involved in an educational program called "Canada World Youth", and spent some time in the Phillipines. After CWY, Scott enrolled in York University but, in ...
84. J.T. Tepnapa
Producer | Judas Kiss
J.T. Tepnapa received a bachelor's degree in acting at the University of California, Irvine. He has appeared in many award-winning plays, features, shorts, and commercials, and was awarded The Ticketholder Award for Best Supporting Actor in "Spinning Into Butter" in 2001. In 2001 he directed, wrote...
85. Josh Strickland
Art_director | Sia: Free Me
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 ...
Actor | M*A*S*H
David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...
87. 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).
88. Peter Stickles
Actor | Shortbus
89. Kevin Spirtas
Kevin Spirtas started his career as a stage actor on Broadway, and then worked his way into films as a stunt performer. Starting in 1995, he began using the name Kevin Spirtas professionally.
90. Doug Spearman
Director | Hot Guys with Guns
More than 30 years of experience in television and film production. Doug is a writer/director/producer and actor.
In the summer of 1983 Doug started as the one and only intern/assistant producer to Charlie Rose when Charlie returned to television with his national show. Doug's responsibility was to ...
91. Jonathan Slavin
Actor | Race to Witch Mountain
Jonathan Slavin is an actor and director, known for Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Free Enterprise (1998).
92. Dirk Shafer
Writer | Circuit
Born in Carbondale, Illinois, (but raised in Oklahoma), Dirk first came to public attention when he appeared at age 27, in a photo-spread in Playgirl Magazine's "Holiday 1990" issue. This handsome, hairy-chested blond proved unusually popular with readers and when given a chance to select 1992's "...
93. Glenn Scarpelli
Actor | One Day at a Time
Glenn Scarpelli was born on July 6, 1966 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Glenn Christopher Scarpelli. He is an actor and producer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), Jennifer Slept Here (1983) and They All Laughed (1981).
94. Max Rhyser
Actor | Frankenstein vs. The Mummy
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, ...
95. Roger Rees
Actor | Frida
Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...
96. Patrik-Ian Polk
Writer | Being Mary Jane
Patrik-Ian Polk (Director, Writer, Producer), attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts and received his undergraduate degree in film and theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi in his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He then attended graduate film school at the prestigious ...
97. Jack Plotnick
Actor | Girls Will Be Girls
Jack Plotnick was born on October 30, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Jack Stuart Plotnick. He is an actor and producer, known for Girls Will Be Girls (2003), Space Station 76 (2014) and Mystery Men (1999).
98. Clinton Leupp
Actor | Girls Will Be Girls
99. Lady Chablis
Actress | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Lady Chablis was born on March 11, 1957 in Quincy, Florida, USA as Benjamin Edward Knox. She was an actress, known for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Partners (1999) and Stranded with Cash Peters (2005). She died on September 8, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
100. Mark Patton
Mark Patton was raised in Riverside, Missouri, a Suburb of Kansas City. His first interest, starting at age 8, was in gymnastics. By his high school years, he had excelled in the Junior Olympics. But acting had also begun to interest him. Mark began studying in his high school's drama department ...