Young Gay Actors

by alicemcvincent | created - 15 May 2016 | updated - 15 May 2016 | Public

Actors who are Gay

1. 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. ...

2. Colton Haynes

Actor | Rough Night

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 ...

3. 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"...

4. 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," "...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. T.R. Knight

Actor | The Flight Attendant

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 ...

9. Matt Bomer

Actor | In Time

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...

10. 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, ...

11. 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...

12. Troye Sivan

Actor | Boy Erased

Troye Sivan Mellet is South African-born YouTuber, actor, model and singer known for his roles in The Spud Franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Boy Erased (2018). He moved to Perth, Australia when he was two years old. Troye has two brothers and a sister, and was raised Modern Orthodox. In 2018...

13. Lucas Cruikshank

Actor | Fred

Lucas Cruikshank is a teenage director and actor who got his start by making videos with his cousins John and Katie, and posting them on You Tube. Together, the trio is known as JKL Productions. Lucas decided to make videos by himself a while after he came up with the character you all love, Fred, ...

14. 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 ...

15. 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 ...

16. 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 (1999). ...

17. Russell Tovey

Actor | Grabbers

Russell Tovey was born on November 14, 1981 in Billericay Essex, England as Russell George Tovey. He is an actor and producer, known for Grabbers (2012), The Good Liar (2019) and Being Human (2008).

18. Jonathan Groff

Writer | Black-ish

Jonathan Groff is a writer and producer, known for Black-ish (2014), Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) and Happy Endings (2011). He has been married to Martha Chowning since April 13, 1996.

19. 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 ...

20. Gideon Glick

Actor | Ocean's Eight

Gideon Glick was born on June 6, 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Ocean's Eight (2018), Marriage Story (2019) and Gods Behaving Badly (2013).

21. Sean Paul Lockhart

Actor | Judas Kiss

Sean Paul Lockhart was born on October 31, 1986 in Lewiston, Idaho, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Judas Kiss (2011), Triple Crossed (2013) and Chillerama (2011).

22. Reid Ewing

Actor | 10 Rules for Sleeping Around

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

23. Tyler Oakley

Actor | Smosh

Tyler Oakley was born on March 22, 1989 in Jackson, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Smosh (2005), Escape the Night (2016) and Team Kaylie (2019).

24. Luke Benward

Actor | Dumplin'

Luke began his acting career at the age of five, appearing as Mel Gibson's son in "We Were Soldiers." Not knowing how to read yet, he simply recited the pledge of allegiance-a move that would land him the role. He was also cast as "Stevie Dewberry" in the family film "Because of Winn-Dixie" at age ...

25. Jussie Smollett

Actor | Empire

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

26. Alex Newell

Actor | Geography Club

Alex Newell was born on August 20, 1992 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on Geography Club (2013), Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020) and Glee (2009).

27. 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...

28. Joel Courtney

Actor | Super 8

Joel Courtney is an American actor, known for his starring roles in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Super 8 (2011) and the Netflix hit The Kissing Booth (2018).

Joel was born into a Navy family in Monterey, California, and is the youngest of four children - an older sister and two older brothers. ...

29. Vince Corazza

Actor | The Cheetah Girls

Vince Corazza was born on December 6, 1972 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada as Vincent Corazza. Vince is known for his work on The Cheetah Girls (2003), Sailor Moon (1995) and Owning Mahowny (2003). Vince has been married to Jane Cooke since September 3, 2001. Vince was previously married to Liz Ramos.

30. Finn Jones

Actor | Iron Fist

Finn Jones is a British actor best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers, in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011). He also stars as the eponymous lead in the Netflix-Marvel series Iron Fist (2017).

Jones trained at The Arts Educational Schools on a three-year acting course. ...

31. 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).

32. Ben Whishaw

Actor | The Lobster

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 (...

33. Colin Ford

Actor | We Bought a Zoo

The "Supernatural" kid isn't so supernatural. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he soon aspired to the career of acting at the age of 4, where he first got his modeling job in Atlanta, Georgia. He broke into feature films at the age of 5 where he played as Clinton Jr, in "Sweet Home Alabama". He made ...

34. Connor Franta

Producer | I Love You Both

Connor Joel Franta was born in Wisconsin, on September 12, 1992 and shortly after his birth, his family moved to La Crescent, Minnesota, where he grew up. Over the past few years, Connor has made himself an internet icon through the making of YouTube videos. In August of 2010 Connor uploaded his ...

35. Joey Graceffa

Actor | Escape the Night

Joey Graceffa is a Streamy Award-winning actor, top Internet personality, and two-time Amazing Race contestant with over 8 million YouTube subscribers. Joey grew up in Boston, moving to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue a career in entertainment. He has an upcoming book deal with Simon & ...

36. Kit Williamson

Actor | Mad Men

Kit Williamson is an actor, filmmaker and internet person, best known for playing Ed Gifford on the final two seasons of AMC's Mad Men. He is the creator and star of the Emmy-nominated web series EastSiders, which is now streaming worldwide on Netflix, translated into more than two dozen languages....

37. Aaron Milo

Actor | Eating Out: The Open Weekend

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 ...

38. Jonathan Bennett

Self | Cake Wars

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 ...

39. Luke Macfarlane

Actor | Over There

Luke Macfarlane is a lead star in Hallmark's productions. His first movie for Hallmark was The Memory Book (2013). Since that time he has played in several productions for Hallmark Channel like Christmas Land (2015), The Mistletoe Promise (2016), Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle (2017) ...

40. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Actor | Modern Family

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

41. Tyler Posey

Actor | Teen Wolf

Tyler was born in Santa Monica, California, and lives in the Los Angeles area with his two dogs. He is the son of Cyndi Garcia (1959-2014) and actor/writer John Posey. He is of Mexican (mother) and British Isles (father) descent. Tyler developed an early interest in the arts, and began his acting ...

42. Taylor Lautner

Actor | Twilight

Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is of English, German, Dutch, and ...

43. Gethin Anthony

Actor | Manhunt

Gethin attended Tiffin School in Kingston-upon-Thames - where he was head boy and later returned to give acting work-shops. After graduating from Balliol College, Oxford with a degree in English literature he enrolled at LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Since graduation he has ...

44. Dylan Sprayberry

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan Sprayberry is an American actor and musician known for Man of Steel (2013), Teen Wolf (2011), Shuffle (2011) and Old Dogs (2009). Dylan attended West University Elementary until 2005 when his family moved to California. He has a younger sister, Ellery Sprayberry, who is also an actress. His ...

45. Nat Wolff

Actor | The Stand

Nat Wolff is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Los Angeles, to jazz pianist Michael Wolff and actress/writer Polly Draper. He is the older brother of actor/musician Alex Wolff, and grew up in New York City.

Nat is known for his work starring in the television series The Naked ...

46. Jake T. Austin

Actor | Wizards of Waverly Place

Jake T. Austin was born Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, to Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial is taken from his mother's name Toranzo. He has a younger sister, Ava. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian, ...

47. Joey Luthman

Actor | Phobias

Joey is known as an award-winning dramatic and comedic actor. He is known for Weeds (2005) and recently on Chicago Med (2015) and Alexa & Katie (2018) and as PSC Jonathan Ridell on FOX 21 & National Geographic Channel Series: The Long Road Home (2017). He recently guest starred on Hawaii Five-0...

48. John Francis Daley

Actor | Bones

John Francis Daley began acting in the national and international tour of The Who's Tommy, playing young Tommy - and coming to national prominence in the critically acclaimed, cult classic series, Freaks and Geeks (1999). Formerly a regular on the Fox hit, Bones (2005), John can also be seen in the...

49. Dave Franco

Actor | Neighbors

David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. He has two older brothers, actors James Franco and Tom Franco. His father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and his mother is Jewish. Dave made ...

50. Chace Crawford

Actor | The Covenant

Christopher Chace Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Dana (Plott), a teacher, and Chris Wayne Crawford, a dermatologist. He grew up in Plano, Texas, and has a younger sister, Candice Crawford Romo, who studied broadcast journalism and won the Miss Missouri USA title in 2008. Chace ...

51. Shawn Pyfrom

Actor | Desperate Housewives

Shawn is originally from FL. but started coming out to LA when he was 7 years old, along with his brother, Chris and sister, Amber. He has a natural talent for acting and a real love for the entertainment business. He has two very supportive parents that have helped him fulfill his dream. His ...

52. Lee Pace

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the most versatile actors working in Hollywood today, Lee Pace has established himself as a powerful leading man, consistently delivering compelling performances in film, television, and on stage.

Pace will next be seen in the highly anticipated Apple TV+ series FOUNDATION. Scheduled for a ...



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