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Overview (3)

Born in Decatur, Georgia, USA
Birth NameGale Morgan Harold III
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gale Harold was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After studying photography and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute, Harold began studying acting at the suggestion of writer and producer Susie Landau Finch, who at the time was working at American Zoetrope. After three years of training and theatre work, Harold was cast and starred for five years as "Brian Kinney", the lead character in the Showtime adaptation of the British series "Queer As Folk".

Harold's film credits include Wake, Particles of Truth (Tribeca Film Festival), Rhinoceros Eyes (Toronto Film Festival), Fathers and Sons, The Unseen, and Falling For Grace.

Along with executive producer David Bowie and producer Mia Bays, Gale co-produced the film Scott Walker: 30th Century Man, directed by Stephen Kijak. The film's world premiere was at the London Film Festival, and debuted internationally at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film's U.S. premiere was at the South By Southwest Film Festival.

Harold appears as Connor Lang in Rockne S. O'Bannon and Kevin Murphy's SYFY series, "Defiance".

Gale recently had regular roles on the series "The Secret Circle" and 'Hellcats". He has recurred on Emmy and Golden Globe award winning shows including "Deadwood", "Desperate Housewives", and "Grey's Anatomy". He has made guest appearances on "Street Time" "The Unit", "Law and Order SVU", and "CSI: NY".

Harold's stage credits include Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer opposite Carla Gugino and Blythe Danner for the Roundabout Theatre Company, Williams' Orpheus Descending directed by Lou Pepe at Theater/Theatre. Harold's performance was called "brilliant" by the LA Times. The play received the McCulloh Award For Revival from the Los Angeles Dramatic Critics Circle 2011. He has also performed in Austin Pendelton's Uncle Bob at the Soho Playhouse, Gillian Plowman's Me and My Friend at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, and various productions with A Noise Within Repertory Company.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Burt Leopard

Trivia (9)

Worked as a carpenter and motorcycle mechanic before being cast in Queer as Folk (2000).
Avid reader of The Nation magazine.
Began acting at the age of 28.
Has an older sister and a younger brother.
Attended South West Dekalb High School and The Lovett School.
Past influences were Jack London, Gandalf & David Bowie.
Was raised in a Pentecostal household.
In 2007, two years after Queer as Folk (2000) went off the air, Harold and Randy Harrison's characters, "Brian" and "Justin", won an only poll sponsored by the website Gay.com to choose TV's "Favorite Gay Couple". They won in a landslide, with 35% of the on-line vote.
Played "Valentine Xavier" in Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending", in Los Angeles, January-February 2010. [January 2010]

Personal Quotes (9)

You have to like your character, because if you don't, no one else will either.
I think it's good that men are being objectified because since forever women have been objectified. We're flipping the coin because things have been lopsided on TV and film for so long. Another good point to the show is that it portrays men's sensuality. They're not just all about sex and only sex.
You are preparing yourself for a scene, and the most important thing is to remain emotionally available and remain in the moment with your scene partner. You don't want to let your own self-consciousness block the flow of creativity that's coming out so that you can act and react, and play what the scene is all about.
I mean, let's face it, it's 2000 and people are beginning to wake up on some level. I think that, as I was saying earlier, there's just no denying the impact that showing people the truth can have. It allows people to understand themselves, and when you understand yourself you can understand the people around you. And then you can begin to let go of all the bullshit that leads into things like world wars, racism, stereotypes, and bigotry.
If anyone can crack the publicity nut and figure out how to not come across hammy and contrived, I'd love to talk to them.
I'm more interested in the quality of the work than its medium.
Men have been watching women make love to each other in magazines and films, forever. If you're sexually attracted to men, it stands to reason that you might like to see two men in a sexual situation. It's a real baseline dynamic! And it changes the power struggle, because women never got to see that. That's a bizarre sociological result of the show [Queer as Folk (2000)].
Be yourself. Kiss well and passionately, and move like you mean it.
Criticism is a surreal state, like a good drug gone bad. When it's bad you wish it would stop, and when it's good, you can't get enough.

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