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Overview (3)

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Birth NameRandolph Clarke Harrison
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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). Other film credits include Such Good People (2014) and Bang Bang You're Dead (2002). An accomplished theater actor, Harrison has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, off-Broadway at the Public Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, Primary Stages and Red Bull Theatre, as well as regionally at Yale Repertory Theater, The Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre DC amongst others. He is a founding member of the downtown New York theatre company QWAN Company. Harrison resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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Trivia (9)

Graduate of Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia
Father is a CEO of a paper company.
His only brother and sibling is a bank manager.
Mother is a thwarted artist.
Says he wanted to be an actor after his parents couldn't find a babysitter and had to take him to a production of "Peter Pan.".
Lives with his partner, journalist/author Simon Dumeneco, in Brooklyn, New York. [November 2008]
Lives in New York City when not on location or touring in a theater production. [2005]
Filled as Boq in Broadway's Wicked. [2004]
Living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. [December 2009]

Personal Quotes (2)

It's difficult for me to imagine Justin as a real person. He's so thoroughly a character created for serial television that his behavior, though dramatically justified on Queer as Folk, would register as childish, self-obsessed and absurd if it were displaced into the reality I'm familiar with. How could I be friends with someone who has nervous breakdowns at spilled marinara sauce, assaults high school enemies with small firearms, and has been systematically and repeatedly betrayed, lied to, condescended to, and humiliated by his boyfriend for four years? Were I placed into the TV wonderland of Queer as Folk, on the other hand, Justin and I would f**k once, realize we were twins separated at birth, and try to get our parents back together using elaborately quirky schemes. I'd most like to tell Justin to calm down. Maybe get him into a yoga class.
What I've learned most while working on Queer as Folk has come really indirectly, less from playing Justin Taylor than from dealing with press, corporations, advertisers, the gay community, and fans of the show. I've learned the necessity of constantly realigning your perspective and the importance of standing up for yourself and being constantly aware that people are going to skew and censor you in order to make the idea of you better represent whatever agenda they've decided you'll promote. And it's all done so matter-of-factly, its such the status quo, that it becomes very simple to accept even though it completely corrodes the soul.

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