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Gale Harold will have recurring role on CW’s new “Hellcats” series as a sexy attorney

http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/gale-harold-biography.jpgPop the champagne Gale Harold fans – and I know there are legions of you!

Your favorite star, who we loved as Brian on Queer as Folk and Jackson on Desperate Housewives, returns to television this fall in a recurring role on the new CW series Hellcats.

Executive producer Kevin Murphy mentioned this casually onstage during the Television Critics Assn. Summer Press Tour so when the Hellcats session ended, I made a beeline to him and asked for all the details!

Gale plays Memphis lawyer Julian Parish and the teacher of the show’s main character of Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka).

“He’s in a bunch of episodes but he’s not technically a regular,” Murphy said. “He plays Julian Parish who is sort of like James Woods in True Believer. He’s one of those lawyers who’s made a choice not to go for the big bucks. He works sort of in a storefront thing and the way he pays the bills is he teaches at the local university. And he used [the students] as free labor. They’re his paralegals, they do his legwork for him and he’s in the process of trying to get a three strikes law overturned.”

I asked Murphy what made him want to cast Gale and his answer showed what a big admirer he is of the actor: “Oh my God, I was such a fan of his on Queer As Folk. He has the ability to be really, really wicked smart and also just really kind of sexy and immersive, and his character, he pulls you in. He’s a seducer and I think all the great lawyers are seducers.”

A seducer huh? I wondered if he is going to be the straight version of Brian Kinney.

Replied Kevin: “He’s a guy who, he loves the sound of his own voice, he’s an arrogant dick with his heart in the right place. He basically puts his money where his mouth is.”

Then he added: “I didn’t say he was straight. … I didn’t say he wasn’t though.”

AfterElton.com editor Michael Jensen was standing with us and asked Murphy to clarify the sexuality of Gale’s character.

“Honestly, I haven’t decided, I’m not being coy,” Murphy said. “We’re not dealing with that part of him [yet]. I’m not trying to tease you. I’m open to anybody being anything is more my point.”

Well, let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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19 Remarks

  1. I’m so excited Gale Harold is going to be back on TV. He is such a fantastic actor.

  2. Gale on TV again and like a sexy attorney. Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  3. Wicked smart, sexy, immersive – sounds great! Very true about great lawyers being great seducers!

  4. July 29th, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    ducdebrabant says:

    I’d rather have him in a series lead (and at the center) but it does sound like an interesting part that fits him well, and I love to see him in anything. I’ll watch.

  5. July 30th, 2010 at 6:13 am
    Girl In OC says:

    Fabulous!! I will be watching.

  6. July 30th, 2010 at 9:15 am
    galinenette says:

    Too happy…Gale and his return,,,I hope this series will be released in France,,Gale is too wonderful,,It is a great Actor with a lot of Talent,

  7. July 30th, 2010 at 9:18 am
    galinenette says:

    Thank you to you,for this good news,You made me happy…
    Galinenette Absolute Fan
    Kiss of france

  8. Wonderful as always, Greg! Thank you so much for getting so many delicious details for us! Can’t wait to see this :)

  9. July 30th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Barbara2001 says:

    I am so glad to see that Gale Harold will be back on TV. I hope his is a meaty part where he can show his true range.

  10. Simplemente..Guapoooooo!!

  11. Wow ~~!!! Very good news !!! :D
    I’m a fan of you live in South Korea.
    I’m glad to see you on TV again. I expect you to act.

  12. I’m so glad that Gale will be back on TV and i’m sure i will watch it!

  13. Well, this is certainly good news! Gale Harold is a huge inspiration to me and I am looking forward to his work on Hellcats.

  14. I love gale so much and as a straight girle I wish he’ll be gay in this role

  15. I AM HAPPY THAT GALE HAROLD WILL BE BACK AGAIN ON TV
    BUT I THINK HE DESERVES A LEADING ROLE, BECAUSE HIS TALENT IS WAY SO MUCH GREATER THAN ANY ONE IN THE CAST WITH ALL RESPECT TO THEM.
    AND IT IS A SHAME THAT HE TILL NOW WASN’T REWARDED FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN “QUEER AS FOLK”

  16. Hi! I’m italian and I love Gale Harold very much! He’s a talented actor and a beautiful man but I can’t understand why he’s not so famous in all over the worls as he deserves… he should have just leading role and I think he deserved a emmy awards for his role in QaF… so great, so intense… I wish him all the best..
    thanks a lot
    Antonella (Gale Harold forever)

  17. as u can see i’m brasilian and i absolutely adore gale!!! when will these peolple see that he deserves a great leading role in an amazing show again?

  18. plus what is the deal with that weird movie he’s in where he’s lost in the woods???
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/itwpathway

    i don’t get it at all but it looks good

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrnV68N5Bqk

  19. hi, im from india n im huge fan of brian mean gale..
    really he is so owesome n fine actor in all.. n yes he deserves a much more than this, he should be in lead role..
    love u Gale….

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