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Happy 45th Birthday to Gale Harold!

I like to always make note of Gale Harold’s birthday for a couple of reasons.

First of all, he’s a fine actor whose portrayal of Brian Kinney on HBO’s Queer as Folk was one of the most sexy and delicious of any male gay character on television – ever.

Secondly, I will no doubt hear from his many loyal fans from around the world who will remind me that today is Gale’s birthday – he turns 45.

Last year, Gale was asked about the challenges of same-sex love scenes for an actor.

“I’m straight, but the character was too important to me to muddle his world with my private life,’ he said. ‘As a nobody, I got away with that deflection. I think it may have helped to introduce Brian as a believable gay man. Maybe not. However it played, it’s been out of my hands for a long time”.

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7 Remarks

  1. Gale is an amazing and incredibly talented actor and he deserves all the best in his life :)

    He´s a fine human being. No doubt about it!

    And…45 years and still HOT!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Harold, with love and admiration!! Have a wonderful day!!

    Thank you, dear Greg…like always!! :) )

  2. I know nobody will give a shit what I think, Gale you are over exerting yourself! Just be you! I know you’re not gay in reality but through your fans that’s when you were mostly loved.!

  3. July 10th, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    Gaspar Marino says:

    Loved him and his portrayal of Brian Kinney on Queer as Folk, but haven’t seen him in anything recently.
    Several seasons ago I saw him in New York in Suddenly Last Summer and thought he gave a fine performance. Why don’t we see him on stage, screen or TV more often.
    Happy Birthday and hope to see you again soon.

  4. Essas polêmicas sobre ele, se ele é gay ou não, se ele se apaixonou por Randy, se ele está no armário, não mudam adoro esse cara, fez Brian Kinner perfeito e é um ser humano maravilhoso.

  5. July 11th, 2014 at 2:41 am
    Alessandra says:

    Happy BDay Gale, I’m praying for the show to come back, you’re an amazing actor, all of the cast of QAF are, enjoy and celebrate, 45 and still gorgeous !!

  6. Does make me wonder if being straight didn’t work to his advantage as Brian Kinney. The character never seemed to make a true emotional connection-as a straight man could never truly connect with a gay role. No matter what you say, you either have it or you don’t.

  7. Hi. Greg.
    “Brian Kinney on HBO’s Queer as Folk ”
    Just a note on your article. its SHOWTIME not HBO. Although a war for the series broke between the two pay tv operators. SHOWTIME won.

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