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Also Known As: Gale Morgan Harold Iii Died:
Born: July 10, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor, motorcycle shop manager

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Gale Harold was a virtual unknown when he was tapped to play Brian Kinney, a successful advertising executive with a blatant disregard for social conventions, in the Showtime adaptation of the popular British drama "Queer as Folk" (2000- ). The lanky, dark-haired actor was born and raised in Georgia and attended American University in Washington, DC before heading west to San Francisco and art school. While working as a manager of a motorcycle shop, he was spotted by a producer who convinced him to try his hand at acting. Harold formed an association with the Los Angeles Theatre Center where he made his debut in "Me and My Friend" and later appeared in a variety of classic plays. After going through the grueling audition process for "Queer as Folk," he impressed the series' producers with his natural smoldering qualities and innate charisma. While viewers and critics were at first divided or negatively inclined to his performance as Brian, as time wore on, he grew into the role, adding layers of depth to the seemingly shallow hedonist. Harold used his 2001 hiatus from the series to make his NYC stage debut playing a homophobe confronting his AIDS-stricken relative in the Off-Broadway play "Uncle...

Gale Harold was a virtual unknown when he was tapped to play Brian Kinney, a successful advertising executive with a blatant disregard for social conventions, in the Showtime adaptation of the popular British drama "Queer as Folk" (2000- ). The lanky, dark-haired actor was born and raised in Georgia and attended American University in Washington, DC before heading west to San Francisco and art school. While working as a manager of a motorcycle shop, he was spotted by a producer who convinced him to try his hand at acting. Harold formed an association with the Los Angeles Theatre Center where he made his debut in "Me and My Friend" and later appeared in a variety of classic plays. After going through the grueling audition process for "Queer as Folk," he impressed the series' producers with his natural smoldering qualities and innate charisma. While viewers and critics were at first divided or negatively inclined to his performance as Brian, as time wore on, he grew into the role, adding layers of depth to the seemingly shallow hedonist. Harold used his 2001 hiatus from the series to make his NYC stage debut playing a homophobe confronting his AIDS-stricken relative in the Off-Broadway play "Uncle Bob"

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 Andron (2015)
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 Echo Park (2014)
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 Fertile Ground (2011)
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 Unseen, The (2007)
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 Particles of Truth (2004) Morrison Wiley
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1997:
Began a three year period of intensive drama study in Los Angeles
2006:
Produced the documentary "Scott Walker: 30 Century Man"
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Raised in Atlanta, GA
2008:
Joined the cast of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Jackson Braddock, Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) love interest
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Moved to San Francisco to attend art school
2001:
NYC stage acting debut in the off-Broadway production "Uncle Bob"
2003:
Played the lead role in "Wake," written and directed by Roy Finch
2000:
TV series debut, playing the central role of smooth-talking sex addict Brian Kinney on the Showtime drama "Queer as Folk"
2006:
Acted on the New York stage in Tennessee Williams' play "Suddenly Last Summer"
2000:
Appeared in the ensemble of an L.A. production of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"
2006:
Played the lead role of Special Agent Graham Kelton on the short lived Fox series "Vanished"
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Stage acting debut in "Me and My Friend" at the Los Angeles Theatre Center
2011:
Cast as a series regular on The CW supernatural drama series "The Secret Circle"
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Education

Southwest DeKalb High School: Atlanta, Georgia -
American University: Washington, Washington D.C. -
San Francisco Art Institute: San Francisco, California -
Actors Conservatory Program: Los Angeles, California -

Notes

On playing his character: "One of the great things about playing him is that, because of the way he has been created, and the way that he's written, I'm free to sort of just be very simple. And simply be what's on the page. And that's very freeing, you know, because then it's just about trying to feel what he would feel without having to manufacture too many reasons for every moment. He's just so clear and direct. And that can also be a little frustrating, because sometimes I feel like my main objective is to just return volleys from other characters, kind of like a racquetball court, or something. That's one of the things that's really kind of, you know. And it's fun, it's really invigorating to be such a wise ass." --from an online chat at www.sho.queer

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companion:
Michelle Clunie. Actor. Also acted on "Queer as Folk"; reportedly dating.

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