Gay Actorsby RobertJ75 | created - 27 Mar 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Actors from television and film. Some may surprise you...
Actor | Old School
Darryl Armbruster hails from the Pacific Northwest where he was cast as the lead in the first play for which he ever auditioned and never looked back. He got his feet wet in community theatre which took him from Tacoma to Seattle in plays and musicals from Carousel and Side by Side by Sondheim to ...
Actor | Männer zum Knutschen
German-born and raised, Marx began his career in theatre in Stuttgart, Germany. After an 8 year stint in many theatre productions, he graduated to being a writer/producer and moved to Berlin to stage theatre productions and act in movies and TV.
In 2010 he founded the production company Ente Kross ...
9. Reed Kelly
Actor | I Am Legend
Reed Kelly grew up in Saint Paul, MN where he attended Hill-Murray High School and was a competitive dancer for Larkin Dance Studio. He has been in four Broadway shows to date; Wicked, The Addams Family, Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, and Cirque Du Soleil's Paramour. Reed was a castaway on CBS's ...
12. Sam Pancake
Actor | A Million Little Things
Sam Pancake is an actor, writer, improvisor and comedian who was born in Petersburg, VA on May 10, 19?? and grew up in Romney, WV. He attended Hampshire High School and gradated cum laude from West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre. For nearly thirty years, he has been one of the very few ...
14. David W. Ross
Actor | I Do
David W Ross is an award-winning actor, writer, and film producer best known for starring in the Sundance Film Festival indie darling Quinceañera (Echo Park LA) which won the Fest's Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, a Spirit Award, a GLAAD Media Award, the Humanitas Award and was featured at the...
16. David Manners
Actor | Dracula
Distantly related to Princess Diana on his mother's side, Nova Scotia-born actor David Manners, nee Rauff de Ryther Daun Acklom, came from well-to-do stock. His father ran the prestigious Tower Road boys' school Harrow House and later became a literary advisor for E.P. Dutton Publishing Co. in New ...
17. Hayden Rorke
Actor | When Worlds Collide
Hayden Rorke was best known as the ever suspicious "Dr. Alfred E. Bellows" on the 1960s TV series, I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rorke was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. A ...
18. Bernard Archard
Actor | Krull
Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A ...
20. George Nader
Actor | Robot Monster
Born in Pasadena, California, George Nader became interested in acting while still in school and appeared in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. This led to several small parts in movies before earning the lead role in the infamous 3D thriller Robot Monster (1953). The movie was bad but ...
21. Rock Hudson
Actor | Giant
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...
22. Paul Lynde
Actor | Bye Bye Birdie
Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...
23. Tom Tryon
Actor | The Cardinal
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Tom Tryon--son of clothier Arthur Lane Tryon and not, as is commonly believed--actor Glenn Tryon--grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the South Pacific until 1946. After his discharge he joined the Cape Playhouse in ...
24. Roy Stuart
Actor | Gomer Pyle: USMC
The Bronx-born veteran character actor, who launched his career in New York, performed in nightclubs, theater and films, and appeared in more than 100 commercials in the 1970s. He is best known for role as Cpl. Chuck Boyle, the eager-beaver aide to Frank Sutton's Sgt. Vince Carter, on the beloved ...
25. Jack Larson
Actor | Superman Returns
Jack Edward Larson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Anita (Calicoff) and George E. Larson. He was raised in Pasadena, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly as did his Adventures of Superman (1952) co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. ...
26. George Maharis
Actor | Route 66
Tall, dark and handsome, not to mention a charismatic rebel of 60s Hollywood, actor George Maharis (real Greek family name is Mahairas) was born in 1928 in Astoria, New York as one of seven children. His immigrant father was a restaurateur. George expressed an early interest in singing and ...
27. Victor Spinetti
Actor | A Hard Day's Night
Comic eccentric and gifted raconteur, Victor Spinetti was born in Wales on September 2, 1929, the son of Giuseppe Spinetti and Lily (Watson) Spinetti. He was educated at Monmouth School. Initially interested in a teaching degree, he turned to acting instead and studied for the stage at the College ...
29. Dick Sargent
Actor | Bewitched
Sargent was a trim, handsome man with a longish chin. He played a variety of gawky businessmen roles in feature films before finding a niche in tv history as the second Darrin on "Bewitched". Shortly before his death, Sargent publicly proclaimed he was gay, and became what he called "a retroactive ...
30. Tab Hunter
Actor | Damn Yankees
Dreamy Tab Hunter stood out in film history as one of the hottest teen idols of the 1950s era. With blond, tanned, surfer-boy good looks, he was artificially groomed and nicknamed "The Sigh Guy" by the Hollywood studio system, yet managed to continue his career long after his "golden boy" prime.
31. Jim Nabors
Actor | Gomer Pyle: USMC
Tall, spade-jawed, hopelessly genial balladeer/actor Jim Nabors was born in 1930 in Alabama and raised there, graduating from the University of Alabama. A typing clerk at the UN in his salad days, he eventually moved to Los Angeles due to his asthmatic condition and became a film cutter for NBC. ...
Actor | Millennium
Charles Nelson Reilly was born to Charles Joseph Reilly and Signe Elvera Nelson. His father was Irish-American and Catholic, his mother was Swedish-American and Lutheran. As a child he amused himself with improvised puppet theater performances.
He had a traumatic experience in 1944, when present for...
33. Robert Reed
Actor | The Brady Bunch
Robert Reed was born on October 19, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as John Robert Rietz Jr. He was an actor, known for The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marilyn Rosenberger. He died on May 12, 1992 in Pasadena, ...
Actor | The Towering Inferno
Richard Chamberlain became THE leading heartthrob of early 1960s TV. As the impeccably handsome Dr. Kildare, the slim, butter-haired hunk with the near-perfect Ivy-League charm and smooth, intelligent demeanor, had the distaff fans fawning unwavering over him throughout the series' run. While this ...
36. John Inman
Actor | Are You Being Served?
John Inman was born on June 28, 1935 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Frederick John Inman. He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and The Tall Guy (1989). He was married to Ron Lynch. He died on March 8, 2007 in Paddington, London, England.
38. Paul Shenar
Actor | Scarface
Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to ...
39. George Takei
Actor | Star Trek
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.
40. Derek Jacobi
Actor | Gladiator
Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...
41. Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery ...
42. Sal Mineo
Actor | Rebel Without a Cause
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...
43. Paul Winfield
Actor | The Terminator
Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles'...
44. Keith Prentice
Actor | Dark Shadows
Keith Prentice is probably best remembered for his role in Boys in the Band, a film whose title makes it sound like a musical, but in fact it was a dark, mostly negative portrayal of a group of gay men living in the 1960s, and it was anything but upbeat (and was not a musical at all). However, ...
Actor | M*A*S*H
David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...
46. Sab Shimono
Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Sab Shimono was born on July 31, 1937 in Sacramento, California, USA as Saburo Shimono. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), Southland Tales (2006) and Waterworld (1995). He has been married to Steve Alden Nelson since June 23, 2008.
47. J.E. Freeman
Actor | Alien Resurrection
J.E. Freeman was born on February 2, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as James E. Freeman. He was an actor, known for Alien Resurrection (1997), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Patriot Games (1992). He died on August 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA.
48. John Glover
Actor | Scrooged
John Soursby Glover, Jr., is an American actor, known for a range of villainous roles in films and television, including Lionel Luthor on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville. In 1993 he co-starred in the dark comedy Ed and His Dead Mother with Steve Buscemi and Ned Beatty.Glover was ...
49. Udo Kier
Actor | The Painted Bird
Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when...
50. Roger Rees
Actor | Frida
Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...
Actor | The Boys in the Band
Robert La Tourneaux was born on August 10, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Robert Earl LaTurno. He was an actor, known for The Boys in the Band (1970), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) and The Doctors (1963). He died on June 3, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA.
52. Richard Warwick
Actor | Romeo and Juliet
Richard Warwick was born on April 29, 1945 in Longfield, Kent, England as Richard Carey Winter. He was an actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Sebastiane (1976) and The Bed Sitting Room (1969). He died on December 16, 1997 in St John's Wood, London, England.
53. Nickolas Grace
Actor | Robin of Sherwood
Nickolas Grace was born in England and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After repertory experience he appeared in numerous London Stage Productions as well as Shakespeare at Stratford and in New York. He has been in innumerable films, television, plays and radio dramas and ...
54. Simon Callow
Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral
Simon Callow was born on June 13, 1949 in London, England as Simon Phillip Hugh Callow. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), A Room with a View (1985) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). He has been married to Sebastian Fox since June 2016.
55. Victor Garber
Actor | Argo
Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...
56. Antony Sher
Actor | Shakespeare in Love
Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group "Gay Sweatshop" in "Thinking Straight" (1975), "The Fork" (1976) and "Stone" (1976), Sher joined the Royal...
57. Michael Cashman
Actor | Unman, Wittering and Zigo
Michael Cashman was born on December 17, 1950 in London, England as Michael Maurice Cashman. He is an actor and producer, known for Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971), EastEnders (1985) and Armchair 30 (1973). He was previously married to Paul Cottingham.
58. Allan Corduner
Actor | Defiance
Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on ...
60. Jon Polito
Actor | Miller's Crossing
A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable motion picture roles include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The...
63. Michael Rupert
Actor | Legally Blonde: The Musical
He was an adopted child, and he also has an adopted sister. Michael Rupert has received 3 Tony nominations for Sweet Charity ('86), The Happy Time ('68), and Falsettos ('92). He resides in New York City, and in addition to acting, he also writes, composes, and directs plays. He received the Drama ...
66. Tom McBride
Actor | Friday the 13th: Part 2
Tom McBride was born on October 7, 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Thomas Aloysius McBride. He was an actor, known for Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and White Lies (1997). He died on September 24, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA.
67. Glenn Shadix
Actor | Beetlejuice
William G. Scott was born in 1952 in Bessemer, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern College for two years. He lived in New York City prior to moving to Hollywood in the late 1970s.
Changing his name to Glenn Shadix, he made his film debut in the poorly received The Postman Always Rings Twice (...
68. Steve Tracy
Steve Tracy was born on October 3, 1952 in Canton, Ohio, USA as Steve Crumrine. He was an actor, known for Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Tales from the Darkside (1983). He died on November 27, 1986 in Tampa, Florida, USA.
69. Tom Hulce
Actor | Amadeus
Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. He is the son of Joanna (Winkleman), who had sung professionally, and Raymond Albert Hulce, who worked for Ford. He has English, German, and Irish ancestry. ...
71. John Sessions
Actor | The Good Shepherd
Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and ...
72. Tom Villard
Actor | Heartbreak Ridge
Thomas Louis Villard grew up in Spencerport, New York. He has two brothers and one sister. After high school, Tom attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania for two years. After college, he moved to New York City. There he attended the Lee Strasberg Acting Studio and The American Academy...
73. Dan Butler
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
Dan Butler was born on December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA as Daniel E. Butler. He is an actor and writer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Frasier (1993) and Enemy of the State (1998). He has been married to Richard Waterhouse since September 12, 2010.
Actor | The Devil Wears Prada
David Marshall Grant was born on June 21, 1955 in Westport, Connecticut, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Air America (1990) and Forever Young (1992). He has been married to K.C. Reischerl since March 27, 2009. They have one child.
78. Leslie Jordan
Actor | The Help
For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant...
79. Peter Frechette
Actor | Inside Man
Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island, Peter Frechette earned a B.F.A. in Theater from the University of Rhode Island before moving to New York City to pursue acting there on stage. He earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in the play Eastern Standard which played on Broadway, and ...
82. Tim Bagley
Actor | The Mask
Tim Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Madison and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Niles, Michigan, with his parents, Carol and Elwyn, and four siblings, Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan.
After High School Tim moved to southern California to perform with the singing group "The Young ...
83. Stephen Fry
Actor | Gosford Park
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...
Writer | The Nanny
Executive Producer, Writer, Director , Actor, Singer. Peter started his career in front of the camera, guest starring in such memorable series as Murphy Brown, Beverly Hills 90210, the Facts of Life, Dynasty, Too Close for Comfort, Booker, Matlock, and some not so memorable ones that locked in his ...
85. Steve Antin
Writer | Burlesque
Steve moved to Los Angeles, where he made his film debut in the teen-aged slasher flick, Sweet Sixteen (1983), opposite Bo Hopkins. The following year, he broke all of the girls hearts in the popular Cannon-produced film, The Last American Virgin (1982), alongside Lawrence Monoson. Roles in The ...
86. Mark Patton
Mark Patton was raised in Riverside, Missouri, a Suburb of Kansas City. His first interest, starting at age 8, was in gymnastics. By his high school years, he had excelled in the Junior Olympics. But acting had also begun to interest him. Mark began studying in his high school's drama department ...
87. Mario Cantone
Actor | Sex and the City
Mario Cantone is probably best known at home in the US as a comedian, impressionist and singer but he has also made a name for himself as a very successful Broadway actor, appearing in "Love! Valor! Compassion!" in 1995 as well as a number of off-Broadway Shakespeare productions including "The ...
88. Rupert Everett
Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding
Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...
89. John Franklin
Actor | Children of the Corn
John Franklin was born on June 16, 1959 in Blue Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Paul Salapatek. He is an actor and writer, known for Children of the Corn (1984), The Addams Family (1991) and Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999). He has been married to David White since September ...
Actor | Frasier
David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...
91. Jason Stuart
Actor | The Birth of a Nation
After years of steady work in film and television, and approaching 150 credits on his IMDB page, actor and comedian Jason Stuart has achieved a pinnacle of success many actors only dream of. "For the last few years, people have started to approach me and say, 'You're that guy,'" he explains with ...
92. Scott Thompson
Actor | The Kids in the Hall
Scott Thompson was raised in Brampton, Ontario. He is the second oldest of four boys (the others are Craig, Derek and Dean). At 19, Scott got involved in an educational program called "Canada World Youth", and spent some time in the Phillipines. After CWY, Scott enrolled in York University but, in ...
Producer | RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s. He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his...
94. Kevin Clash
Actor | Sesame Street
Kevin Clash was born on September 17, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Kevin Jeffrey Clash. He is an actor and producer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). He was previously married to Genia ...
95. BD Wong
Actor | Jurassic Park
BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...
Actor | The Death of Stalin
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre.
He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral ...
Actor | Doctor Who
Matthew Waterhouse was born the son of a company solicitor. He joined the BBC as a clerk, working in the news and information department, while also pursuing an acting career. His first TV role was as a public schoolboy in "To Serve Them All My Days" (1980). He had not even started working on that ...