Gale Harold

Actor, Motorcycle shop manager
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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1969 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Andron--The Black Labyrinth 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Defiance 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fertile Ground 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Field of Lost Shoes 2014 (Movie)

Major Charles Semple (Actor)

The Unseen 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Echo Park 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Secret Circle 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hellcats 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falling for Grace 2008 (Movie)

Andrew Barrington, Jr. (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadwood 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martha Stewart: Behind Bars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanished 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Queer as Folk (US) 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Life on the Ledge 2004 (Movie)

Chaz (Actor)

Particles of Truth 2004 (Movie)

Morrison Wiley (Actor)

Rhinoceros Eyes 2004 (Movie)

Phil Barbara (Actor)

Wake 2004 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Street Time 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

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"

EDUCATION

Actors Conservatory Program

Los Angeles , California

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco , California

Southwest DeKalb High School

Atlanta , Georgia

American University

Washington , Washington D.C.
Attended on a soccer scholarship, but left after a year and a half following a conflict with his coach

Milestones

2011

Cast as a series regular on The CW supernatural drama series "The Secret Circle"

2008

Joined the cast of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Jackson Braddock, Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) love interest

2006

Produced the documentary "Scott Walker: 30 Century Man"

2006

Played the lead role of Special Agent Graham Kelton on the short lived Fox series "Vanished"

2006

Acted on the New York stage in Tennessee Williams' play "Suddenly Last Summer"

2003

Played the lead role in "Wake," written and directed by Roy Finch

2001

NYC stage acting debut in the off-Broadway production "Uncle Bob"

2000

Appeared in the ensemble of an L.A. production of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"

2000

TV series debut, playing the central role of smooth-talking sex addict Brian Kinney on the Showtime drama "Queer as Folk"

1997

Began a three year period of intensive drama study in Los Angeles

Moved to San Francisco to attend art school

Raised in Atlanta, GA

Stage acting debut in "Me and My Friend" at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

Bonus Trivia

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On Oct. 14, 2008, Harold was injured in a serious motorcycle accident and immediately hospitalized in USC Medical Center's intensive care unit. He remained in critical condition after swelling of the brain was discovered as well as a fractured shoulder. Harold was released from intensive care on Oct. 23, 2008.

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