Gale Harold

Gale Harold


7/10/1969, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Birth Name

Gale Morgan Harold III


  • Gale Harold as Charles on The Secret Cir...
  • Gale Harold as Charles on The Secret Cir...
  • Gale Harold as Julian on Hellcats.
  • Gale Harold as Julian stars in The CW's ...
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Gale Harold was born and raised around Atlanta, Georgia. Attended American University in Washington, D.C., and eventually left the Capital to study Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. He loves and restores Italian motorcycles. Suzy Landau, producer for Francis Ford Coppola, convinced him to take his…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Gale: My point of view on taking this job is that I'm interested in real work and it's just something that happens. It's not like we're making it up or doing it to try and say, 'Look at this! Freak out! Feel uncomfortable!' It's a real experience, it's something that goes on. And if people are not aware of it, then it's for a variety of reasons that I can't really be worried about.

    • Gale: I like to shop with the wardrobe designer for Queer As Folk because he knows all the right spots. It's fun to kill a few hours going through piles of arcane stuff that fires me up but that I would probably never wear.

    • Gale: If someone doesn't want to work with me because I'm playing a gay character, I don't want to work with them.

    • Gale: Kissing a man, it's more animalistic. There's a primal drive with men and you can feel that the second you start kissing. It's much more visceral than kissing a woman. Women take their time. There's more play. It's not a mad dash to get your rocks off. And kissing men who, even after they've shaved, have the roughest skin. I've got the worst burns on my face.

    • Gale: He doesn't really care; apology never comes into it, so he has that energy that just drives him forward, and I think that that can be really captivating. On his character Brian, from Queer as Folk.

    • Gale: You are preparing yourself for a scene, and the most important thing is to remain emotionally available and remain in the moment with your scene partner. You don't want to let your own self-consciousness block the flow of creativity that's coming out so that you can act and react, and play what the scene is all about.

    • Gale: I think it's good that men are being objectified because since forever women have been objectified. We're flipping the coin because things have been lopsided on TV and film for so long. Another good point to the show is that it portrays men's sensuality. They're not just all about sex and only sex.

    • Gale: You have to like your character, because if you don't, no one else will either.

    • Gale: I'm grateful for the attention, because it validates that I'm doing something.

    • Gale: I mean, let's face it, it's 2000 and people are beginning to wake up on some level. I think that, as I was saying earlier, there's just no denying the impact that showing people the truth can have. It allows people to understand themselves, and when you understand yourself you can understand the people around you. And then you can begin to let go of all the bullsh*t that leads into things like world wars, racism, stereotypes, and bigotry.

  • Mulitfaceted Actor Who Is More Than Brian Kinney

    Gale's fangirls tend to fetshize him for his role in QAF, but he is a brilliant actor who can do everything from comedy to drama. Gale is 45 now and able to play mature roles. His latest oeuvre includes comedy skits like FunnyOrDie's Cafe Attitude and indie films like Thirst. He is able to add a lot of depth to his characters via his expressive facial gestures - you know there's a lot more going on there than meets the eye. If you've ever heard Gale being interviewed, he is wickedly intelligent, well-read and thoughtful.moreless
  • How can you not love Gale Harold? He's talented and has that kind of personality-driven sex appeal. And what a nice body, too!

    I have had a crush on Gale Harold ever since I first saw him shirtless on Queer as Folk. If I'd known he was on Desperate Housewives, I would have actually watched it, although to be honest, I'm more of a Tudors, Southland, Heroes type TV viewer. Having said that, I will HAVE to check out Gale on the online episodes of Desp Housewives. In my opinion, he's the sexiest thing on TV. I even watched that show he was on that was kind of a DaVince code ripoff. Didn't care for the show, but I thought his acting was amazing.moreless