At age 15, he left the church (he was Pentecostal).
He gave acting a shot after his friend Susan Landau Finch, Martin Landau's daughter, encouraged him.
He made his feature film debut in Paul Scheuring's 36K as "Booker".
He has been on the cover of prominant gay magazine, Advocate, twice.
In late 2006, he appeared in Falling for Grace (East Broadway) as Andrew Barrington, Jr.
He departed the series Vanished after seven episodes, after his character was killed off by the show's producers. He appeared only as corpse in the 8th episode.
He is straight, despite playing Brian Kinney on Queer as Folk.
He is working with his childhood idol David Bowie, as an associate producer of the upcoming documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man.
He smokes American Spirit cigarettes.
He has appeared in many theater productions.
He began acting when he was 28 years old.
He calls the city of Toronto his home.
He attended South West Dekalb High School.
His influences include Jack London, Gandalf and David Bowie.
He was raised in a Pentecostal household.
He reads The Nation magazine religiously.
On the inside of his right middle finger, he has a tattoo of the word RESIST.
He earned a soccer scholarship to American University in Washington D.C.
He made his stage debut in the Off-Broadway production of Austin Pendleton's Uncle Bob in 2001. He played the role of Josh.
He is 6'3" (1.91 m) in height.
He worked as a carpenter before starring in Queer as Folk.
He has an older sister and a younger brother.
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.