“Road Trip” Star DJ Qualls Comes Out: “Been Gay This Whole Time”

"Tired of worrying about what people would think of me."

DJ Qualls has come out publicly as gay.

The 41-year-old actor made the announcement Friday night during his friend Jim Jeffries’ stand-up comedy show. Qualls co-starred in Jeffries’ FX 2013 series Legit.
 


“It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego,” he later tweeted. “Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time. Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.”

Qualls, who was born in Nashville, broke out in the early 2000s with lead roles in films like Road Trip, The New Guy, and The Core. He memorably played himself in Britney Spears’ 2002 “Boys” video.

Qualls had regular or recurring roles on TV shows such as Z Nation, Memphis Beat, and Supernatural. He played Ed McCarthy, a gay character, in Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle.

Let him in, Britney!
 

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