Birthday Gallery: Gale Harold Turns 45

Over the last 15 years, Gale Harold has had recurring roles on shows as diverse as Defiance, Hellcats, Desperate Housewives, The Secret Circle and Vanished, and well-received turns on stage in Suddenly Last Summer and Orpheus Descending, but of course, it’s his role as the ultimate TV bad boy icon Brian Kinney on Queer As Folk for which he’s most well known.

Brian was the guy you loved to hate … or hated to love, and of all the gay characters ever seen on TV, he may be the most polarizing. But what can’t be argued with is what Gale brought to the role, a combination of charisma, danger, sex appeal, and ultimately … heart.

Today is Gale’s 45th birthday, so let’s take a look back at the career of the man who brought us one of TV’s most unforgettable bastards.

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