Gale Harold Biography: Parents, Movies, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Height, Siblings

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Gale Harold is an American actor who has appeared in various television shows and movies.

He is best known for his roles as Brian Kinney on Queer as Folk, Agent Graham Kelton on Vanished, Jackson Braddock on Desperate Housewives, and Dr. Cukrowicz on Suddenly Last Summer.

He also starred in the romantic comedy Falling for Grace and co-produced the documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man.


  • Full name: Gale Morgan Harold III
  • Date of birth: July 10, 1969
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor
  • Height: 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
  • Parents: Gale Morgan Harold Jr. (father), an engineer; and Barbara Harold (mother), a real estate agent
  • Siblings: Ann Harold and David Harold
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $13 million

Early Life & Education

Now at 54, as of 2023, Gale Harold was born on July 10, 1969, in Atlanta, Georgia, as the eldest of three children. His father was an engineer, and his mother was a real estate agent.

Because Harold’s parents were devout Pentecostals, he had a strict religious upbringing. At age 15, he left the church and became interested in literature and art.

He attended The Lovett School, a private college preparatory school in Atlanta, where he played soccer and excelled academically. He graduated in 1987 and received a scholarship to study at American University in Washington, D.C.

He enrolled in a Liberal Arts program and majored in romance literature but dropped out after a few months and moved to San Francisco, California, to pursue a photography career.

He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and worked various jobs, such as construction, waiter, bartender, and motorcycle mechanic, to support himself financially.

Personal Life

Gale Harold has been notoriously private about his personal life and has rarely publicly discussed his romantic relationships.

He has been linked to several women, such as actress Yara Martinez, whom he dated from 2007 to 2008, and actress Danielle Saklofsky, whom he dated from 2011 to 2014.

However, none of these relationships lasted long or resulted in marriage.

Harold is currently single and has no children. He has stated that he is not gay, despite playing a gay character on Queer as Folk, and that he does not like to label his sexuality.

He has also expressed his support for the LGBTQ+ community and has participated in several events and campaigns for their rights and visibility.


Gale Harold began his acting career in 1998, when he was suggested by Susan Landau Finch, the daughter of actor Martin Landau, to try acting.

He moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the Actors Conservatory Program with the classical theatre company A Noise Within. He made his theatrical debut in Gillian Plowman’s play Me and My Friends, where he played a character named Bunny.

In 2000, he landed his breakthrough role as Brian Kinney, a charismatic and promiscuous advertising executive, on the Showtime adaptation of the British series Queer as Folk.

He starred in the show for five seasons, from 2000 to 2005, and gained critical acclaim and a large fan base for his performance. He also won a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series 2003.

During the hiatus from Queer as Folk, Harold appeared in several independent films, such as Wake, Particles of Truth, Rhinoceros Eyes, and Fathers and Sons. He also made his New York stage debut in Austin Pendleton’s play Uncle Bob, opposite George Morfogen, in 2001.

In 2003, he starred in the romantic comedy Falling for Grace alongside Fay Ann Lee and Margaret Cho, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

He also co-produced the documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, directed by Stephen Kijak, which featured interviews with David Bowie, Brian Eno, Jarvis Cocker, and others.

The film had its world premiere at the London Film Festival in 2006 and its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2007. After Queer as Folk ended in 2005, Harold continued to work in television and film.

He had a recurring role as Wyatt Earp on the HBO series Deadwood in 2006, and a lead role as Special Agent Graham Kelton on the Fox series Vanished in the same year.

However, Vanished was cancelled after 13 episodes due to low ratings. He also guest-starred on shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Unit, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI: N.Y.

In 2006, he returned to the New York stage in Tennessee Williams’ play Suddenly Last Summer, opposite Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino, for the Roundabout Theatre Company. He played Dr. Cukrowicz, a young psychiatrist who tries to unravel a wealthy family’s secrets.

In 2008, Harold joined the cast of the ABC series Desperate Housewives as Jackson Braddock, the love interest of Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher).

He appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of the show until his character was deported to Canada. He also starred in the indie film Passenger Side, directed by Matt Bissonnette, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2009.

In 2010, he had a supporting role in the horror film Fertile Ground, directed by Adam Gierasch, and a lead role in the thriller The Unseen, directed by Geoff Redknap.

In 2011, Harold was cast as Charles Meade, a powerful witch and the protagonist’s father, on the C.W. series The Secret Circle, based on the novels by L.J. Smith.

He appeared in 21 episodes of the show until it was cancelled after one season. He also had a recurring role as Julian Parrish, a lawyer and the love interest of Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka), on the C.W. series Hellcats, which was also cancelled after one season.

In 2012, he starred in the drama Kiss Me, Kill Me, directed by Casper Andreas, and the comedy film Weepah Way for Now, directed by Stephen Ringer.

In 2013, Harold joined the cast of the Syfy series Defiance as Connor Lang, a politician and the love interest of Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz).

He appeared in four show episodes until his character was killed off. He also starred in the short film The Green Bench, directed by Zach Bandler, which won several awards at various film festivals.

In 2014, he had a lead role in the drama film Echo Park, directed by Amanda Marsalis, and a guest role on the CBS series Criminal Minds as Dr. Daryl Wright, a psychologist and the brother of a serial killer.

In 2015, Harold starred in the sci-fi film Andron, directed by Francesco Cinquemani, and the short film The Two Dogs, directed by Michael Medico.

He also appeared in the HBO docuseries Equal, which chronicled the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in the U.S. He played Howard Smith, a journalist and activist who co-founded The Village Voice.

In 2016, he had a guest role on the Netflix series Adoptable as Leland Elizabeths, a snobbish and eccentric adoptive father.

In 2017, he starred in The Betrothed, directed by David Scala, and the short film Black Ice, directed by Brian Levin. In 2018, Harold starred in the comedy film Good Girl Jane, directed by Maceo Greenberg, which is set to be released in 2022.

He also has several upcoming projects, such as the drama film The Two Dogs, the thriller film The Last Time I Saw You, and the horror film The Last of the Manson Girls.

Net Worth

Gale Harold has an estimated net worth of $13 million.

He has earned most of his wealth from his acting career and his producing and endorsement deals.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A


  • Kiss Me, Kill Me
  • Fertile Ground
  • Falling For Grace
  • Andron
  • Particles of Truth
  • Rhinoceros Eye
  • The Betrothed
  • Martha: Behind Bars
  • The Unseen
  • Wake
  • Echo Park

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