• Born Gale Morgan Harold III in Decatur, Georgia, USA in 1969
• Attended South West Dekalb High School and The Lovett School, with a soccer scholarship to American University in Washington D.C.
• Began acting career in 1997 with Susan Landau's suggestion
• Starred in 83 episodes of “Queer as Folk” and had numerous other roles in films and TV shows
• Net worth of approximately $1.5 million

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Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1969
FactWas raised in a Pentecostal household.

Who is actor Gale Harold from “Grey’s Anatomy”?

Born Gale Morgan Harold III on the 10th of June 1969, in Decatur, Georgia USA, Gale is a 48-year-old Caucasian actor and producer, perhaps best known for appearing in the main male role in 83 episodes of “Queer as Folk”. He has had a number of other roles in various films and TV shows, throughout his career in the often lucrative acting profession since 2000.

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Early Life and Education

Raised in the said part of Atlanta, the middle child with a younger brother and an older sister,  Harold had an engineer father and a real-estate agent mother, both of whom were also devout Pentecostals, which is a renewal movement of Protestant Christianity. As such, Gale grew up in a strict religious environment, and was made to regularly attend church by his parents. However, he left the church on his own accord when he was 15-years-old. As per his education, he first attended South West Dekalb High School, and after that The Lovett School. At some point before matriculation, he received a soccer scholarship, and went on to further his education at the American University in Washington D.C., from where he graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in romance literature. Later on, he also studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California.


Unlike most actors, Gale didn’t actually plan on pursuing an acting career – he worked as a bartender, waiter, and an apprentice at a motorcycle mechanic workshop with a construction company. While employed there, he met Susan Landau, the daughter of the actor Martin Landau, and in 1997 she suggested he should try acting. Subsequently he passed an audition and was cast in his theatrical debut as Bunny, in the show entitled “Me and My Friends.” He later made his film debut in the movie entitled “36K” in 2000, and in the same year appeared in the TV series “Queer as Folk” as Brian Kinney, his most significant role thus far, and in which he stayed for 83 episodes, from 2000 through 2005. Since this was a lead role, Gale had a quick rise to stardom, concurrently landing another six minor roles. Then between 2005 and 2008, he landed ten more lesser roles, prior to being cast in 15 episodes of “Desperate Housewives” as Jackson Braddock, meanwhile also having starred in two episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” as Shane. In the following ten years, he was cast in two more TV shows and numerous films, all in lesser roles. He is currently involved in the production of a short film.

Love Life

As for Gale’s romantic involvements, there are a few details circulating online concerning this part of his life. It is known that he dated the actress Yara Martinez in 2011, then Danielle Saklofsky, with whom he apparently had a very tumultuous relationship, as Danielle ultimately filed for a restraining order against him in 2014, but Gale went on to ask for the same thing in court, claiming that Danielle had assaulted him on multiple occasions, attacking his head with a mason jar of coins, and later assaulting him outside a restaurant, shouting ‘You can’t leave me, I will destroy you!’ The court answered these pleas by giving them both a 100-yard restraining order against one another. At the moment, it doesn’t seem that Gale is dating anyone else. Ultimately, there have been certain rumors about his sexual orientation, as he is a known LGBT community supporter, and was also cast as a gay character in “Queer as Folk.” Gale thus made a video explaining that he himself is straight, but that some gay people are close to him.

What is Gale Harold’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Gale Harold is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Gale’s accumulated wealth is close to $1.5 million, largely aided by his successes in the acting industry, while the greatest contribution has come from his long-term screen presence in “Queer as Folk.” As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the actor, it is reputed by various sources that his height is 6ft 2ins (1.87m), and his weight 172lbs (78kg) at the moment. The circumference of his biceps measures at 15 inches, his waist at 33 inches and his chest at 40 inches. His hair is dark brown and his eyes are deep hazel, while his body shape is generally described as fit.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active actors to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. It looks like Gale himself is an active subscriber to this celebrity trend, as he is present on most popular social media networks, save for one. His Facebook page currently enjoys over 1,000 followers, while his Twitter account boasts a significantly higher 11,000 fans. It doesn’t look as though Gale has an Instagram account at the moment, or it is not accessible to the public.

General Info

Full NameGale Harold
Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1969
Height1.87 m
EducationAmerican University, The Lovett School, San Francisco Art Institute


SiblingsAnn Harold, David Harold


MoviesParticles of Truth, Andròn - The Black Labyrinth, Fertile Ground, Falling for Grace, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Rhinoceros Eyes, Low Fidelity, Martha: Behind Bars, Field of Lost Shoes, Passenger Side, Echo Park, Weepah Way for Now, The Unseen, Fathers and Sons, In the Woods, Wake, Life on the Ledge, Rehab, ...
TV ShowsThe Secret Circle, Hellcats, Vanished, Queer as Folk

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1Criticism is a surreal state, like a good drug gone bad. When it's bad you wish it would stop, and when it's good, you can't get enough.
2Be yourself. Kiss well and passionately, and move like you mean it.
3Men have been watching women make love to each other in magazines and films, forever. If you're sexually attracted to men, it stands to reason that you might like to see two men in a sexual situation. It's a real baseline dynamic! And it changes the power struggle, because women never got to see that. That's a bizarre sociological result of the show [Queer as Folk (2000)].
4I'm more interested in the quality of the work than its medium.
5If anyone can crack the publicity nut and figure out how to not come across hammy and contrived, I'd love to talk to them.
6I 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 bullshit that leads into things like world wars, racism, stereotypes, and bigotry.
7You 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.
8I 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.
9You have to like your character, because if you don't, no one else will either.


1Played "Valentine Xavier" in Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending", in Los Angeles, January-February 2010. [January 2010]
2In 2007, two years after Queer as Folk (2000) went off the air, Harold and Randy Harrison's characters, "Brian" and "Justin", won an only poll sponsored by the website Gay.com to choose TV's "Favorite Gay Couple". They won in a landslide, with 35% of the on-line vote.
3Was raised in a Pentecostal household.
4Past influences were Jack London, Gandalf & David Bowie.
5Attended South West Dekalb High School and The Lovett School.
6Has an older sister and a younger brother.
7Began acting at the age of 28.
8Avid reader of The Nation magazine.
9Worked as a carpenter and motorcycle mechanic before being cast in Queer as Folk (2000).




The Two Dogs2017post-productionMax Middlefinger (rumored)
Adoptable2016TV Series post-productionLeland Elizabeths
The Green Bench2015Short completedJack
Andron2015Julian (as Gale Morgan Harold III)
Kiss Me, Kill Me2015Stephen
Weepah Way for Now2015Theatrical Agent
Mari Celeste2015ShortJeremy
Defiance2013-2014TV SeriesConnor Lang
Echo Park2014Simon
Field of Lost Shoes2014Major Charles Semple
Cafe Attitude2013Short
The Being Experience2013/I
The Spirit Game2013ShortReggie
The Secret Circle2011-2012TV SeriesCharles Meade
Low Fidelity2011Ted
Rehab2011Dr. Daniel Brody
Hellcats2010-2011TV SeriesJulian Parrish
Fertile Ground2011Nate Weaver / William Weaver
CSI: NY2010TV SeriesKevin Scott
Passenger Side2009Karl
Desperate Housewives2008-2009TV SeriesJackson Braddock
Grey's Anatomy2007TV SeriesShane
Vanished2006TV SeriesAgent Graham Kelton
Deadwood2006TV SeriesWyatt Earp
The Unit2006TV SeriesRory
Falling for Grace2006Andrew Barrington Jr.
Martha Behind Bars2005TV MoviePeter Bacanovic
The Unseen2005Harold
Queer as Folk2000-2005TV SeriesBrian Kinney
Life on the Ledge2005Chaz
Fathers and Sons2005TV MovieElliott
Wake2003Kyle Riven
Rhinoceros Eyes2003Detective Phil Barbara
Particles of Truth2003Morrison Wiley
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesDr. Garrett Lang
Street Time2003TV SeriesGeoff Beddoes
Mental Hygiene2001ShortDavid Ryan
36K2000Booker O'Brien


Scott Walker: 30 Century Man2006Documentary associate producer


Such Good People2014the producers wish to thank - as Gale M. Harold III.


In My MirrorDocumentary completed
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Making a Scene2006TV Series documentaryAgent Graham Kelton
Larry King Live2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryBrian Kinney


Won Awards

2016FilmOut Audience AwardsFilmOut San Diego, USBest EnsembleKiss Me, Kill Me (2015)

Nominated Awards

2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a New Drama SeriesQueer as Folk (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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