Gale Harold is a middle child with an older sister and a younger brother. He
guards his privacy, and few details pertaining to Gale's upbringing have been
made public, aside from his own admission that growing up was a "bizarre
Pentecostal" experience. Jack London, David Bowie and J. R. R. Tolkien's Gandalf
have often been credited as some of his strongest adolescent influences.
After graduating from Southwest Dekalb High School, Gale Harold attended American University in Washington, D.C. on a soccer scholarship. He began a Liberal Arts degree in romance literature, only to depart after a year and a half, due to irreconcilable differences of opinion between himself and his coach. Gale then moved to San Francisco, California, United States to pursue an interest in fine arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. Eventually, he became dissatisfied with that, too, and opted to make other plans.
In 1997, friend Suzy Landau suggested Gale attempt stage acting. He re-located to Los Angeles and began a 3 year period of intensive drama study and exploration. At 28, he was accepted into the Actors Conservatory Program with the classical theater company A Noise Within. In the theatrical debut, Gale appeared as "Bunny" in Me and My Friends.
Much later, in 2000, Gale Harold finally landed the role that would thrust him into the national spotlight. He played Brian Kinney, a central character on Showtime's popular gay drama Queer as Folk to much critical acclaim until the series' end in late 2005.
In 2006, Gale Harold will play the lead in a pilot called Vanished for Fox. He will also guest star in several episodes of Deadwood playing Wyatt Earp.
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