Queer As Folks Cast: Where Are They Now?

By: Brodie
12.5.2010

This December marks the ten-year anniversary of Queer As Folk, the game-changing gay television series that concluded in 2005.

The Showtime remake of the BBC hit followed the lives and loves of gay Pittsburgh pals featured hilarious mishaps, super graphic sex scenes, and a whole lot of real heart.

Find out what stars Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, and the rest of the cast have all been up to since then.

TVSquad.com catches us up on where we’ve seen our favorite Folks on TV lately:

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'Brian Kinney
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Super sexy ad exec Brian was concerned with himself, his BFF Michael and sleeping with as many people as possible until he met, and eventually fell in love with, the younger Justin, even though the two didn't end up together in the series finale. Harold, whose first major role was 'Queer as Folk' (he didn't start acting until he was 28), followed up the series with memorable guest appearances on 'The Unit,' 'Deadwood' (playing Wyatt Earp) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (where he played a white supremacist paramedic), and the lead role in the short-lived Fox drama 'Vanished,' where his character was killed off before the series ended. He also played Teri Hatcher's love interest on 'Desperate Housewives,' until a serious motorcycle accident derailed what was scheduled to be a more pivotal role, and currently, he plays law professor Julian Parrish on The CW series 'Hellcats.'

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'Justin Taylor
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Sweet Justin -- Michael's mom calls him "Sunshine" for his ever-present smile and cheery outlook -- slept with and fell in love with Brian during Justin's senior year of high school, and their on-again, off-again relationship, as well as the very talented Justin's art pursuits, marked most of his time on the show. Post-'QAF,' which was his first TV role, Harrison starred in the made-for-TV movie adaptation of the play 'Bang Bang You're Dead,' about school bullying, and has been very active in New York theater, including playing Boq in 'Wicked.' He also appeared earlier this year at a 'Queer As Folk'/'The L Word' convention in Paris.

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'Michael Novotny
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Brian's BFF since they were kids, Michael also not-so-secretly is in love with Brian, who values their friendship too much to date Michael. Michael, a retail manager who eventually realizes his dream of opening his own comic book shop, also eventually collaborates on a comic with Justin, and marries boyfriend Ben, with whom he adopts teenage Hunter. Sparks, a comedian who was best known as the post-Greg Kinnear and John Henson host of E!'s 'Talk Soup' before 'Queer as Folk,' followed his dramatic role with several reality TV appearances. He hosted The WB kids game show 'Survival of the Richest,' was a contestant himself on 'Celebrity Duets' and 'Celebracadabra,' and played himself in the video for Fall Out Boy's cover of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It.' He also starred in a Showtime stand up special, 'Hal Sparks: Charmageddon,' earlier this year, is a member of the rock band Zero1 and interacts with fans via Twitter and his official Website.

Get reacquainted with the rest of the Queer As Folks cast, including Sharon Gless, Peter Paige, Scott Lowell, Thea Gill, Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant, Jack Wetherall, and Dean Armstrong on TVSquad.com’s complete catch up.

 

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