Brian Kinney is one of the main characters on Queer as Folk.
Portrayed by actor Gale Harold, Brian serves as the show's antihero.
“Pretty Little Liars,” “Life Unexpected,” “Gossip Girl” — inappropriate student-teacher relationships are all the rage in teen TV these days, and “Hellcats” is about to follow suit.
Yes, Gale Harold fans, your man is finally about to get some lovin’ on everybody’s favorite pre-law cheerleader show, with his student, Marti (Aly Michalka). Marti is no longer in Julian’s class by the time they hook up, and their relationship develops as Marti uncovers some things she didn’t know about Julian’s backstory.
And I just think those are really human, human components.
KING: And Randy is the only other actual gay person in the show. RANDY HARRISON, ACTOR: I took the part because I got it. So, you know, I was actually excited to do it and ready to do it. SHARON GLESS, ACTRESS: Well, a friend of mind sneaked me the script. I'd never read anything like that on television and I wanted to be there.
“There are some interesting things that Marti finds out about Julian, some secrets that he has. “With Gale Harold, there’s this maturity and there’s this kind of taboo relationship between the two of them that makes it really interesting and sexy,” she adds.
“The fact that Marti is younger than Julian, but she’s mature for her age and there is that connection with the intelligence level and the intellect, [so it] makes sense for them to actually have a relationship.” The relationship is unlikely to evolve into anything particularly serious — and not just because Harold has a date with “The Secret Circle” next season.
THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. Showtime's hit series "Queer as Folk" steams up the screen. BRAUN: He said that, you know, he would be grousing with various friends at various times bemoaning the circumstance that he had living with Bonny and what she doing and the kind of person she was. BRAUN: By the fact that Deli (ph) went into court yesterday to try to get temporary guardianship of Rose and the judge turned her down. She plays Debby (ph) Novotny, the mother of Michael. In New York is Gale Harold, who plays Brian Kinney (ph), a successful ad executive unapologetic about his feelings. And I called Showtime and asked if the part had been cast. And I said, well, I'd really like to have that part. And, actually, there's been very little trouble around this show.
It's not another "Ellen." It's graphic, raw and controversial. He announced today that two former "Baretta" stuntmen apparently will be witnesses for the prosecution. HARLAND BRAUN, ROBERT BLAKE'S ATTORNEY: Well, I didn't sort of announce -- I confirmed their identities. And he said, you know, these are a lot of rough and ready guys, these stunt people and all of his friends. KING: Harland, would you describe yourself as confident? That's really sent him into a very depressed state because, you know, Rose is the most important thing his life in addition to his other two children. KING: Harland Braun, the defense attorney for Robert Blake. Also in New York is Randy Harrison, who plays Justin Taylor. So, they sent me to the producers and it was one of the most fun interviews I've ever been on. GLESS: Because I smelled trouble and I wanted to be part of that.
And the slightly ominous words from his rep -- "Everyone is hopeful for a full recovery.""D.
H." creator Marc Cherry says Harold has swelling of the brain but is expected to recover.
In November 2007, the character was voted the 'The Most Popular Gay Character on Television' by After Ellen's sister site, After Elton.