Gale Harold is an American actor best known for his tlevision roles as Brian Kinney in Queer as Folk (2000-2005), as Agent Graham Kelton in Vanished (2006), as Jackson Braddock in Desperate Housewives (2008-2009), as Julian Parrish in Hellcats (2010-2011) and as Charles Meade in The Secret Circle, from 2011-2012.
Harold first came to the attention of American TV audiences on Showtime's Queer As Folk (2000) where he played Brian Kenney, a homosexual with an intense sexual appetite. The role garnered him popular acclaim for his breakthrough and controversial portrayal of a homosexual.
He was a main credited cast member in Vanished and has also had recurring roles on the television shows Deadwood, Street Time and The Unit.
Harold has had guest roles on numerous television series including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Deadwood, The Unit, Grey's Anatomy and CSI: NY.
He has appeared in the made-for-TV movies Fathers and Sons (2005) and Martha Behind Bars (2005) and in a number of feature films as well including 36K (2000), Mental Hygiene (2001),
Rhinoceros Eyes (2003), Particles of Truth (2003), Wake (2003), The Unseen (2005), Life on the Ledge (2005), Passenger Side (2009), Low Fidelity (2011), Fertile Ground (2011), Rehab (2011) and The Being Experience (2013).
On stage Harold has appeared in Austin Pendleton's Uncle Bob at the Soho Playhouse and Gillian Plowman's Me and My Friend at the Los Angeles Theatre Centre, and was a member of the classical theatre company A Noise Within.
Harold is a motorcycle enthusiast and former motorcycle technician.