We all know the gay actors who have walked a straight line like NPH and Jim Parsons. But continuing our feature for Pride month we are proud to present actors and actresses who play gay.
Steppenwolf founder Jeff Perry has played two gay roles First on “My So Called Life” as a drama teacher. But his most infamous gay role is as gay Chief of Staff to President Grant on “Scandal” . Here he is with his late husband played by Dan Bucatinsky. Jeff has two daughters and is married to the casting director for Shondaland shows Linda Lowry.
Jack Coleman was the second actor to play Stephen Carrington on “Dynasty” . Due to return on the revamped version of “Heroes” . Jack has certainly done the rounds as a father on “Chicago PD”, a murdering Senator, on “Castle” , and most notably the husband of the VP on “Scandal” . Daniel Langston . Langston had an affair with Cyrus Beane’s husband and then was murdered in cold blood by his wife.
Lisa Kudrow late of “Friends” and “Scandal” has made her comeback on HBO . Here she is a lesbian teacher in “The Opposite of Sex” . She was directed by Don Roos who is the husband of her gbff Dan Bucatinsky.
Eric McCormack has to be the most famous straight actor in tv history. For eight seasons, he played Will Truman on “Will and Grace” . Here is his endgame also hetero the fabulous Bobby Cannavale as Vince.
“Friends” that are very friendly. On the old show “Dirt” , Courteney Cox’s character gave a kiss to her friend Jennifer Aniston. Needless to say , it was the highest rated episode of the short lived FX series.
The late Robin Williams and Hank Azaria of “Simpsons” fame camped it up in the film “The Bird Cage” Robin was married to the great Nathan Lane and an added feature was an appearance by the wonderful Christine Baranski from “The Good Wife”
Wesley Snipes, Jon Leguizumo, and the late Patrick Swayze played three queens that go on a cross country trek and learn about life in “To Wong Foo, With Thanks Julie Newmar” . Stockard Channing is the battered woman who is helped by the “girls”
Natasha Lyonne of “Orange is the New Black” played a young girl questioning her sexualty in the camp film “But I’m A Cheerleader. The film also stars RuPaul as a straight camp counselor.
Eric Stonestreet is the loving hubby to Jesse Tyler Ferguson on “Modern Family” Cam and Mitch are one of the most popular couples on the show.
When Callie left “Grey’s”, someone had to be the one who mended Arizona’s broken heart. She found someone in the guise of Dr. Eliza Minnick. Marika Dominzyk. is also straight , she is the wife of former “Grey’s ” star and “Scandal” heartthrob, Scott Foley.
Chyler Leigh was the sweet, brilliant Lexi Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy” Now she is the bad ass on CW’s “Supergirl” sis of Kara , Alex . Alex is a member of the DEO and a lesbian.
Jack Falahee is the gay member of the Keating Five on “How to Get Away With the Murder” ,Connor Walsh. Him and lover Oliver Hammond are the coolest gay couple in Shondaland since Cyrus and James
On “Scandal” , Joe Morton plays the evil father of Olivia Pope . On the “Netflix hit “Grace and Frankie” , Joe plays gay friend of Grace and Frankie, Jason.
Finally we come to the former POTUS and love of Olivia’s life, Fitz , played by Tony Goldwyn. Tony has played gay a total of three times. He was an actor who was in the closet on “The L Word.” . He also played the gay son of a Jewish publisher in “The Substance of Fire.” His most famous gay television role was when he was Kendall Dobbs on “Designing Women.” He was a young man who was dying of AIDS and asked the girls to design his funeral. Recently, Tony had a reunion with one of the girls when Annie Potts guest starred on a episode of “Scandal.”