17 Rumored Gay Actors Who Play Straight Characters

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One of the really interesting things about Hollywood is there are more actors and actresses than anyone would ever expect who are held up as heartthrobs for the opposite sex who actually have or are rumored to have zero interest in that opposite sex. There are plenty of characters on television and in the movies that are depicted as being womanizers who really have no actual interest in women in their personal lives. Check out just a few of these and prepared to be shocked.

Wentworth Miller

Miller has had many onscreen romances with very attractive young ladies. Off screen, the Prison Break star has been openly gay since 2013.

George Takei

The man who played Sulu on the original Star Trek has been an out gay man for decades. Just a few years ago, he married his long-time partner Brad.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris’s most famous role as an adult is that of Barney Stinson, who was a well-known skirt chaser on How I Met Your Mother. In real life, he recently married his husband, David Burtka.

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce’s most famous TV role was as Niles on Frasier. On that show he chased and eventually landed his father’s live-in physical therapist Daphne. In real life, he chased and eventually married Brian Hargrave.

JIm Parsons

Jim Parsons’ character on The Big Bang Theory is largely a-sexual, though he does have a long time girlfriend. In real life, he’s been openly gay since 2002.

John Mahoney

He was a real man’s man when he was on Frasier, but there are a number of rumors flying around Hollywood that John Mahoney is actually gay.

Victor Garber

Victor Garber didn’t come out as gay until 2012, but at the time he said all his friends knew his sexual orientation. He’s been with his partner, Rainer Andreesen for more than 15 years.

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto’s most famous romance on screen is on the new Star Trek movies where he is actively romancing Uhura as Commander Spock. In real life, he’s been out and proud for a few years now.

Guillermo Diaz

Guillermo Diaz doesn’t put his personal life front and center but he has actually been out as a gay man for his entire career. It seems this has actually kept the furor down.

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming’s acting career has had him playing a number of straight men. In real life he’s been out for quite a while and married his husband in 2007.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey has never actually confirmed he was gay, nor has he confirmed he was straight. There have been a number of rumors surrounding the actor for years and there have been a few photos snapped that seemed quite compromising.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer is another man who is kind of a notorious skirt-chaser on the show White Collar (even if he does it with great style.) A few years ago, he broke women’s hearts the world over when he announced he was gay.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin had all the women going wild when he was “Living La Vida Loca.” It turns out, he announced he was gay a few years after that song hit the top of the charts and now he actively works for gay rights around the world.

Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett’s most famous on screen romance was with Lindsey Lohan in Mean Girls. While he has never come forward and said he was gay, good friend Julianne Hough once accidently “outed” him in an interview.

Robert Reed

Robert Reed might have famously spawned one half of the Brady Bunch but he was also openly gay with those who were close to him.

Ian McKellan

Ian McKellan wasn’t keeping his sexuality a secret, but he’s still one of the oldest members on the list to come out as gay.

Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff famously chased Rachel Berry on Glee but in real life, he’s an out and proud gay man. As a bonus, check out who he’s holding hands with in this picture.