Queer as Folk (U.S.)

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Queer as Folk
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Genre Drama
Developed by Ron Cowen
Daniel Lipman
Starring Michelle Clunie
Robert Gant
Thea Gill
Gale Harold
Randy Harrison
Scott Lowell
Peter Paige
Chris Potter
Hal Sparks
Sharon Gless
Jack Wetherall
Opening theme Seasons 1-3:
"Spunk" by Greek Buck
Seasons 4-5:
"Cue the Pulse to Begin" by Burnside Project
Country of origin United States
Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 83 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 44 to 58 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Showtime
Showcase
Original run December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03) – August 7, 2005 (2005-08-07)
Chronology
Related shows Queer as Folk (UK)

Queer as Folk is an American-Canadian drama television series that aired from 2000-2005 on Showtime. It is a remake of a British program with the same name. The series follows the lives of several gay men living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Due to the cost of making the series, it was actually filmed in Toronto, Canada. Following its first episode, the series quickly became the most-viewed program on the Showtime network in the United States, despite its somewhat controversial and graphic depictions of gay life.

Main cast (in alphabetical order)[change | change source]

Actor Character
Michelle Clunie Melanie Marcus
Robert Gant Ben Bruckner
Thea Gill Lindsay Peterson
Sharon Gless Debbie Novotny
Gale Harold Brian Kinney
Randy Harrison Justin Taylor
Scott Lowell Theodore (Ted) Schmidt
Peter Paige Emmett Honeycutt
Hal Sparks Michael Novotny