John Barrowman

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John Barrowman

John Scot Barrowman

(1967-03-11) 11 March 1967 (age 57)
NationalityScottish, American
Alma materAlliant International University
Occupation(s)Actor, author, presenter, singer
Years active1987–present
Height6'1" (1.85 m)
Scott Gill (m. 2013)

John Scot Barrowman MBE (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, author, presenter and singer.

Early life[change | change source]

Barrowman was born on 11 March 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, but moved to Joliet, Illinois, United States when he was 8 years old and grew up there. He is citizen of both the United Kingdom and the United States because of this. Barrowman was a contestant on the first series of Dancing on Ice in 2006.

Acting and presenting[change | change source]

Barrowman is most known for playing the character Captain Jack Harkness in the television series Doctor Who and Torchwood. He is also a famous musical actor and singer. He has appeared in many musicals, as well as television shows about musicals. He also has been a presenter for series such as Live & Kicking and, the Hollow Earth trilogy. He is currently staring in CW's Arrow as Malcolm Merlyn.

Personal life[change | change source]

Barrowman is openly gay. He has been in a relationship with Scott Gill since 1993. They have been civil partners since 2006. They married in 2013.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Sun | John Barrowman on gay marriage". Archived from the original on 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-10-29.