John Barrowman

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John Barrowman

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John Barrowman

(1967-03-11) 11 March 1967 (age 55)
CitizenshipBritish, American
Alma materAlliant International University
Years active1989-present
Known forPlaying "Captain Jack Harkness" in Doctor Who and Torchwood
Height6'1" (1.85m)
Partner(s)Scott Gill (1993-present)

John Barrowman MBE (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom but moved to Joliet, Illinois in the 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.