John Barrowman is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter, and writer. He has had many appearances on TV, making guest appearances on shows both in the UK and in the US. Barrowman has won a few awards for his role in the entertainment industry. He featured in one of his most famous works as Malcolm Merlyn on CW’s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
Let’s discuss his sexuality, who he has tied the knot with, and everything one ought to know about his love life, shall we?
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 11, 1967, John is the youngest of three children born to Marion and John Barrowman. His full name is John Scot Barrowman. He has a sister, Carol and a brother, Andrew. The mother of the home was a singer who also worked as a clerk and his father worked for heavy machinery company, Caterpillar. The Barrowman family spent eight years in Scotland after John’s birth before they relocated to the United States.
Barrowman attended Joliet West High School in Joliet where the family settled. During his time in high school, he was inspired by his English and music teachers who pushed him to hone and improve his artistic skills. Young Barrowman was continually coached along with the speech team of the school. This aided John to win roles on musical productions like Camelot, Anything Goes and a few others.
By the time Barrowman graduated from high school in 1985, he had become a naturalized citizen of the US. When it was time for College, Barrowman went to the United States International University (USIU) in San Diego, California to study Performing Arts. After four years, he studied Shakespeare for six months back in Britain.
Barrowman began his career in theater, performing at the Prince Edward Theater, West End, London in 1989. He played roles in plays like Matador (1991), Miss Saigon (1993), Sunset Boulevard (1994-1995) amongst others. Over the years, he continued to appear in plays in theaters in the UK. Barrowman also took a shot as a television presenter on the BBC on a number of programs.
When it came to his work on the prime time scene, Barrowman first starred as Peter Fairchild in Central Park West, which was shot in 1995. His next appearance came in 2000’s Titans. He started appearing as Malcolm Merlyn on CW’s series Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow in 2012. A contract signed in 2016 allowed him to appear on other superhero-themed shows like The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow produced by Greg Berlanti. Barrowman in May 2017, decided to leave the Arrowverse television franchise. Meanwhile, he is most famous in the UK for his work on the science fiction drama Doctor Who; wherein he played the role of Captain Jack Harkness.
Is John Barrowman Gay, Who Is His Husband?
John Barrowman is openly gay and has been so for a long time. He met Scott Gill, who would later become his husband at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1993 while the production of Rope was on. They stayed together since then and entered a civil partnership on December 27, 2006.
Barrowman and Gill got legally married the day after the ban on same-sex marriage was lifted in California. The date was July 2, 2013. The pair has been together for over twenty years.
Things You Need To Know About The Star
Now we look at some of the little facts that you might not be aware of concerning John Barrowman.
1. We all know that John Barrowman is a gifted actor, what you probably did not know is that he is actually a really good dancer. He came fourth on ITV talent show Dancing on Ice in 2006.
2. He came very close to returning for the sixth season of Doctor Who in 2011.
3. Will & Grace is one of the most popular US comedy series with near 200 episodes, what you didn’t know is that Barrowman was meant to star as Will Truman but was dropped because of sexuality-related issues.
4. Barrowman owns a life-size Dalek.
5. He is a talented musician and even released a few albums back in the early 1990s.
6. John is a known activist for gay rights.
7. He has enjoyed a storied career and as such has earned a fair wealth over the years. His net worth is an estimated $4 million.