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Gale Morgan Harold III (born July 10, 1969) is an American actor known for his leading and recurring roles on Queer as Folk , Deadwood , Desperate Housewives , Grey's Anatomy , The Secret Circle and Defiance . He played the leading man in the indie hit film Falling for Grace .
Harold was born in Atlanta , Georgia. His father was an engineer and his mother a real estate agent. Because Harold's parents were devout Pentecostals , he had strict religious upbringing. At age 15, he left the church.
Following graduation from The Lovett School , Harold attended American University in Washington, DC , on a soccer scholarship. He began a Liberal Arts degree in romance literature, departing after a few months and moved to San Francisco, California to study photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked a variety of jobs including construction, bartender, waiter, and apprentice motorcycle mechanic and restorer.