Charlie Barnett Shirtless, Gay, Boyfriend, Chicago Fire Hunk

Charlie Barnett Came Out as a Gay Dude. We are updating this post, which we wrote back in 2013, simply to note that Charlie has apparently been out of the closet for a while now. In fact, according to , he came out when he was 13 years old and considers his gayness to be a gift that has helped him as an actor.

He says, “I’m incredibly thankful to have been born this way. It’s given me unbelievable gifts, and I know that each of my characters that I work on that are gay have some of those things that we would have to fight for–even today that I would have to fight for. It’s built up a certain kind of ability in myself as an artist that I’m forever f*cking grateful for.”

Charlie is currently starring in Tales of the City which you should go watch on Netflix because it is really good. It’s got Bob the Drag Queen too which is quite a treat.

Charlie Barnett Shirtless Photos Part II. We only had one shirtless pic of the hunky actor in our previous post but here’s another one we grabbed from Russian Doll which is also on Netflix.

Charlie Barnett Boyfriend? Is he dating anyone at the moment? Does he have a boyfriend or partner? Yes, he does. In the Queerty article we referred to above, he mentions a partner when talking about gay black representation.

He says, “It’s incredibly amazing, of course. I was at home with my partner going over this question trying to figure out how to … answer it. It’s incredible and I think we all know that, having that opportunity. It was the first time I saw a man who looked like me and he was definitely open about his sexuality.”

We do not know who the lucky guy is but we’ll update this post once we find out in the future. For the time being, here’s Charlie and his Tales of the City TV boyfriend, Murray Bartlett.

Charlie Barnett Underwear: Boxers or Briefs? In this scene from Tales of the City, we see our Charlie in a pair of boxer briefs underwear.

….. Charlie Barnett – Peter Mills: Shirtless Chicago Fireman Hunk (8 February 2013). It’s hard to find shirtless photos of Charlie Barnett as fireman Peter Mills on the NBC hit show Chicago Fire. Apparently, that is not an accident. His co-stars — particularly Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey and Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide — are chucking off their shirts left and right but Peter Mills has kept his on. So far.

He addressed the question on whether we will see his six pack abs in an interview with “Oh yea, I’m sure. I haven’t come to it yet. I’m still the youngin’ on the cast, the rookie, the freshman. I think they want to keep this wholesome image that he wants to have. I’m more than willing to get n*ked, so I have no issues with it. But I hope that when it comes it’s in a tasteful manner and useful to the show but yea not just strip down. But I’m sure I’ll be getting undressed at some point.”

Well, fortunately, we do have this shirtless photo of Charlie from the Chicago Fire December 2012 calendar which featured his shirtlessness. Awesome! But it would be more awesome if the next calendar have the Chicago Fire cast pose in their underwear, no?

For our friend Deena though, this photo of Charlie and a dog beats any shirtless fireman photo out there.

Chicago Fire is Charlie’s most prominent project so far. He talks about how he landed the role in his interview with TV After Dark: “I auditioned and endured the long process of auditioning just like everybody. Well almost everybody on the cast went through it. For me, when I read the script and I walked in … Peter Mills and I really kind of relate. I keep saying that. I think it [the script] puts it perfectly. He’s at the point where he’s that hero, he’s a young hero, he’s childlike wanting to be like his father and wanting to grow into this savior. To give himself for the good of what he’s received. Kind of what I relate with first.”

Considering that NBC ordered additional episode for the first season, it is very likely that we will be seeing a second season (and hopefully more) of the drama series. This means, of course, that there will be more biceps-baring from Pete Mills. Hehe.

Is Peter Mills going to get a girl? Charlie says he hopes he does: “I hope so, I don’t know yet. He’s kind of shy but he knows he’s got some game, but he doesn’t like to flash it around. He doesn’t like to throw it out there. I think he likes a respectful woman who’s a little bit harder to get, you know what I mean? He doesn’t go for the easiest gal on the pole, like some of the guys on the squad. [laughs] But he definitely is flirting around. He gets knocked down in the first episodes, as you see on the commercial, by one of the characters (Leslie Shay).”

What about in real life, does Charlie Barnett have a girlfriend? Is this his girlfriend? Nah, don’t be silly. That’s not his girlfriend but his Chicago Fire co-star Teri Reeves.

Charlie Barnett Shirtless, Gay, Boyfriend, Underwear, Fire Hunk. First posted 8 February 2013. Last updated: March 2, 2020 at 8:05 am.

Charlie Barnett Brings Black Gay Representation to Tales of the City

Charlie Barnett Brings Black Gay Representation to Tales of the City

The actor discussed the importance of being seen in media on a recent panel of the Netflix revival.

Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin, was a groundbreaking series of novels about LGBTQ San Francisco, which first debuted in the 1970s as a serial column in the Pacific Sun and the San Francisco Chronicle. Tales offered readers an unprecedented look at the city’s queer residents. It was also one of the first written works to address the AIDS crisis. 

These stories marked a milestone in queer representation in America — particularly after a miniseries, starring Laura Linney as straight newcomer Mary Ann Singleton and Olympia Dukakis as her transgender landlady, Anna Madrigal, premiered in 1991 on PBS and brought gay and lesbian characters into living rooms across the country.

Despite these victories in visibility, Maupin had regrets about the lack of representation of people of color at 28 Barbary Lane. At an Outfest Q&A in 2017The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, the author called Tales of the City’s all-white cast a „mistake,“ after an audience member noted how they did not feel seen in the series.

„I was scared as a writer that I would look uncool if I tried to represent people who were not of my race and didn’t do it well. That’s just stupid. I took on lesbians, and I didn’t think I knew anything about them. As I said in the [documentary], it’s about the human heart, so that was a mistake on my part,“ Maupin responded.

„We are really remedying that in the new Tales of the City, the new [Netflix] television series,“ promised Maupin. „If I’m given credit for educating the rest of the world, I’ve also been educating myself in this whole process. But yeah, I agree with you, and we’re gonna do something about it.“

The Netflix revival of Tales of the City will premiere June 7. The first episode, screened at a Tuesday preview at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, does indeed show a more diverse Barbary Lane.

Although many of the central characters are still white — Linney and Dukakis have returned to reprise their roles, Murray Bartlett has taken on the character of Michael „Mouse“ Tolliver, and Ellen Page is an addition as Shawna — the new Tales also features trans actors and actors of color, among them Garcia, May Hong, Christopher Larkin, Ashley Park, and Charlie Barnett. Bob the Drag Queen, a RuPaul’s Drag Race alumnus and comedian, also has a role as a sharp-tongued bartender.

At a panel following the screening moderated by The Advocate’s feminism editor, Tracy E. Gilchrist, Barnett — who portrays Ben Marshall, Mouse’s love interest — was asked what it meant to bring black and gay representation to Tales of the City and the media landscape at large.

„It’s incredibly amazing of course,“ Barnett responded. „I was at home with my partner going over this question trying to figure out how to … answer it. It’s incredible and I think we all know that, having that opportunity.“

However, Barnett also noted it was „a lot of pressure“ to bring LGBTQ representation in an arena when, even in 2019, many „voices aren’t being heard,“ and „our entire community wants to see it reflected.“ He expressed sympathy for showrunner Lauren Morelli (Orange Is the New Black), for taking on that „kind of weight.“

Barnett, a 31-year-old actor known for roles on Chicago Fire, Russian Doll, and an upcoming part in Netflix’s You, knows the importance of representation firsthand. One of the first (and few) times he felt like he saw himself onscreen was Basquiat, a 1996 biopic about the black queer graffiti artist of the same name played by Jeffrey Wright.

„It was the first time I saw a man who looked like me and he was definitely open about his sexuality,“ Barnett said, adding, „That person understood who I was and I understood who they were. It gave me so many stepping stones to understanding my own emotions.“

Barnett, who said he came out at 13 after his parents „basically sat me down and were like, homie“ — a remark that drew laughter from the audience — cited his gay identity as one of his strengths as an actor.

„I’m incredibly thankful to have been born this way, it’s given me unbelievable gifts, and I know that each of my characters that I work on that are gay have some of those things that we would have to fight for — even today that I would have to fight for,“ he said. „It’s built up a certain kind of ability in myself as an artist that I’m forever fucking grateful for.“

Tales of the City, a ten-part series, will drop June 7 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

 Charlie Barnett Brings Black Gay Representation to Tales of the City

Is Charlie Barnett (Actor) Married? His Bio, Age, Wife. and Net worth

Is Charlie Barnett married? No, he isn’t. Regarding his sexual orientation, Barnett is gay. He has kept his personal life details out of the wiki. Barnett has described that his gay status is one of his acting strengths. Being a successful and talented entertainer, his fans have developed a curiosity in knowing in-depth information about his current and past relationship records. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Barnett:

Born as Charlie Barnett, he landed the planet on February 4, 1988, which makes his age be 32 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American actor known for portraying a firefighter/paramedic named Peter Mills on the NBC drama Chicago Fire (2012-2015). He is also recognized for appearing on the Netflix thriller series You as Gabe Miranda, Netflix comedy series Russian Doll as Alan Zaveri and Netflix series Tales of the City as Ben Marshall.

Is Charlie Barnett (Actor) Married? His Bio, Age, Wife. and Net worth

Charlie Barnett Biography, Dating, Girlfriend, Married, Gay, Net Worth, Wiki

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Charlie Barnett Biography, Dating, Girlfriend, Married, Gay, Net Worth, Wiki

Tales of the City author: ‚Gay actors for gay roles‘

In 1993, Channel 4 produced the first TV adaptation of the well-loved stories (Maupin has written 10) which follow a group of San Franciscans over several months in the 1970s. The stories have interwoven plots and interrelated characters, some of whom are LGBT.

The original series caused a stir when it eventually aired in the United States on PBS later that year because of its LGBT characters, scenes showing nudity and drug taking.

PBS was flooded with calls from the public, both before and after Tales of the City was screened, with many demanding the show be cancelled. And as the argument rumbled on there was a bomb threat in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

„When Tales of the City appeared in America in 1994, it was the first time Americans had seen two men kissing on broadcast television. It caused an uproar with certain right wing groups who petitioned Congress. They shut it down, essentially,“ says Maupin.

PBS went on to screen two versions of the show, one as produced and one edited to remove scenes such as two men in bed together.

But it didn’t stop the protests from groups promoting family values who called it „gay propaganda“ and „anti-family, anti-religious“. The debate also went to the Senate in some states.

The series was nonetheless a huge ratings hit for PBS, and also won a legion of fans and much critical praise. PBS was spooked though and shied away from making the sequel, leading Maupin to say PBS had „caved“ in.

Netflix’s release will be the fourth TV adaptation of Maupin’s books. Each series has taken up a different stage in Maupin’s series. But this latest venture is its most diverse yet. The actors chosen to play the iconic roles were this time very important to the author, one of the leading names in queer literature.

„I just think that a gay actor can bring something special to the role from their own experience. I’ve always wanted a gay man to play Michael Tolliver, for instance, he’s sort of my alter ego,“ says Maupin.

Michael’s character is played by Murray Bartlett. Other cast members include Laura Linney, who has played the central character of Mary Ann Singleton in all series, and Olympia Dukakis (also in the show from the start) as Anna Madrigal. Ellen Page, Paul Gross and Josiah Victoria Garcia and Zosia Mamet also feature.

There is currently a heated debate within Hollywood about whether non-LGBT actors should be playing LGBT roles, especially when there is so much queer acting talent available to represent themselves.

According to industry insiders, several of these performers will be out of work, whilst their straight and cisgendered (meaning they identify with their birth sex)colleagues go to great lengths to perform their potentially perfect queer castings.

Maupin believes that many LGBT performers will stay silent about their sexuality, hoping to not get typecast or overlooked.

„We’ve got many more ‚out‘ actors now, but not enough. There’s still huge lies being told across the board, because agents demand that if they’re gay actors, there’s still an idea in Hollywood that the big stars can’t be gay.

„And we do have four or five really big stars who are gay, and they’ve gone to great lengths to cover it up, getting wives and girlfriends.

„When you see Murray Bartlett, or Ellen Page, who plays Shauna Hawkins, you can you can feel the truth of what they’re doing… In a way that you wouldn’t if a straight actor was busy trying to distance himself or herself.“

It isn’t just diverse sexualities and genders that audiences can expect on their screens – the author also pushed for racial diversity too.

„When I wrote Tales of the City, 40 years ago, I was a little white boy straight out of the South and so too many of the people were white. For several of the characters in Tales, we’ve changed their racial component, because we wanted more black people in the show.“

Younger generations of LGBT people may not be aware of Tales of the City existing prior to this Netflix series launching, but Maupin has been widely thanked by several generations of queer people for bringing their lives to the mainstream.

They thank him for making wider society aware of the community’s existence and importance when not many others would.

„This has been a long struggle. There’s still plenty of people that need to hear it, because they believe their church or their parents, or their repressive country about who they are.

„To know that I’ve told a story that has endured and people want to keep knowing about these people, that’s the best a writer can ask for.“

Tales of the City author: 'Gay actors for gay roles'

Charlie Barnett: Is He Single Or Dating? Know About His Net Worth, Age, Bio

An American actor, Charlie Barnett keeps shining in the Hollywood industry despite having been brought by adoptive parents. He is one of the who has a low-key personal life and also enjoys sailing and .

Let’s find out everything about him including his dating life and net worth.

Interview: Tales of the City’s Charlie Barnett

A fun occurrence took place as Brief Take spoke on the phone to Tales of the City and Russian Doll star Charlie Barnett as he was strolling along on the streets of New York City. He was recognized. And what made the encounter especially memorable is that the person seemed to have come up to Barnett and said “What do I know you from?” and Barnett, ever gracious, replied “Russian Doll” (in which he memorably portrayed Alan Zaveri). Barnett will also be recognizable from his turn on Tales as Ben Marshall. He also has a role on the upcoming season of the Netflix series You. For now, Tales of the City and Russian Doll is a one-two punch that is bringing a wide audience to Charlie Barnett and for all of this, it was one of the most spirited interviews in which we have participated.

The following is a condensed and edited version of our interview with the energetic and talented Charlie Barnett.

Charlie Barnett: Oh, I know. The day that I walked in, the first day of set, our chairs were sitting there and his says ‘Murray Bartlett’ and mine says ‘Charlie Bartlett’ and I was like: [laughs loudly] oh great, they’ve already married us off, right? [laughs]

CB: Yes, it is, it is, I was very upset as I was graduating when that movie came out, and I was like [raises voice]: “How did I not get to audition?!”.

CB: Murray is one of the best people on this Earth. I’m convinced, he really is like [chuckles] a gem of a human being. It’s almost too much to even sum up. I hate to put it like this, because it sounds weird to people, but he literally is like a brother to me. He’s such an important part of my life. I’m thankful that I’ve gotten to meet him, and yes, we do have weird sexual experiences on the television show, [laughs] but putting all that aside, he’s been such a great confidant as a friend. And as an artist, he’s always available and challenging. And artists that can actually draw more out of you, and also give everything while you’re there is like: that’s Meryl Streep level, that’s Laura Linney level. I know I can come on that day and have fun because this person is going to make it amazing.

CB: Oh God, yeah. I had never met Murray, but I knew him from afar. I’d watched Looking and I had a really close friend, Frankie J. Alvarez, who was on Looking, he played Agustín, and he told me stories about Murray and Jonathan (Groff) and how amazing they both were. I mean, that whole cast, really. So I had an inkling into knowing that he was a good guy. [laughs] We didn’t audition together, he auditioned here in New York and I was in L.A., so we kind of booked it on different ends of the country and then showed up.

I mean, other than that, Laura Linney I have been watching since [laughs] the day and I went to Julliard and she actually spoke to us at our third year or something, so I kind of nonchalantly met her. But, come on, how could you not know and be in love with [pronounced with Southern accent] Miss Laura Linney and be in awe at all points?! And Olympia (Dukakis), in the same boat, and Ellen (Page), in the same boat. I’m a huge fan of Ellen’s documentary series Gaycation. I think that the work that she is doing, beyond that, in her own personal field is like…I wish that I had two inches of her strength and ability and ferociousness. And on top of that she’s one of the most loving and enduring and soft, kind human beings with whom I have ever come in contact. I’m so in awe of her. It’s kind of like Natasha (Lyonne). I mean, I love them like sisters, I look up to them so much, but I’m terrified, because I feel like I don’t want to be an idiot in front of either of them. [laughs]

And Lauren Morelli is one of my closest friends now, just because her relationship with Samira Wiley, you know, they’re married. Samira and I went to college together, Samira basically got me in on these last 5 jobs, I feel like. [laughs] I will say that I had to audition for each one of them. I had to prove myself, but the connection of our friendship has been a personal benefit first and foremost, but I think has put me in position. I mean I held a bachelorette party for her, and that’s where I met Zosia (Mamet). I went to her wedding and had known her for years and became friends with Lauren because of it. And one of her producers from Orange is the New Black called me to do a scene because they had seen my work because they knew I was friends with her. I guess it’s how the business works, and I’m thankful for it, but I’m also like “Ooooh, I got a little in”. [laughs]

CB: My character from the books, because you know our series starts within the last four books, it’s the new portion of the books that Armistead wrote from 2010 or ’11 on until 2015 or ’16 when he finished them. They are kind of like taken out of the realm of the old books, but there are still a lot of the same characters. There’s still a lot of the same stuff and there’s some new people added, and one of the new people is my character, Ben, and Ben is based off of Armistead’s current husband who is a white guy and who is the most sweet human being on top of that, too. He’s really a great human being too, but he’s a white guy. And so I know from Lauren, initially they were looking for someone that was like him, and they wanted someone that filled that build. I think they’d been auditioning people, even, prior to her being like “Oh, shit, what about Charlie? I know that he’s black, but Armistead, would be open to your partner being reflected as a black man?”. And he asked him as well, and they of course were more than happy with it. I think that race aside, you know, he and I are very similar, [laughs] and we relate, so I guess I should hope to fill the page.

CB: No, one hundred and fifty per cent, no. [laughs] And I hope that they won’t take offence to that. I mean I’m sure that they would agree in some parts. I mean we had no clue what it was going to be and it’s not necessarily because of the piece, it’s not necessarily because of any of the creators or the producers or any of the technical shit, actually more so the technical shit. We block shot it over two and a half months, and basically in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan. The block shooting, if, I don’t know if you know, is basically you film everything that is in one location on that day or in that week, and we’re a cyclical show, so we would be doing episode 1, 4, 8 and 3 today, jumping back and forth all in between. For an actor doing that, and on top of it on a show that, you know, we come back and forth into the same situations each time that Natasha and I experienced it, it was completely different. We have to take what we received from the last one and it has to feed into our information even if it’s returning to the same place. It was really, really, really, really challenging. And like good or bad wasn’t part of the equation, it was more “Am I doing what I should be doing so that we can connect these beats? Is everything going to add up? Is this going to be able to edit together?” It’s like “Oh God”. The way that it turned out? I could not have expected that. I’m blown away, and I mean that with the utmost love and respect and not surprise, but more so happiness.

CB: Think of it in your own life as having to squash a part of yourself that is so apparent. [laughs loudly] It’s really fucking hard. I had a lot of questioning if I was doing it right. Luckily, I was guided by these incredible women who had my back and I trusted. It was scary and at times I freaked out, like anybody would and should, you gotta earn this shit. [laughs] But it was really hard, it was a challenge for me. It’s about not doing less, he’s not doing less, I know that a lot of people think, “Oh, he’s not doing anything”, He says so much, there’s a world of fire burning inside of him and he tries to hold it all down. I think about this often. I had a teacher at Julliard say “Any person in real life, if they’re crying, they don’t want to cry with all of their ability”. There’s a vulnerability, it’s a break. And it’s beautiful and it’s useful, but you usually don’t want to feel it, you have to fight it with all of your ability. For Alan, it’s like this man has a fuckin’ hurricane inside of him and he’s not letting any of it out. That is where his physicality came from and that’s where he was really born.

CB: If you’ve seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch there’s a song at the beginning of it about finding at the beginning that you’re all connected, like two heads in one, and then we separated off, but it’s all about finding that perfect balance. And it’s not necessarily a relationship balance, it’s not a sexual balance, it’s more like an emotion, like ebb and flow, and that’s how I look at Russian Doll, too, big picture. I don’t know if Natasha and Leslye agree with me.

CB: Of course. How could anybody say no to that?! [laughs] Heck yeah!

CB: As much as this show is for the LGBTQIA+ community, it is for solace. What I really love about it is as much as we deal with drama, that scene in the fourth episode with the table and the aftermath of my race and how it figures into that situation, there is dark parts and there’s struggle, it is a show about life. It’s not a show that is going to see an LGBTQIA+ person in a terrifying, dramatic, horrible situation, you get to see relationships crumble. You get to see them build. You get to see them putting effort into friendships, you get to see people called out on challenges, beliefs and thoughts, but it’s not a traumatic world. And for me, I’ve always loved, like Friends was kind of that. Something safe and enjoyable that made me risk, of course at times, but made me feel welcome. Let me correct myself: Friends didn’t do that much for my race or my gender identity [laughs] but it did do a lot for being a person moving to New York [laughs] even though that was kind of bullshit too. Friends is maybe not the best example, but this show I am excited for because I hope that it does give a safe place to go and watch. And if in that it also turns some people who maybe have disparaging ideas of this community: all the fuckin’ better. Hell yeah!

CB: I’m going to be blatantly honest, I’m hesitant. I know, being a part of this community, I know our demands and our wishes and our dreams to see representation. And God knows, it’s a wide pool of representation. I think that for years and years people try to categorize, well, if you’re gay, you’re this or that, if you’re a lesbian, you’re this or you’re that, if you’re transsexual, you’re this or you’re that, and it’s like: “No!” even within those guides, we disagree, we’re completely different and on a different scales. And then not to mention that race factors into it, wholeheartedly, there’s still a lot of representation with Tales that I feel is lacking. But I’m excited to see how much people can relate on a human level. And maybe don’t see their exact representation, but maybe they can understand, you know, [chuckles] Mary Ann more than they thought that they would and relate to some of the feelings that she has that will actually help them in their life. I know it’s cliché, but it’s the age old kind of stuff. I’m really interested to see how the community reflects on it.

Charlie Barnett (What do we know)

I love Charlie Barnett playing Alan on Russian Dolls. Anyone know which team he plays for? Natasha Lyonne is very gay friendly so I am hoping that extends to her casting choices. He is so handsome in a non traditional way. Just love me some of him.

I liked him when he was on „Chicago Fire“ for the first three seasons. He’s in two gay-themed movies, „Gayby“ and „Private Romeo.:

… And he’s going to play Michael Tolliver’s boyfriend on the new Tales of the city!

I liked him on Chicago Fire. I wish they hadn’t fired him.

Not traditionally handsome? Because he’s biracial? The dude is conventionally, ridiculously hot.

Why does he have that white boy hairline? The black man is supposed to keep his line up tighter than that.

His mother is Swedish. His father is something else.

Despite these victories in visibility, Maupin had regrets about the lack of representation of people of color at 28 Barbary Lane. At an Outfest Q&A in 2017 for his documentary The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, the author called Tales of the City’s all-white cast a „mistake,“ after an audience member noted how they did not feel seen in the series.

„I was scared as a writer that I would look uncool if I tried to represent people who were not of my race and didn’t do it well. That’s just stupid. I took on lesbians, and I didn’t think I knew anything about them. As I said in the [documentary], it’s about the human heart, so that was a mistake on my part,“ Maupin responded.

„We are really remedying that in the new Tales of the City, the new [Netflix] television series,“ promised Maupin. „If I’m given credit for educating the rest of the world, I’ve also been educating myself in this whole process. But yeah, I agree with you, and we’re gonna do something about it.“

The Netflix revival of Tales of the City will premiere June 7. The first episode, screened at a Tuesday preview at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, does indeed show a more diverse Barbary Lane.

Although many of the central characters are still white — Linney and Dukakis have returned to reprise their roles, Murray Bartlett has taken on the character of Michael „Mouse“ Tolliver, and Ellen Page is an addition as Shawna — the new Tales also features trans actors and actors of color, among them Garcia, May Hong, Christopher Larkin, Ashley Park, and Charlie Barnett. Bob the Drag Queen, a RuPaul’s Drag Race alumnus and comedian, also has a role as a sharp-tongued bartender.

At a panel following the screening moderated by The Advocate’s feminism editor, Tracy E. Gilchrist, Barnett — who portrays Ben Marshall, Mouse’s love interest — was asked what it meant to bring black and gay representation to Tales of the City and the media landscape at large.

„It’s incredibly amazing of course,“ Barnett responded. „I was at home with my partner going over this question trying to figure out how to … answer it. It’s incredible and I think we all know that, having that opportunity.“

However, Barnett also noted it was „a lot of pressure“ to bring LGBTQ representation in an arena when, even in 2019, many „voices aren’t being heard,“ and „our entire community wants to see it reflected.“ He expressed sympathy for showrunner Lauren Morelli (Orange Is the New Black), for taking on that „kind of weight.“

Barnett, a 31-year-old actor known for roles on Chicago Fire, Russian Doll, and an upcoming part in Netflix’s You, knows the importance of representation firsthand. One of the first (and few) times he felt like he saw himself onscreen was Basquiat, a 1996 biopic about the black queer graffiti artist of the same name played by Jeffrey Wright.

„It was the first time I saw a man who looked like me and he was definitely open about his sexuality,“ Barnett said, adding, „That person understood who I was and I understood who they were. It gave me so many stepping stones to understanding my own emotions.“

Barnett, who said he came out at 13 after his parents „basically sat me down and were like, homie“ — a remark that drew laughter from the audience — cited his gay identity as one of his strengths as an actor.

„I’m incredibly thankful to have been born this way, it’s given me unbelievable gifts, and I know that each of my characters that I work on that are gay have some of those things that we would have to fight for — even today that I would have to fight for,“ he said. „It’s built up a certain kind of ability in myself as an artist that I’m forever fucking grateful for.“

Tales of the City, a ten-part series, will drop June 7 on Netflix.

Just link next time. If we want to read it, we will.

I loved him on Chicago Fire. Happy that he came out. I always had a feeling he was gay.

Cute guy, and not a bad actor. Too bad the new „Tales of the City“ was a total turd.

Charlie Barnett Gay, Dating Girlfriend? 

Looking at the roles he plays, the actor sure doesn’t mind letting his romantic side become the talk of the town. He doesn’t fail to portray his character inevitably.

Charlie shares a very romantic relationship with his on-screen partners and portrays the character in a justified way.

He played the role of a husband in the series, Secret and Lies, along with his co-star, Anna Lynne McCord who played the role of his wife.

Charlie might have gone on dating in his TV shows and movies with his on-screen girlfriends, but he is not dating a girlfriend in real life. Many might wonder why this good looking actor is not dating, but well! He did mention his partner in one of his interviews. 

Just that he won’t be dating a girlfriend as he came out as gay at the age of 13. The actor has been open about his sexuality to the world, but some might still be unaware of it. 

As a talented and skilled actor, Charlie believes that being gay helped him in his path of acting. 

Career and Professional Life

In 2006, he appeared on Circus Island as Billy Robarts. He appeared as Chuck Mills in crime-drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010. In 2011, he appeared in Private Romeo as Ken Lee / Prince Escalus. The same year, he played the role of Dr. Sam Harris in an episode called “Cadaver” of police procedural television series Law & Order: Criminal Inten.

He was starred as Daniel in romantic comedy-drama film Gayby which was directed by Jonathan Lisecki in 2012. The same year, he appeared in science fiction action comedy film Men in Black 3. He was also seen as Aaron in The Happy Sad. He is also noted for appearing in action-drama television series Chicago Fire as Peter Mills (main cast).

He was also seen in the main cast in television programs like mystery anthology television series Secrets and Lies, military drama television series Valor, comedy-drama web television series Russian Doll and drama web television miniseries Tales of the City.

Personal Life

American actor Charlie Barnett isn’t married yet. He is gay regarding his sexual orientation which he came out openly from the age of 13. He has already lived in multiple cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Salt Lake City while pursuing his career. In his free time, he loves sailing and has a deep interest in playing classic cars and Ms. Pac-Man. At present, Barnett resides in Los Angeles.

Little late to the insta party… but #emmys 2019 thanks you @ports1961 for this green dream

A post shared by Charlie Barnett (@_charliebarnett) on Dec 3, 2019 at 10:39am PST

Salary and Net worth

Tales of the City star Charlie Barnett has an estimated net worth of 1.8 million USD. He is active in the industry since 2006 and has already appeared in multiple successful films and television series. For his amazing acting profession, he was listed in Out100 Entertainers of the Year list for 2019 by Out Magazine.

He is known for his continuous efforts trying to polish his acting skills. He has retained a roster of followers from his outstanding performances in movies like Private Romeo, Gayby and The Happy Sad as well as television series like Chicago Fire, Orange Is the New Black, Tales of the City, You and so on.

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The NYC premiere of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City took place Monday at the Metrograph, bringing out many of the stars and creatives behind the continuation of the beloved queer classic.

Keep reading for all the photos from the night, and watch the series on Netflix beginning June 7, when it streams globally. I hope they force Maggie Smith to do a little intro before each episode to get revenge for Laura Linney …

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Career and Early Life

It is amazing this celebrated artist was able to discover theater at an early age of six. It was then that he started performing in musicals and operas. The pursuit of his career has seen him live in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

The one man that Charlie attributes the start of his career is Dick Wolf, a crew member in the Chicago Fire. According to Charlie Barnett, Dick Wolf gave him the first opportunity to serve immediately after High school. It was Dick who gave him a role in movies . Although the two got separated for a while, they later reconnected at Chicago Fire.

He took a great part in the Carnegie Mellon Musical Theater Summer Program. Charlie Barnett has done supporting roles in the movie “Men in Black”. He has also featured in “Gayby,” which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival this year.

Other shows where Charlie Barnett has made appearances in include a modern take on Romeo and Juliet).

Charlie Barnett Dating Girlfriend or Married?

A number of celebrities have chosen to keep their personal lives completely away from the public. Their efforts have, however, increased their fans curiosity. Most of the fans would like to know about their celebrities dating, girlfriends, whether they are married or not. One of such celebrities is Charlie Barnett. He has kept a very low profile of his personal life.

The celebrated actor has hardly addressed his relationship status. As a result, at times there are even rumors that he might be gay. However, nobody has been able to prove this speculation. It may be that he is concentrating on his career or he simply does not want his private life in the public. For now, he is deemed to be single, maybe until any information of him dating surfaces.

Private Romeo (DVD)

Romeo & Juliet but gone gay in a military academy. That’s what Private Romeo is and it’s just as intriguing yet problematic as that sounds. A group of lads at a military school are studying Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy. However they don’t leave the Bard’s words behind when the bell rings, with Romeo & Juliet taking over their lives as two of the boys develop a forbidden love. However as rivalries grow this newfound love could develop into full blown tragedy.

It’s certainly an interesting idea, especially as the film keeps Shakespeare’s verse, but there are some major problems. Writer/director Alan Brown has chopped Shakespeare’s text down, added some modern music and social media touches and turned Juliet into a boy, but it never quite feels as if he makes the whole concept work. [Read more…]

Gayby Trailer

Set to premiere next month as SxSW in Austin, Texas and based on Jonathan Lisecki’s 2010 Slamdance award-winning short, Gayby is about Jenn and Matt, best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose. There’s no release set as yet.

Man Crush Monday: Charlie Barnett

Out gay actor Charlie Barnett has gone from indie gay movies to everywhere on my TV screen. 

My first time seeing Barnett on screen was in the 2013 queer film . 

Charlie broke into the main stream with his role as Peter Mills on . He starred on the series for the first 3 seasons. 

2019 has definitely been the best year of Charlie Barnett’s career. He appeared in 2 Netflix series. First was Tales of the City as Alan Zaveri. 

Barnett is currently starring as the villain on the final season of . It’s great to see gay actors booked and busy playing mainstream roles. 

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Charlie Barnett’s Relationship Status: Single, Dating or Married?

Charlie works both on a small screen as well as a big screen and earns both fame and fortune but when it comes to his personal life, he keeps out of media. However, his fans are curious to know about his love life off the camera.

Well, the Chicago Fire actor hasn’t spoken about his relationship status on the and also, fans speculate that he might be gay but nobody has been able to prove it.

Maybe, Barnett wants to keep his personal low-key profile or just busy nurturing his career currently, who knows?

As of now, he is straight and single but he loves joking on the dating topic.

It all just happened so fast I think Dawson Casey and I are dating each other #ChicagoFire

— Charlie Barnett (@_CharlieBarnett) January 7, 2015

Charlie has a very strong bond with other actors and keeps sharing pictures on his Insta post. Here, he has shared the picture of Bryan Craig and Christina Ochoa. See below:

If Pocahontas and Jon smith enlisted…. (in an alternate world) this is what they’d look like fooo sho #cwvalor @ochoachristina @bryan_craig

A post shared by Charlie Barnett (@_charliebarnett) on Aug 9, 2017 at 7:14pm PDT

Charlie Barnett: Hobbies and Social Media Presence

The Secret and lues actor is a pet lover and even shares pictures of his dog. Back in 2018, he shared a picture of himself in which a cat was on his shoulder with a caption, “Don’t worry I got you, bro.” He also posts a photo of his dog on his Insta.

To see her latest posts, you can follow him on social pages such as Instagram and Twitter where he has almost a million fan followers.

What do you think? Is he dating someone or still single?

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Chad Allen Bio: Family, Gay Partner?

Chad Allen, age 45, was born on 5 June 1974 in Cerritos, California as Chad Allen Lazzari. He shared his mother’s womb with his twin sister, Charity Lazzari. Besides, he has two brothers, Steven Lazzari and Robert Lazzari.

His father, Ed Lazzari, and mother, Faith Lazzari raised him with a strict Catholic upbringing. For that reason, he went to a Catholic school.

When asked about his long-ago-made public sexuality, he said that he knew from early on that something was different about him, though he gave a name to it later on.

Meanwhile in 1996, when he was 21, Allen was outed as a gay. One of the U.S. tabloids, named The Globe published photos of him kissing another man in a party.

Though the news came as a new turmoil in his life as a whole, it later made him at ease from all the pretentiousness gone. From there, he even got to be an activist for the LGBTQ+ community.

Moreover, he was able to flaunt his dating life and partner openly. Chad was deeply involved with the gorgeous Jeremy Glazer. The Desperate Housewives actor featured alongside Chad in the 2007’s film, Save Me.

No matter the extent of their relationship, today, they are not together.

However, the reason for their split is yet to be unwrapped. Chad is seemingly single, while his ex has moved on into a yet another serious romance.

Net Worth As Actor, Movies

Chad only signed in for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman pilot in 1993 to earn money for tuition fees, never realizing that the TV show would be picked up for several seasons.

It not only paid for his tuition fees but made significant contributions to his recent net worth of $6 million. His portrayal of ‘Matthew Cooper’ grew over six long years.

Furthermore, in 2005, he played Richard Stevenson’s book character, a gay private detective in the series of three television movies, Third Man Out, and the sequel, Shock to the System in 2016 followed by 2008’s On the Other Hand, Death and Ice Blues.

Thus, correspondingly, his acting profession went for a while until April 2015 when he came up with a farewell video on his YouTube.

There, he announced his retirement after 30 plus long hauls in the field.

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 2015, Chad is believed to be on a different trajectory today in 2019, serving as a clinical psychologist.

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In 2016, he appeared in the second season of American mystery anthology television series Secret and Lies as Patrick Warner that aired on ABC from March 2015 and December 2016.

Charlie has done a supporting role in the movie and also featured in Gayby. He has played in several TV series like and more. Cu

Currently, he starred as Ben Marshall on Netflix’s miniseries Tales of the City.

Charlie Barnett Current Relationship

Charlie Barnett is possibly single at the moment. He is exceptionally private kind of person when it comes to sharing his dating history openly. Assuming his socials, we came to know Barnett is a loving man and he could be a perfect life partner or husband.

As it not a new thing that Charlie is gay or bisexual; he loves wandering with both men and women. Barnette is way more close to his Secret and Lies co-star Anna Lynne McCord. You may notice McCord and Barnette’s socials are showered with the pictures of one another. They look great with each other.

Florida born actor celebrated this year’s Pride Day on 1st July 2019 with a transgender woman May Hong. He was also caught holding May Hong’s waist on June 30 prior to the day of SF pride parade. He’s moreover linked to another gay star Garcia. Though none of them are confirmed by any of the party.

Charlie Barnett’s Net Worth and Earnings from Movies

Charlie Barnett possesses an estimated net worth of $1 million. The average salary of a Netflix actor is $104, 384 per year. He receives a paycheck of around $56,619 to $191,067 yearly.

YouTube: Full Interview – Part 1 Charlie Barnett on Russian Doll

The openly gay actor featured in six action movies to date. Among them, one of the pictures was Men in Black 3, which was a massive hit. It was able to collect $624 million at the box office against a budget of $215–$225 million.

The actor started his career portraying Billy Robarts in 2006 movie Circus Island at age 18. Notably, he got an offer to make television debut as Chuck Mills in an episode Gray of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010.

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Apart from that, he appeared in Chicago Fire’s 66 episodes and made four guest appearance from 2012 to 2015. Soon after that, he starred as Ken Lee/ Prince Esalus in Private Romeo in 2011 and Gayby in 2012. 

A year later, he played Secrets and Lies in 2016, Wes Discroll in The Reverse Midas Touch, Orange is the New Black and Valor, till 2018. Barnette’s current acting credits include Tales of the City and Russian Doll.

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Speaking of lifestyle or residence, he owns an apartment in New York City, New York, United States. The 6 ft 1-inch tall actor spends money on traveling and wearing stylish designer brands.

Charlie Barnett Current Relationship

Charlie Barnett is possibly single at the moment. He is exceptionally private kind of person when it comes to sharing his dating history openly. Assuming his socials, we came to know Barnett is a loving man and he could be a perfect life partner or husband.

As it not a new thing that Charlie is gay or bisexual; he loves wandering with both men and women. Barnette is way more close to his Secret and Lies co-star Anna Lynne McCord. You may notice McCord and Barnette’s socials are showered with the pictures of one another. They look great with each other.

Florida born actor celebrated this year’s Pride Day on 1st July 2019 with a transgender woman May Hong. He was also caught holding May Hong’s waist on June 30 prior to the day of SF pride parade. He’s moreover linked to another gay star Garcia. Though none of them are confirmed by any of the party.

Charlie Barnett’s Net Worth and Earnings from Movies

Charlie Barnett possesses an estimated net worth of $1 million. The average salary of a Netflix actor is $104, 384 per year. He receives a paycheck of around $56,619 to $191,067 yearly.

The openly gay actor featured in six action movies to date. Among them, one of the pictures was Men in Black 3, which was a massive hit. It was able to collect $624 million at the box office against a budget of $215–$225 million.

The actor started his career portraying Billy Robarts in 2006 movie Circus Island at age 18. Notably, he got an offer to make television debut as Chuck Mills in an episode Gray of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010.

Apart from that, he appeared in Chicago Fire’s 66 episodes and made four guest appearance from 2012 to 2015. Soon after that, he starred as Ken Lee/ Prince Esalus in Private Romeo in 2011 and Gayby in 2012. 

A year later, he played Secrets and Lies in 2016, Wes Discroll in The Reverse Midas Touch, Orange is the New Black and Valor, till 2018. Barnette’s current acting credits include Tales of the City and Russian Doll.

Speaking of lifestyle or residence, he owns an apartment in New York City, New York, United States. The 6 ft 1-inch tall actor spends money on traveling and wearing stylish designer brands.

Quick Information

Chad Allen is a retired American actor who began his acting career at the age of seven.

The first character he did was of an autistic kid for the series, St. Elsewhere. He aced at acting ever since, for he won three times Young Artist Award.

Before shifting to an adult career, the then-considered teen-idol did a phenomenal job in TV shows such as NBC’s family drama, Our House and NBC’s sitcom, My Two Dads.

Chad’s journey in the entertainment industry has been more of a roller coaster ride.

From coming out as a gay and retiring from the acting in between, to being an activist and now serving as a clinical psychologist at AUNE Psychological Services Center, Chad is continuously signed in for some mission.