A very charming and talented thespian, Luke MacFarlane is a notable Canadian actor who has captured the heart of millions with his phenomenal acting skills. He has been described as ‘versatile’ especially because of his ability to portray different kinds of characters with equal ease.
Apparently, his work ethics and outstanding performances in his movies and TV series, has gotten the renowned actor a huge fan base. However, his acting skill is not the only thing that has sparked serious conversations about the talented actor among fans because his sexuality and relationship history has also been a huge topic of discussion and the details about these aspects of his life are very interesting.
Inside Luke MacFarlane’s Glittering Career
Luke MacFarlane was born into a family of health workers on January 19, 1980, but he was not destined to follow in their footsteps at all as he had his eyes on other things.
Macfarlane who went to Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts and later studied drama at Juilliard when he moved to New York, has since gone on to make a name for himself as a movie star of note.
It All Started On Stage
Acting started in the theatre for Luke Macfarlane before he began appearing onscreen. He made his acting debut in late 2003 when he played one of the lead characters in Juvenilia at the Playwrights Horizons Theater. He also played the lead role in the play in Where Do We Live, a production that was staged at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004.
Over the years, he has appeared in nearly 20 plays which have earned him quite some praise from critics. Some of the other plays which the talented actor has taken part in include The Busy World Is Hushed in 2006, The Jazz Age in 2009, Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir in 2010, The Normal Heart in 2011, and Reverberation in 2015 among others.
Luke Macfarlane’s Hollywood Adventure
The sensational actor made his first movie appearance in the 2004 biographical film, Kinsey, where he was cast to play the role of Bruce, alongside notable Hollywood actors including Chris O’Donnell, Liam Neeson, and Oliver Platt. The same year, he appeared in the TV series Tanner on Tanner playing the role of Stuart DeBarge.
Macfarlane rose quicky, landing some important roles that exposed him to wide audiences. In 2005, he starred as Pvt. Frank ‘Dim’ Dumphy in Over There, an action/drama/war television and followed it up with a performance as Vincent in Trapped Ashes.
A Look At Roles The Shaped His Career
In 2006, Luke Macfarlane landed one of his first noteworthy roles when he was cast to play Scotty Wandell in the TV series Brothers & Sisters. The role ushered to a wider audience and gave him his breakthrough. In 2009, he played James Nichol in the TV Mini-Series Iron Road.
Macfarlane scored another major role in 2013 when he was cast to play Jason Howell in Satisfaction, a Canadian television sitcom. The same year, he played Patrick Dillon in Smash, a musical drama TV series and Special Agent Alan Fahey in the series Person of Interest.
Luke Macfarlane continued his adventure with another milestone role in 2014 playing Rick Lincoln in The Night Shift before landing the role of Gabe Sinclair in The Memory Book the same year. At this time, Macfarlane was already a well-known face among cinemagoers.
The actor landed what is thought to be his most famous role yet in 2015 when he was cast to play D’avin Jaqobis in Killjoys, a Canadian space adventure drama series. Macfarlane played the role across 50 episodes from 2015 to 2019, earning him several accolades.
Additionally, the talented actor has also featured on a good number of TV shows and feature films including Mercy Street in 2016, Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle in 2017, A Shoe Addict’s Christmas in 2018, Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen in 2019 and A Valentine’s Match in 2020 among others.
Juicy Bits About Luke Macfarlane’s Love Life
Over the years, interest in Luke Macfarlane’s love life has increased starting from when he starred in Brothers & Sisters, a drama series in which played a gay character. Fans of the movie star began asking if he is gay in real lire or not.
Soon after, rumors began to fly around that the Canadian screen idol was gay and has been relationships with men. At first, Macfarlane kept quiet about the allegations but he eventually addressed them.
MacFarlane Came Out As Gay
In April 2008, Luke Macfarlane opened up about his sexuality, revealing for the first time that he was indeed gay. The actor spoke about his sexuality in an interview with Toronto’s Globe and Mail.
During the interview, Macfarlane revealed that he was anxious about revealing the facts about his sexuality because he didn’t know how it will affect his career. However, he decided to do it because it was his truth and he has to live with it. He later revealed in an interview with The Juilliard Journal in 2008, that the feedback he got fro people has been positive and supportive.
After his revelation, people began to dig into Luke Macfarlane’s love life and a number of men were linked to him romantically.
One of the first people Luke Macfarlane was linked to was T.R. Knight, an American actor who is famously known for his role as Dr. George O’Malley Grey’s Anatomy.
The reports about them being together are still unconfirmed however, from 2005 to 2006, both men were often seen together and this led to speculations that they were romantically involved. It is noteworthy that T.R. Knight is also openly gay.
Charlie David, a Canadian actor, director, and writer is another man who has been linked romantically to Luke Macfarlane. This is not confirmed as both men have not spoken on the reports, however, some photos of them seen together at a park have gone a long way to fuel speculations about the dating.
Some rumors have claimed that both men were actually in a relationship as far back as 2009.
The most rumored romantic link to Luke Macfarlane is Wentworth Miller, an English-American actor, and screenwriter who is best known his role as Michael Scofield in Prison Break.
Several tabloids including Perez Hilton wrote about their rumored relationship, claiming that both men had been dating for about six months at the time of that report. To add some credence to the report, both Macfarlane and Miller were often seen together in public.
Interestingly, despite coming out as gay, Luke Macfarlane has never spoken on his rumored relationships as he has insisted that his private life must remain private.