Brian Kinney is one of the main characters on Queer as Folk. He is the childhood friend of Michael Novotny and soulmate of Justin Taylor in the series. He is portrayed by actor Gale Harold , Brian serves as the show's antihero. Brian is a tall Caucasian male, tan skin, brown hair and is naturally very handsome or "very good looking". When at work he sports a variety of business suits.
Brian Kinney/Gale Harold
The character was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman , who developed, wrote and executive-produced the series, and was portrayed by American actor Randy Harrison during the show's five-year run, and is based on Nathan Maloney of Russell T Davies ' original British series of the same name. After losing his virginity to Brian Kinney during his senior year of high school , Justin falls in love with Brian, and their relationship becomes a central part of the series. Many of Justin's storylines revolve around his desire for a more committed relationship with Brian; in later seasons, the character's storylines begin to focus more on his developing career as an artist. Justin is a Pisces. In , the character was voted number 3 on the list of the top 25 gay television characters of all time by AfterElton. In the pilot episode, Justin Taylor is a high school student at St.
Queer As Folk
He is also the newest and youngest of Michael's group of friends. He is a quick witted, resourceful and tenacious, yet handsome teenager later young adult. He is approximately 5'7 with a classic twink build, but poster-boy image. He is known as "sunshine" named by Debbie because of his bright facial features especially when smiling.
Brian A. Handsome and masculine, Brian is a successful advertising executive who owns a lavish Pittsburgh loft and leads a glamorous and self-indulgent lifestyle. He is portrayed as extremely promiscuous  and narcissistic ,  taking pride in his looks and his status as the most desirable man on Pittsburgh's Liberty Avenue. Despite his feelings, Brian does father a child via artificial insemination with his close friend Lindsay , a lesbian, and ultimately develops a romantic and sexual relationship with young artist Justin Taylor , which is central throughout the series. Brian has been the subject of controversy among LGBT critics of the show.