By: Sarah Toce
Comedian and political talk radio co-host Hal Sparks, 41, won our hearts as the charming “Michael Novotny” on the groundbreaking Showtime hit series Queer As Folk from 2000-2005. In the series, Sparks starred opposite fan favorite Sharon Gless and alongside Gale Harold, Thea Gill, Michelle Clunie, Randy Harrison, Scott Lowell, Peter Paige, Robert Gant, Jack Wetherall, and other notable actors who have since gone on to do incredible work in the industry – many on behalf of the gay community.
For Hal, being thrust into the gay community but not being gay himself was not so much a challenge for the Cincinnati, Ohio native, but an opportunity. He entered the civil rights movement for his gay brothers and sisters with grace, dignity, respect, and compassion. Okay…and a lot of humor.
Since the show’s end in 2005, Sparks has continued to warm our hearts with roles on VH1’s I Love the ’80s series, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Spider-Man 2, and Dude, Where’s My Car? He regularly travels the country touring with his comedy and music projects with his band, Zero 1.
Hal can regularly be heard on the Stephanie Miller Show and, in this exclusive interview, he confirms a new project booked the same day we spoke…
Read our exclusive interview here!
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