I don't recall ever actually watching the 1990s sitcom Caroline In The City, except that I passed by the TV once when it was airing, & caught a short scene that included Malcolm Gets with his shirt off. I was very impressed. In fact, I could not shake the image, & I started to research the actor & his accomplishments (& his pecs). Although Malcolm Gets didn’t come out to the press until the late 1990s, that still earns him an honored place among the small group of actors who have chosen to be up-front about being gay. Best known for his portrayal of Richard Karinsky on the sitcom Caroline in the City, Gets is also a composer, classically trained pianist, vocal director, dancer, choreographer, & teacher. You may have seen him as one of the leads in the gay cult film Adam & Steve and, more recently, in the movie version of Sex & the City. Gets had the colorful role of George Gould Strong in the well received Grey Gardens, starring Jessica Lange & Drew Barrymore, Malcolm has appeared on Broadway in The Moliere Comedies, Hello Again, Merrily We RollAlong, William Finn's A New Brain, & the lovely but short-lived Michel Legrand musical Amour. This season he co-starred withWill Chase in The Story of My Life, a two-character musical about a deep, long-lasting, non-romantic friendship between two men. Gets is tall (6'2''), blond, seems to know his way around the gym, & he turns 45 today.
I am a mid-20th century gay man still trying to get a handle on how to live life with meaning. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband/partner of 32+ years & the terriers: Lulu & Junior.
As an actor I have been in over 150 full stage productions, 12 films/TV, over 50 commercials & voice overs.
Our home & garden in Seattle (1981-2001) were published several times & were featured in a "coffee table" book- Flea Market Decorating by Meredith Press. That garden was on the Seattle Art Museum's Tour Of Artists' Gardens in 1999.
We moved to Portland in a fit of middle age anxiety in 2001.
We spend our time & money working on our house & garden in a working class bungalow, in a working class neighborhood.
The old-ball-& chain & I are thought to be a little nutty. ME:
cocktail drinker, tree hugger & seeker.
Kinsey 6, Myers-Briggs ENFJ, Capricorn/Snake