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Actor DJ Qualls reveals he’s ‘been gay all this time’ live onstage at a comedy show

Emma Powys Maurice January 12, 2020
DJ Qualls

Actor DJ Qualls has come out as gay at 41 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

DJ Qualls, star of Road Trip, Supernatural, and The Man in the High Castle, has unexpectedly come out as gay while on stage at a live comedy show.

Qualls, 41, made the announcement at the standup show of his friend and former co-star, Jim Jeffries, at the Balboa Theater in San Diego. Before this point he had never spoken publicly about his sexuality or love life.

He later tweeted to his fans: “It is 11:20pm. I just came out on stage at a @jimjefferies show in San Diego.

“Yep, I’m gay. Been gay this whole time. Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.”

Qualls played a gay character on Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, which depicts a world in which Nazi Germany won World War II and conquered most of the United States.

He rose to fame after his breakout role in the 2000 cult comedy Road Trip, and has since made appearances on LostMonkLaw & Order, My Name is Earl, Perception, Fargo, Memphis Beat and Breaking Bad.

His announcement was met with over 4,000 responses on Twitter as fans rushed to congratulate him.

More: coming out, DJ Qualls, Road Trip, supernatural, The Man in the High Castle

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