Name: John Barrowman
Born As: John Scot Barrowman
Birth date/place: March 11, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland
Claim to Fame: As “Captain Jack Harkness” in BBC television show Doctor Who and its spin-off series, Torchwood.
Interesting Fact: Barrowman and Eric McCormick both auditioned for the part of “Will” in Will &Grace. Producers chose McCormick because, they told Barrowman, he was too straight-acting. Ironic, because Barrowman is openly gay while McCormick is straight.
The present Dr. Who is a revamp of the original which ran on BBC from 1963-1989. It is in the Guiness Book Of World Records as the longest-running sci-fi television show in the world. Critics and the public have called it one of the finest British television programs ever.