The "Scandal" star said he hid his orientation because of his upbringing. "'I went to school in the Bronx. I learned to constantly try to cover up the fact that I was gay. That facade of being somebody I'm really not just to protect myself definitely helped with acting," he told Out magazine in 2011. In 2013, the "Weeds" and "Half Baked" actor was included on Out magazine's Out 100 list.
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