Sunday, May 31, 2009
The classic child actor
Chad Allen, born in California in 1974, was the clasic child actor.
At the age of four, he appeared in a McDonald's commercial.
As a child he starred in the drama series St. Elsewhere.
He became a teen idol.
He said: "I was in teen magazines all the time and in reality, what was I?
"A 13-year-old who's as fucked up as every other 13-year-old across the country."
Chad Allen made the transition from child star to adult actor.
In 1996 the Globe tabloid published a photo of Chad kissing a young male at a pool party.
He began to receive messages from young gay people.
In 2001, Chad made it clear that he was indeed gay.
He worked with Olympic champion Greg Louganis to draw attention to the problems faced by gay youth.
In October 2008, AfterElton.com noted that Chad's boyfriend was actor Jeremy Glazer.