When I came out of my mom`s womb, I had `sitcom` stamped on my forehead.
They might have a long way to go before truly accepting gay people into their lives, but they have accepted the show into their living rooms each and every week.
I actually like working with the other three actors on the show.
Being an actor, the less people know about my personal life, the more open-minded they can be about each role I play.
But when I did think about it and looked at the whole package - the producers behind the show, the writers, the cast I would be working with - I would have been a fool to turn it down just because the role for me was another gay role.
Slowly, people are seeing outside the box and realizing that I became an actor to play other roles, not just one role for the rest of my life.
The writers have slowly taken the show, with subjects other gay shows have dived right into, slowly. It was over a year before Will even started to date.
I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it`s the funniest show on television.
When you see me play Jack, I want you to believe that that`s a gay character. After Will & Grace" (1998) is over, when I play a straight character, I want you to believe that, too." - Etcetera interview
Nobody makes me laugh.
If you see a movie and I`m in it, and the first thing you think of is who I`m sleeping with, then you`re not watching the performance; you`re watching the personality.
No one could have ever dreamed about how well the show would do.
You don`t have a face to work with, so your voice has to do all the work until you see the animation. So, a lot of it I had to pull back because it was too big.
Through that, I got to know Jerry`s work, and I am definitely his number-one fan right now, which is interesting because it usually works the other way around: you usually create a project based on your hero.
And I`d like to believe that`s true, you know, kind of showing gay people in this kind of light and - where it`s not about that, it`s just about the characters for the first time, like those shows were.