Idol worship: Chad Allen, actor/producer.
- Started his career at the age of 7, guest-starring in everything from Saint Elsewhere to Punky Brewster; he even played the ill-fated Daigler boy in the TV movie remake of The Bad Seed.
- Became a Tiger Beat staple with his role as Jane Seymour's son on the wholesome family drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
- Stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in the here! TV series of TV movies based on the mystery novels by Richard Stevenson; the third, Ice Blues, will air later this year.
- Along with Robert Gant and Christopher Racster, he is the founder of the production company Mythgarden, which produced last year's Save Me. In the topical drama, he and Gant starred as two men who find love in an "ex-gay" ministry.
- He is currently starring in Douglas Carter Beane's Hollywood satire The Little Dog Laughed in a role that he is familiar with: a closeted actor. He hopes to take the play to Los Angeles.
See more pictures of Chad Allen in The Back Room (NSFW).