Hal Harry McGee Sparks III is an actor, one-time game show host and comedian best known for his role of Michael Novotny on the American television series “Queer as Folk”. His previous claim to fame was hosting E!’s Talk Soup.
In addition to acting, Sparks is also the lead singer and guitarist for a metal band, Zero 1. Members include Robert Hall (Sparks’s friend) on bass and Miles Loretta (Sparks’s cousin) on drums. Their first album was produced by King’s X’s frontman Doug Pinnick.
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