Actor and former Disney star Garrett Clayton loves showing off his boyfriend Blake Knight to the world on Instagram
The 27 yo actor starred in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and NBC’s Hairspray Live. He also portrayed gay adult movie star Brent Corrigan in James Franco’s film King Cobra.
Garrett regularly posts pictures of him and Blake snuggling together or vacationing in some exotic location.
But Garrett is a working actor too.
This December, Garrett will play The Huntsman in the Lythgoe Family Panto’s 10-year anniversary production of A Snow White Christmas in Pasadena, California.
America’s favorite gay dad Neil Patrick Harris also has a role in the play.
Garrett came out in a post on Instagram in August 2018 where he also introduced Blake to the world.
In his Instagram post, Garrett wrote that his movie REACH influenced his decision to come out.
“REACH deals with some very serious and timely topics that have affected me personally, and have likely influenced many of your lives as well,” Garrett writes.
“(I also prefer to share things that are particularly important for me here on my IG) instead of in some random magazine or online article – because you are the ones that have been rooting for me and following me on my professional and personal journey in life.”
“When I read the script for REACH, I immediately knew it was a film I had to be a part of. I have personally dealt with suicide within my own family, intense bullying in high school, and – on top of it all – myself and the man I’ve been in a relationship with for a long time (@hrhblakeknight) have both experienced shootings within our hometown school systems, and have witnessed the heartache that takes place in affected communities after such tragic events,” Garrett writes.
“These topics – not always easy to discuss- are all close to my heart, and, knowing how serious they are, I wanted to share this with you all. This film has come from the perspectives of people who care deeply about these issues, and if watching it helps even one person… then it was all worth it.”
About Garrett Clayton
Garrett Clayton was born March 19, 1991 in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
What is he famous for?
Clayton is an actor and singer best known for playing the role of Tanner in The Disney Channel’s 2013 movie “Teen Beach Movie” and the 2015 sequel, “Teen Beach 2”.
He acted alongside James Franco and Christian Slater in the 2016 film “King Cobra” in which he portrayed the gay porn star Brent Corrigan.
In 2016 he played the role of Link Larkin in the NBC special broadcast of “Hairspray Live”.
Is Garrett Clayton gay?
Clayton came out publicly as gay on August 20, 2018 in an Instagram post regarding his film “Reach”.
In the post Clayton explains that he chose to do the film because it deals with the topics of bullying and teen suicide.
He said that these topics have affected his life and the life of his longterm partner Blake Knight.