John Barrowman was born in Scotland (March 11, 1967), and moved to America as a child. In 1989 he returned to the UK to play the role of Billy Crocker in 'Anything Goes' on London's West End.
In the 1990s Barrowman appeared on the BBC children's Saturday morning variety show 'Live & Kicking', as host of the 'Electric Circus' segment, reporting on technology news. He then moved on to 'The Movie Game', a children's television game show. In the late 1990s he was one of the regular presenters on Five's afternoon show 'Five's Company'. (Wikipedia)
He is probably most famous for playing the role of Captain Jack Harkness on the hit BBC series 'Doctor Who,' as well as in its spin-off 'Torchwood.'
John has an extensive musical theatre resume, having appeared in 'Anything Goes', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Sunset Boulevard', and 'Miss Saigon', among many other West End Shows. He has also appeared on Broadway in 'Sunset Boulevard' (his broadway debut) and the Stephen Sondheim revue 'Putting It Together.'
He's also known for being a judge on shows like 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria' (both the UK and Canadian versions), 'I'd Do Anything' and 'Any Dream Will Do.' he will also be hosting a new BBC talent show in 2009 called, 'Tonight's the Night.'
He has recorded three pop albums for Sony: 'Another Side' (2007), 'Music Music Music' (2008) and 'John Barrowman' (2010). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.