John Barrowman turns the big 5-0 today. To commemorate the occasion, the star of stage and screen recently got in touch with his outer daddy by debuting a new silver ’do on social media.
“I wanted to see what I look like with my natural hair color,” wrote the Doctor Who alum and regular on CW shows set in the DC Universe. “I shaved all the color off on Thursday. What do ya think?”
Barrowman may be embracing his grays, but the out actor’s adoring fans know he never acts his age. In fact, his official Instagram—on which he describes himself as “Gay Icon of the Universe”—is one of the silliest out there.
And he may have a hot husband at home, but his pics prove that he can’t keep his hands to himself—especially when it comes to ComicCon cuties and his hunky famous friends. To be fair, they can’t keep their hands off of him either.
Check out the birthday boy’s handsy Instagram highlights below.
Of course, Barrowman can be serious when it counts. He’s also celebrating his birthday by launching a new T-shirt campaign in support of transgender rights. The tees, available until March 24, feature a gender-neutral bathroom logo and the slogan “It was never about the bathrooms.”
“Our transgender friends and family need our help and support as a lot of decisions are going to be made on their behalf that don’t take their needs and rights into consideration,” Barrowman writes. “Most of us have the luxury of being who we are and living our truth. We must stand in solidarity with those who are not as lucky.”