Mon
Jul 22 2013 10:00am

Have You Noticed That John Barrowman Has Kissed, Licked or Groped All Your Favorite People?

John Barrowman, Nathan FillionJohn Barrowman said in an interview that he often is asked to hold people’s hands on airplanes because they’re afraid to fly—and apparently are unaware that he’s terrified, too. It’s easy to forget sometimes that the actors who play characters we adore aren’t their beloved alter egos, and we can only imagine the requests made when you’re primarily known for being a super-suave ex-time agent from the 51st century who can never die.

Of course, there are ways in which John Barrowman might actually be Captain Jack Harkness. Like his habit of getting friendly with loads of fabulous beings from all across the globe. We have all the evidence you’ll ever need right here:

Captain Jack has kissed plenty of people on Torchwood, but he also has a habit of kissing his co-stars outside of the film sets. Here he is kissing Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones):

John Barrowman, Eve Myles, kissing

John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, kissing

Plenty of Who fans were displeased with the fact that while Captain Jack was able to plant one on the Ninth Doctor, the Tenth never got so lucky. But he did at Comic Con 2011! In front of so many people. Here’s evidence of the kiss and Barrowman’s highly appropriate GIF-ed reaction:

John Barrowman, David Tennant, kissing

John Barrowman, faint

Co-stars aren’t the only people on his list, either; this year at Comic Con 2013, he kissed Jonathan Ross as they hosted the Eisner Awards together:

John Barrowman, Jonathan Ross, kissing

He also likes to manhandle/cuddle lots of gorgeous fellows! You did see how he met Nathan Fillion above (we just want to know where Mal’s other hand is...), but did you also know that Captain Reynolds and Captain Jack competed for the Wheatons? Fillion was after the Mrs., but we think that Wil looks more excited with his prize:

Nathan Fillion, Anne Wheaton, Wil Wheaton

John Barrowman, Wil Wheaton, Anne Wheaton

And Barrowman has also danced the tango with Misha Collins, our very favorite angel from Supernatural:

John Barrowman, Misha Collins

Of course, we can’t forget that immortal moment where Captain Archer signed his bum while Captain Kirk looked on approvingly:

John Barrowman but signing, Scott Bakula, William Shatner

He kisses his hosts, too! Casually observe him planting a smooch on Chris Hardwick:

John Barrowman, Chris Hardwick

Aside from all this, he has an odd propensity towards licking people. Here we have him licking James Marsters on the Torchwood set (we sort of wish there was an alternate version where Marsters had been dressed like Spike and in character for the candid):

John Barrowman, James Marsters

And if that’s not enough action for you, here’s a fan dressed as a Silurian (Madame Vastra?) who he simply couldn’t resist:

John Barrowman, Silurian

Speaking of fans, there’s this adorable video, where convention goers cheered John Barrowman into singing Happy Birthday to a fan cosplaying as Captain Jack. Which he did before kissing him. We’re incredibly jealous:

But nothing can state our case better than this picture of him kissing a puppy:

John Barrowman, puppy kiss

So there you have it! John Barrowman loves all the people you love, and will continue kiss, lick, and dance them all over. We only wish we had the courage to do the same—and so does David Tennant:

David Tennant, Barrowman


Stubby the Rocket may have kissed John Barrowman an age ago, and may be the reason why John Barrowman is—or is not—still afraid of flying.

5 comments
Lianne Burwell
1. LKBurwell
Hopefully his husband isn't the jealous type *grin*
cal1andor
2. cal1andor
Here's a video from yesterday at Comic Con I just saw where he kisses his interviewer. Also drops some Arrow news and is adorable.
cal1andor
3. Jason Valentine
He has also snogged..and something else with Ben Browder..just sayin
Alan Brown
4. AlanBrown
So, it seems that playing the omni-sexual flirt Captain Jack Harkness is not playing against type for Mr. Barrowman? ;-)
cal1andor
5. Nancy Ann Borja
john did say that he told rtd he wanted to put a lot of himself in jack. :D

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