12:44 PM EDT 04/17/2015
Jonathan Groff: 'Sad' Over Looking Cancelation but Overwhelmed by Fans' 'Outpouring of Love and Support'
Originally posted 04/13/2015 06:15PM
Looking may have been canceled, but its star, Jonathan Groff, isn't done advocating for the LGBT community – or its representation in entertainment.
The out actor will be honored with the LGBT scholarship organization the Point Foundation's Point Horizons Award for his activism Monday night in New York City. In addition to acting in gay projects including Looking and The Normal Heart, Groff, 30, says advocating for the gay community has always been a passion.
As the star points out in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE: "There's not a lot of gay programming on TV," which is why he's disappointed Looking, which followed the lives of several out gay men in San Francisco, was canceled by HBO last month. (A finale special is reportedly in the works: Groff doesn't have any details yet but is excited "to get to say goodbye.")
Originally posted 03/22/2015 09:30PM
On Looking, HBO's hit dramedy following the lives of gay men living in San Francisco, Raúl Castillo plays Richie, a onetime love interest of lead Jonathan Groff.
The actor was originally meant to appear in only two episodes, but viewers responded so well to his out-of-the-closet Mexican-American character that he became a series regular.
"Since the pilot episode and from that point forward, Richie is treated with a real sensitivity and a certain dedication – he's a multilayered character. The writers had a real sense of wanting to bring an authentic person to the screen," says Castillo, 37. "It was exciting to be able to take part in that, to be able to bring that character to life."
PEOPLE caught up with the rising star ahead of the show's season finale:
Originally posted 03/11/2015 06:00AM
Don't cool off from Frozen just yet – the frostbitten friends are returning Friday for a big celebration in the new short, Frozen Fever.
Originally posted 02/03/2015 04:45PM
Elsa, Anna and the crew are back for another adventure in Arendelle.
Originally posted 06/12/2014 07:00PM
With the global box office for Disney's Frozen sledding well beyond $1 billion in ticket sales (making it the fifth highest-grossing film of all time), you can bet execs aren't planning to "Let it Go" anytime soon when it comes to their relationships with the film's leading voice talents – Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf the Snowman).
Originally posted 05/30/2014 09:55AM
Time to break out the plastic sheets.
Lea Michele stopped by Chelsea Lately and divulged an embarrassing secret about her performance with the Glee cast at President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration. The Brunette Ambition author told host Chelsea Handler she was understandably nervous about the big moment, so she asked best friend and fellow performer Jonathan Groff to calm her down.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 07:15PM
Frozen is hot!
Originally posted 02/27/2014 01:30PM
Take a break from watching all those adorable "Let It Go" covers and check out Frozen's newest number. The stars of the Disney movie are back to answer an important question: "How did we make Frozen?"
Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:15PM
Send the kids to Frozen and the adults to Homefront for a satisfying holiday weekend, says PEOPLE's critic.
Here's what to see and what to skip in movie theaters this Thanksgiving.
Originally posted 07/30/2012 03:45PM
Two plus two equals happy for Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff.
The actor couple stepped out in warm West Coast weather Sunday, bringing two dogs along for their walk through the Los Feliz, Calif., neighborhood.
Quinto's faithful pooch Noah came out for the stroll, as did another shaggy pooch known as Skunk on Twitter. In spite of the heat, the quartet couldn't keep their grins off their faces.
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