In January 2008 his autobiography Anything Goes, which he wrote with his sister Carole E Barrowman, was published. It reached number 2 in the Sunday Times 'best-seller's' list.
John Barrowman has several solo albums to his name, featuring music from Broadway, Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and in 2007 his album Another Side was released by Sony.
He appeared in his first pantomime debut in Cinderella at the Wimbledon Theatre in 2005 and the following year he was Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk in Cardiff. In 2007 he played the title role in Aladdin at the Hippodrome in Birmingham .
Such is his popularity, that John Barrowman regularly appears in many different TV
Barrowman became better known in America playing Peter Fairchild in 19 episodes of the soap Central Park West (1995-96) and later as Peter Wliiams in another unsuccessful soap Titans (2000).
Barrowman established himself in musical comedy, after taking over the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes, following this with performances in several musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.
They settled in Joliet, Illinois, where John attended Joliet West High School. Whilst there, he took part in the musicals Hello Dolly, Oliver, Camelot and Anything Goes. He went to the University in San Diego before returning to the UK in 1989.
John Barrowman was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1967. Eight years later, the family moved to America, where John's father was relocated with his job.
During the 1990s, Barrowman appeared in a number of West End plays and musicals, along with a production of The Rope in 1993 at the Chichester Theatre, where he met his gay partner Scott Gill, an architect.
John Barrowman as Jack Harkness in
James Marsters and John Barrowman both signed this Torchwood image for me
John Barrowman in Doctor Who
John Barrowman in Doctor Who
John Barrowman in Torchwood
It was for his UK appearances as Jack Harkness in the long-running TV series Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood, that Barrowman has won a legion of young supporters during the past four years.
John Barrowman in a scene from Torchwood
shows - as a judge on the BBC m
musical competition shows I'd Do Anything, How Do You Solve a problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do - as a ho
John Barrowman with Billlie Piper and
John Barrowman as Jack Harkness
Catherine Tate in Doctor Who
host on The Kids Are Alright - as an ice-skater in ITVs Dancing On Ice - and as himself with guest appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Above - With John Barrowman at Milton Keynes in 2008
Right - John Barrowman signed this photo for me at Milton Keynes
John Barrowman sings for Children in Need 2007
John Barrowman and his sister Carole at the launch of his autobiography
John Barrowman in Jack and the Beanstalk
John Barrowman publicity shot for Aladdin
John Barrowman as a boy
John Barrowman with Scott Gill
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I first met John Barrowman at Collectomania 13, held at Milton Keynes in May 2008, when he signed two photographs for me.
I met him again in October 2010 outside the Royal Centre in Nottingham, where he was performing as part of his national tour. He signed another photo which he personalised to me.