Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Television Photo: Max Greenfield Attends a Fox Party on May 26, 2011

Fact: Max Greenfield (Schmidt) has played two gay characters on the small screen — Michael on Greek and Ian on Happy Endings.

Fact: On Greek, Max was one half of ABC Family’s first same-sex liplock.

Fact: Max is not gay; he’s just a very convincing actor.

The New Girl star dished to AfterElton.com, “A lot of people in my life are gay, and I love them all dearly, and you kind of feel that responsibility when you take on the role to take it as seriously as you possibly can. Really respect it and play it to the best of your ability.”

And for that, we commend him.

Source: AfterElton.com