Jason Biggs is not afraid to admit he has a dude crush.
"I have a few of them, to tell you the truth," he recently told The Advocate. "You know who I really like? Mark Ruffalo. He’s got this rugged thing and a good vibe going on. I don’t know him personally, but feel like I like him as a person and for what he stands for. Also, Billy Crudup is amazing. I had a dude crush on him when we worked together on 'The 24 Hour Plays.' He’s quite a sweetheart -- and pretty easy to look at."
Though he has been a longtime vocal supporter of gay rights, Biggs said, it's only since starring on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," that he's gotten so much love from the LGBT community.
"For so many years, it was mostly teenagers and college kids who’d recognize me," the "American Pie" star said. "After 'Orange Is the New Black,' that all changed. My wife and I will be walking through the Village in downtown New York, and a group of lesbians will come up to me, freaking out. It’s awesome."
Biggs also gets a lot of gay male admirers.
"I love it," he said about the attention. "When girls say I’m cute, I almost don’t believe it. If a guy tells me I’m cute, I’m like, 'Oh, really? Wow, OK!' For some reason, I trust it more."
Dude crushes and his love for gay male admirers aside, Biggs, who recently welcomed his first child with wife Jenny Mollen, said he's had no desire to be in a same-sex relationship despite what his little sister once thought.
"When I was maybe 13 or 14, my younger sister literally sat my parents down to say, in all seriousness, 'I think Jason is gay.' I was like, What?! She said, 'Look at him. He’s in the theater, he doesn’t have a girlfriend, he loves going to Fire Island with his uncle. It all adds up.'"
Today, Biggs is proud to be part of show that highlights diversity and has enlightened him about transgender issues, thanks to co-star Laverne Cox.
"It’s impressive how much Laverne has, almost single-handedly in the last year, raised awareness of transgender issues," he told the Advocate. "It’s almost like she’s using acting as a platform to help educate people, and that’s inspiring. It’s amazing just to be around Laverne and the gay members of the cast, but we also have Latinas, black people, Asian people, and that extends to our writers and crew. It’s fun. Our set feels like the most diverse little spot in all of New York, which is one of the most diverse places in the world. I feel really proud to be a part of it."