Jackie Beat
Jackie Beat, October 2021
Kent Fuher

(1963-07-24) July 24, 1963 (age 60)
OccupationDrag performer

Jackie Beat (born July 24, 1963) is the drag persona of actor, singer, songwriter and screenwriter Kent Fuher. Beat has appeared in a number of independent feature films both in and out of drag, including Wigstock: The Movie, Flawless, and Adam & Steve (for which he also wrote and performed the song "Dance Off"). In television, Beat has appeared on Sex and the City and was a writer for the short-lived sketch comedy series Hype on The WB Television Network.

Beat was a fixture on the New York City cabaret scene[1] and performs sold-out Gay Pride and Christmas runs every year. She has performed at clubs such as Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego, CA; Executive Suite in Long Beach, CA; Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood;[2] Cavern Club in Silver Lake;[2] Badlands in Sacramento, CA; Re-bar and Julia's Restaurant in Seattle, WA; and the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. She has also appeared at Bob's Comedy Funhouse in Cardiff, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, and London; 170 Russell in Melbourne, Australia; FAMILY in Brisbane, Australia, and numerous other venues.

In 2015, Beat was the host of Seattle Pride’s Pride Parade.[3]

In March of 2019, Beat appeared as Bea Arthur at an event called The MisMatch Game, hosted by Dennis Hensley, for the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 15th Anniversary celebration.[4][5][6] Beat frequently performs as both Arthur and her Golden Girls character Dorothy Zbornak, notably in the parody theater show The Golden Gurlz.

Beat has been profiled by major news outlets such as The Los Angeles Times,[7][8] The Huffington Post,[9] LA Weekly,[2] and The New York Times.[10]

Early life

Beat was born Kent Fuher on July 24, 1963 to Jack and Liliana Fuher. She debuted her drag persona at Los Angeles's Café Largo in the late 1980s.[10]


Beat is the lead singer of the Electroclash band Dirty Sanchez. She has also released 7 albums as a solo artist, primarily R-rated parodies of mainstream songs.

Personal life

Beat lived in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles for many years. She sold her home there in 2016[11] and currently resides in Altadena, California.[12] She is a vocal supporter of President Barack Obama[2] and a harsh critic of figures such as Donald Trump[13][14] and former presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Grief Jo / Harvey Appeared in drag, as well as a man
1996 Two Days at a Time Mackenzie/Pat/Richard/Sharon Writer; short film
1995 Blue Movie Dulcinea Schwartzfeld
1995 Wigstock: The Movie Himself
1995 Mi Pollo Loco Lupe
1995 Another Goddamn Benefit
1996 Scream, Teen, Scream Jackie DePalma
1998 Downtown Darlings Himself
1999 Charlie! Plenty Powers
1999 Flawless Gypsy
2003 Coming Out Party Himself
2005 Adam & Steve Himself
2005 Bam Bam and Celeste Shandra
2005 A Couple of Days and Nights Roger
2006 Apparition of the Eternal Church Himself
2006 Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes Himself
2006 Phone Sex Caller
2007 Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother Himself
2010 Gaze Himself
2011 Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver Trixie
2013 I Am Divine Himself
2020 Stage Mother Dusty Muffin


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Out There in Hollywood Himself
1996 Encino Woman Doorman
1999 Sex and the City Drag Caller Episode 21: "Old Dogs, New Dicks"
2000 Hype Writer
2004 Totally Gayer Himself
2004 Seriously, Dude, I'm Gay Himself Unaired special from Fox
2004 Tripping the Rift Writer; Episode 3: "Miss Galaxy 5000"
2006 Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin Himself
2007 Last Comic Standing Himself Episode 10: "The Final Seven"
2009 House of Venus Show Himself Season 3, Episode 1
2010 One Night Stand Up Himself Episode 7: "Dragtastic"
2010 The Gossip Queens Himself Episode 8 and 15
2011 Selene's Hollywood Confidential Himself
2012 Where the Bears Are Himself Episode 12: "Bear Reunion"
2021 The Sherry Vine Show[15] Himself Guest
2022 Huluween Dragstravaganza Himself Hulu special[16]
2023 Celebrity Family Feud Guest

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Ms. Metaverse Jackie Beat*

(* - though the character shared Beat's real life name, she portrayed a fictional character similar to herself)


Year Title Role Notes
Oct. 5, 2012 Eat My Podcast Himself
2017 Listen Sweetie Himself
Dec. 1, 2017 UnBEARable Himself
Feb. 20, 2018 Feast of Fun Himself
March 28, 2018 The Soft Spot Himself
May 9, 2019 Ghosted! Himself
Sept. 23, 2019 Monday Afternoon Movie Himself
Oct. 1, 2019 The Margaret Cho Himself
Jan. 12, 2021 The Bald and the Beautiful w/ Trixie & Katya[17] Himself


  1. ^ Jacobs, Leonard (16 May 2010). "5 Questions I've Never Been Asked: Jackie Beat". Clyde Fitch Report. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Scream Queen Superstar: Jackie Beat Gets Gruesome at the Cavern Club". 27 October 2008.
  3. ^ Strangeways, Michael (25 June 2015). "Breaking: Chi Chi Larue out as Pride parade host replaced by Jackie Beat". Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The Best Things to do in L.A. This Weekend". Lamag - Culture, Food, Fashion, News & Los Angeles. 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ "The MisMatch Game". 28 August 2019.
  6. ^ "The Mismatch Game (To Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth)". 13 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Jackie Beat marches to her own drummer". Los Angeles Times. 30 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Drag chic: At home with Jackie Beat, vintage queen". 30 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Comedic Drag Icon Jackie Beat Encourages Young People: 'Please Get Mad About U.S. Politics'". 11 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b Decaro, Frank (13 March 2018). "The 'Weird al Yankovic of Drag' Gets an Extreme Home Makeover". The New York Times.
  11. ^ "Drag queen Jackie Beat's eye-popping pad is up for grabs". 31 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Jackie". 10 July 2019.
  13. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: ""You're A Mean One, Mr. Trump" (Jackie Beat Parody) | Perez Hilton". YouTube.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: Jackie Beat Sends a Message to Trump, as Trump!". Archived from the original on 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  15. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 29, 2021). "OUTtv Media Group Teams With Producer Entertainment Group Launch First LGBTQ+ Apple TV Channel". Deadline. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  16. ^ Leona Havin, Amy (October 1, 2022). "Huluween Dragstravaganza 2022 Halloween special: Date, time, drag show line up, how to watch online (10/1)". Oregon Live. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  17. ^ "Sock Puppet with the Hand Pulled Out with Jackie Beat | The Bald and the Beautiful w/ Trixie & Katya - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2021-01-12.