Eric McCormack, who played gay lawyer Will Truman for 8 seasons on the NBC comedy Will & Grace, agrees that the show influenced the gay marriage debate.

Last year, Vice President Joe Biden credited the series with breaking down barriers.

“When things really began to change is when the social culture changes,” Biden said on Meet the Press. “I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody's ever done so far. People fear that which is different. Now, they're beginning to understand.”

McCormack noted Biden's mention during an appearance on HuffPost Live.

“When Biden came out last year and started talking about the show having influenced gay marriage, it was like, 'Yeah, we kinda did.' We weren't intending it, we were just intending to be funny, but now it exists as this template for America for something that they would have never understood or gone near,” McCormack told host Josh Zepps. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)